What would YOU do with a second IPHONE????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tunazhamz, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. tunazhamz macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2006
    I currently have a gen 1 iphone. I was very fortunate to be given another by a friend. He updated and got the Gen 2 and didnt have a need for the gen 1. (I apologize if this may seem like a dumb question.) What would you do if you got a second IPHONE? Both are 8g gen 1's. I have seen on ebay that gen 1 phones used are going for $300 or more (depending on how used it is). That is an option. I could use the money, but part of me wants to keep it, thinking I could use it for a back up if I drop or break my first one. Or I could jailbreak the one that is not in service and take advantage of the jailbroken apps. I dont know. That is why I am coming to You, Any thoughts? Oh yah, I dont want the new 3G phone. I am in a bad coverage area already for ATT. I know it would be bad for 3G. I cant afford paying more for this phone. So that option is out.
    Basically it is an IPOD TOUCH i guess. Thanks for your suggestions....
  2. mcflirty99 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008

    sell it on ebay.com

    buy new ipod touch

    oh wait before you sell it unlock it
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    With the old iPhone, I had three of them, two 8GB and one 16GB. I kept them all, two were activated each with their own number and data plan. The third was really just to use to have some fun on like last.fm and stuff like that.

    I now have two 3G phones and have sold all the old iPhones.

    I use one as a phone in my pocket while the other stays plugged in in my car with 3G on and email and all other features on while I am working. They each also have different music on them. One has all my iTunes music purchases, the other iTunes music video purchases and other music downloaded from the net plus whatever new iTunes music I buy goes on this one since the other is full. Both are fully activated as well.

    Good luck with your decision whatever you do!
  4. archi17 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    use one i each hand!
    Or sell it and both and buy a iPhone 3G. or sell one and buy the new iPod touch
  5. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2008
    Dutchess County New York
    I would use it as for development, testing applications with the SDK so I could have one with the beta OS on it and keep the other default for regular use.
  6. sibruk macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    I use my iPhone 3G as my primary iPhone now - it goes everywhere with me. However, I still find plenty of uses for my 1st Gen iPhone. It sits on my bedside table, in its dock.

    I use it for checking my email from the comfort of bed - last thing at night and first thing in the morning. I use it as a handy reference tool, for when I'm reading late at night and need to look something up. If I think of something I need to do tomorrow, as I'm switching off late at night, I can put it straight into my To Do list and out of my head. I use it to play music in the bedroom. And one of its primary purposes is for watching TV if I don't feel like reading - I use Remote Buddy to control the bedroom TV and EyeTV WiFi streaming to watch something recorded earlier on the main TV downstairs.

    I would say my old iPhone probably gets about as much use as my new one does!
  7. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2007
    I would keep it and unlock it for use when I travel.
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  9. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    I'd sell it, or see if I can get a good deal trading it in for another phone in a second hand phone store...
  10. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Use it as a remote for iTunes (works fantastically but a battery drainer so you are better off not putting this load on your phone) and use it as a WiFi device at home and Video/Audio iPod.
  11. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    1. Spend less time using apps because they don't work on 2 phones
    2. Spend more time redialing because of more dropped calls
    3. Spend more time restoring in iTunes

  12. mlemonds macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY


    ^ winner

    i am paranoid about dropping mine, thats why i kept my 1st gen
  13. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    Install grammar flash cards so I know when not to TYPE random caps.
  14. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Use one for iphone for audio and the other for video ;)

    8gb of audio
    8gb of video
  15. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    Jailbreak it, unlock it, and sell it locally!
  16. dnguyen macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Give it back to your friend or give to another friend?

    Unless you really need the money, I wouldn't just sell it like that especially since your friend gave it to you.
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I like that idea. Pass it on to another friend, share the love.;)
  18. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007

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