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Apple iPhone 5C Smartphone B-Stock – Support Forum

Is B-Stock the same as Apple Certified Refurbished? [Apple iPhone 5C Smartphone B-Stock - 278252]

  • PDo91203
  • Posts: 2
  • Join Date: 17 July 2014

Trying to understand what condition this is in? And whether or not it will work with US AT&T.

  • Tyler R
  • Posts: 14
  • Join Date: 20 June 2014
  • Location: Chicago, IL

Hi There,

The B-Stock being referred to in this case as well as every other B-stock item on the site (unless otherwise stated) is going to be considered “Like-new” condition. It might have a few scratches and little imperfections but it will be close to being a brand new phone. As for Apple Certified Refurbished, no, this phone has been refurbished by a Third-party.

On AT&T Connectivity; the A1532 model was originally designed to be a locked AT&T phone however, after a brief period on the market, Apple decided to release the models with different internal storages and not keep the initial design to only be locked to AT&T. That said, it still carries major AT&T LTE bands 2, 4, and 17.

Please be aware however that local bands can differ from the national LTE bands and that you ought to still contact your carrier to ensure that the bands are compatible.

The full list of frequency bands are as such:
   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
   HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25


Hope this helps!

  • PDo91203
  • Posts: 2
  • Join Date: 17 July 2014

Thanks for the detailed reply. This helps...

  • marcogin
  • Posts: 1
  • Join Date: 1 May 2009

Since you say these are not Apple certified; are the parts used for refurbishing the phones orifinal parts? Do these phones carry any warranty? Thanks


  • PerlaA
  • Posts: 9
  • Join Date: 30 April 2015

Customer has 3 days from time of delivery to notify EXPANSYS of a defective or incorrectly described item. B-Stock items may NOT be returned for any reason other than defect or incorrect descriptions on the EXPANSYS-usa website. 

Do the B Stock phones have new batteries?