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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zfwjs, May 26, 2010.

  1. zfwjs

    zfwjs Newbie
    Thread Starter

    In preparation of June 4th, I put my 32GB iPhone 3GS (JB/Unlocked) on Craigslist yesterday for $600. Sold in less than one day.

    Now I'm :D because I'm one step closer to the EVO, and :( because I have to wait the 9 remaining days with an AT&T Tilt (8925).

    COME ON JUNE 4TH!!!!!!!

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  2. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation

    Check out my phone, I think I got ya beat, went from a Hero to this. And welcome by the way.

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  3. cesjr02

    cesjr02 Android Enthusiast

    wow, $600? A used private value? Seems like you scored on that deal.
  4. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation

    Well guess what, it's your lucky day.
    199.99 did ya see the pic I also got ROOT:eek:
  5. zfwjs

    zfwjs Newbie
    Thread Starter

    If you look up my model iPhone with firmware 3.1.2 and 5.11.07 baseband, thats what they go for (Some are listed even higher!). I couldnt believe it when I started to research.

    Now I just have to hope when I go to the bank tomorrow they dont tell me the $20's are counterfeit!!

    It's enough for AT&T's ETF, the EVO, and lots of EVO goodies. I definitely scored on this deal.
  6. asillmon

    asillmon Newbie

    I see you had that HTC Sense UI early back in the day...LOL!!!
  7. adseguy

    adseguy Well-Known Member

    Holy crap I checked the prices on e-bay! i thought I was goign to get no more then $300 for my 16GB used 3Gs. they are going for $550 pretty easily. I'm selling now before the weekend! WTF am I going to do on a 10 key plus Call/End phone :eek:
  8. tpd25w

    tpd25w Newbie

    I sold my Iphone 3gs for 475$
    happy and waiting for EVO
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Honestly, it's pretty shocking to see how many people are leaving the iPhone for the EVO. I never would've imagined that happening.
  10. kmbutts

    kmbutts Member

    I can! As a present iPhone owner, I grew weary of the interface after about 2 months...I currently have a 3g, but also had the first gen iPhone that died 2 weeks out of the box!

    The replacement only lasted for a year, then when it went out exactly 1 day after the warranty expired, AT&T refused to replace it and I had to pay 199 to upgrade to the 3G, which drops call consistently, freezes quite often, all of which has dampened my enthusiasm for the iPhone.

    I forgot the best part; when I upgraded the phone after being told by the rep @ the AT&T store, those suckas switched my contract end date from April 2010 to December 2010....I am going to strut into RS like a peacock on June 4th to pick up my new EVO!

    Goodbye to Flash hating Steve, sweatshops in China/Tiawan, and Jobs sack hugging apple fanboys and girls everywhere!!!:mad::mad::mad:

    I'm not bitter, really!!!;)
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  11. MyEVOlution24

    MyEVOlution24 Lurker

    Like you I sold my phone. (palm pre) for 190 including the touchstone. Now I'm back to june 2008 with my orignal samsung instict. JUNE 4TH CANT COME SEEM TO COME ANY SLOWER!!!
  12. zfwjs

    zfwjs Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I had a WinMo phone before the iPhone 3GS, and I was over at XDA cooking and flashing ROM's all the time, trying to squeeze every little bit of performance out of the phone.

    After 3 months of the iPhone I realized it was boring. One of my basic needs is to be able to tinker and customize, and the iPhone sucks at that.
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Wow, that's crazy. I wonder how many people experienced the same thing. All the people I know that have iPhones can't stop talking ish about any other phone (crackberry, winmo, android). All of them love their phones and have been trying to pull me onto the bandwagon for a while (but they know I'll never leave Sprint because it gives me the best coverage at home).

    Well, in 8 days, you'll have a GREAT replacement (at least, I'm hoping so). This is my first full touchscreen phone, so it'll be a slight adjustment for me going to a taller/wider phone than my Touch Pro.
  14. tpd25w

    tpd25w Newbie

    In 1 year I change 2 iphones 3GS
    Had a really hard times with coverage at home and work..
    Phone lost network time to time
    3g internet work whenever he like to work
    ATT and Apple push me to change the phone and carier
  15. DC Steve

    DC Steve Newbie

    I'm on the fence about ditching my iPhone for the Evo. There are a lot of factors pulling me both ways. The biggest factors keeping me to the iPhone are that I already have a decent amount invested in the apps, the built in iPod, and the fact that the OS is so refined and there are never any issues with lag or anything whatsoever. On the other side, I am a microsoft developer (not mobile) and am into being able to customize my electronics so that is the biggest thing pulling me towards Android. I'll be waiting to hear the new iPhone anouncement and get some real world feedback from the Evo before making my decision, but lately I've been leaning more and more towards the Evo.
  16. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    Roman.. you are SLACKING.. you totally forgot your Evo case for it... SHEESH :p
  17. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert


    It's not shocking to me. I'm on ATT and though I've always been intrigued by iPhone, I never got one. Nothing but complaints about connections from my friends that have had them since the original versions. And though they love the iPhone, I get almost all the multimedia functions they do from the iPod Touch. No camera and no calls and some apps that integrate those features, but not even my friends who are devoted to iPhone hold back in wishing it wasn't on ATT.

