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iPhone 3GS/iPod Touch Trade Advice, Please
As some of you may have noticed, I currently own an Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation that I've been using to post on these Forums for quite a while, now. I have had the Touch since Christmas of 2010, and I've been condsidering getting an iPhone as of lately to go along with my Android phone. A 3GS sounded like it would fit me well, considering I would be paying full price for the phone to be mine.

I posted a local ad on Craigslist saying that I would be willing to trade my iPod Touch for an Apple iPhone 3GS/4, if anyone would be interested. I got an e-mail last night from a motivated buyer, and I wanted to come here to make sure I would be making the right decision. You all are some knowledgeable folks and I was wondering if that sounds like a good trade to you.

Really, extras I would be getting would be:
Phone capabilities
Network text messaging capabilities
Better battery life(?)
And more memory space (the person who is willing to trade did not include the GB version of the 3GS. I would guess that it would be a 16GB - double of what I have now.

Things I would be missing out on:
Retina Display
Front-facing camera
Mirror-like finish on the back

Would any one you go through with this trade? Certainly, getting a phone in exchange for a media device would sound like a good deal to just about anyone. I am wondering though, for those of you who have or have had the iPhone 3GS, did it work out well for you? Not too slow/laggy, I woudn't be missing out from what my iPod Touch currently offers?

Thank you very much. Input is appreciated!

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As some of you may have noticed, I currently own an Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation that I've been using to post on these Forums for quite a while, now. I have had the Touch since Christmas of 2010, and I've been condsidering getting an iPhone as of lately to go along with my Android phone. A 3GS sounded like it would fit me well, considering I would be paying full price for the phone to be mine.

I posted a local ad on Craigslist saying that I would be willing to trade my iPod Touch for an Apple iPhone 3GS/4, if anyone would be interested. I got an e-mail last night from a motivated buyer, and I wanted to come here to make sure I would be making the right decision. You all are some knowledgeable folks and I was wondering if that sounds like a good trade to you.

Really, extras I would be getting would be:
Phone capabilities
Network text messaging capabilities
Better battery life(?)
And more memory space (the person who is willing to trade did not include the GB version of the 3GS. I would guess that it would be a 16GB - double of what I have now.

Things I would be missing out on:
Retina Display
Front-facing camera
Mirror-like finish on the back

Would any one you go through with this trade? Certainly, getting a phone in exchange for a media device would sound like a good deal to just about anyone. I am wondering though, for those of you who have or have had the iPhone 3GS, did it work out well for you? Not too slow/laggy, I woudn't be missing out from what my iPod Touch currently offers?

Thank you very much. Input is appreciated!

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Edited by Wild Banchi on Oct 25, 2011 at 3:51:12 PM
Oh, well. Guess no one responded quickly enough. I went through with the trade, and everything seems great, except that my Yahoo! e-mail address is not registering like it did on my Touch... The display isn't quite as good, but oh well...

Either or, impressed with what the iPhone has to offer, even if it's not the latest and greatest. Smiley Wink

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Oh, well. Guess no one responded quickly enough. I went through with the trade, and everything seems great, except that my Yahoo! e-mail address is not registering like it did on my Touch... The display isn't quite as good, but oh well...

Either or, impressed with what the iPhone has to offer, even if it's not the latest and greatest. Smiley Wink

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iPod for an iphone 4 is a good deal

 

but ipod for a 3gs is kinda even value depend on the shape his 3gs is in.

iPod for an iphone 4 is a good deal

 

but ipod for a 3gs is kinda even value depend on the shape his 3gs is in.

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Right. I thought it was an even trade. It would have been nice if I had gotten an offer for an iPhone 4, but that person would likely have taken some losses on the deal.

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Right. I thought it was an even trade. It would have been nice if I had gotten an offer for an iPhone 4, but that person would likely have taken some losses on the deal.

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Edited by spd2demun on Oct 25, 2011 at 6:02:46 PM

Does it have the same specs as your old Touch?

 

Good thing is now you have an iPod-enabled phone! Smiley Happy

 

You're miles ahead in what I came from (2nd Gen. Touch), no cam, no vid, no mic, slow as molasses. Smiley Very Happy

Does it have the same specs as your old Touch?

 

Good thing is now you have an iPod-enabled phone! Smiley Happy

 

You're miles ahead in what I came from (2nd Gen. Touch), no cam, no vid, no mic, slow as molasses. Smiley Very Happy

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The 3GS is still a nice iPhone and since it is capable of running iOS 5 you will getting a lot of nice features with it. 

The 3GS is still a nice iPhone and since it is capable of running iOS 5 you will getting a lot of nice features with it. 

