AT&T Selling iPhones for $99
AT&T is currently selling refurbished iPhones on its web site for $50 less than new retail price. Until Dec. 31, the carrier is also offering an extra $50 off, bringing the cost of an iPhone 3G (refurbished, 8 GB) down to $99.
Apple Selling Refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at Discount
Feb 2, 2018
Apple has added refurbished units of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to its online store. Refurbished iPhones are given a new battery, a new outer shell, and are certified by Apple.
Samsung Plans to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note7
Mar 27, 2017
Samsung plans to bring back the Galaxy Note7, despite the massive recall that spelled the phone's demise last year. The company will sell refurbished versions of the phone, though Samsung is still determining where via talks with regulatory authorities and carriers.
T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
Sep 10, 2015
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Jun 21, 2017
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
For new customers only
2) Are these originally "B" stock phones that didn't make it to the finish line?
3) If "no" to the first two questions, how is it they have so many refurbs laying around for resale?
It makes me question the durability of the product.