What’s the difference between a cheap phone and an inexpensive one? Saving money doesn’t have to mean compromising quality. There’s a stigma about buying a used phone—or a used “anything,” really. But, you don’t have to buy a pre-owned cell phone at the flea market and hope you got a good deal. AT&T Certified Restored phones guarantee a phone with a 90-day warranty and 14-day no-risk return policy. Plus, you’ll find amazing deals of up to 75% off!
What’s a Certified Restored device?
AT&T Certified Restored phones and tablets are:
- Thoroughly inspected
- Independently tested
- Reconditioned to like-new condition
For example, an AT&T Certified Restored device may get a new screen or housing. It’s updated with the latest software. Then, it has to pass a quality inspection to make sure the device works and looks as good as new.
- Top-rated phones and tablets
- Eco-conscious reuse
- Low-end prices
What’s a Certified Pre-Owned device?
If you’d like a great cell phone but don’t care if it’s shiny-new, a Certified Pre-Owned device might be the used phone for you. AT&T Certified Pre-Owned devices have minor scratches or light scuffs. However, you can expect them to work just like a new phone because they’ve been thoroughly inspected and tested.
- 14-day, risk-free return policy
- Independent testing
- 7-point hardware and system check
What’s the difference?
There are 3 differences between the 2 types of used phones:
- Certified Restored devices have a 90-day warranty. Pre-Owned devices don’t have warranties.
- Certified Restored devices look brand new. Certified Pre-Owned devices may have minor scratches or scuffs.
- Certified Restored prices are really low—up to 75% off! But Certified Pre-Owned devices can cost even less to offset the lack of a warranty.
So, now you have 2 great ways to save on your next cell phone or tablet. You don’t have to spend full price for a new device. You can save a bunch with Certified Restored devices, and even more with Certified Pre-Owned phones and tablets. To learn more and ask questions about your specific device, go to the AT&T Community Forums.
This article was written by an AT&T employee. The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.