RefurbMe lists a few different carrier-locked iPhones:
You'll find all the carrier options under the Carrier header in the left-hand side menu. If you have a different carrier, or you might want to switch carriers in the future, your safest option is to go for an unlocked phone.
Not all refurbished iPhones receive a replacement battery as part of the refurbishing process. When an iPhone gets refurbished by a professional refurbisher, it gets fully tested. If any parts are faulty, they will be fixed or replaced.
The Apple Store guarantees that every refurbished iPhone comes with a new battery. If you would like to browse Apple certified refurbished iPhones on RefurbMe, filter by Apple Store products.
Refurbished iPhones usually come with a warranty, but every refurbisher offers a different policy. In order to avoid any bad surprises regarding the quality of your product, make sure that you buy a refurbished iPhone from a professional and certified refurbisher. You can compare our partners' warranty policies here.
Read your seller's warranty policy thoroughly to make sure your device benefits from the protection you're comfortable with. If the warranty period feels too short for you, some sellers allow you to upgrade it for an extra cost, so you can enjoy your iPhone worry-free for as long as possible. If you buy your refurbished Apple device from the Apple Store, you can choose to add an AppleCare plan to your order.
On RefurbMe, we only feature Apple devices that come with a 30 day warranty or more. When looking at a particular device, scroll down to the sellers' offers to check the warranty information:
If you would like further information, we encourage you to click on Buy now to be redirected on the seller's site, where their specific warranty information will always be up-to-date.
Of course, refurbished iPhones are fully tested. In fact, when an iPhone is getting refurbished, testing is one of the most important stages.
The testing process includes:
thorough checking of all components.
Because a refurbished iPhone is generally in great working condition, most parts will pass the checks without a problem. However, if any part seems defective, it will go through troubleshooting. Whenever possible, the refurbisher will fix the faulty part. If it cannot be fixed, the refurbisher will replace the part with a brand new one. For instance, a cracked screen is systematically replaced with a brand new screen.
Once any necessary fixes or replacements are done, a refurbished iPhone goes through the product testing process once more. This is important to understand: refurbished iPhones go through the same testing process as any new iPhone does. You can expect the same level of functional quality from a refurbished iPhone as you do from a brand new device.
Refurbished iPhones are devices which are pre-owned. They might have had a faulty part—screen issue, faulty software, battery problem—and were sent back to the manufacturer. Or, they were a display item that is now getting prepped to go on the market.
How do iPhones get refurbished?
Thephone gets sent back to the manufacturer or to a refurbisher.
The refurbisher finds out what (if anything) is wrong with it by subjecting the iPhone to a battery of tests on both hardware and software.
If any issue is found, the faulty parts go through troubleshooting. Whenever possible, the refurbisher will fix a defective part. However, some issues, such as a cracked screen, cannot be fixed. In that case,the refurbisher will replace the part with a brand-new one.
The refurbished iPhone goes through one last set of functional tests again.
Product testing is crucial to make sure the device is ready for sale. Only when an iPhone passes these tests—just like a new one would!—the refurbisher can stamp them as refurbished.
Refurbished iPhones are wiped of all pre-existing user data.
When an iPhone is refurbished, its internal storage is completely reset. No video clips, text messages, random apps, or documents will clutter your refurbished device. The OS is restored and the storage is new. A refurbished iPhone is fresh and ready for its next user as if it were brand new.