iPhone 3GSAT&T retail stores will be offering refurbished iPhone 3GS models to its prepaid GoPhone customers -- no-contract accounts that do not qualify for subsidized phones -- according to a MacRumors tipster.

The iPhone 3GS was originally released in 2009 and, notably, will not run the new iOS 7 when it's released this fall. For comparison, AT&T sells the refurbished iPhone 4 for $325, so the 3GS would presumably be offered for well under $300.

The tipster claims the phone will not be displayed or promoted publicly, but sales reps will be able to offer them to certain price-sensitive customers. Not all AT&T stores will have them but it is claimed that AT&T's larger and more metropolitan locations should have decent amounts of stock.

Apple discontinued the iPhone 3GS in September of last year when the iPhone 5 was introduced. The lack of support for Apple's latest iOS operating system is a concern, but the extremely price-conscious customers that would consider the 3GS could overlook that issue.

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Top Rated Comments

ratigator Avatar
128 months ago
If you're that price-conscious, maybe a smart phone isn't for you.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
128 months ago
If you're that price-conscious, maybe a smart phone isn't for you.

Why not? Only rich kids use the internet?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newdeal Avatar
128 months ago
there are way better android phones for way cheaper. Can't see any reason to buy this at this point when you could get a dual core android phone for under $200 brand new
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Goftrey Avatar
128 months ago
Queue 12 pages of 'cheap plastic' bilge.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shiseiryu1 Avatar
128 months ago
Little bit of Nostalgia

I hate to say it but the 3GS was one of the most comfortable phones to hold in your hand. The new iPhones are too angular and smooth. They fit awkward in my hand and slip out easily (when not in a case). Kinda miss the 3GS form factor and actually think the cheap iPhone5C will be better to hold than the fancy coming Gold iPhone.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Diode Avatar
128 months ago
If you're that price-conscious, maybe a smart phone isn't for you.

Price conscious and financial well being are not the same. For instance I could easily afford a BMW but choose to drive a Hyundai that's long been paid off.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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