ATT refurbs be careful...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rxl125, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. rxl125 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    I bought one, and it was pretty used I think... Took it back to apple and they gave me a new one no questions asked... They said they have been having that happen with att refurbs..

    Another interesting thing is my phone was still registered to the previous buyer... I have to call apple to get my warranty changed.
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    When you exchange your iPhone at Apple as you have done, you still get a refurb. The difference with Apple is, is that they replace the complete case, screen and all with a brand new case so that the iPhone looks brand new. It appears that AT&T refurbs are using the original casing and that they just repair the iPhone and sell it as refurb.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Did you buy online or stop-in at one of the AT&T Corporate Stores? :cool:
  4. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006

  5. intoxicated662 macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    well, it's a risk you take and also take into consideration the price difference
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Not all the time.

    I was having issues with my iPhone that i bought on June 29th, and i took it in and they gave me a new one. This was in like the 2nd week of January, and it was made the last week of December.
  7. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2007
    Im not sure many of you now this, but you can request to open it up and check it out BEFORE you buy it! I did this before I got mine 2 weeks ago!
  8. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
  9. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    the at&t refurb i bought (from a physical store in the northeast) is flawless - no scratches, wear, or any other signs it was ever used before. so, there is hope in getting a clean/unmarked one from at&t...
  10. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2007
    I bought a refurb 8GB iPhone from my local AT&T store 2 weeks. I've been having many issues with the multitouch and it keeps freezing. Some of my keys on the keyboard are so hard to touch that I have to press very hard. I called Apple today and I'm either sending it in to service or going to the Apple Store.

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