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get almost free replacement rather than replacing battery?
parrotfish
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My iPhone 5s is starting to show signs of battery weakness, meaning it doesn't hold a charge as well. I am aware there are services for replacing the battery, or it could be done by a user with the right tool and motivation to do it. But I also see that with a 2 year contract renewal (current one is up for renewal in about 2 months), I could get a replacement iPhone 5s for $0.99) Then I could sell the older one, as it is in mint condition. Wouldn't that make more sense than replacing the battery? (The answer seems obvious. but just getting some confirmation.)

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Re: get almost free replacement rather than replacing battery?
kaebfly
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Just depends on what you want to do. Do you want to be tied to another 2 year contract that won't allow you to upgrade again until it is complete? Is the device payment plan not something you're willing/wanting to do? If you are happy with your iPhone and your only concern is the battery...and you plan to upgrade to the same device just to avoid paying for a battery replacement...I would say it's not the best idea. You could replace the battery (in my area there are places that would do it for about $40 on that model) and continue to use your device. If you're getting an out of contract discount on your line right now you will lose it if you enter a new 2 year contact. That's something to consider too. Ultimately you have to make the decision. Whatever you choose isn't wrong or right. It's what is best for you.