Apple iPhone 3G 8GB Black - unlocked (not new) £122 @ Smartfonestore
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Apple iPhone 3G 8GB Black - unlocked (not new) £122 @ Smartfonestore

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Found 1st Dec 2011Made hot 1st Dec 2011
Not the latest but a cheap way to get an iphone for the kids maybe?

Fully Tested
60 Day Warranty
Unlocked, for use on any network
Boxed with USB Cable

86 Comments

Good price.Anyone used this site ???

Can't go wrong if you want a cheap phone with extra bells and whistles

Mikey91

Can't go wrong if you want a cheap phone with extra bells and whistles



Unless you get ripped off or the phone is scratched to hell . . .

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jpearn

Unless you get ripped off or the phone is scratched to hell . . .


Refurb generally means a new screen, so appearance wise that shouldn't be a problem. They are an established Company, so I doubt they're about to jump on a plane with your money either.

coathanger

Refurb generally means a new screen, so appearance wise that shouldn't be … Refurb generally means a new screen, so appearance wise that shouldn't be a problem. They are an established Company, so I doubt they're about to jump on a plane with your money either.


i phone refurbs dont get new screens mate .

coathanger

Refurb generally means a new screen, so appearance wise that shouldn't be … Refurb generally means a new screen, so appearance wise that shouldn't be a problem. They are an established Company, so I doubt they're about to jump on a plane with your money either.



Can I go shopping with you more often ??

please tell me what is the return policy (If you aware)

coathanger

An iphone refurb unboxing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XCWSTtRdcw



Who did the refurbishing ?? Apple, me, or the store ?? And where does it say it's fully refurbished with an Apple 90 day warranty ??
Edited by: "jpearn" 1st Dec 2011

coathanger

An iphone refurb unboxing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XCWSTtRdcw


thats in the usa not uk mate so dont compare

How do you know it's a refurb?

Looks like a really good company to buy from judging from their feedback on both their website and Ebay page too.

May consider buying an iPhone 4 off them.

Theyre the same people as Fonebank. And for me fonebank have always been spot on when it comes to selling old phones. So i wouldn't hesitate buying off them.

It would be ok to make calls and listen to music.I wouldnt want to do much else with it though.I got rid of my 3gs as it was slowing right down on angry birds.

60 day warranty, ouch.

Definitely a better deal than those iPod Touches selling for £30 or so more. Don't think I'd pick this over a low-end Android, though.

from their FAQ:

"REFURBISHED and fully tested - Looks like new.
All visible parts have been replaced with new original apple parts by an accredited testing centre so that in essence the phone is brand new. All have the latest apple software installed."

dxx

Definitely a better deal than those iPod Touches selling for £30 or so … Definitely a better deal than those iPod Touches selling for £30 or so more. Don't think I'd pick this over a low-end Android, though.


+1 to this
Remember that this is an iPhone 3G!
Not a 3Gs

You'd be MUCH better off with a current low-end android handset if this is your absolute maximum budget..
iOS 5? Latest apps? Smooth OS? Video? Forget it.
Edited by: "Azurren" 1st Dec 2011

GOOD CONDITION, GRADE B+++++, with FREE 60 Day Warranty

anyone used this website before?
Edited by: "ljbutchik07" 1st Dec 2011

No point to spend more than 100POUNDS for a low end phone these days...

but its an IPHONE duhh

ro888

No point to spend more than 100POUNDS for a low end phone these days...


voted hot!!!

Cold. You might as well go up to their 3GS, considering that the 3Gs on 4.0 are unusable. 3GS on 5.0 is still rather snappy.

Pretty much every game is abandoning support for the 3G, and Apple itself is or recently has done so. If you really had to get something like this, then the 3GS is the baseline model, to be honest.

For £120 you'd get a better-specced Android device, which would be alot more modern, new and more reliable.

I own an iPhone by the way, so I'm not a hater. I also develop games, so know that I wouldn't want to own a 3G.

ro888

No point to spend more than 100POUNDS for a low end phone these days...



How is this a low end phone?

Wife been wanting one of these for ages, so ordered one for her crimbo present. I'm not up to speed with iphones, so tell me what the new 4 or 4s will do that this wont.
Scratched second hand ones go for more than this on ebay, so why not hot?

thekanester

For £120 you'd get a better-specced Android device, which would be alot … For £120 you'd get a better-specced Android device, which would be alot more modern, new and more reliable.



Name one, and it wouldn't look as good.;)

daddylanc

How is this a low end phone?Wife been wanting one of these for ages, so … How is this a low end phone?Wife been wanting one of these for ages, so ordered one for her crimbo present. I'm not up to speed with iphones, so tell me what the new 4 or 4s will do that this wont.Scratched second hand ones go for more than this on ebay, so why not hot?


Well for a start this phone doesn't have a video camera. I could go on but I really can't be bothered, do some research.

oliver5720

Well for a start this phone doesn't have a video camera. I could go on … Well for a start this phone doesn't have a video camera. I could go on but I really can't be bothered, do some research.



Please do go on, as for £122 I want to know what you can get better at this price. I've bought this, so piont me in the direction of a better deal, and I'll cry into my guinness.

Anyone know what these guys charge for delivery within the UK?

Carphonewarehouse.ie do the SE Xperia Play for sub £140 sim free and unlocked (admittedly of limited use unless you've a contact in R of Ire)

For this price it's great for making calls and texts and using basic apps and Internet use. With 8gb storage I wouldn't consider putting games on anyway. Also the added benefit of putting some music on it you have an iPod and phone for a good price.

daddylanc

Name one, and it wouldn't look as good.;)



Well, I'm more of an iPhone expert than an Android one, but at a quick glance, the Sony Ericsson Live one here: three.co.uk/Pay…ayg

It's going to be a little faster, better battery life, more modern, can be updated, you can add sd cards to extend storage etc.

Looks are all subjective, and whilst all Apple phones are a work of art, this old lady is well phat by today's standard. A very nice phone in 2009, but nearly 2012 will be shameful to use.

As others have pointed out, one the iOS 4 update came along, it more or less rendered the 3G unusable due to battery drain. iOS 5 won't install on it, so you're buying dead tech.

Seriously, dude. Do yourself a favour and get something decent for the same money, or save for at least a 3GS. This thing's a relic.

daddylanc

Name one, and it wouldn't look as good.;)



Acer liquid. Just as good looking, much more powerful and brand new for about the same dough.

That said, im an apple fan, I just couldn't go back to the days of web pages taking 10 seconds to render! And thus I would never recommend a 3G any more, even if it means sending someone in the direction of Android!

too..expensive..and last time they sent me locked phone and took ages to solve it...

daddylanc

Please do go on, as for £122 I want to know what you can get better at … Please do go on, as for £122 I want to know what you can get better at this price. I've bought this, so piont me in the direction of a better deal, and I'll cry into my guinness.



My gf has a 3G and it's getting tough finding new apps that support it properly. You can't upgrade the OS to 5 and a lot of new apps check if IOS5 is installed and refuse to install if it isn't. I too was wondering how this could be considered a dead product but it really is going that way fast. 3Gs isn't so bad as it is still supported. Does anyone know if the latest iTunes requires IOS5?

Mikey91

For this price it's great for making calls and texts and using basic apps … For this price it's great for making calls and texts and using basic apps and Internet use. With 8gb storage I wouldn't consider putting games on anyway. Also the added benefit of putting some music on it you have an iPod and phone for a good price.



Why?

Most of the games available for this phone take up very little space.

Voted cold

EOL phone no longer supported

Thinking about it..
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