Fri 10 Jan 2014
For the last two years I was a Sprint customer with four iPhone 4S devices in our family. Unfortunately, those phones did not work to well when we visited France, Spain, Italy or the half dozen other places I flew around the world over the year. While voice service worked sporadically, data was absolutely horrible on Sprint.
I essentially had enough with the international problems but was considering renewing with Sprint simply because I was already there but then lo and behold, T-Mobile offered something I could not pass up – free international data on their plans!
I immediately switched after waiting weeks and weeks for Apple to deliver four new shiny apple iphone 5s devices. With my new service working as awesome as possible even working perfectly when landing in Sweden late last year I started to think about what I could do with my old iPhone 4S devices.
I posted a “For Sale” sign on our company’s intranet to see if anyone was interested. Much to my surprise, I got 12 interested parties wanting the phone but ONLY if they were T-mobile compatible. Unfortunately, these phones won’t work on T-mobile and will ONLY work on Sprint or some convoluted international networks.
I ultimately did find someone that wanted to purchase two of the phones and then someone else that wanted the third but I still have a fourth phone sitting on my desk now idle. Had these phones been T-mobile compatible, they would have sold immediately. The good news is that if I want to upgrade in a couple of years, I know I’ll be able to sell these iPhone 5S devices in no time.
Sorry Sprint, but I won’t ever be coming back to you, your CDMA branded phones have little value in the resale market and that ultimately costs me money which has to be factored into the money equation.
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