The other way to get a Refurbished Straight Talk phone is to get it from the Straight Talk.com web site. Often you can save 30% to 50% off the price of a new phone at the Straight Talk website if the phone is refurbished.
I have activated a lot of refurbished phones. Occasionally they will not activate properly. I have had very good luck and would normally choose to buy the refurbished. If there is a problem with the phone Straight Talk has a one year warranty on the phone.
I would highly recommend buying a refurbished phone but I would only purchase it from Straight Talk so it will have a 1 year warranty. Check out the latest Refurbished Straight Talk Phones.
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