What's the most inexpensive way to get a new iPhone 4 after you lost your prior one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Booju16, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Booju16, Mar 8, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011

    Booju16 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Gotham City, NY
    Not too long ago, I mentioned that I lost my iPhone 4, and after unsuccessfully finding it, my life has been all hell with my blackberry alone. I need my iPhone 4. I miss my hundreds of (free) apps, and all the little things my iPhone 4 did to make my life easier. Everything I ever wanted in a phone is gone! (I miss my DVR App)

    Does Anybody have any idea on how I could get another iPhone 4 without spending the unsubsidized pricing for a new one, or having to go on craigslist or eBay for that matter?

    My ideas:

    1. Open a 3rd line on my ATT account, and order a refurbished iPhone 4 for $79-16gb or $179-32gb (which imo would be good since i had a 16gb for $199 when I really wanted a 32gb)
    Problem: My 1st iPhone line would be still open and inactive because the deactiviation fee is $280. 280+179= 459+tax amounting to an ebay price (maybe I can give my 1st line to someone else...)

    2. Wait for the iPhone 5, which would be hell on earth and impatience would kill me.

    3. What do you think?
  2. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Maybe see if you can find a cheap 3Gs, it's not as good as the iPhone 4 but it could hold you over until the iPhone 5.
  3. scho52386 macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2006
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  4. nyfliiboy macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    You may be able to find a 16gb iPhone 4 on craigslist for $350 depending on where you live at
  5. Daiden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    I feel your pain. I lost my iPhone too, but I'm waiting for the iPhone 5 before grabbing another.
  6. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Do you have any kind of insurance with accidental loss protection that might cover you in this case?
  7. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Most 3GS go around 275 on eBay...ive seem them as low as 180 on craigslist tho
  9. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
  10. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Depending how long ago you purchased your iPhone you may be eligible for a discounted upgrade at a higher price, which is $200 above the fully discounted price. This isn't as bad as paying the full non commitment price. They recently changed it so you can't get this discount in the first six months.

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