I just upgraded my OLD iphone 3s with AT&T to a 5c for $49. NOW, I went online and purchased the "certified like new", and I could NOT be happier. I had to sign a new 2 yr. contract, but planned to stay with AT&T anyway. If you want to buy a brand spankin new one, I believe the cost is $99. To me (on a VERY tight budget), the $50 savings was worth it.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 5c and cannot tell any difference between the "certified like new" and new phone. But IMHO, if the battery replacement is gonna cost $80, why not just upgrade for $50?
[This message edited by Too_Trusting at 8:27 AM, July 28th (Monday)]