Had my iPhone 4Gs stolen last night, and I am researching if buying a used 3Gs from eBay or Amazon would be a viable option to hold me over until the new iPhone 5 comes out. Been reading up on things like "unlocked" and "sim cards", and I am unclear on what I should look for when shopping for a used phone. Can I bring in a used phone to Verizon and have them re-activate it for me? Do I need to buy a phone with a SIM card? Does Verizon technology use SIM cards? Do they supply them, etc...?
Any feedback appreciated.
if you go the ebay route, you will need to find one that is a "verizon iphone 4" and has a "clean esn." if these items are in the description AND it is from a highly rated seller with a long history on ebay, then you should be OK.
this was what i found.