1. lindseybp's Avatar
    Getting an S5 via phone insurance as my current S5 has water damage. Any way to tell if the one they send me is refurbished or truly new?

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    10-06-2014 10:17 AM
  2. bbmjack's Avatar
    Getting an S5 via phone insurance as my current S5 has water damage. Any way to tell if the one they send me is refurbished or truly new?

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    Most likely refurbished one

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    10-06-2014 10:32 AM
  3. jmagid51's Avatar
    Check the IMEI number with your carrier.
    10-06-2014 10:46 AM
  4. colyn1353's Avatar
    You can contact the carrier. They will tell you which it is.


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    10-06-2014 11:08 AM
  5. lindseybp's Avatar
    Thanks!

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    10-06-2014 11:25 AM
  6. ziva2006's Avatar
    Lindsey, who is your current carrier? If you have Sprint, there is a really easy way to find out for yourself. PM me and I can help you out.
    10-07-2014 10:39 PM
  7. Slashyou's Avatar
    Getting an S5 via phone insurance as my current S5 has water damage. Any way to tell if the one they send me is refurbished or truly new?

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    Most likely new but why do you care? its a win-win you get a new phone without water damage and they can refurb it your phone is used as well
    10-08-2014 02:26 AM
  8. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Most likely refurbished one

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    Not necessarily. I had to replace my old S4 through insurance and I got a brand new phone in the box.

    Most likely new but why do you care? its a win-win you get a new phone without water damage and they can refurb it your phone is used as well
    That's a good point but sometimes people have problems with refurbished units.
    10-08-2014 07:34 AM
  9. Slashyou's Avatar
    Not necessarily. I had to replace my old S4 through insurance and I got a brand new phone in the box.

    Lucky


    That's a good point but sometimes people have problems with refurbished units.
    Yeah right but most of the time its tested and good
    10-08-2014 07:48 AM
  10. cydewaze's Avatar
    Most likely new but why do you care? its a win-win you get a new phone without water damage and they can refurb it your phone is used as well
    Usually yes, but sometimes the original problem may not have been rectified. I went through two refurb Verizon FiOS boxes earlier this year before I got one that actually worked.
    10-08-2014 08:00 AM
  11. Slashyou's Avatar
    Usually yes, but sometimes the original problem may not have been rectified. I went through two refurb Verizon FiOS boxes earlier this year before I got one that actually worked.
    Sorry to hear that but most of the times they are as good as new like apples i mean i got a refurb ip5 1 week ago everything works and is mint
    10-08-2014 08:39 AM
  12. cydewaze's Avatar
    Oh definitely. I got a refurb Droid 2 and it was better than the original one I had. It's kind of a roll of the dice. I always assume that electronic items replaced under warranty are going to be replaced by refurbished items.
    10-08-2014 08:59 AM
  13. Slashyou's Avatar
    Oh definitely. I got a refurb Droid 2 and it was better than the original one I had. It's kind of a roll of the dice. I always assume that electronic items replaced under warranty are going to be replaced by refurbished items.
    Yea but maybe if you ask for a new one you,ll get it but refurbs are almost always good
    10-09-2014 11:20 AM
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    Getting an S5 via phone insurance as my current S5 has water damage. Any way to tell if the one they send me is refurbished or truly new?

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  15. AXEL314's Avatar
    Try out Phone Info from the Play Store

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