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Get Refurbished iPhone 3G for $49

Talk about cheap! AT&T's announcement over on Twitter reveals that the company is selling refurbished versions of Apple's iPhone 3G for a whopping $49. The official listing can be found here, showing that it's actually the black 8 GB model that costs $49; the refurbished 16 GB version (black or white) can be purchased for $99.

But don't let the cheap price fool you: consumers still need to sign up for a two-year plan. For the 8 GB model, the contract costs $99, however AT&T provides a $50 discount. Still, that's not a bad price for consumers looking to get the iPhone, but not necessarily interested in the newer model.

"Refurbished phones are previously owned devices that have been unused or lightly used and returned during the 30-day trial period. The product page reads. "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."

  • IzzyCraft
    "Refurbished phones are previously owned devices that have been unused or lightly used and returned during the 30-day trial period. The product page reads."
    unused Refurbished well that's reassuring that it will work.
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  • antemon
    Apple isn't exactly known for crappy devices, I think it's a decent deal...
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  • they could totally make it free and still make profit since they require people to sign a two year contract
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  • Greg_77
    The refurbished Iphones have significantly shorter warranties, I believe, unless they changed the policy. In all honesty, the Iphone is not known for the best reliability. Not to say it's out of line compared to other compact devices. That being said, I would rather pay the extra $50 to get an unscratched Iphone that has a one year warranty. Let's face it, if someone returned it then it probably had problems to begin with...
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  • Greg_77
    The refurbished Iphones have significantly shorter warranties, I believe, unless they changed the policy. In all honesty, the Iphone is not known for the best reliability. Not to say it's out of line compared to other compact devices. That being said, I would rather pay the extra $50 to get an unscratched Iphone that has a one year warranty. Let's face it, if someone returned it then it probably had problems to begin with...
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  • Kill@dor
    This is a significant deal i think everyone can appreciate. Apple will just make money off applications purchased.
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  • Rogers has had the same deal since June 19th.
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  • pug_s
    I would only be interested in buying an iphone if it doesn't have a contract.
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  • taiso
    well i guess to me it would come down to who actually refurbished or is selling the refurbished phones. at&t OR apple directly. because back in the day i bought a refurbished black 8 gig 2nd gen nano for 80 dollars. i got it directly from apple online, the thing came in perfect condition and it has given me no problems. still running well after 3 years. cause any at&t "tech support" rep could have just looked over it, ok-ed it and bam its now 'refurbished' and ready to sell!
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  • thearm
    Greg_77The refurbished Iphones have significantly shorter warranties, I believe, unless they changed the policy. In all honesty, the Iphone is not known for the best reliability. Not to say it's out of line compared to other compact devices. That being said, I would rather pay the extra $50 to get an unscratched Iphone that has a one year warranty. Let's face it, if someone returned it then it probably had problems to begin with...
    I like how you get down voted for stating vaild points. Tom's users sort of remind me of Digg or Reddit users lately.
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