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Refurbished: Very Good Condition
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  • £25.00
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  • £ 9.00 Upfront cost
Refurbished: Very Good Condition
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  • £16.99
  • per month
  • £ 9.00 Upfront cost
Refurbished: Excellent Condition
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  • £14.99
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  • £0 Upfront cost
Refurbished: Excellent Condition
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  • £19.99
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  • £ 9.00 Upfront cost
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Refurbished phones are a great option for those times when you’re after phone upgrades, but working to a tighter budget than usual. A refurbished phone isn’t just any old second-hand phone; it will have been removed from the box and then returned to the retailer or manufacturer before being tested, repaired (if needed), data wiped and cleaned before being put back on sale at a discounted price point – sometimes hundreds of pounds less than the original price. SIM-free refurbished phone deals tend to represent great value for money for the fact that they’re thoroughly manufacturer repaired, tested and checked, meaning that you can expect it to be in both good working order and a good deal cheaper than a brand-new version of the same handset.

Refurbished phones also come with the memory wiped as per the Data Protection Act, so nothing from the previous owner will remain. It should also come with a warranty to cover you in case of any faults. And, unlike a second-hand phone bought from a private seller, you’ll enjoy the benefits of consumer rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 if the phone turns out not to be as described.

Finally, it’s not just great for your finances. If you buy a refurbished phone, you’re taking on a long-lasting, high-performance, recycled piece of kit. Giving it a second life means it’s great for the planet too. Win, win win.

Refurb phones

If you’re looking for a refurbished iPhone, refurbished Samsung phones or refurbished Android phones then you’ll find that more and more are becoming available. The great thing about refurbished mobile phone deals is that they can cost you a fraction of the original price and save you some serious money. That’s all without compromising on quality or useability, as they’re all refurbished to factory standards, checked and ready to go. Generally, the phones you choose will come SIM free, meaning you’ll need to choose a service provider and data package to get yourself started. At Carphone Warehouse, we have some great pay monthly deals on refurbished phones too.

Pay monthly refurbished phones

You can buy refurbished phones in a number of ways. Pay monthly refurbished phones mean you can spread the cost out over a set number of months, and this might be the way you’d like to go if you can’t afford to buy the phone in one lump sum. These refurbished phone contracts will differ in terms of monthly payment amounts depending on the phone you choose, and the type of agreement you sign up for, but can make for great refurbished mobile phone deals.

Refurbished phones SIM free

Every phone needs a SIM to operate and function properly. With a SIM, you can connect to your chosen network and enjoy the benefits of the data package of your choice. All refurbished phones are available SIM-free, meaning you can choose the network and package to suit you and your needs. In that way, refurbished SIM-free phones give you an opportunity for both great savings and great choices. All you need to do is find yourself a great SIM-only deal.

Refurbished phones FAQs

What is a refurbished phone?

A refurbished phone is a mobile that has been previously owned, but unlike a second-hand phone bought from a private individual, it’s sold after having been thoroughly refurbished, checked and tested by the manufacturer or vendor. It’s likely that the previous owner simply changed their mind and sent it back, or there was a slight fault that will have since been fully rectified. The refurbished smartphone will be back to full working order and usually comes with a one-year warranty. The only minor disadvantages of refurbished phones are that, generally, they don’t come in their original packaging, and may not include accessories such as headphones. They’re also pre-owned of course, and as such may contain slight signs of use such as the odd scratch or nick to the phone itself.

Are refurbished phones good?

The answer is a resounding yes. Refurbished mobile phones are great for your wallet and great for the environment too, as they’re being reused. They’re cheaper than buying the same model brand-new, and the best refurbished phones are always of high quality as the phone will have been completely repaired (if necessary), and thoroughly checked and tested before becoming re-available. You’ll also get a warranty, which is not something you’d receive if you were buying a second-hand phone from a private seller.

What if something goes wrong with a refurbished phone?

Of course, you might change your mind and decide you don’t want the phone. You can return your refurbished mobile within 14 days if that’s the case. And, if you hit problems and discover the phone is faulty immediately after buying it, you have 30 days to return or exchange it. And for real peace of mind, all our refurbished phones come with a 12-month guarantee so if your mobile does develop a fault within the first year, we have you covered.

What’s in the box?

Inside the box you’ll find your refurbished mobile phone, along with a charger cable.

Can I see the refurbished mobile before I buy it?

Refurbished mobile phones are only available online, so they’re not available in stores to view before purchase.

What shall I do with my old device?

You can trade in or recycle your old tech at Currys stores. So when you trade in your old mobile phone, you may get extra cash off your new refurbished phone.

How can I be sure about the quality of the refurbished mobile?

Refurbished mobile phones are graded in terms of quality so that you know what you’re getting. The grades are Excellent, Very Good and Fair. Here’s a little more information about how the gradings work.


EXCELLENT

These mobiles are in excellent condition, and they work perfectly. There may be some very minor cosmetic imperfections.

  • Known in the industry as "Grade A Refurbished" products, these are the best grade of refurbished phones we have
  • “Excellent" products are fully tested and fully functional
  • Contains a healthy battery
  • Mobile may have very minor cosmetic imperfections but no dents or deep scratches
  • Supplied in generic box packaging, not the original manufacturer’s packaging
  • Does not contain the manufacturers manual/user guide
  • Device supplied with an adaptor, cable and sim tool
  • May contain non-original parts but has been fully tested and works perfectly
  • Refurbished mobile is fully data-wiped
  • Mobiles listed as "refurbished" come with a 12-month technical guarantee. This means if the product develops a fault, we have you covered

  • VERY GOOD

    These mobiles are in very good condition, and they work perfectly. There will be minor cosmetic imperfections and very light signs of use.

  • Known in the industry as "Grade B Refurbished" products, these refurbished phones have slightly more cosmetic imperfections than the “Excellent” products
  • “Very Good" products are fully tested and fully functional
  • Contains a healthy battery
  • Mobile may have a few minor cosmetic imperfections but no dents or deep scratches
  • Supplied in generic box packaging, not the original manufacturer’s packaging
  • Does not contain the manufacturers manual/user guide
  • Device supplied with an adaptor, cable and sim tool
  • May contain non-original parts but has been fully tested and works perfectly
  • Refurbished mobile is fully data-wiped
  • Mobiles listed as "refurbished" come with 12-month technical guarantee. This means if the product develops a fault, we have you covered

  • FAIR

    These mobiles are in fair condition, and they work perfectly. There will be multiple cosmetic and sometimes heavy imperfections and clear signs of use.

  • Known in the industry as "Grade C Refurbished" products, these refurbished phones will show signs of cosmetic wear and tear
  • “Fair" mobiles are fully tested and fully functional
  • “Fair” mobile phones may have multiple cosmetic imperfections and signs of usage including dents and deep scratches
  • Contains a healthy battery
  • Supplied in generic box packaging, not the original manufacturer’s packaging
  • Do not contain the manufacturers manual/user guide
  • Device supplied with an adaptor, cable and sim tool
  • May contain non-original parts but has been fully tested and works perfectly
  • Refurbished mobile is fully data-wiped
  • Mobiles listed as "refurbished" come with a 12-month technical guarantee. This means if the product develops a fault, we have you covered