“Refurbished” is AT&T’s way of saying a device has been used before, but not for very long. As the company says:
Refurbished phones are previously owned devices that have been unused or lightly used and returned during the 30-day trial period. Each refurbished phone is independently quality tested and loaded with the latest software to meet current factory standards. Some refurbished iPhone 3G devices will have minor scratches.
Refurbished iPhone 3G devices carry a warranty of 90 days or more.
Getting this price requires agreeing to a two-year iPhone service contract. The regular price for a new iPhone 3G with 16 gigabytes of storage is $300, so buying a used model saves $150.
This carrier is also offering the 8 GB version of this smartphone for just $100; the regular price for a non-refurbished unit is $200.
To learn more, or make a purchase, visit the AT&T website.
Nearing the End
Previously, refurbished iPhones with 16 GB of Storage sold for $200, but AT&T is likely lowering the price because a new model is expected to be released this summer.
Still, the current model will be getting an upgrade to a new version of Apple’s smartphone operating system in a few months. This will bring some additional features, including peer-to-peer gaming and cut, copy, and paste.
More about the iPhone 3G
The iPhone 3G is Apple’s second-generation smartphone, and the “3G” in its name refers to its support for 3G cellular-wireless networking.
It has the ability to run native third-party applications that have been approved by Apple. In addition, it is able to connect to Microsoft Exchange for corporate email service.