How would I go about this?
I pre-ordered the iPhone 4s 32GB Black as a new customer from AT&T on 10-14. Well I am still loving it just as much as day one but one thing that has popped into my head is the WHITE iPHONE. I kinda want it now. So I was asking myself, how exactly would I go about getting the white iphone 4s?
The most obvious way I'm thinking of is ordering the unlocked version from Apple.com and then selling my black 4s on eBay or Craigslist. Only thing concerning me is the AppleCare+ which I currently have on the phone. Would I have to do anything special once its sold to have it transfered to the new buyer?
Then once I get the new white iPhone 4s unlocked, all I do is pop my sim in there and I'm good to go? I would just restore from my previous 4s? Would I maintain my current plan? Would I have to reactivate anything?
Is it really that easy or is there an easier way? Thanks
- 11-25-2011, 11:47 PM #2
I'm not 100% sure about the AppleCare on the phone. I thought it was somehow associated with your Apple ID, but I could be wrong.
I'm thinking if you buy a new unlocked/AT&T iPhone, you'll end up getting a new sim card as well - it'll be preloaded into the phone. I, personally, have Verizon so I'm not very familiar with SIM card swap out. I used to sell cell phones (Verizon/AT&T/Sprint) awhile back. When an existing customer upgraded, we always gave them a new SIM card - it was part of the phone package.
As far as transferring the data over, all you'd have to do it just sync you iPhone with the computer and restore as a previous iPhone. That's the easy part.
I guess the question you have to ask yourself is "Is it really worth all this trouble to change the color of my iPhone?" This seems little an expensive endeavor. Why not look into getting a white case or skin? Sure it's not a white iPhone, but it would be A LOT cheaper. Just an idea.
- 11-25-2011, 11:55 PM #3
- 11-26-2011, 12:26 AM #5
Ok, so from what noaim said, the unlocked iPhones don't come with a sim card. That makes sense though, because you aren't purchasing the phone for a certain network, so how could they supply a sim?
I think not doing it is the smart choice. It just seems like a lot of trouble to change the color of your phone (and it'll still cost you time and, most likely, some cash). There's always the white iPhone 5 haha!
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When we returned our phones that were originally pre-ordered (we bought two others on launch day in person at the store) and arrived almost a month later, the employee said he had to activate the phones (another lame story) before he could return them (and yes we later got a usage bill in the mail for the two numbers that we never owned, or even touched). He then returned the phones using the sim card, therefore canceling out the sims.