Telus Certified Pre-Owned iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models are now available, specifically 16GB models. These phones are essentially lightly-used iPhones that customers returned and then were ‘refurbished’ for sale.
These models are available on contract with 2-year SharePlus Plans or purchased outright:
- 16GB iPhone 5s: $129 on 2 year term; $550 outright
- 16GB iPhone 5c: $0 on 2 year term; $450 outright
These iPhones come with a 6 month warranty (other smartphones are 12 months) and 15 day return policy. Some Telus pre-owned iPhones in the past still had AppleCare warranties attached to specific devices, so you could luck out with an extra warranty.
The outright pricing is cheaper than buying an unlocked unit from Apple, but they are not unlocked (which costs $35 with Telus and does require the phone to be hooked up for service).
So you could have an unlocked refreshed iPhone 5s for $585, versus $719 from Apple ($134 off) if you don’t care about having brand new. The iPhone 5c would cost $485 unlocked from Telus vs $599 new from Apple ($114 in savings).
Earlier we calculated whether it would be cheaper to buy an unlocked iPhone or get a subsidized 2-year term. It’s now up to you to decide what will work best for you. Let us know if you’re going to jump on this!