My story with the 199 or 249 Refurbished iPhones at AT&T Stores

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by diehardmacfan, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. diehardmacfan macrumors regular

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    I live in Greenwich, CT and after hearing the story about the iPhones for 199 and 249 at AT&T stores I convinced myself to go out and buy one. Today they were out of the 4 GB ones so I got the 8 GB one. They come in these AT&T boxes with all the accessories and the phone itself is in excellent condition! I cannot see any scratches on it at all.

    The wierd thing is that they dont come with a sim card at all. I turned it on with no sim card in it and it was completely activated with 1.1.2. I can use it for wi-fi and after getting home i found out I can use it for syncing to itunes as well. I plugged it into iTunes with no sim card in and it recognized it like a new ipod but it said iphone. No contract questions asked.

    I did ask the guy at AT&T for a blank sim card to try out. When i put that it the iPhone was still usable for wifi but when i plug it into itunes it asked me to register with at&t and pay activate my phone. So with the Sim card out it works great for me and has all the features except the phone.

    The guy at AT&T made sure that he told me to not to unlock it. I forgot to ask about how much the warranty was but I asked the person at the apple store and she said she thought it was probably the same as new ones, which is one year.

    So I am very happy for my purchase where I have an 8GB iphone in basically perfect condition without doing any hacking to get it activated. I will be getting a contract with AT&T soon because i do want to use it as a phone. So this is a great buy at $250 for basically the same thing which originally sold at $599.

    Julian
     
  2. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    you should have a year warranty with it-- that is what comes with any refurb product-- sounds like a good deal!
     
  3. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

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    Great deal as I got one a few days ago as well the 8gig refurb...it has a one year warranty as well!

    PS the AT&T guy would never say to Unlock it.. PS you can...

    When the new ones come out Ill give this one to my wife...
     
  4. Hoo03 macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what happened when I first turned on my refurb 8GB from AT&T. I was, however, given a sim card separately during my purchase.

    Now I'm on the AT&T prepay plan and could not be more happier with the phone.
     

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