AT&T refurb arrived

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DrJB, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2010
    Just received an AT&T refurb that I ordered Friday.
    No chips, scratches or bends.
    Screen is perfect, no scratches.
    Very happy with my order.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2008
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    What kind of box did it arrive in? Any warranty?
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2010
    The box is an iPhone 5 box with a white sticker on the back, but covered by an AT&T refurb sleeve.
    According to Apple, warranty is thru 9/13
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2010
    This is the place
    Interesting. I wonder why Apple is lopping two months off the warranty? I guess they are counting from initial activiation.

    Did you get, or are you getting, AppleCare+?
  7. macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Definitely. I wish I would've waited.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Jun 21, 2010
    Just call them and say you just bought it. I think they ask for the receipt. Then they will extend it back to a year.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Damn wish I had known before I ordered I got the gfs iPhone 5.
  10. macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2007
    I'm still shocked AT&T refurbs went on sale this quick!

    Noted for a future iPhone ...
  11. Carla748, Nov 26, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012

    macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    Mine arrived today also. White Iphone 5 16 GB for $99 and its flawless! I was surprised that FedEx just left it at my front door- I was home and they never rang the doorbell. I'm glad someone did not steal it!
  12. macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    What color did you all order cause I didn't get mine yet? (Ordered black) I Checked the order status and it still says processing. Also, did it come with the earphones?
  13. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    It's White and came with earphones - everything was new in the box.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    I doubt they will extend it for the year.

    In Apple's database, they can see exactly when the phone was initially activated. So it would not matter when it was purchased.

    I am pretty sure these ATT refubs are store returns and ATT's inventory was piling up.

    On my phone, they knew exactly when my phone was activated and exactly when AppleCare+ was added, i.e. the entire history of the phone in Apple's data base.
  15. macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2009
    Just got my iPhone 5 refurb in as well. No physical defects that I can see.

    The only problem I'm having is activating it. Apparently I have to call a number from a different phone (I'm using my old nexus one) and have the iPhone activated. I thought it would be an automated process but apparently you have to get a hold of an actual person to activate it. And just my luck, they're all so busy that it won't even put me on hold. Kinda lame really. :confused:
  16. macrumors 68040


    Jun 21, 2010
    Not for another extra year. Just a year from when YOU purchased the refurb. They did this when I got a 4S refurb last year for cheap.
  17. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    I activated mine on line with AT&T . It took about a minute and started working in less than five minutes. Directions were in a pamphlet inside the mailing box.

    Easy and fast!
  18. macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    Ugh mine is still processing...order it Friday night
  19. macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2009
    Yeah I went online to do the activation, and this is what it says:

    "ACT005: We apologize for any inconvenience. iPhone users must connect to iTunes to activate service. All other users click here to register your mobile number and update your new equipment. If you need further assistance, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-331-0500."

    And I've already activated my iPhone via iTunes, at least I went through the setup process... seems like something is wrong with Apple's/AT&T's servers?
  20. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    the guy you quoted wrote "extend it back to a year" so i'm not sure if you're saying that you doubt that they'll extend it another year or just until the 1 year mark from being repurchased, but anyways im pretty sure they'll make it so that it's one year from when the OP purchased, instead of two months less. :)
  21. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    I registered my refurb iPhone 5 with , after it was registered it gave me my warranty info . Mine is under warranty until Nov 1st, 2013..
  22. macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    Any premiere AT&T customers get their phones today?
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    So if there is a problem with it like scratches I can just have it replaced at an Apple store?
  24. macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    But wait, I thought it was "too soon" for refurbs????

    Guess I was right in saying that thanks to the OCD crowd returning dozens at a time in the hunt for the "perfect" phone that it would greatly accelerate the process. What a shocker. Glad we can put those hysterics to rest...

    If AT&T has em, how many refurbs do you think APPLE has by now???:eek:

    White boxes are 99% refurb. No reason to cling to the hope and prayer you are still getting a new one if you have to swap your used phone in the hopes of getting one without a teensy tiny scratch that you can't see without magnification lol. You aren't.

    For the millionth time though, it's no big deal. As confirmed here, Apple makes the best refurbs (and they likely supplied them to AT&T, if not kudos to the big A for the job!)
  25. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    There is no way a white box obtained the week after or day of release was a refurb. Two months after release is an entirely different situation.

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