Thursday, April 18, 2024

Coles to offer refurbished iPhones

Coles customers can pick up a refurbished Apple iPhone while doing their weekly shop from this Wednesday. This is thanks to a partnership with Boost Mobile.

In a first for Coles, the “fully refurbished” Apple iPhone 7 32GB will be launched at a promotional price of $259. The phone is unlocked yet comes in Boost packaging and is bundled with a $10 Boost Mobile SIM to get you started.

The refurbished iPhones, according to Coles, undergo a “rigorous” 72-point inspection process to ensure that each device is genuine and in “excellent” aesthetic and functional condition. All phones are said to be Australian compliant, have been data-wiped and are cross-checked against a national police lost and stolen database. These phones also come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and 12-month warranty for additional peace of mind.

Boost Mobile claims to be the first major prepaid supplier to offer refurbished smartphones when it launched its online Refurb Store in July of 2019. The partnership with Coles is said to underline Boost Mobile’s shared commitments to delivering value for customers while improving sustainability outcomes by extending the useful life of high-quality technology.

For launch, the Boost Mobile Refurbished Apple iPhone 7 will be available in all Coles stores across NSW, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the ACT. Coles says it plans to roll the program out to Victoria and Queensland stores at a later date.

“Coles has had a strong mobile phone offering for many years, and this partnership with Boost to offer quality refurbished smartphones is another great way we can deliver value for our customers in a more sustainable way,” says Coles General Manager Non-Food Jonathan Torr.

Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton adds: “Australians are looking for cost-effective options more than ever before and we are excited that, after being the first to market refurbished phones last year, we can now partner with  another trusted Aussie brand in Coles to take refurbished smartphones mainstream like never before.”

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