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Mailing an iPhone from Thailand to the UK


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I have a 4S iPhone I'm not using.     It's in an  unblemished condition and I'd like to  give it to a friend in the UK.

 

Any advice or suggestions  on getting this accomplished?

 

TIA.

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Post Office via EMS with tracking. But with COVID causing  delays  and price increases, it might not be worth the price to send. Best check with Post Office first

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9 minutes ago, phetphet said:

Post Office via EMS with tracking. But with COVID causing  delays  and price increases, it might not be worth the price to send. Best check with Post Office first

And the restrictions (cargo) on Li-ion batteries on flights?

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1 hour ago, ravip said:

And the restrictions (cargo) on Li-ion batteries on flights?

Yep. You can fly them in but not out with thai post but not sure about couriers 

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9 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Good Luck! Sending an iPhone 4S????? Probably cost more in transport than the value of the phone. Better do a bank transfer for a phone for your friend. Much safer too.

I agree.  Also, Apple hasn't had any security updates for the 4s for years now.  If you send your friend the cost of a 2021 low-end Android phone by bank transfer, they'll be much better off, I think, and it would likely not cost much more than the shipping costs of the 4s.

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3 minutes ago, JTXR said:

I agree.  Also, Apple hasn't had any security updates for the 4s for years now.  If you send your friend the cost of a 2021 low-end Android phone by bank transfer, they'll be much better off, I think, and it would likely not cost much more than the shipping costs of the 4s.

Right! The value of the phone is around 500 baht.

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A friend recently died and he had a nearly new costly laptop which his daughter requested in the UK.

Thai Post have a courier service in conjunction with DHL cost of service was 3600bht. which included packing and arrived in the UK 3 days later excellent service!

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39 minutes ago, bt2017 said:

A friend recently died and he had a nearly new costly laptop which his daughter requested in the UK.

Thai Post have a courier service in conjunction with DHL cost of service was 3600bht. which included packing and arrived in the UK 3 days later excellent service!

I had a friend from Australia leave one of his phones behind last year.

Thai Post would not accept it to be sent by mail.

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Don't bother, the iPhone 4 is obsolete and is not compatible with current Apple architecture. 

It's 10-11 years old and uses a 32-bit CPU while current Apple tech uses 64-bit CPUs.  This means that you probably won't be able to use any current apps while old apps and iOS won't be supported.  Add the old depleted battery charge life and you have a phone that may-or-may-not work running apps, will be extremely slow doing anything, might freeze or crash constantly and have a fraction of battery life.

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