Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Phones › Looking to buy an iphone 4 for my sister. What exactly should I be looking for?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking to buy an iphone 4 for my sister. What exactly should I be looking for?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
She's been wanting an iphone for some time now so I figured i'll get her a 4 for now. We're on a t-mobile plan, so obviously I'm going to need a AT&T 4 and unlock it. I've been browsing craigslist and ebay, but I'm not exactly sure for what I should be looking for. A "bad ESN" doesn't exist for AT&T phones because they use a sim card. correct? What should I be exactly looking for when/if I go meet up with someone from craigslist? Model numbers? software version?

Sorry for sounding so scrubby, but I really don't know much about iphones. lol

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 3
You have to make sure it has a good IMEI which means it hasn't been blacklisted by the carrier. Software version doesn't matter unless you want to jailbreak it. And AT&T iPhone 4's are easily permanently unlocked by buying an unlocking service on eBay for a couple bucks.
post #3 of 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by wompwomp View Post

She's been wanting an iphone for some time now so I figured i'll get her a 4 for now. We're on a t-mobile plan, so obviously I'm going to need a AT&T 4 and unlock it. I've been browsing craigslist and ebay, but I'm not exactly sure for what I should be looking for. A "bad ESN" doesn't exist for AT&T phones because they use a sim card. correct? What should I be exactly looking for when/if I go meet up with someone from craigslist? Model numbers? software version?

Sorry for sounding so scrubby, but I really don't know much about iphones. lol

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Looking for a good iphone 4? Then check out any windows 8 phone or an android phone running at least 4.1.1.....

Ok enough of the Apple jokes - I have bought a lot off devices off Craigs list to be honest and ever had an issue.
From FX to i7
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-6700K 4.8Ghz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1070 FE 8GB 2.1Ghz 16GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung PM961 M.2 + 850 EVO + 840 PRO LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 x 64 
MonitorPowerCase
LG 22" 1080p 2ms EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
  hide details  
Reply
From FX to i7
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-6700K 4.8Ghz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1070 FE 8GB 2.1Ghz 16GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung PM961 M.2 + 850 EVO + 840 PRO LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 x 64 
MonitorPowerCase
LG 22" 1080p 2ms EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Phones
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Phones › Looking to buy an iphone 4 for my sister. What exactly should I be looking for?