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Sprint to offer refurbished devices for cheap

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Oct 2010, 02:39

Sprint's customers who don't mind getting a carrier-tested used device for a low price, can now officially do so...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

you only doubt cause your sprint haters. but I bet if it was AT&T selling an iphone for 20 dollars cheaper and calling it a refurb you would be all over this.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 09:10

2. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

I don't know, I love Sprint, but 2 yr contract to get a refurbished, older, low tier phone? I think not. Maybe offer better phones, or maybe shorten the contract a year or two, or offer them to current subscribers with a discount? The phone subsidy is already paid, so why charge so much? I would be glad to upgrade, but not to one of these phones and would not want to use my 2 yr contract eligibility that I am saving for next year for a WP7 phone...

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 10:38

3. brobert11 (unregistered)

I think the more helpful portion of this program for our customers will be the opportunity to purchase the devices outright w/ out contract. $79.99 for Hero or Tour. $49.99 for Reclaim or Sanyo. Other phones will be offered from time to time and this gives customers an option now instead of calling and begging to have a device changed 6 months into a cntract because they don't like it or for people who don't have TEP and have lost/stolen devices or damage that the stores are unable to repair. I doubt this program is started to be succesful in selling phones to new customers but is set up that way too just to give them a chance to get an outgoing model higher end device for cheap w/ a man warranty. Good deal and great tool to help customers w/ device issues and unrealistic expectations for the carrier to exchange thier phone for free!.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 11:02

4. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

exactley Verizon uses these as customer retention, break your phone and did not buy insurance buy a certified pre owned

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 14:40

5. Hotzb22 (Posts: 109; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)

ummm att already does this

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