1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Should I get the applecare plan or just get insurance from my cell carrier?
    11-14-2013 11:56 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Carrier plans can cover loss/theft of the device where AppleCare+ does not... And there are insurance possibilities other than from carriers...
    11-14-2013 12:03 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    It all depends on what you are looking for? If theft or loss protection is a consideration then go with the carrier insurance or one of the many 3rd party plans like square trade which is $124 for a 16 gig iPhone 5c. Apple Care + is particularly great if you have the dropsies or prefer quick service of course this is provided that you device isn't lost or stolen.
    11-14-2013 12:09 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    With all the"Apple picking" going on I got insurance from my carrier. Also got apple care plus for any hardware malfunctions or if I damage it. I got carrier insurance this time out with the 5s because I plan keeping the length of the 2year contract.
    11-14-2013 12:24 PM
  5. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I've always had my carriers insurance that they offer, Verizon's TEC. When I got my 4S(nov 2011) I had the TEC plus AC+ on it - thankfully I never needed to use the TEC, but the AC+ did come in handy when my power button failed and had to have my 4S replaced. That was the only time I've ever needed it.

    I've now moved onto a 5C in Oct and have the TEC again, but I haven't purchased AC+ yet. I'm still deciding on whether I should or not...I have a couple more weeks to do so before my window of opportunity closes completely
    11-14-2013 12:51 PM
  6. Chrisy's Avatar
    How much do you guys pay monthly for that?
    11-14-2013 01:32 PM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    How much do you guys pay monthly for that?
    I'm on Sprint with a 64gig 5s and it's $11.00 per month.


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    11-14-2013 01:43 PM
  8. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    How much do you guys pay monthly for that?
    Verizon's TEC is either $10 or $11 mthly (I forgot exactly), and the AC+ is a 2year 'policy' for $99 plus tax, depending where you live, it comes out to approx $106 total.


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    Last edited by ThePinkChameleon; 11-14-2013 at 08:25 PM.
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    11-14-2013 08:02 PM
  9. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    I'm not concerned with theft, so I went with Applecare, as I was more concerned about drops before I got it into a fully rugged case. My iPhone 5C is in a Griffin rugged case and doesn't at all look like an iPhone (The back logo is covered). $99 up front. No monthly fee. Sprint monthly bill is high enough without add ons.
    11-15-2013 04:43 PM
  10. Chrisy's Avatar
    Is like some coverage if I break my phone. Can I get Apple care at any time? Or is it like insurance where you have three days?

    Also, is there a plan for just accidental?

    Thanks guys! This forum has been really helpful!
    11-16-2013 07:09 AM
  11. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Is like some coverage if I break my phone. Can I get Apple care at any time? Or is it like insurance where you have three days?

    Also, is there a plan for just accidental?

    Thanks guys! This forum has been really helpful!
    AppleCare+ for iPhone - Apple Store (U.S.)
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    11-16-2013 07:59 AM
  12. phreddyl's Avatar
    It all depends on what you are looking for? If theft or loss protection is a consideration then go with the carrier insurance or one of the many 3rd party plans like square trade which is $124 for a 16 gig iPhone 5c. Apple Care + is particularly great if you have the dropsies or prefer quick service of course this is provided that you device isn't lost or stolen.
    I thought square trade didn't cover lost or stolen
    11-16-2013 10:26 AM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Is like some coverage if I break my phone. Can I get Apple care at any time? Or is it like insurance where you have three days?

    Also, is there a plan for just accidental?

    Thanks guys! This forum has been really helpful!
    AppleCare+ must be purchased within 30 days of device purchase and Apple can/will demand to physically inspect the device before adding the insurance if it isn't added at time of original device purchase.
    Chrisy likes this.
    11-16-2013 10:26 AM

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