The Apple iPhone (3G & 3GS) arrived on TELUS’ new network back in November of last year at the same prices that you would find on Rogers/Fido/Bell. Customers (except those in Manitoba or Saskatchewan) started to purchase the cool smartphone and now – 5 months after launch – it looks like TELUS has put the “refreshed” label and started to sell them at a discounted price.
TELUS says the refreshed iPhones “are available for a special price in limited quantities only on a 3 year term. These units are exclusive to our webstore. These unused or lightly used iPhones, in like new condition, were returned within 14 to 30 days from the date of purchase. They’ve been loaded with the latest software to meet current factory standards, with each having gone through an extensive quality check. Some refreshed iPhones may have final scratches.” In addition, The TELUS refreshed iPhones have a return policy of 30 days and a 90-day warranty from the date of purchase.
So for all those who want to gamble on a refreshed (refurbished) iPhone, you can now get the 3GS 32GB for $249.00; 3GS 16GB for $149.00 and the 3G for $29 all on a 3-year contract.
To compare to the refreshed iPhone over at Rogers, they state they have a “warranty of 6 months from the date of shipment”, but carry the iPhone 3G 8GB for $49.00 and 3G 16GB for $99.00. Fido has the same 6 month warranty but has the 3G 8GB for $29.
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