1. jwsnj3rd's Avatar
    my wifes iphone wasnt working right its had some problems staying online and it isnt old we got them 3 days after christmas. Verizon sent us what i think is a refurb mainly because it says that this device is a "LIKE new replacement" i think thats F-up i called verizon to find out whats the deal. She said oh verizon doesnt refurb iphones they send them to apple and they refurb them.I think im going to verizon to raise a stink, but is there a way to find out anything from the device from the serial number. my wife said she heard something about the serial number tells you when it was made. i think im going to google it but i thought id ask you experts out there
    thanks
    01-17-2012 02:37 PM
  2. Wildo6882's Avatar
    If you have an issue, go directly to Apple. Much better than VZW. I had an issue and Apple cleared it up straight away. Even if it's an Apple refurb, it still carries the same Apple warranty and undergoes the same quality control. My iP4 was a refurb and it was a perfect, solid device.
    01-17-2012 03:03 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    I had to get a replacement at Apple. Probably a refurbed. Its better than my original one. NOTHING wrong with refurbed as they have new battery, casing, screen, and go through more sever testing than a brand new one.
    01-17-2012 03:57 PM
  4. Shooter03's Avatar
    I was told by a friend who works at a apple store that they do not use refurbs, it was explained that if I were to buy a brand new phone and it messed up in a day or so how is it fair that I get a refurb?? Plain answer is that it's not fair at all.


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    01-17-2012 05:01 PM
  5. ghostface147's Avatar
    It is rumored that if you get a replacement phone and the new serial begins with 5K or 5T....it's a refurb.
    01-17-2012 09:27 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    It is rumored that if you get a replacement phone and the new serial begins with 5K or 5T....it's a refurb.
    Mines starts with C39. Got the replacement at Apple the week after Xmas.
    01-17-2012 10:51 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Mines starts with C39. Got the replacement at Apple the week after Xmas.
    Like I said, rumor. Things change.
    01-17-2012 10:57 PM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    Like I said, rumor. Things change.
    No not disputing your statement. Saying maybe mine is not a refurb.
    01-17-2012 11:00 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    I had a 4 on launch day with Verizon and I had it replaced the replacement refurb or not worked better than my new one


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    01-18-2012 12:27 AM
  10. blueicy's Avatar
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    01-18-2012 01:12 AM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Mines starts with C39. Got the replacement at Apple the week after Xmas.
    Got a replacement on the FedEx truck for delivery today. According to the email, the serial # starts with C39, as well.
    01-18-2012 09:11 AM
  12. golfgal's Avatar
    Mine was replaced at the Apple Store a week after I had received my initial one (which had a serious battery drain issue.) My S/N also begins with C39, and it is better than the original one I had in all ways. I asked the Genius Bar guy who helped me and he said it was a brand new phone, not a refurb.
    01-18-2012 09:41 AM
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