    Now with the new iPhone coming out but not a 4G phone, many of my iPhan friends are beginning to question their generational upgrade past practices. Sure they'll get some new features; but this time with the Evo, Incredible, and other announced Android phones, they're beginning to see that they will not be on the bleeding edge of the value/innovation curves. That was part of the allure of having the iPhone for many of them.

    A while ago, I said there'd be a lot of iPhones going up on eBay right about now, and there are.

    I'm surprised that more people aren't just going to use the iPhone as an iPod, but then again, it's probably twice as thick so not at all multi device carry friendly.

    What's shocking to me most though is that nothing ground-breaking is coming out of the new iPhone. Or at least nothing that's been leaked. And I don't think there would have been a way or desire to stop the leaks given the ground that both Apple and ATT will lose.

    The final shocker will be that I believe the upcoming iPhone will not possibly be able to meet or exceed previous generations sales or projections. It just doesn't look like the upcoming version will have that magic.

    I get a pretty decent discount at ATT and was willing to wait to compare what's expected with the iPhone to what the Evo will have. But at this point, I and many others have decided that there's enough to know that we don't have to wait.

    The past 12 months have been simply stunning with these type of developments. Thank goodness Google and Android stirred the stagnant pot!
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  18. some.devil

    some.devil Android Enthusiast

    My 2nd gen 16gb iPhone was stolen about 6 months after I bought it on release day. Actually, It was right before the 1st big update was released. Since then I've been using a BB Curve which had just recently died. Now, I'm on a LG throwaway phone with about 7 prepaid minutes left on it. The iPhone was great, but after 6 months I was already sick and tired of the CS, dropped calls, and restrictive OS. Only 8 more days until the greatest smartphone ever.
  19. legacy

    legacy Android Enthusiast

    I'm using one similar (after selling my iPhone), and I'm wondering if I'm going to make it until next Friday. It SUCKS not having internet, games, or GPS with me at all times.

  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Thanks for your thoughts, Rigmaster. All my friends had several different phones prior to the iPhone (e.g. Palm, WinMO, etc...), but they all swear by it now and have been doing whatever they can to convince me to ditch Sprint and move over to AT&T and get an iPhone (especially because I always complain about Sprint's service, when I'm away from home).

    Quite honestly, the only reason I never got the iPhone is because 1) I always wanted a phone with a QWERTY keyboard and 2) it's not on Sprint. As much as I enjoyed learning how to customize on WinMO and now trying to adapt to Android, the convenience of the iPhone just seemed to be "ideal" for multi-purpose functions (plus the crazy head start that Apple has with all the accessories available to the iPhone and all the custom apps that Major companies have made for the iPhone already).

    All that said, now that Sprint is getting the EVO, I'm very happy that I never left and went over to AT&T for that thing. Android seems like the PERFECT OS for my tastes. If I have extra time to "customize" again, I can do that without jumping through hoops. If I don't have the time to customize anymore, the OEM Android OS will work just fine for my needs. I LOVE options and Android seems like it fits my personality the best.

    Needless to say, I'd love hearing more opinions of other iPhone members moving over to the EVO (and Sprint, for that matter). It's really intriguing for me and really makes for good conversation with my friends that are iPhone fanatics...LOL.
  21. Nem_Zero

    Nem_Zero Member

    I've actually just had an Instinct since Sept 08 (back before Sprint pulled the plug on a lot of free streaming TV content and trying to be an "iPhone killer" lol) and now finally moving into the big leagues. :-D
  22. DC Steve

    DC Steve Newbie

    There is always a lot of iPhones going up on eBay this time of year. People want to sell their iPhone's before the new ones come out to get more money for them. This is not an indication that iPhone users are jumping ship to other platforms.

    This reasoning is also why they don't keep their iPhone's as an iPod. If you can sell your iPhone for $400-600, why not sell it and buy a brand new iPod and keep the difference?
  23. Agreed. My jailbroken and unlocked 3GS on 3.1.2 with the older bootrom would fetch a pretty penny on eBay. I've sold both my older iPhones for well over $400 each.
  24. companyman

    companyman Member

    That's almost exactly the same phone I'm with right now as well. And I totally agree with the lack of functionality. Makes me realize how much I've grown to be dependent on my smart phone.
  25. kmbutts

    kmbutts Member

    I feel your pain!!! My main beef with AT&T and Apple is simply this; I should NOT HAVE TO JAILBREAK the device in order to restore functionality that should have been enabled straight from the box!

    I have an issue with carriers and companies that cripple or disable certain functions of a device when they know full well that they can do so much more!

    In my eyes their willingness to do so falls into two areas:

    1. Corporately we haven't figured out how to charge more for the functionality that was disabled.

    2. The manufacturer's personal choices or disdain for other vendors/manufacturers.

    In any case, these are inexcuseable reasons for limiting the full operating potential for the device. Just my two cents.

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