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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Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-01-2014 at 06:25 PM.
- 03-01-2014, 04:56 PM #2
- 03-01-2014, 05:21 PM #3
Re: Getting a refurbished phone?
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.
- 03-01-2014, 05:35 PM #4
- 03-02-2014, 10:13 AM #6
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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- 03-02-2014, 12:45 PM #7
Blackberry Curve 8330- Blackberry Storm 2 9550- iPod Touch 4th gen - Apple Iphone 4- Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HDMotorola RAZR HD (wife) - HTC One
- 03-02-2014, 01:00 PM #9
- 03-02-2014, 02:47 PM #10
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