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HOW MUCH TO EXCHANGE MY 3GS?

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cjltrekker Calculating status...
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Oct 12, 2012 10:39 AM

Hi, my 3gs is three years old almost (March 2010) I want to exchange it because my external speaker module is not working. I did go to an Apple store before the IPhone 5 came out and was told it would be 149.99 to replace the phone (Since it isn't a fixab;le problem) Now that the 5 is out, how much would it be to replace my 3gs?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 4.1, Went to update but it is stuck
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to cjltrekker)

    The same price you were quoted before.

     

    Repair Pricing section - http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/

     

    iPhone model     Out-of-Warranty Service

     

    iPhone 5    $229
    iPhone 4S     $199
    iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, Original iPhone     $149

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to cjltrekker)

    Wait a little bit longer and get the Nokia with Windows RT or Windows 8, far better than what is available now.

     

    But the price is the same for replacing it unless you specifically buy insurance. So when you break the Nokia and they don't replace it for less you can get a Droid...and then when the same thing occurs with it you can get a BlackBerry...

  • iPhone_Warrior Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to cjltrekker)

    Also note that the 149 is for a replacment phone and not a repair of your old one and it will come with a 90 day warranty.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,680 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to cjltrekker)

    Honestly, before I would fork over $149 for a replacement 3GS, I would see what deals my carrier has to offer.  Assuming you're not under contract, you can get a 4 for free or a 4S for $99 with a 2yr contract from the major carriers.

     

    Either would be a huge hardware upgrade, have additional features in iOS6 that the 3GS does not get, and come with a full 1yr warranty.  Not to mention both are less expensive than a replacement 3GS.

  • LeeA13 Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to diesel vdub)

    If i would change it to the free iPhone 4, would it come with the 2 year contract as well?

  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (18,405 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to LeeA13)

    how would we know?   Ask your carrier.

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