• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Refurb 3G $149 from AT&T


    AT&T has refurbished 3G iPhones up for sale on their site. The 8GB black sells for only $149 with a new 2 year contract, and both the white and black 16GB versions are $249 with contract.

    A "refurb" is defined by AT&T as:

    Originally Posted by :
    previously owned devices that have been unused or lightly used and returned during the 30-day trial period. Each refurbished phone is independently quality tested and loaded with the latest software to meet current factory standards. Some refurbished iPhone 3G devices will have minor scratches.
    They've got free overnight shipping with 2 year contracts as well - so get it in plenty of time for Christmas.

    AT&T (thanks, James)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Refurb 3G $149 from AT&T started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Waste... Just pay the extra for a new one!
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      refurbs not available to existing customers online! they do not come up as an option when upgrading an exisitng line. Cust. Serv tried to connect me to telesales to complete my order but my wait time was >45minutes. not sure if onslaught of ppl trying to buy this one or others. You can view it through their site, but can only buy (for now) if you are a new customer. They didnt add it as an option for those who already have service and want to upgrade. And that $50 dollar savings goes a long way. I for one a partial towards refurbs. they get more rigorously tested to make sure that they are functioning properly vs. one that comes off the line and is expected to be right.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Personally I'd rather spend the extra 50 bucks to ensure my phone is in mint condition :P
    1. TheNoob12's Avatar
      TheNoob12 -
      How much without the contract?
    1. seanobx's Avatar
      seanobx -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheNoob12 View Post
      How much without the contract?
      no deal. you have to sign up for 2 years
    1. brent91055's Avatar
      brent91055 -
      And you still have to sign a two year contract to get one. I would rather spend the extra $50 and get a new one.
    1. nrowensby's Avatar
      nrowensby -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheNoob12 View Post
      How much without the contract?
      From what I hear, AT&T barely profits anything on the sale of the phone... So I doubt they will ever give you one without a contracts. So the price of the phone without the contract looks to be:

      $149 + $175ETF
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by nrowensby View Post
      From what I hear, AT&T barely profits anything on the sale of the phone... So I doubt they will ever give you one without a contracts. So the price of the phone without the contract looks to be:

      $149 + $175ETF
      $149 + $175 ETF + $80 first month of contract + $200-300 from actual phone cost.
    1. 02589's Avatar
      02589 -
      Also remember that the refurbs come with a 30 day return policy too. If it has a bad scratch or doesn't sync or otherwise doesn't tickle your fancy, you can send it back and try another.

      Buying a refurb isn't a lot different from buying at a lot of brick and mortar stores. There are returns on the shelf, there are factory refurbs on the shelf and there are new items on the shelf. It's a gamble
    1. brent91055's Avatar
      brent91055 -
      The new ones come with a 30 day return policy also because you have thirty days to get out of your ATT contract. I know Apple says 14 days to return the phone, but it's actually thirty or ATT hits your with 175 to get out of the contract.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      To one1:
      ROTFLMMFAO
    1. mr.sparky's Avatar
      mr.sparky -
      Is this only online or can you go to att store and get this?
    1. Tokyo's Avatar
      Tokyo -
      God AT&T profits TONS from this in the long run i mean you still have to pay for the same contract you get with the brand new ones.
    1. LrdBane's Avatar
      LrdBane -
      I say it doesn't matter if its refurbished or brand new. They BOTH hit the ground the same way and will crack and you will cry just the same. LOL. FREAKIN winter... i slipped and phone was in my hand while i was trying to help with an accident and it hit the ground. JUST got it fixed too. Still works thankfully but just have to look at that scar across the top of the screen...
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Wouldn't the best option be to pay the full price ($199 - $299) for the NEW iphone from the APPLE store and have the FREE 1 year Warranty? ATT doesn't offer that, and do they even have an insurance policy?
    1. zachmanx's Avatar
      zachmanx -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Wouldn't the best option be to pay the full price ($199 - $299) for the NEW iphone from the APPLE store and have the FREE 1 year Warranty? ATT doesn't offer that, and do they even have an insurance policy?
      Does anyone know for certain about the warranty? I know if it's refurbished by Apple then you can buy the Apple Protection Plan on them, but that seems unclear with the ones on the AT&T site. Do you only get 30 days?
    1. squee's Avatar
      squee -
      "Refurbished devices carry a ninety day manufacturer's warranty from the date of purchase. To make a warranty claim after the first 30 days from purchase, call 1-800-801-1101. Refurbished Apple branded equipment is covered under Apple's original Limited Warranty, and will have at least 90 days or more remaining under the warranty when sold."
    1. crashnburn_in's Avatar
      crashnburn_in -
      Quote Originally Posted by keatonreckard View Post
      this isnt too bad...

      i got my original iphone 8gb for 249.99 from att refurbed without contract...

      so this will be 150 + 175 etf = 325 = not bad for a 3g iphone

      might have to get myself one with christmas money
      Me too. I got the iPhone 8G without the contract. That was a REAL "REFURB" Deal. Because, you only had to do contracts / service after ACTIVATION by iTunes - which was bypassed by Pwn/Jailbreak etc.

      Can the same be done here?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You guys have to pay that much for a refurb? on a 2 year contract?

      The most you have to pay for an new 8Gig in the UK on an 18 month contract is 100 but it's free if you have a more expensive contract.

      Makes a change for something to be cheaper in the UK