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Boost Mobile has teamed up with Coles to offer customers a refurbished iPhone XR for $339. The phone comes with a 12-month warranty, a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, and a Boost starter SIM. Here's Boost's current range of prepaid plans:
The refurbished iPhone deal is available at Coles supermarkets nationwide as well as online.
Boost started selling refurbished smartphones in 2019, partnering with device supplier Alegre. Alegre says it completes a 72-point check to ensure all refurbished phones perform at a high standard and have enough battery capacity left. In addition, it only sources Australian-compliant phones that have been wiped and cross-checked against a police database.
Refurbished smartphones may have minor cosmetic damage including scuffing or light scratches on the screen, but won't have any cracks.
In addition to the iPhone XR, Coles is also offering the iPhone 8 for $219. Once again, it's refurbished. We'd avoid buying the iPhone 8 at this point in its life, however. There's a good chance it won't be upgraded to iOS 17, next year, as the iPhone 7 missed out on iOS 16 this year. In addition to missing out on features, you're unlikely to get any security or stability updates.
On the other hand, the iPhone XR still has a bit of life in it. We're expecting it to get iOS 17, but it may miss out on iOS 18 in 2024.