Should I buy a sprint refurbished htc hero?


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  1. fellbackdownagain

    fellbackdownagain New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I used to have a bb but it kept effing up, so sprint said they have those online deals where you can buy the htc hero refurbished should I do that? if so does anyone know if its a 1.5 or 2.1 when its refurbished?
     

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  2. xzillerationer

    xzillerationer Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  3. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    what is the price? do you have to do a contract?

    look at craigslist for current prices.. NO contract!
    arrange to meet at a sprint store to activate!!! before you pay!

    you can get a new one on a new contract for free.. look online.
     
  4. jen8112

    jen8112 Well-Known Member

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    To get a Hero on sprint.com for free you need to be eligible for an upgrade and renew your contract. Referbs are just as good as new and it would most likely come with 2.1 on it. If you want a Hero without a contract then check ebay. I scored mine for $130.
     
  5. cirehawk

    cirehawk Well-Known Member

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    I just bought the EVO. I have 30 days to return it if I don't want to keep it (though I'm fairly certain I will). If I keep it, I will probably put mine on ebay. I have the Seidio case and holster clip for it, as well as the Seidio Innodock Jr. I didn't realize people were buying them, but if you don't want a contract I can see how that makes sense.
     
  6. Rube8514

    Rube8514 Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  7. xevious

    xevious Well-Known Member

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    Well, your chance disappeared anyway. When I saw the opportunity, I took it at $79.99. No contract extension. No discounts credited against your account (which means if you're eligible for renewal with $150 discount, that still exists). The next day, the refurbished phones were sold out.

    The phone came in a Sprint "Certified pre-owned" box with all original accessories, except for a micro SD card and a printed manual. Mine has a very tiny dent on the topside speaker grille, but otherwise looks and feels brand new.

    It is running Android 2.1, s/w version 2.31.651.6. I upgraded to .7 OTA, with no problems.

    They might have more refurbs later on... just keep an eye out. I wouldn't buy it for $149.99, which is what Sprint is charging yet again on their website. You'd figure if this was a total sunset product that they'd leave it up at the $79.99 discounted price.
     
  8. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    can we get an EVO or EPIC this way??? :D
     
  9. xevious

    xevious Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... if you fall asleep and have a cellphone buying dream. ;)
     
  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    not funny!!!!!!! :p
     
  11. lk2500

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    I bought one for my kid, his Samsung Exclaim was acting a bit flaky. It seems brand new looking to me and came with 2.1 OS. He likes it so far except he's having trouble getting used to the virtual keyboard. I thought it was a no brainer since it preserves his upgrade status.
     

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