1. xsuki000's Avatar
    Hi everyone. I had a couple questions and i figured itd be easier and quicker to ask here than try to get through to verizon customer service.

    This is going to be my first iphone (iphone5) and was the first time i ever ordered a phone online. I currently have an android phone. I was wondering when i activate the iphone, will my droid immediately deactivate itself? And if so ill still be able to access my files and stuff right, just not go on the internet or make calls/texts?

    2nd. How do i transfer contacts and whatnot to the new phone. What CAN i transfer? And i should do this before activating the iphone?

    3rd. As for insurance, what is the difference between verizons and applecare? Which do you prefer to get?
    Last edited by xsuki000; 09-20-2012 at 04:27 PM.
    09-20-2012 04:10 PM
  2. Hoagie5252's Avatar
    1 your good. Phone will just become a PDA.
    2 google exchange. Just look it up simple setup.
    3 don't know sorry.


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    09-20-2012 04:15 PM
  3. IIJBII's Avatar
    Regarding #3 - I don't know much about VZW insurance, but I've used AppleCare + and will say I think it's well worth the money. I cracked my screen on my 4S, setup an appointment at the apple store and had it swapped for the $49. It was very easy and apple handled it great. They didn't put me through hoops.

    With that I'm going w AppleCare + on the 5.
    09-20-2012 04:25 PM
  4. finn5975's Avatar
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1411857

    Excellent breakdown of your choices, overall costs, deductibles, coverages, etc.
    09-20-2012 05:26 PM
  5. snuffleupagus99's Avatar
    Will verizons backup assist transfer contacts, or is google exchange the way to go?
    09-20-2012 05:32 PM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Will verizons backup assist transfer contacts, or is google exchange the way to go?
    I have set up many phones for myself and friends. I have always used Google exchange. It works well. I can't speak for verizons backup assist, but Google is pretty hard to mess up.
    09-20-2012 06:08 PM
  7. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Yes, vzw backup assistant will copy contacts.
    09-20-2012 06:09 PM
  8. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Backup Assistant will transfer contacts if you don't want to use a 3rd party.

    I use Asurion (Verizon's insurance). they have been great with me in the past and I have always gotten replacements quickly and without problem. I do not use AppleCare.
    09-20-2012 06:16 PM
  9. xsuki000's Avatar
    Correct me if im wrong. Applecare+ does not cover theft at all but Verizon insurance does?
    09-20-2012 06:56 PM
  10. xsuki000's Avatar
    How do you transfer contacts from backup assistant? And is there a way to transfer text messages?
    09-20-2012 06:59 PM
  11. xsuki000's Avatar
    Backup Assistant will transfer contacts if you don't want to use a 3rd party.

    I use Asurion (Verizon's insurance). they have been great with me in the past and I have always gotten replacements quickly and without problem. I do not use AppleCare.
    How long is quickly? And is it in person or thru mail.
    09-20-2012 07:03 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    Hi everyone. I had a couple questions and i figured itd be easier and quicker to ask here than try to get through to verizon customer service.

    This is going to be my first iphone (iphone5) and was the first time i ever ordered a phone online. I currently have an android phone. I was wondering when i activate the iphone, will my droid immediately deactivate itself? And if so ill still be able to access my files and stuff right, just not go on the internet or make calls/texts?

    2nd. How do i transfer contacts and whatnot to the new phone. What CAN i transfer? And i should do this before activating the iphone?

    3rd. As for insurance, what is the difference between verizons and applecare? Which do you prefer to get?
    applecare you have to go to an apple store, verizons they will just send you a replacement in the mail. Both aren't the best but unless you live near an apple store verizon's is the lesser of the 2 evils.
    09-20-2012 07:12 PM
  13. xsuki000's Avatar
    applecare you have to go to an apple store, verizons they will just send you a replacement in the mail. Both aren't the best but unless you live near an apple store verizon's is the lesser of the 2 evils.
    Sorry i'm a little confused. I live near many Verizon stores and Apple stores. So which is better?

    The thing is, if you send in your phone for a replacement, do they reactivate an old phone in the meantime or are you just without a phone? This is why i'm kind of liking applecare+ more.
    09-20-2012 07:31 PM
  14. jdavies62's Avatar
    Applecare doesnt cover theft or loss, try protectyourbubble, a newcomer that has good reviews
    09-21-2012 10:21 AM
  15. cyberpaw's Avatar
    My past experiences with assurion is why I have AppleCare+ on my iPhone 4s.

    With Assurion, you have to wait until they ship the phone to you, the phone that they would send my was not in the best condition, and the insurance costed more over a one year period.

    With AppleCare+, I just took my phone in to the Apple Sotore and they swapped it out for a new phone and even set it up for me. The only problem is if your phone is stolen/lost. AC+ does not cover that.
    09-21-2012 11:36 AM
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