How to sell an iPhone 4 safely on eBay
June 12, 2012 6:31 PM Subscribe
I just sold my AT&T iPhone 4 on eBay and I have a couple of questions.
posted by bonsai forest to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
1. I purchased a new iPhone back in December of 2011, and had that phone activated with my phone number.
So my question is - Do I need to really need to remove the SIM card in the phone I just sold? When I sold my previous iPhone I didn't remove the SIM card and no harm has come that I know of.
As I am currently using a phone with my phone number I don't see how the old phone having the sim card could harm me, but someone please educate me on this. I didn't specify in the auction that I would be removing the SIM card, and I would prefer not to remove it if it's not a big deal.
2. A seller who did not win the auction wanted to know if I would call AT&T and have them unlock the phone. They said that I was the only person who could do this, and that because I was running firmware Modem Firmware 04.11.08 my phone would be an iPod Touch to anyone who didn't want an AT&T contract. So my questions in this regard are: -Why am I the only one who can call AT&T to unlock? The phone is not an activated phone, it was deactivated when I got my new phone.
-If the person I sold it to asked me to do this, should I do it? Is this something sketchy?
Thanks for helping me understand these issues.