iPhone 4 prices with a two-year contract just keep dropping, thanks to AT&T offering refurbished devices at steep discounts. For only $79, new subscribers can pick up an iPhone 4 16GB with a cosmetic blemish, while the same refurb in new condition goes for only $99.
iPhone 4 32GB models are going for $199 while the cosmetically blemished ones cost only $179. These deals save between $100 and $120 off normal prices. Even refurbished iPhone 3GS models have been slashed, with cosmetic blemish 8GB hardware going for only $19.
AT&T is also throwing in a new iPhone 4 case with the deal. The case featured is a VersaDUO shell described here:
The ultimate in versatility and stylish impact protection with this innovative snap on case. The VersaDUO comes with 3 interchangeable color plates (red, blue, and silver) making it easy to personalize your phone to match your style. Elegant design lines complement the smooth soft-touch finish of the phone.There are taxes to pay and a $36 activation fee, plus the required iPhone data plans start at $15 per month. Still, for these low prices and a fully functioning iPhone better deals are hard to come by. Cosmetic blemishes are bound to happen anyway with every mobile device as it gets roughed up during normal usage.
Existing customers eligible for an upgrade can pick up refurbished (non-cosmetically blemished) iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models at slightly higher prices. The iPhone 4 16GB goes for $149 and the 32GB model runs $249 which saves $50 off of normal prices with a new two-year agreement.
Newest iPhone FAQs
Refurbished iPhones are covered under at least a 90 day warranty. According to AT&T:
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.
New subscriber refurb deals are available online only, not in AT&T retail stores. Check the AT&T Wireless website for more details.