Upgrading to a refurb iPhone 4 possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by llopis, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. llopis macrumors newbie


    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I have a contract with AT&T but I can upgrade my phone for a discounted price. When I go look at the options online, it seems I can only choose a non-refurb iPhone 4 (or both new and refurb 3GS).

    But if I go to the AT&T store page, I see they're selling iPhone 4 refurbs to new customers.

    What gives? Temporary glitch in the system, or at they not making that option available to current customers?
  2. j.dstasio macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009
    South Jersey
    I'd say glitch. I got an iPhone 4 refurb as an early upgrade on an extra line not long ago from AT&T. Maybe try calling?
  3. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2008
    I don't think it's a glitch. I believe they are out of stock at the moment as I read in another thread yesterday. I just ordered a refurb as an existing customer on Tuesday. I am waiting on Fed-ex now.
  4. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
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    there are probably no refiurbs available when you check. try refreshing the page a bunch or maybe call
  5. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2010
    They do have refurbs in stock. I can see the following refurbished phones available as early upgrades for me:

    iPhone 3GS - 32GB Black (Refurb) $349.00
    iPhone 4 - 32GB Black (Refurb) $449.00
    iPhone 4 - 16GB Black (Refurb) $349.00
    iPhone 3GS - 16GB White (Refurb) $299.00
    iPhone 3GS - 16GB Black (Refurb) $299.00

    This is as of 10:14 AM CST on 12/20/2010.
  6. sjenkins49 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Radio Shack is offering the trade-in deal again. My wifes iPhone was up for an upgrade. I took it to Radio Shack in Bloomington Indiana and received a ($75) trade-in on her iPhone 3g and purchased a refurb iPhone 4 16g for $124.99. Total with a new case was $75.
  7. SchuettS macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    I just sold a pretty beat up 3g on fleebay for $180. I dont know why everyone thinks $75 for a traded in 3G is a good deal.
  8. sjenkins49 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN

    I'm not everybody, I just think it's a good deal.

    It's great that you got $180. I just feel Radio Shack was fast and simple.
  9. ServiceTag macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    and what about 2g one? Is it worth it more than $75? I think I should be better off to get $75 for it....
  10. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2010
    I don't think Radio Shack is taking the 2G ones.
  11. ServiceTag macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    actually they do, at least in my case...

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