A refurbished phone will only have a 90 day warranty but generally these devices are going to work just fine. You can insure a refurbished phone (except an iPhone).
I'll soon be adding on to my brother's family plan for on AT&T and I was considering purchasing a refurbished phone because they can be up to $100 dollars cheaper. Does anyone have any advice on this matter? Is it a good or bad idea to get a refurbished phone? I am mostly considering smartphones and possibly the Iphone, although i don't like that the data plan for the iphone is more expensive. thanks for the help.