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spd2demun, it has pretty much the same specs. I have 16GB of storage space as opposed to the original 8GB, I have a better camera and phone capabilities. The features that are lacking is a front-facing camera and the game-changing Retina display. Overall, I am pleased with the phone, even if it is white when I wanted the black one.

Irish Rose, thank you for your input, too. I have been thinking about updating this to iOS 5 when I get the chance.

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spd2demun, it has pretty much the same specs. I have 16GB of storage space as opposed to the original 8GB, I have a better camera and phone capabilities. The features that are lacking is a front-facing camera and the game-changing Retina display. Overall, I am pleased with the phone, even if it is white when I wanted the black one.

Irish Rose, thank you for your input, too. I have been thinking about updating this to iOS 5 when I get the chance.

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White seems to be the more popular color on the 4S?  So maybe you'll have an easier time selling when you're ready to upgrade (if you do). Smiley Wink

White seems to be the more popular color on the 4S?  So maybe you'll have an easier time selling when you're ready to upgrade (if you do). Smiley Wink

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Yes. It seems so. I'll still continue to have this for a while before I even think about upgrading. Smiley Wink

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Yes. It seems so. I'll still continue to have this for a while before I even think about upgrading. Smiley Wink

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And you already have another phone. Smiley Wink

 

How is the white vs. black?  Other than less fingerprints showing?

And you already have another phone. Smiley Wink

 

How is the white vs. black?  Other than less fingerprints showing?

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To be honest, I never thought I would have a white phone, especially a white iPhone. The white is okay, but I still wish it was black. I like black better because it's more clean and has a nice edge to it that can't be beat over the white. It looks like the white also hides scratches better, though.

White is one of my favorite colors, just not so much on the exterior of my phone... Smiley Wink



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To be honest, I never thought I would have a white phone, especially a white iPhone. The white is okay, but I still wish it was black. I like black better because it's more clean and has a nice edge to it that can't be beat over the white. It looks like the white also hides scratches better, though.

White is one of my favorite colors, just not so much on the exterior of my phone... Smiley Wink



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I like black because I watch vids/UV TV on mine, so all black blends in more like a real TV, less distracting; but my son is wanting white, I'd never had thunk it! Smiley Very Happy

I like black because I watch vids/UV TV on mine, so all black blends in more like a real TV, less distracting; but my son is wanting white, I'd never had thunk it! Smiley Very Happy

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Neither did I. People have different opinions. For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink


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Neither did I. People have different opinions. For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink


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Wild Banchi wrote:
It looks like the white also hides scratches better, though.


I have a case and screen save on my Black 4S that prevents it from getting scratched.


Wild Banchi wrote:
It looks like the white also hides scratches better, though.


I have a case and screen save on my Black 4S that prevents it from getting scratched.

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Edited by Eileen89 on Oct 28, 2011 at 5:59:57 AM

Wild Banchi wrote:
 For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink



Funny, people said this when I switched from my Blackberry Bold to the iPhone, but I haven't gone back yet. However, I am on my 3rd Black iPhone, lol. Smiley Very Happy


Wild Banchi wrote:
 For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink



Funny, people said this when I switched from my Blackberry Bold to the iPhone, but I haven't gone back yet. However, I am on my 3rd Black iPhone, lol. Smiley Very Happy

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spd2demun wrote:

Smiley Surprised



I'm just kidding, spd. I needed to put a joke in there. Smiley Wink

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spd2demun wrote:

Smiley Surprised



I'm just kidding, spd. I needed to put a joke in there. Smiley Wink

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Irish Rose wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
 For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink



Funny, people said this when I switched from my Blackberry Bold to the iPhone, but I haven't gone back yet. However, I am on my 3rd Black iPhone, lol. Smiley Very Happy


You serve as a perfect example, then, Irish Rose! Smiley Happy

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Irish Rose wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
 For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink



Funny, people said this when I switched from my Blackberry Bold to the iPhone, but I haven't gone back yet. However, I am on my 3rd Black iPhone, lol. Smiley Very Happy


You serve as a perfect example, then, Irish Rose! Smiley Happy

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Wild Banchi wrote:
 For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink


That made me laugh out loud.
Wild Banchi wrote:
 For myself, once you go black, you never go back. Smiley Wink


That made me laugh out loud.

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I was hoping I would get someone, Mrs. Thatsmyname.

"Oh nah-nah-that's my name..." Smiley Wink

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I was hoping I would get someone, Mrs. Thatsmyname.

"Oh nah-nah-that's my name..." Smiley Wink

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