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mnjeepmale    115

So my elder father is looking to upgrade from his flip phone to a iPhone. He was, suggested from family to get an iPhone 3 or 4. Mind you he barely knows how to use a computer. I'm willing to buy a used iPhone but I'm a Android person so know nothing about iPhones.

Can you activate any older iPhone on Sprint or suggestions on what to look for in a iPhone that can be activated on Sprint?

 

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Dkoellerwx    7,911

So my elder father is looking to upgrade from his flip phone to a iPhone. He was, suggested from family to get an iPhone 3 or 4. Mind you he barely knows how to use a computer. I'm willing to buy a used iPhone but I'm a Android person so know nothing about iPhones.

Can you activate any older iPhone on Sprint or suggestions on what to look for in a iPhone that can be activated on Sprint?

 

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Why a 3 or 4? We got my mom a used iPhone 6s because of the larger screen. Didn't do the plus though, too big for her to want to carry around. 

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Galaxyguy    537

If he wants a smaller size, go for the SE. Much more modern internals and it's the same size as the iPhone 5.

 

It's also fairly inexpensive.

 

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mnjeepmale    115

Why a 3 or 4? We got my mom a used iPhone 6s because of the larger screen. Didn't to the plus though, too big for her to want to carry around.

Because I don't want to spend over $200 on a phone.

 

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Dkoellerwx    7,911

Because I don't want to spend over $200 on a phone.

 

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Is mobile data a priority? Anything under a 5 won't have LTE. And then it's B25 only. 5c (maybe SE?) had B26. 

 

iPhone 6 starts at $185 on swappa. 

 

https://swappa.com/buy/apple-iphone-6-sprint

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mnjeepmale    115

Is mobile data a priority? Anything under a 5 won't have LTE. And then it's B25 only. 5c (maybe SE?) had B26.

 

iPhone 6 starts at $185 on swappa.

 

https://swappa.com/buy/apple-iphone-6-sprint

No it isn't. He doesn't know what 3G or 4G is. That's not bad price. Can that be activated on Sprint

 

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danlodish345    702

No it isn't. He doesn't know what 3G or 4G is. That's not bad price. Can that be activated on Sprint

 

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Then I would just recommend an iPhone 5

 

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anthony.spina97    1,593

No it isn't. He doesn't know what 3G or 4G is. That's not bad price. Can that be activated on Sprint

 

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Anything from the CDMA iPhone 4 and newer can be activated on Sprint. iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 (and Plus), iPhone 6S (and Plus), iPhone 7 (and Plus), and iPhone SE. Any of those devices should work fine.

 

-Anthony

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burnout8488    492

There is absolutely no reason to get anything less than an iPhone 6/iPhone SE right now. iPhone 4 through iPhone 5S are the point where the original batteries aren't going to be good for much longer.

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Dkoellerwx    7,911

No it isn't. He doesn't know what 3G or 4G is. That's not bad price. Can that be activated on Sprint

 

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Absolutely. All of the devices at that link are Sprint specific. 

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Jones    517

I'm willing to buy a used iPhone but I'm a Android person so know nothing about iPhones.

 

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I did this for my father about a year ago (iPhone se) . As soon as I left thier house, he had problems with the phone and being an android guy myself... I couldn't troubleshoot or navigate the menus over the phone.

He ended up taking the phone back and getting a Samsung J3, set it to easy mode, and he's fine. Plus I can help navigate menus with him if needed.

That was my experience.

 

Those new moto e4 phones are cheap with a smaller screen size than most Android phones today too.

 

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MrZorbatron    443

iPhone 3G and 3G S are UMTS/GSM devices.  They aren't compatible with Sprint in any way.  Remember that the iPhone 4 has a CDMA and a GSM/UMTS variant.  All iPhone 4 S models sold in the US are identical in all ways other than color.

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Steve Dean    1,116

if it is only for phone capabilities, then go for the older model but if there are issues with vision, look for a 6 plus.  The larger screen will help.

 

Experiencing things with my father, he went from a flip phone to an Android about three years ago but at that time he only wanted to check the weather (for fishing) and make calls.  When he realized he could do so many other things with the phone, he is burning through data quickly.  He hardly uses his home computer anymore.  It is amazing to see how quickly they adapt to a smartphone.

 

One other thing with any phone you obtain and if it is available, make sure they are connected to wifi.  it will help in the long run.

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Dkoellerwx    7,911

I got my hands on a iphone 4 and he didn't like the small screen.

 

So looking at iphone 6. 

 

http://www.microcenter.com/product/478789/iPhone_6_Unlocked_Smartphone_(Refurbished)

 

Would that one work on Sprint? Shows GSM bands.

 

Don't think so.

 

Try this site: https://swappa.com/buy/apple-iphone-6s-sprint

 

That's for 6s. 

 

Here's the link for the Sprint iPhone 6: https://swappa.com/buy/apple-iphone-6-sprint

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