Who has an AT&T refurbished iPhone 4?

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  1. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering who has an AT&T refurbished iPhone 4? Not the ones from Apple, but the ones from www.att.com.

    I know that they aren't "Apple refurbs" , but I want to know the condition that they come in, and what is scenario with the warranty. I am seriously considering purchasing one.


    Thanks
     
  2. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I bought one in December direct from AT&T online - 32GB for $199. Looked absolutley new except for the box, with new USB and headphones. Came with 4.2.1. No scratches or any other cosmetic imperfections.
     
  3. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    That's awesome! Considering I only plan to keep the phone for 2-4 months, I think the price is right.
     
  4. a.jfred macrumors 6502

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    I bought my old 8GB 3G refurbished from AT&T a couple of years ago. As sbddude noted, it was pretty much sparkling new, except for the box. No scratches, no blemishes I could see, and after 2+ years, it still works great.
     
  5. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Any idea what the warranty looks like? I did some searching and found some conflicting posts.
     
  6. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked my warranty. Expires Oct 2011, which means I got 10 months.
     
  7. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    I think it still requires a 2 year commitment, or are you passing it down to someone else?
     
  8. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    Yeah, I understand that. Someone on my account isn't planning on upgrading at all (and that person has had a eligible discounted upgrade since 2009). I was going to give them my 3GS in the summer, but I thought "why don't I just upgrade now to iPhone 4, and use their upgrade when iPhone 5 comes out? Then I can give the iPhone 4 instead of the 3GS." Pretty win-win if you ask me ;)

    I've done upgrade swaps plenty of times before, so assuming that hasn't changed, I should have no problems :)
     
  9. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    Bi-winning!!!!
     
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    I've purchased 2 refurb iPhone 4 (both 32GB) and both came in flawless condition. Can't even tell they weren't new, and included new accessories (cable, headphones, etc).
     
  11. S1njin macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is generally regarded as being one of the better refurb providers. As w/ all things Apple, the attention to detail is amazing.
     
  12. Aloha-boy macrumors newbie

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    I got a 32gb refurb for the wife back in October. Only problem it had was a "no sim installed" error. After ejecting, reinserting, ejecting and reinserting the sim, the error went away. I also called Apple and made sure it was covered under their 1 year warranty. :)
     
  13. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    That is good to hear. I wonder if they throw in a new battery into those phones or not.
     

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