1. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I got an insurance replacement from VZWs provider Assurion, since I hear & have now signed up with the other one offered now. Not thrilled about a refurb but Mama said could it be new since could there be many refurbs on such a new phone. WDYT?
    03-22-2013 02:09 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Early on in a phone model's life cycle if an insurance claim is made through Assurion, they have no choice but to replace with a new phone... later on, as the phone model ages and refurbs are plentiful, that's what you get... and when a model is near "end of life" from the manufacturers and even refurbs are scarce - Assurion will provide a different model phone with as close to tech specs and features as possible to the original model phone when fulfilling a claim.
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    03-22-2013 02:14 PM
  3. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    99.9999% likelihood of being a refurb.

    And by today's consumer electronics standards, the iPhone 5 is middle aged now lol!
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    03-22-2013 02:44 PM
  4. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    99.9999% likelihood of being a refurb.

    And by today's consumer electronics standards, the iPhone 5 is middle aged now lol!
    Lol well there are a lot of 5s rumors! The 5 was so last year! There's a new co that is a bit cheaper in premiums, same deduct & you can get a new phone in store. I signed up today. Id do AppleCare but no theft & having had my camera stolen ( from my wrecked car the day after my kids bday party) & the way folks are swiping these things I went with the carrier offerings.
    03-22-2013 02:53 PM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    If it was taken out of a box and returned it will be a refurbished device. Once a seal is broken it will never be considered new and goes back to Verizon to be certified and tested and sold or exchanged as a refurbished device.
    03-22-2013 04:49 PM
  6. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    when i got my asurion iphone 5 replacement last month it was brand new sealed in box with charger and headphones.
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    03-22-2013 10:02 PM
  7. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    Mine was sealed too! But was it just shrink wrapped and I can't remember when I bought mine but then again the rep put on my screen protector. I don't remember shrinkwrap.
    03-23-2013 10:54 PM
  8. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    idk mine had both screen protectors in the front and back and the headphones and chargers were all wrapped as if it was new
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    03-24-2013 02:56 AM

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