- 10-07-2011, 11:26 AM #2
I believe applecare also give you 2 years of phone tech support as part of the cost.
I have taken my old Iphone 3gs to the apple store once and they had it fixed in a few mins!! I paid with cash so having the cost upfront saves me in monthly cost's.
- 10-07-2011, 11:27 AM #3
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- 10-07-2011, 11:37 AM #5
I was also debating this question. In my research I found the Applecare+ will cover damage on 2 instances ($49 fee). Very similar to the carrier insurance option. Although Applecare+ will come out to be less over a period of 2 years versus the carrier options - but I have not seen anything about it covering a lost or stolen device.
- 10-07-2011, 11:38 AM #6
If i were to buy some kind of warranty like this...and the costs were relatively the same, i'd definitely stick with the Apple offered plan, since Apple's customer service is almost always top notch, i'd rather deal with them than a 3rd party insurance plan, given how many horror stories i have experienced/read about/heard about concerning them."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 10-07-2011, 11:39 AM #7
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- 10-07-2011, 11:54 AM #9
If they only knew how much of a joke those 3rd party insurance/warranty plans are vs. the Apple Care Plans."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 10-07-2011, 01:03 PM #10
- 10-07-2011, 01:17 PM #11iPhone Newbie
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i'm with you on that one - I went to the apple store sans warranty and it would cost me $225 to get the volume button fixed on my 3GS. Basically, I have to buy a new phone. Forget that, I'm gonna get a 4S when my contract is up and DEFINITELY buy the Applecare+ warranty (so long as it's the same in Canada).
- 10-07-2011, 03:59 PM #12
If you have a Verizon plan, you can add the insurance on by going into a Verizon store even if you purchased the phone from Apple (online or store).
Is it correct that you can only obtain AppleCare+ by ordering it at the same time as the phone and only by doing so on Applestore onlime or Apple retail store?
- 10-07-2011, 04:51 PM #13iPhone Nanite
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AppleCare+ must be purchased together with new covered equipment. See AppleCare+ Terms and Conditions for complete product details.
- 10-07-2011, 04:52 PM #14
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- 10-08-2011, 12:21 AM #17
Asurion through AT&T for me. Covers everything, including lost/stolen. They never get lost/stolen, but one day, you never know. Even if it cost more to keep the plan on, I rather pay a deductible than $800 to buy outright.
- 10-08-2011, 03:31 AM #18iPhone Intermediate
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I don't see much point in insurance, when it costs $99 and comes with a $49 deductible. I'm only spending $199 on the phone. I know that it costs a lot more out of contract, but I still have an upgrade available on my family plan, and in a few months I'll have another, and another one after that. Hell, I'll risk $50 to get a replacement, or just get an iPhone 4 for $99 and pocket $50, rather than risk throwing $99 away. I'm sure to get next year's model, anyway.
- 10-08-2011, 07:32 AM #19
- 10-08-2011, 07:40 AM #20
I'm very careful with my phones and while I used to purchase insurance for my phones once sprint raised it to $8 a month and $100 deductable I got rid of it and have been fine. I will say on Sprint it didn't even give me the option to add their insurance, only to add applecare so I wonder if they won't be covering iPhones in house...
- 10-08-2011, 07:48 AM #21
- 10-08-2011, 09:26 AM #22
I did end up going with AppleCare+. The way I looked at it was for one broke phone over one year is $150.(I'm likely to upgrade after a year). Where as with Asurion it's about $300. Asurion is certainly not the market leader in customer satisfaction by any stretch of the imagination either. I'm not prone to losing phones so that would be a very rare exception and not one that overly worries me. My wife has the BB insurance on hers. A bit more than Asurion but $0 deductible. You just have to pick the one that fits your needs and comfort level the best.
One thing to keep in mind is that most often if your phone is stolen it's out of your car which you can file on you car insurance. That could give you some comfort in going with AppleCare+. Of course whether that is good or not depends on the kind of deductible you have. If you can't tell I hate big deductibles, mine is at $150 for my car.
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