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    Default HTC One: Getting a refurbished phone?

    What are the pros and cons of getting a refurbished phone from TMobile? I'm trying to decide whether I should get the $50 refurbished phone from TMo or just spending $175 on insurance for a brand new one.

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    Default Re: Getting a refurbished phone?

    Getting a refurbished phone is almost like getting a new one. They give you a Certified Like-New device, meaning it has been used but has no defects.
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    To elaborate on what Ngster said. It can be a phone that has been used and returned under the 15 day test period. They cant sell it as new so its a used device from then on. These make great "refurbished" stock items for carriers.
    But basically a refurb is a used device that if cosmetically perfect and has no actual problems can be sold again. It can also be a damaged device that was re-built then tested to meet manufacturer specs. Unfortunately they dont tell you who refurbished it or who certified it.
    For example, Was it HTC / manufacturer who refurbished it or a 3rd part representing T-Mobile? Im usually OK with Manufacturer refurb equipment. But look at companies like Asurion. I hear stories all the time of how their refurbished devices fail or have problems. Thats because Asurion has their own techs and they refurb their own stuff and might use different standards then the manufacturer.
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    My HTC One is a refurbished device from T-Mobile. (Meaning that's my carrier, not necessarily who refurb'ed it). And I have had absolutely 0 issues with it. I've had it since November.
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    Default Re: HTC One: Getting a refurbished phone?

    I know what refurbished is, I'm just trying to decide whether I should give TMo $50 for a device swap or I should give Asurion $175 for a brand new phone

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    Default Re: HTC One: Getting a refurbished phone?

    The way phones are now days and people changing and upgrading so often. I would just get a refurbished one. Save the money get the same phone...you won't have it another year probably.

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    Default Re: HTC One: Getting a refurbished phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by BitchImFatJesus View Post
    I know what refurbished is, I'm just trying to decide whether I should give TMo $50 for a device swap or I should give Asurion $175 for a brand new phone

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    With insurance they aren't always new devices.

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    Default Re: HTC One: Getting a refurbished phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    The way phones are now days and people changing and upgrading so often. I would just get a refurbished one. Save the money get the same phone...you won't have it another year probably.

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    I have an HTC One and I plan on keeping it for one more year or so. Pretty solid phone

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    Nothing wrong with a refurb. Its a new condition device thats been inspected and repaired of any flaws.
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    Default Re: HTC One: Getting a refurbished phone?

    I have one thru Verizon. No issues, never had issues with refurb going back to my blackberry days.

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