What kind of unlocked iPhone can you get for $200?

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  1. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

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    My niece was given $200 to buy a smartphone for her birthday and she wants an iphone. Her family is on tmobile so it'll need to be an unlocked iphone. Obviously she can't get a 5s, 5c, or even a 5 for that price, but I'm wondering if she can find a 4s. I think she can go as high as $250, but probably not $300.

    My questions are:

    1. what kind of iphone can she get for $250 (max)
    2. where should she buy it?

    Appreciate any input. Thanks!
     
  2. Dyce macrumors member

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    I believe you can buy a 16g iPhone 4s around the $200-$300 range. You can try eBay from a high rated seller, you'll have buyer protection anyway so you should be safe.

    You can also try craigslist, but proceed with caution.
     
  3. ig888 macrumors newbie

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    Hi.
    What service provider you are using? On a low budget, cost for unlocking might reduce your options.
    For example if you look at buy-iphone . com (have a link from my profile page) - they have a listing: "iphone 4S verizon Black - $180"
    You could use this iPhone on Verizon, but to have it unlocked, might bring the price close to $250
     
  4. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    i can sell u a iphone 5 new in original plastic for that price. plus tax ofcourse.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Probably not almost 2 years ago when the thread was new.
     

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