AT&T Offering Refurbished 16 GB iPhone 3Gs for $149

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    AT&T is currently offering refurbished 16 GB iPhone 3G models in both black and white for $149, a $50 discount over previous offerings. The 8 GB model remains at the same $99 price point seen over the past few months. As usual, a two-year contract is required and purchases are limited to one device per household.

    AT&T briefly offered refurbished iPhone 3Gs at $99 and $199 in late December, and renewed the promotion at the same price points in mid-February. Apple is expected to release an updated iPhone this summer, and AT&T's price drop could be interpreted as an attempt to clear stock ahead of the launch of the new model.

    Article Link: AT&T Offering Refurbished 16 GB iPhone 3Gs for $149
  2. macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2008
    Anybody know if these get the full warranty or only 90 days? The at&t website is a little vague.
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2009
    I believe it would be full 1 year warranty. This happened for the first gen iPhone too.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    im pretty sure its 90 days. thats y i didn't get a refurb.

    the AT&T website said 90 days.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
  6. macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Adds to the rumor that AT&T will be raising voice/data rates over the summer - just in time for the new iPhone...
  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    How, pls explain.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2006
    Oaklnad, CA
    Smart move. How much coud they possibly get for these come june? 40 bucks?
  9. macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    Great deal, I would like to upgrade my wifes first gen but am going to wait until mid summer to see what happens :)
  10. macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
    Live in Houston, work in Eagle Pass

    the Refurbs come with the left over warranty on the original purchase date with a minimum of 90 days. I spoke to the guys at an apple store and was told that you can get the extended Apple warranty on the phone. Its $70, which is still much less than the $300 for a new one.
  11. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Something is definitely around the corner....:eek::p
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    Yes, please explain.
    But yeah, this definitely means something is coming around the bend.
    However, the price is extremely cheap, and if you won't need the new features in the 3rd Generation iPhone, this could be an amazing deal.
  13. macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    For the record, I bought a refurbished first generation iPhone from AT&T last April. Through Apple's web site, I entered my purchase date, along with serial number. They extended my warranty for a full-year.

    I don't know if there's a different procedure going on now, but that is what happened a year ago..
  14. macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Central New York
    So for those of you who bought a refurb iphone was is in good shape?
    im thinking about upgrading from my second generation.
  15. macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Brick, NJ
    I went into an AT&T store to see refurb in person thinking they were scratched or dropped in water and was told refurbs are ONLY customer returns within 2 week or whatever date of sale or back scratches then backs are replaced.
    Refurbs are NOT phones that have been damaged and fixed.
    I got mine that day and it did not have 1 single scratch on it....perfect condition. No issues with it at all!!!!
  16. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    Refurbs can be a bunch of things. including brand new phones that have never been used.
  17. macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
    My AT&T store says they don't sell refurbs.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
    Live in Houston, work in Eagle Pass
    Refurbs only online

    Your ATT store wont have them. They are only selling them online. But the 2day express shipping is free. I ordered mine on Monday. I was going to wait for the new ones this summer, but $150 for 16GB was just to much to pass up. And Apple said you can get their extended waranty at any point in the first year. Apple has probably the best customer service experience in the US. And no matter where you buy it, Apple will help you.:)
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2007
    Signing up for two years with ATT on the verge of a new gen iPhone would be a killer...
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    So there is no way to buy these phones without signing up for a new account?
  21. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    ya, you can also sign a new 2 year contract (if you're eligible)
  22. macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Huntersville, NC
    Is this deal good for upgrades or just new service?

    I got one of the 16GB refurbs in February and was able to upgrade from my original iPhone.

    My brother-in-law says they will not let him use this deal to upgrade an existing AT&T phone this time around, even though it is eligible for upgrade.

    Is that really the case, or did he maybe just get a bad representative.

    I'm loving my 16GB refurb, although it is an Apple refurb now. I had a pixel that got "stuck" and the Apple store replaced it no questions asked.

  23. macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    Destin, Florida
    I wAs going to sell my 3G iPhone once I puchasd the new model on eBay. But since they are almost giving the 3G away. I'll just use It as my testing iPhone for developng applications
  24. macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2009
    I also bought a refurbished one from AT&T (3G iPhone 16GB) and they gave me a one year warranty from my date of purchase.
    The phone was in brand-new condition but had a slight problem with my voicemail, so I called AT&T on a Monday night and they sent me a replacement phone right away. I actually got the replacement Tuesday morning! It was also in brand-new condition.

    They only sell the deal to new customers.

    I also bought my phone at the $199 dollar price and when I saw them go on sale for $149, I called them up and they gave me a refund for the difference with no questions. AT&T has actually been pretty good.:D
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2006
    Nassau, Bahamas

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