OUT with the old iPhone 3GS. IN with the newer iPhone 7!
I had to replace my old iPhone 3GS. It would not stay connected to a cell tower for more than 10 minutes. I installed a new battery since after 10 years it needed one. But that did not fix the issue. A new SIM and a Factory reset did not fix it. AT&T gave me conflicting info about tower upgrades and said I needed to upgrade. Even though it is 3G network technology. I felt they were intentionally forcing customers with old phones to upgrade. I could place a call and talk for over an hour without dropping a call. But my ability to initiate a call was short and would get Call Failed in about 10 minutes of cell tower connection. I could toggle airplane mode off and on to establish another connection and use the phone that way. This got old quick. With no resolution from ATT, I finally decided to give in and upgrade but not from ATT. I said all of that to let you know how reluctant to upgrading I was. I struggled with this issue for 2 months. Anyway, I went to Ebay and found this used iPhone 7 256gb for a great price. It exceeded my expectations. It appeared brand new with no scratches or blemishes at all. Effective battery charge is 100%. (I expected it to be 50% used up.) It also came with a new wall charger and cable. I use a product called iMazing to backup my phone and I was able to restore all my data in 20 minutes from my old phone. I was up and running in no time. Lots of new features. Way faster than my old iPhone. It takes better pictures and with 256gb storage, I won’t be filling it up anytime soon. I have Siri now! I can call people with my voice. Siri has made things a lot easier. Schedule a reminder with ease. Or lookup something without typing. I did not want a bleeding edge phone that would cost almost a grand and not fit in my pocket and be way more fragile. I settled on this 7. And so glad I did. For the quality and the price ($320), this gently used, unlocked, 256gb, iPhone 7 fit all my needs and then some. That doesn’t mean I will become a phone zombie like the rest of the world, i just have a better tool than I did before. Hopefully it will last me another 10 years.Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned