There was a smattering of unconfirmed reports last week that indicated AT&T was selling off refurbished iPhones at a significantly discounted price at seemingly random retail outlets throughout the country. The reported price of $249 is considerably lower than the price at which Apple sells their refurbs ($349). According to Engadget, these reports have all but been confirmed and AT&T is now selling these to the masses via their online store.
Though reports from last week indicated that you could possibly purchase the refurbished phones in person without
signing up for a contract, in order to take advantage of the $249 price on the refurbished 8GB iPhone via AT&T's website, you'll need to sign up for service or extend your existing contract with AT&T.
If you're one of the folks that stood in line on release day last June in order to drop $599 for the 8GB model, you may wince at the $350 price difference, but such is the gamble with early adoption of new technology -- especially when it comes to handsets.You can order the 8GB Refurbished iPhone direct from AT&T's online store.