1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Should I buy a sprint refurbished htc hero?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fellbackdownagain, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. fellbackdownagain

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010

    Oct 11, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    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?
     

    Advertisement

  2. xzillerationer

    xzillerationer Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    197
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010

    Jun 29, 2010
    197
    12
    58
    Highschooler
    I'm not sure... I think... somewhere...
  3. dan330

    dan330 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #29
    Points:
    923
    Posts:
    11,883
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010

    Jan 22, 2010
    11,883
    3,482
    923
    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 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    88
    Posts:
    650
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009

    Nov 30, 2009
    650
    34
    88
    Seacoast, NH
    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 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    278
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009

    Oct 31, 2009
    278
    8
    36
    Southern California
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    231
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010

    Mar 16, 2010
    231
    17
    38
    Indiana

    No.
     
  7. xevious

    xevious Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    188
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    188
    11
    38
    Looking for a way to save humanity
    Near NYC
    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 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #29
    Points:
    923
    Posts:
    11,883
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010

    Jan 22, 2010
    11,883
    3,482
    923
    can we get an EVO or EPIC this way??? :D
     
  9. xevious

    xevious Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    188
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    188
    11
    38
    Looking for a way to save humanity
    Near NYC
    Yeah... if you fall asleep and have a cellphone buying dream. ;)
     
  10. dan330

    dan330 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #29
    Points:
    923
    Posts:
    11,883
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010

    Jan 22, 2010
    11,883
    3,482
    923

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

    lk2500 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    15
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010

    Aug 3, 2010
    15
    1
    16
    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.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...