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    How reliable are T-Mobile's certified/pre-owned phones?

    I was considering getting one of the iPhone 5C's for $200 certified/pre-owned, but do we have anyone who bought from T-Mobile and had to return/replace it for any reason, and how do they certified the phones? Are those warranty replacement with issues like battery/screen/buttons replaced or are they almost all used and with signs of use visible?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    I bought a recertified Galaxy SII that went into an endless reboot cycle after a few days. Fortunately, I was able to return it for a full refund.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartBB10 View Post
    I was considering getting one of the iPhone 5C's for $200 certified/pre-owned, but do we have anyone who bought from T-Mobile and had to return/replace it for any reason, and how do they certified the phones? Are those warranty replacement with issues like battery/screen/buttons replaced or are they almost all used and with signs of use visible?

    Thanks in advance.
    I bought my nexus 5 CPO and it's been flawless, if it wasn't for the CPO box I would've thought it was brand new.

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    I purchased refurbished/certified BB Q10 and it was nearly flawless. There was a small nick on the screen which you really had to look for, but the device and the QWERTY worked just fine. It came in a white box and thought of how bad the quality could be but it turned out to be a decent buy in the end.

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    I got a ZTE ZMAX that was CPO and it was flawless
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    Thanks for all the feedback, I think I'll do this, I can't find 5C anywhere for less than $400 new, which is strange for such an old phone, but that makes $200 look like a deal especially with a warranty, but do they honor warranty if you are not a T-Mobile customer?

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    How reliable are T-Mobile's certified/pre-owned phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by IheartBB10 View Post
    Thanks for all the feedback, I think I'll do this, I can't find 5C anywhere for less than $400 new, which is strange for such an old phone, but that makes $200 look like a deal especially with a warranty, but do they honor warranty if you are not a T-Mobile customer?
    Wait, you aren't a T-Mobile customer? I'm pretty sure they lock their CPO phones to the T-Mobile network, even if it is an iPhone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw16 View Post
    Wait, you aren't a T-Mobile customer? I'm pretty sure they lock their CPO phones to the T-Mobile network, even if it is an iPhone.


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    Thanks.
    I am not, but we are planning to use it with Straight Talk's T-Mobile service which works fine with T-Mobile locked devices (and Straitht Talk's AT&T service works fine with AT&T locked devices) unless this changed recently.

    So the new question would be, do you have to be a T-Mobile subscriber to get the phones for $200?

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