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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Refurbish iPhone Reply with quote

Do you guys think it's okay to buy a refurbish iphone? I see ATT is starting to offer them for sale. Same high a$$ plan though.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbish iPhone Reply with quote

I wouldn't have any trouble buying a refurb from them. As long as it comes with the same warranty.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thnx. I'll have to see what they are talking about for warranty. I didn't think of that.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd buy without hesitation, providing it's the same warranty and you could take it back to Apple, not AT&T for repair, if needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read, the ATT and BestBuy refurbs, are only 3 month warranty. I think 9 months of additional warranty is worth the $50.
Can you activate the iPhone and pay only for phone use and use the Wifi for internet/email. apps.?? no data plan required??
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it seems ATT offers a 90 day warranty and you have to get the Data Plan offered. Also a 2 year contract.
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Data plan for iPhone is required for the life of your iPhone service and cannot be removed in the future.

Duhhhh Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I understand (I used to work in an apple call center supporting the iPhone) the warranty on the phone starts from the original date of purchase, some people return the phone for very stupid reasons within days, but some of the refurbished iPhones that AT&T sellls to people are complete crap.

If you have the opportunity to check it out and make sure simple things like the home button (located at the bottom middle of the phone), volume, sleep/wake and the ringer switch are all in working order.

I saw it happen too many times where AT&T sold a phone that needed to be sent in for repair be sold to someone as a brand new phone.

If you feel like the AT&T sales rep is just trying to get you out of the store, be afraid Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:57 am    Post subject: Refrub Iphone Reply with quote

The sales are getting clever with this now offering a Refrub Iphone?
I personally don't have the problem if they treat it as new and include a warranty plus a half price discount LOL. for my valentine birthday!

As long as the phone still in good shape I'll definitely take it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess me getting an iphone is on hold for now, since the mrs. got me an AAO for my birthday coming up Friday.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richie086 wrote:
From what I understand (I used to work in an apple call center supporting the iPhone) the warranty on the phone starts from the original date of purchase, some people return the phone for very stupid reasons within days, but some of the refurbished iPhones that AT&T sellls to people are complete crap.

Agreed. I have a few friends who work at Apple stores, and they've come across "Refurbished iPhones" from AT&T that were never refurbished, they were just erased and put back in the packaging. Some had some issues, like a failed speaker, etc. One even had water damage on the phone, so Apple wouldn't fix it.

Sounds like a real mess to save $50.
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