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Old 11-27-2012, 02:55 PM  
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Do you insure your cell phone? If so who do you use?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:38 AM   #16
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What does it cost?
$99/phone.

I thought it was a ripoff, but it's paid for itself easily. And I never get insurance on stuff, but paying full price for a new iPhone wasn't in my best interest. No matter how careful you are, shit happens, ya know?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:39 AM   #17
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #18
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It's probably worth it for some people. But I see it as a tax on clumsy irresponsible idiots that otherwise break and lose shit all the time...
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:41 AM   #19
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It's probably worth it for some people. But I see it as a tax on clumsy irresponsible idiots that otherwise break and lose shit all the time...
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:45 AM   #20
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Never. Its a scam for anyone responsible enough to take care of their phone (people with kids do not count - those monsters will destroy anything laying around).

At any point in your contract you can add 2 years to get the discount on a new phone, and I dont plan on changing my Sprint unlimited plan if I dont have to. If you keep your phone for 2 years, you've already spent the cost of a new phone for nothing.

I think I've had 4 or 5 phones over the last 10 years, the first one I paid for insurance, never used it. Since then Ive never bought insurance, never needed it.
wat?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #21
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wat?
1. Break phone
2. Go to Sprint(AT&T, t-mobile, etc) store, tell them a sob story
3. Sign up for 2 more years and get a new phone for the discounted "upgrade" price.


This might not work if your phone breaks all the time or you JUST upgraded recently.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #22
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sob story?

lol no.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #23
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$99/phone.

I thought it was a ripoff, but it's paid for itself easily. And I never get insurance on stuff, but paying full price for a new iPhone wasn't in my best interest. No matter how careful you are, shit happens, ya know?

You have to pay $99 on a new phone, and then if it breaks, you have to pay an additional $50 for the replacement phone?

Does the replacement phone have the same coverage as the original, or do you have to pay an additional fee to transfer the Applecare to the replacement?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #24
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sob story?

lol no.
Whip their eyeballs in to applesauce with your horse dick.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #25
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You have to pay $99 on a new phone, and then if it breaks, you have to pay an additional $50 for the replacement phone?

Does the replacement phone have the same coverage as the original, or do you have to pay an additional fee to transfer the Applecare to the replacement?
$99 covers two years or two replacements.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #26
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You have to pay $99 on a new phone, and then if it breaks, you have to pay an additional $50 for the replacement phone?

Does the replacement phone have the same coverage as the original, or do you have to pay an additional fee to transfer the Applecare to the replacement?
You only have to pay $50 if you break it by dropping it or smashing it, etc., or there is water damage. If the phone itself is just defective, it's a free replacement.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #27
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It's probably worth it for some people. But I see it as a tax on clumsy irresponsible idiots that otherwise break and lose shit all the time...
IMO, you don't have to drop it or lose it all the time for the insurance to pay off. To replace it once, at least for an iPhone, it's essentially $150 for the Applecare+ and the replacement fee. A new smartphone is anywhere from $600-800. So, if you didn't have the insurance and paid $600 for a new phone out of pocket, you could have essentially paid for insurance and a replacement fee for four new phones, which is 8 years of coverage.

If you don't brain fart or have bad luck more than one time in 8 years, then yeah, don't get insurance. If you don't want to press that kind of luck, it makes much more sense to just buy the insurance.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #28
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IMO, you don't have to drop it or lose it all the time for the insurance to pay off. To replace it once, at least for an iPhone, it's essentially $150 for the Applecare+ and the replacement fee. A new smartphone is anywhere from $600-800. So, if you didn't have the insurance and paid $600 for a new phone out of pocket, you could have essentially paid for insurance and a replacement fee for four new phones, which is 8 years of coverage.

If you don't brain fart or have bad luck more than one time in 8 years, then yeah, don't get insurance. If you don't want to press that kind of luck, it makes much more sense to just buy the insurance.
Still not worth it. Apple's flat rate repair prices still beat that.

If you have an iPhone 5, and anything happens to it. Say it gets run over by a steam roller. They will repair or replace it for $229. Done and over.

Out-of-Warranty Service
If you own an iPhone that is ineligible for warranty service but is eligible for Out-of-Warranty (OOW) Service, Apple will service your iPhone for the Out-of-Warranty Service fee listed below.

iPhone model Out-of-Warranty Service
iPhone 5 $229
iPhone 4S $199
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS,
iPhone 3G, Original iPhone $149

http://support.apple.com/kb/index?pa...product=iphone

Like I said, unless you lose or break phones repeatedly, it's not worth it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #29
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At $229, that's still 4 years of coverage and one replacement. Doesn't really seem like a huge benefit to chance it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #30
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Since I already dropped my 4s and got a replacement I feel like I broke even with one free one to go.
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