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Looking to buy a cheap iphone :Beware!!

The iPhone is a multimedia and Internet-enabled quad-band GSM EDGE-supported mobile phone designed and sold by Apple. The iPhone’s functions include those of a camera phone and a multimedia player. It also offers Internet services including e-mail, text messaging, web browsing, Visual Voicemail, and local Wi-Fi connectivity. User input is accomplished via a multi-touch screen with virtual keyboard and buttons. Apple has filed more than 200 patents related to the technology behind the iPhone.

  Iphone has become one of the hottest trend nowadays. So are the scammers taking the full advantage.The Original iPhone is available from Apple Retail Stores, the Apple Online Store, and from AT&T Mobility, formerly Cingular Wireless, with a price of US$499 for the 4 GB model and US$599 for the 8 GB model.

First be aware that no one will give you an iphone for $250 even he states some lame excuses. Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer,cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any promise of transaction protection/certification/guarantee.

Another way is by giving you an iphone with dead LCD pixels in the screen. The iPhone’s LCD screen is clear and sharp, but that doesn’t mean it’s flawless.When screen sizes shrink, dead pixels become a greater proportional annoyance.After noticing one himself, Dr. Macenstein has put together a test page for iPhone users to help determine if you have any bum pixels. To be thoroughly accurate, it should really include solid red, green, and blue screens as well; creating and deploying those is left as an exercise for the reader.Here’s one way to test it out.

Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?

FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
FTC online complaint form (www.ftc.gov)
Canadian PhoneBusters hotline: 888-495-8501
Internet Fraud Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov/)

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  • Chron July 15, 2007, 6:19 pm

    Mine has a single dead pixel in the middle lower left of the panel; its only noticable when its being turned on or off though.wat to do?

  • Stomper July 15, 2007, 6:20 pm

    I had one dead pixel but it only shows up when the screen is black. I only see it when playing video or briefly when switching to the home screen. Can’t see it in this test though.

  • Mahe July 15, 2007, 6:24 pm

    Is this a scam..
    Iphone cheap or cheaper and trade for memory or evga 7900 GS – $1

  • Anonymous August 1, 2007, 10:05 am

    how to find dead pixel in laptop