So, fueled by new-gadget lust, I want to sell my iphone 3g to help pay for a new phone. I have some specific questions and would also appreciate any related advice on how to do this, or reasons it's a bad idea. For reference, I was planning on selling the old phone after I buy the new one (iPhone 4g).
1)is the "Erase all contents and settings" option in General Settings a secure enough erase? I don't have anything top secret, of course, but I have all the regular personal data, plus stuff like 1Password.
2) When you sell a used phone on eBay or craigslist, do you sell it with the sim card? I know this is ignorant, but how does it get de-coupled from my cell phone number and service? Does this happen automatically when I activate my new phone?
3) It looks like prices are higher on ebay than on gazelle
. Is there a reason to avoid eBay?