Will you be able to resell the Verizon iPhone?

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  1. LookId9 macrumors newbie

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    Since its CDMA, will you be able to resell it as easily?
     
  2. zipster macrumors 6502

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  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    no
    yes
    maybe
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    As long as its not reported lost or stolen and only to other Verizon customers.
     
  5. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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  6. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    Can you resell CDMA phones on Verizon now? Should answer your question.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes and yes
     
  8. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a

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    yea im guessing until they add a sim card....these Verizon phones may not fetch as much since they cannot be unlocked.
     
  9. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

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    To echo others, yes. It won't sell for as much as an AT&T iPhone in the long run because you'll be selling to other Verizon customers, though (unless some hackery changes the situation).
     
  10. icyfire macrumors 6502

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    why wouldn't it sell for as much? There are 92 million Verizon customers and 92 million ATT customers so same pool of potential buyers. International buyers would probably be more interested in an unlocked iPhone so unless you're planning on doing that, then it should be the same thing.
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because unlocking a GSM phone would allow it to be used not only on AT&T, but T-Mobile, and any other provider that uses GSM.
     
  12. djransom macrumors 68040

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    When you sell an AT&T iPhone you could sell it anyone that uses a GSM SIM pretty much not just an AT&T client. Only catch is that they would be responsible for unlocking the phone which seems to be a feat as they go further and further with the software.
     
  13. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a

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    They'll probably be $50 cheaper on average, just a guess....

    It's not like you have much choice in the US even if you have an unlocked phone--either AT&T or T-Mobile (and crippled at that with no 3G)...people just like having the phone "unlocked" and it fetches a higher price for the perceived availability of choice.

    Though maybe if Sprint accepts to service iPhones through some unlocking mechanism (don't know how it works with CDMA) it's possible you could have an "unlocked" CDMA iPhone that can sell for higher.
     
  14. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    My recollection is Verizon's up to over 100 million now. Not that it changes anything (other than make a larger pool of possible buyers).
     

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