1. andyxramirez's Avatar
    if you have AT&T you better have gotten the AT&T 10$/insurance instead of AppleCare. I did! Pretty much covers everything. if I lose my iPhone 5 I'll only have to pay 450 for another one. which I don't plan on losing it lol but lets say I pretend I lost my iPhone 5 and get another one for 450 I can just resell it for 600 brand new! or you can help out a friend and just keep the last replacement for yourself just in case you really do lose your iPhone 5.
    11-29-2012 02:23 AM
  2. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    if you have AT&T you better have gotten the AT&T 10$/insurance instead of AppleCare. I did! Pretty much covers everything. if I lose my iPhone 5 I'll only have to pay 450 for another one. which I don't plan on losing it lol but lets say I pretend I lost my iPhone 5 and get another one for 450 I can just resell it for 600 brand new! or you can help out a friend and just keep the last replacement for yourself just in case you really do lose your iPhone 5.
    If you "lose" your iPhone you wouldn't be able to activate it though right? Since the MEID on the phone will considered lost/stolen there's no way you'd be able to activate it on AT&T I'm sure you can flash it and use it for maybe cricket, metro pcs or possibly t-mobile.
    11-29-2012 01:12 PM
  3. ame's Avatar
    WHEN I get the 5 I will yes. My 4 got stolen last year and the absolute circlejerk that has ensued since then ....yes. I will.
    11-29-2012 01:26 PM
  4. clegg100's Avatar
    Why not try a comparison site to get www.insuranceforiphone5.co.uk . Quite good to quickly compare policies
    01-15-2013 06:08 PM
  5. jclisenby's Avatar
    AppleCare+. It's much cheaper than the Verizon insurance and the coverage is just as good. Plus, you can just go to the Apple Store and they will usually replace it right then and there for you. Verizon requires a claim and a few days waiting on Asurion to get your phone to you b
    01-15-2013 09:19 PM
  6. finn5975's Avatar
    I passed on insurance like I always do/have. Ten days after purchase the wife drops her new 5 and shatters (and I mean shatters) the screen. Her 2nd 5 is in the largest, bulkiest Otterbox I could find as a subtle reminder of my love.....and her need to handle such premium equipment with care!! :0
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    01-15-2013 09:28 PM
  7. tech_fan's Avatar
    I used to never get insurance. I was thrown into the pool once and ruined the phone. Paid out of pocket for a new one. Then I got thrown in a month later with the new phone. Same issue. Now, I get the insurance. Just had a thought, if the insurance is 9.99 per month and it costs $10 to add a line, is it worth getting the insurance?
    01-15-2013 09:58 PM
  8. swarlos's Avatar
    I used to never get insurance. I was thrown into the pool once and ruined the phone. Paid out of pocket for a new one. Then I got thrown in a month later with the new phone. Same issue. Now, I get the insurance. Just had a thought, if the insurance is 9.99 per month and it costs $10 to add a line, is it worth getting the insurance?
    Psh I would make that person who threw me in the pool pay for my phone I would be so pissed!!


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    01-16-2013 12:40 AM
  9. noaim's Avatar
    I got AT&T insurance


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    01-16-2013 01:47 AM
  10. jagfan2's Avatar
    Got SquareTrade on special for $59 over the holidays.
    01-16-2013 01:15 PM
  11. vietalogy's Avatar
    I used to never get insurance. I was thrown into the pool once and ruined the phone. Paid out of pocket for a new one. Then I got thrown in a month later with the new phone. Same issue. Now, I get the insurance. Just had a thought, if the insurance is 9.99 per month and it costs $10 to add a line, is it worth getting the insurance?
    You need a lifeproof case since you get thrown in water a lot.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
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    01-16-2013 02:03 PM
  12. EggoEspada's Avatar
    I got the Best Buy insurance. I was not willing to pay for Verizon's expensive insurance with deductibles and all.
    01-16-2013 03:10 PM
  13. Alexan81's Avatar
    Nope

    The amount you pay for insurance during 2 year contract exceeds the phone resale value

    Not a good decision moneywise
    01-16-2013 03:15 PM
  14. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I got insurance so I could go naked.
    01-16-2013 03:55 PM
  15. aubreyq's Avatar
    Nope

    The amount you pay for insurance during 2 year contract exceeds the phone resale value

    Not a good decision moneywise
    That is exactly what it boils down to. I never put insurance on my phones, but I suppose lifestyle has to come into account. For example, the gentleman that keeps getting thrown into swimming pools should definitely get it When my teenage son gets a phone, he'll probably get a LifeProof case. I personally use a Case Mate Tough Xtreme but it's not waterproof.
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    01-17-2013 01:54 PM
  16. grassyblue's Avatar
    Getting insurance just makes no sense for those who plan to upgrade every year or even every other year. If you're careful with your phone and use a protective case, it should be just fine. Sell it when you want to upgrade and you'll get most of your money back.
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    01-17-2013 05:19 PM
  17. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I bought the Best Buy Geek Squad insurance. A bit expensive, but I'd get an instant walk-in replacement if something happened.


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    01-17-2013 08:28 PM
  18. trtmazda3's Avatar
    Got insurance on my 5 purely for the risk of it getting stolen.
    01-17-2013 08:30 PM
  19. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    Nope. I've been very lucky so far, though. I'm kind of OC about protecting and keeping my phones safe at all times. I've had five smartphones over the last five years and all have been spotless when I retired them. The day I lose or break my smartphone is probably when I'll spring for insurance.
    aubreyq likes this.
    01-18-2013 09:30 AM
  20. pappy53's Avatar
    Nope

    The amount you pay for insurance during 2 year contract exceeds the phone resale value

    Not a good decision moneywise
    I am confused. $10/month X 24 months= $240. How does that exceed the resale value, even after two years?
    01-18-2013 09:54 AM
  21. Fausty82's Avatar
    I did Best Buy's insurance. It's a little more but no deductible.


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    Best Buy's insurance is as close to a scam as they can get away with. Run, don’t walk AWAY from it.
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    01-18-2013 09:57 AM
  22. rclay100's Avatar
    I also second geek squad.
    01-23-2013 08:02 AM
  23. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Asurion is used as well. I trust Apple refurb more than Asurion, as Apple will stand behind them. AC+ for me.
    01-24-2013 07:26 AM
  24. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I used to never get insurance. I was thrown into the pool once and ruined the phone. Paid out of pocket for a new one. Then I got thrown in a month later with the new phone. Same issue. Now, I get the insurance. Just had a thought, if the insurance is 9.99 per month and it costs $10 to add a line, is it worth getting the insurance?
    Costs $10 to add a line- but you either have to buy the phone off- contract($$$) or pay for two contracts - yours from wrecked phone and new one. $10 to add a line and $90 per month to run it (min$50), def. insurance.
    01-24-2013 07:33 AM
  25. iPhobia's Avatar
    Absolutely got apple care+ for my phone. Only had the phone a month and a half before I broke it and got another. $49 deductable and $35 to put a case on this one and a brand new phone.
    01-24-2013 11:31 AM
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