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    New iphone for free... Sort of

    Hi guys... Go easy on me.., Been lurking here for a long time, but just found somthing useful.

    My sister got an iphone about 9 months ago out of contract... Naturally she got bored of it and upgraded to a blackberry, something about PIM or summat... no idea what she means!

    Anyway, i got her pretty battered iphone with the silent ringer switch broken off and selotaped back on. Thought it would cost a bomb to fix, but went into the apple store anyway... They said it did not look like acidental damage, rater a fault in the phone and see it a lot, and replaced the phone there and then (still in warranty apparently, you can check online) with a brand new one. Nice and shiny!

    If you have a phone which is showing some damage, just cosmetic or internal workings not right, and can carefully break (so it does not look damaged) the area around the ringer switch, they will do the same for you!

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    Or keep your phone in a case and it will be in brand new condition..

    t0mm;6300915

    Or keep your phone in a case and it will be in brand new condition..



    Tomm anything you'd recommend for ipod touch 2nd gen? Case wise?

    Starr;6300939

    Tomm anything you'd recommend for ipod touch 2nd gen? Case wise?


    Zagg invisishield or a standard screen protector on the front and an incipio feather case on the back.

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    t0mm;6300915

    Or keep your phone in a case and it will be in brand new condition..



    Well yes... that is why today I ordered an invisishild for MY new phone...my sister was the one that did the damage!

    was just gonna post something similar to this my b.f got a blackberry off a mate cos the internal speaker was broke so u couldnt hear it ring it was otherwise in perfect order he took it to a phone shop see if the could fix it he couldnt so he give him a number to see if they could fix it turns out the number was linked to o2 they asked the the number not sure which one lol something bout model .. turns out it in warranty and they sending him a new one due to it bein a known fault !!

    i did that, i bought one online and then claimed the battery life was poor, basically use the phone and drain the battery by playing music games and using internet so it only gets a few hours each charge. they'll check it and give you a new one.

    less risky than the ops idea if they wont replace it, no damage done! if you snap your phone and dont get it replaced your gonna be piffed!

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    golemsmate;6301076

    i did that, i bought one online and then claimed the battery life was … i did that, i bought one online and then claimed the battery life was poor, basically use the phone and drain the battery by playing music games and using internet so it only gets a few hours each charge. they'll check it and give you a new one.less risky than the ops idea if they wont replace it, no damage done! if you snap your phone and dont get it replaced your gonna be piffed!



    Too true! lol...don't go blaming me if this does not work for you!

    t0mm;6300955

    Zagg invisishield or a standard screen protector on the front and an … Zagg invisishield or a standard screen protector on the front and an incipio feather case on the back.



    Thanks :thumbsup:

    I think you mean AIM - my daughter wants a blackberry or a sidekick - you can get AIM on these but not on the I phone - its AOL instant messaging

    octobergirl;6302237

    I think you mean AIM - my daughter wants a blackberry or a sidekick - … I think you mean AIM - my daughter wants a blackberry or a sidekick - you can get AIM on these but not on the I phone - its AOL instant messaging


    or maybe RIM...the manufacturers of Blackberrys...

    octobergirl;6302237

    I think you mean AIM - my daughter wants a blackberry or a sidekick - … I think you mean AIM - my daughter wants a blackberry or a sidekick - you can get AIM on these but not on the I phone - its AOL instant messaging


    Uhm..

    AIM (AOL IM) has it's own official app on the iphone.....:roll:

    A bit fraudulent and dishonest to break it and take it in though, isn't it?
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