View Poll Results: Will you pick phone Carrier insurance , Applecare ,both or none?
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No coverage at all I will take a chance.
I want the most coverage. Both please
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help: Verizon insurance vs Applecare
I have a droid x and plan on upgrading to the 4s. So I am trying to decide if I want to put applecare on my new device or verizon insurance like my droid x. I pay 8.00 bucks for V insurance . I called the store and asked them the question and they didn't seem to really know. I was told insurance from verizon was 11.00 a month and applecare only covers the battery and Manufacture defects. I asked him if he read the new policy on applecare release Tuesday stating 2 incidents for any reason and only 50 dollar service few for 99.00 2 year. He wasn't aware of this and had know clue but did state verizons few is 130.00 service fee. He stated most people get both to be safe. ARE YOU KIDDING ME.
So what do I do if I want insurance? I want some coverage like I had with my Droid x but the cost will go up alot. help
- 10-06-2011, 06:50 PM #2
Funny, I just called Verizon on this.
Verizon insurance is $10.99/month with 2 replacements per year with a $169 deductible each time.
Apple protection+ is $99 for 2 years which will give you 2 replacements in that time and a $49 deductible each time.
So if you're going to keep the phone past 2 years, Verizon will cover you. But you will pay $10.99 x 24 months and have a big deductioble.
- 10-06-2011, 07:13 PM #3
There are lots of other threads discussion various options for insurance... perhaps searching the forum might help.
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- 10-06-2011, 07:21 PM #6
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- 10-06-2011, 07:31 PM #8
here is one thought i don't see mentioned. What do you do if you lose the phone!!! Apple care has added accidental damage for the phone 2 times with a $50 deductible yes. but they do not cover lost phones sprint is $8 per month no limit on incidents any longer and if i lose the phone I'm not out of pocket 600 or more to replace it. not to mention sprint will repair the phone when ever possible in store or replace damaged unrepairable phones in store with no deductible. The only time you pay is if the phone is lost or water damaged. (love apple care btw have it on my mac and iPad) but for the phone i think carrier insurance FTW!
- 10-06-2011, 07:36 PM #9
- 10-06-2011, 07:45 PM #10iPhone Nanite
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This may be a dumb question, but forgive me. This will be my first iphone purchase. If you preorder through the carrier's website do they ask you about getting applecare? Or do you have to pay for that separately on apple's website?
- 10-06-2011, 11:06 PM #12
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- 10-07-2011, 12:55 AM #15
"Marlon B.: You will get Apple icare on iphone.
You: so no tep availible ?
You: i ask because apple care does not cover lost devices like sprint tep does
Marlon B.: Yes, correct.
You: ok thank you for your response"
so no TEP from sprint for iphone bummer
- 10-08-2011, 04:39 PM #16
Please be aware that you must buy AppleCare+ at the same time you purchase your new iPhone or you will not be able to order it later. So far none of the carriers are offering AppleCare+ only the old AppleCare (which Apple is no longer offering). I found this out after spending a hour plus with Verizon (on the phone) then my lunch hour at the local Apple Store (thank you Eve you were great) only to find out that Apple does not intend to sell AppleCare+ post sale.
So if you did a carrier pre-order and want AppleCare+ then you better cancel and place that pre-order with Apple directly.
I understand that I couldn't order when I place my order with apple. I got an email one hour ago it stated if I wanted applecare to reply the email. Good news for those who want it. I am thinking of getting this and dropping the verizon insurance. If it covers anything its way better deal then verizon insurance.
- 10-08-2011, 10:46 PM #18
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- 10-09-2011, 08:35 AM #20
In 20 years of cellphone ownership I have never lost a phone. I came close once when I lived in NYC 10 years ago when I left my Kyocera smartphone in a cab but believe it or not the cabdriver sought me out and drove to my apartment building to return it.
I am somewhat careful with phones so I think the plus of AppleCare will be sufficient.
Cost/benefit seems ausiron is not necessary. If there was no AppleCare, then I would buy the carrier insurance. I currently have it on my blackberry bold and had it on all previous smartphones but I never used it. In addition, the insurance on the iphone is $4 more a month than on the blackberry.
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- 10-09-2011, 05:50 PM #21
The only real downside of owning an iPhone is that its extremely popular and that makes it highly sought after by thieves. Its the Toyota Camry of the Smartphone world. Carrier insurance is good for that, but still I would like AppleCare+
- 10-09-2011, 07:05 PM #22
I went with Applecare+. Asurion is just to expensive. $10.99 a month plus $169 deductible is just crazy. I can't fathom a way for my phone to get stolen. It's always with me and I am well protected. Loss is certainly possible but a remote possibility. Total cost of both services but two replacements is a startling difference. Applecare+, $200. Asurion, $601. That's a pretty tidy sum.
- 10-10-2011, 12:07 AM #25
I think what the carriers charge for insurance on the iPhone is ludicrous. The only advantage it has over Applecare is loss/theft coverage. The huge monthly fee plus huge deductible just isn't worth it.