Yes, AT&T has tweaked the CU405 pricing a bit after our initial offering. The cost of the phone has gone up, and down, over the past few days. But, it’s now $44.99, making it the cheapest no-contract 3G phone available in America today.
And, now that AT&T Cashback is back, we’re bringing that price down to $29.99, including shipping.
The LG CU405 is a non-camera prepaid phone, but is far from basic. As a UMTS phone, you can make voice and data calls simultaneously (and wirelessly, thanks to built-in Bluetooth). And, with GoPhone offering 100 MB data feature packs, you can actually take advantage of all the 3G features of the phone, thanks to LG’s multi-tasking interface. While the phone is refurbished, it comes with everything you’d expect with a new phone, complete with a manual, charger, and it’s activated out-of-the-box with GoPhone service.
Recent outages in Silicon Valley have reminded us that 3G data is only as reliable as the fiber lines that deliver it. At $30, we’re happy to help enable you to have a second 3G connection for those worst-case-scenarios.
To get the LG CU405, along with $15 cashback, follow the steps below.
1) Click this special link to go straight to the LG CU405 product page. You must click one of these two links to reserve your cashback on this phone.
2) Buy the phone, then fill out our simple AT&T Cashback request.
3) That’s it. When you get the phone, simply power it up and start using the phone with all the benefits of the AT&T wireless network. Your cashback is then confirmed and on its way.
11 responses to “LG CU405 Refurb Deal Returns, Still Best Prepaid Deal Ever”
Any word on honoring the earlier offer?
As noted in the AT&T Cashback: It’s Back article, yes, the old offer will be honored for anyone that purchased it before the price went up. All you need to do is activate the phone, submit your cashback request, and you’re all set in terms of cashback.
I’m confused since an earlier comment mentioned buying airtime. Is buying airtime required? The terms of this offer seem to be unclear to me. I submitted a request, but haven’t heard anything. I bought two LG’s for $30 each before the offer was rescinded. I don’t recall any mention of needing to buy airtime.
Yes, you need to buy airtime to activate the phone. Otherwise, it’s just assigned a phone number… and that will quickly expire.
We can’t properly tell if a phone was delivered and activated (qualifying it for cashback) unless you activate it. No phone is active without airtime on it, but we’ll work to make that clearer in the future.
So with airtime, the entire discount is wiped out vs. just buying the phone without airtime. Seems like I wasted my time on this deal. I hope I can return the phones without too much hassle.
What is the point of buying a phone without airtime? If you want a 911-only phone, this is a bit of overkill.
I was hoping I could just buy the phone as a backup phone for my iPhone. For example, if I go boating, I wouldn’t want my iPhone to get wet, but a cheap $15 phone would be fine.
I suppose I didn’t understand the “deal”. I went back and read the “deal” and still believe my though process is valid given the stated terms of the “deal”.
GoPhones are not intended for use on postpay accounts. While some have gotten it to work, others have run into issues. For example, iPhone accounts don’t play with the data on GoPhone devices.
Regardless, it’s against AT&T policy to do that (even if you can get it to work), and that’s why we can’t offer cashback on it. It’s why we require you to activate the phone.
In your case, you can always set up a call forward from your iPhone, to the GoPhone number. Then, you can make calls from the GoPhone line without risking getting your iPhone wet.
Just so you know, AT&T says the phone is “activated” even though I didn’t buy airtime. You need to better synchronize your terminology with AT&T to eliminate all confusion.
The phone number is active. Your service is not active. It can’t be active if you have a zero balance. As we outlined in the description, you need to do both.
As we said before, a few people don’t seem to understand that you can’t get cashback unless you load (at least some) prepaid balance on it. We’ve explained that to you, you’re welcomed to return the phone (for free) if you’re not happy with that… and again, we’ll outline that in even more detail in the future.
I submitted my request for cashback several months ago and I never received it. I have activated the phone, added money, and I made sure to use the correct link above and I filled out the cashback request. Why did I never receive cashback?