1. marvar11's Avatar
    I'm thinking of picking up an extra REFURB iPhone and I just wanted to k ow if there is anything that I should be worried about. Is it as good as new??? What about the warranty does that remain the same as a new phone?
    11-22-2010 08:53 AM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Yes and yes.
    11-22-2010 09:15 AM
  3. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    They put the device though nurmous tests before it gets sold again. I know with the ipads you get a new outter shell, so the only "old" thing your getting is the motherboard inside.
    11-22-2010 09:49 AM
  4. evorc's Avatar
    This is my fifth iPhone which is a refurb replacement. Previous iPhones had nothing but problems. This refurb is perfect! No yellow screen, no signal issues, and no loose home button. I will take a refurb anyday over new the considering how the new ones have been turning out.
    11-22-2010 10:38 AM
  5. Snowleopards's Avatar
    Refurb phone is same as new phone. Warranty coming one year, but I'm not sure. Where you want buy it?
    11-22-2010 10:56 AM
  6. FunkyDog's Avatar
    Its nearly as good as new. Just make sure you get it from a legitimate source and price is not as high as an actual new device.
    11-22-2010 11:27 AM
  7. Snowleopards's Avatar
    Do not buy on ebay and other unofficial sites. Can you tell us price for refurb phone?
    11-22-2010 11:31 AM
  8. marvar11's Avatar
    Yeah I'm getting it from AT&T and it's the 3GS 8gig for $49.00
    11-22-2010 12:40 PM
  9. buci1er's Avatar
    Yeah I'm getting it from AT&T and it's the 3GS 8gig for $49.00
    thats WITH a contract right??
    11-22-2010 12:45 PM
  10. Tramain's Avatar
    thats WITH a contract right??
    Yes, Details are available via AT&T
    11-22-2010 12:48 PM
  11. marvar11's Avatar
    That is correct.
    11-22-2010 01:47 PM
  12. Snowleopards's Avatar
    Yeah you can buy from AT&T Store. Its coming like new and with one year warranty.
    11-22-2010 02:46 PM
  13. gailey's Avatar
    If you're getting it a AT&T then you have nothing to worry about.
    It will be virtually good as new and the warranty will be the same.
    Refurbs go through more tests that brand new iPhones before they
    are resold.
    11-22-2010 08:14 PM
  14. Milenkod's Avatar
    I bought 3 iPhone 4 refurbs recently from AT&T. All three suffered various issues after two weeks of use; no audio from the earpiece being the most damning. One of them was replaced three times for this issue.

    If you do have issues, DO NOT go to an AT&T store for service, repair or troubleshooting. You will end up with another refurb. Go to an Apple store. They will swap you out with a new device as a replacement...no hassle.

    The warranty on refurbs is the balance of one-year from the date it was originally activated provided you purchased it from an Apple authorized source.
    11-23-2010 08:41 AM