Old iPhones Everywhere!

Dukeboy0169

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If you check out Craigslist, theres tons of people asking to buy first gen iPhones. Theres also a ton of old iPhones on ebay. Im wondering why.

Now my initial guess is because you can unlock the original iPhones and use them with services other than AT&T. But is that the sole reason why so many people are willing to pay upwards of $400?

When you unlock the phone and use it with another carrier, do all the features still work perfectly? Like text messaging?

Please give me the scoop.

Thanks!
 

psylichon

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They also want the cheaper data plan @ $20/mo. If I were in the market today, I would be scoping out first gens for the very same reason.
 

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But yes, all the other features work..except YouTube and Visual Voicemail..I think..
 

iconone

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But yes, all the other features work..except YouTube and Visual Voicemail..I think..
What if you have AT&T and a iPhone and you buy a used iPhone on cl can you pop your sim card in it and everything still work the same (intill 3g comes out. from what i read)
 

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What if you have AT&T and a iPhone and you buy a used iPhone on cl can you pop your sim card in it and everything still work the same (intill 3g comes out. from what i read)
Youll have to reactivate it and restore(i think) through iTunes.
 

wendycharles

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iTunes should recognize your sim card. Im not sure about the 2 year contract.
 

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With a 2 year contract?
Your contract should stay the same I think...I think all you need to do is that so then the iPhone thinks that the sim card you put in is the correct one and will activate. I don't think you will have to redo or restart your contract.