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How can you tell if you have a refurbished phone?

by ross1452 / February 16, 2006 8:57 PM PST

I have a Moto V557 and am supposed to receive another phone since this one is defective. I was told there is no guarantee that I will get a new phone or a refurbished one. I understand there is a way to tell if the phone is new or not...does anyone know what to look for?


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wow...well here
by madeformotorola / February 16, 2006 11:34 PM PST

i am a phone freak and i dont even know how to determine if a phone is refurbished.. i think one way to tell is if the phone has the protective plastic on it..that means its new..thats all i can say

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another sign
by dave1973 / February 18, 2006 1:12 PM PST
In reply to: wow...well here

If the phone has any scratches on it, that's a sign it's refurbished. Also if the battery is also the cover for the back of the phone, like Samsung phones are, and no battery there, it's definitely refurbished. I know this from first hand experience because I had to replace my Samsung a650 last year, and got a refurbished a650 on the spot at Verizon Wireless (corporate store).

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No way to tell for sure...
by cnet_god / February 19, 2006 12:21 AM PST
In reply to: another sign

One hidden thing is to make sure the battery holds a full charge.

Other than that, if you can't tell, then it really doesn't matter, does it?

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