View Poll Results: Type of Protection for Your iPhone 4
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A Combination of Above
No protection... I'll just be super careful
- iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
Poll: How to Protect iPhone 4: Apple Care, Square Trade, AT&T????
Ok, so I know that I will want to be getting some type of protection for my new iPhone... Just not sure which option to go with. What are you guys thinking? I almost think, and this might be overkill, but going with Apple Care and Square Trade as well. Apple Care for phone stuff and Square Trade just in case of water damage or screen cracks or what not. (also I haven't checked pricing on both of these, so that might be a major deterrent on doing both)
- 06-18-2010, 12:21 AM #2
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- 06-18-2010, 11:19 AM #11
Everyone saying Applecare should realize Applecare is not insurance. It just extends your standard 1 year warranty too 3 years. If you damage they will not cover it, they will sell you a new one.
- 06-18-2010, 11:46 AM #12
I don't need to be filing claims with my home insurance over small amount electronics. I'm sure it sounds like a good deal and all but way too weary to screw with it. It'd have to be totally separate from home.
In my experience, i've never needed to use insurance for any phone in the first year. If i do, i'll let apple repair it or buy a new one. These have a one year life with me. Buy apple care only if you plan on keeping it an extra year.
Insurance on these things is usually a waste of money. There's a reason they try to sell it to you.
- 06-24-2010, 10:24 AM #13
A big concern I have with insurance is the time it would take to "replace" my phone (i.e., having to send it in somewhere to get fixed and then having to file claims and wait). If something happens to my iPhone, it needs to replaced same day. Period. I can't wait around for it to be sent away and looked at. Rather, I have to have it replaced immediately because my iPhone is an integral part of my job. Sooo....I'd probably just bite the bullet and pay out of pocket for a replacement.
- 07-11-2010, 10:20 AM #142.
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 4 Out-of-Warranty Service
16GB & 32GB $199
iPhone 3GS Out-of-Warranty Service
8GB, 16GB & 32GB $199
iPhone 3G Out-of-Warranty Service
8GB & 16GB $199
Original iPhone Out-of-Warranty Service
4GB, 8GB & 16GB $199
A $6.95 shipping fee will be added if you arrange service online or by calling Apple Technical Support. All fees are in US dollars and are subject to local tax.
For example, an iPhone that has failed due to damage or liquid damage is eligible for Out-of-Warranty service. However, certain damage is ineligible for OOW service, including catastrophic damage, such as the device separating into multiple pieces, and inoperability caused by unauthorized modifications.
Apple reserves the right to determine whether or not your iPhone is eligible for Out-of-Warranty service. iPhones that are repaired or replaced have a 90-day limited hardware warranty or assume the remainder of your standard warranty or AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone coverage, whichever is longer. Please see Apple's Repair Terms And Conditions for further details.
- 07-11-2010, 10:59 AM #15iPhone Intermediate
- 317 Posts
Anyone use Safeware insurance ?? They cover theft also ..
Here is thier comparsion chart of them, Squaretrade and Moble protect( its for iphone 4 also)
They said that they offer a $400 insurance plan ( for 16 gb iphone4).. The deductable is $50 .. So if you break your phone ( or have it stolen ) they will pay you $350 ( $400 minus your $50 dectiable).. They told me this was based on the price AT&T would sell you a new iphone 4 (16 gb) .. I called att to confirm and they said they would sell you a i4 16gb for $400 .. They offer a early upgrade fee to customers .. They take $100 off the retail price for a early upgrade..
So if somthing happens to your iphone you send it in and they send you a check for $350 so you can go buy a new iphone .. They dont repair them like Squaretrade... A policy where i live would cost $80 a year ( so it is a little more than Squaretade , but it covers theft )...
Anyone here ever used them or have any feedback on them ??
Link to info for iphone 4 insurance ..
iPhone insurance for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 from Safeware Insurance Agency, Inc.