1. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Just like the title says, anybody signing up to get the iPhone insurance for $13.99 a month? U can count me out on this one. I have my 3G still and it's in almost perfect condition minus a few scratches on the bottom part of the bezel. Too much $$ invested to not take care of it. Thoughts???

    AT&T to offer iPhone insurance for $13.99/mo Boy Genius Report
    05-28-2010 07:38 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Better off with a Squaretrade warranty, which is still cheaper and covers glass break damage!
    05-28-2010 08:58 PM
  3. lungho's Avatar
    I'm generally careful with my phone so I personally don't see the need for it. That being said, I do understand unforeseen circumstances do happen and there is a need/market for this kind of insurance.

    One day I may regret not paying $14/month for this insurance but it's a risk I'm willing to take.
    05-28-2010 09:50 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    Yeah I've had pretty good luck with my phone. No need for insurance here. <knocks on wood>
    05-28-2010 11:20 PM
  5. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Well.. Seeing as I have never once dropped my phone for the year I have owned it, and the fact I am on Rogers I say no. I will buy Apple Care this time though, I never did for my 3GS but I most likely will for the 4G. Which reminds me. I still have to get it for my iMac.
    05-29-2010 01:00 AM
  6. 9ki's Avatar
    Realistically I would want to keep the insurance for the length of my contract, if at all. That means my total cost for insurance would be $335.76, excluding any taxes and unforeseen deductibles.

    13.99 X 24 = 335.76

    At that price it would seem to make more sense for me to go as long as possible without the insurance, and count on just paying full price if I break my phone anyways.

    What if the phone breaks more than once though ?

    If I break it once, chances are I'm going to break it again eventually. I never thought I would break it the first time. I'd end up paying more than I would had I just kept the insurance all along whether I insure the replacement phone or not.
    05-29-2010 05:44 AM
  7. Listy's Avatar
    I recommend it strongly. It's only thirteen dollars. Much easier to pay $13 a month than to fork out $800 dollars and even more important to have, if your locked in a contract with your mobile phone provider. I had a customer in last week and I told her to take the insurance as I do with most people. She said she didn't want it and she took two steps out of the shop and dropped it cracking the screen. Personally I have had mobile phone insurance cover and claimed three times. The last one was after the strippers. It came out of my top pocket after I went over a speed hump to fast on a motor bike. I found it three days later in the gutter as flat as a pancake. Took it to work in a body bag. In 5 years I have paid out $780 dollars and have claimed $2,500. There is a small fee of $50 if you are within a certain time period and if the phone you had is no longer available you might have to pay a couple of hundred upgrade fee for the new model. If 1K wouldn't hurt your hip pocket don't worry about the insurance. Remember insurance doesn't cover rough treatment and after Apple's warranty runs out....you can work out the rest.
    05-29-2010 09:25 AM
  8. ugahairydawgs's Avatar
    Spend $40 for an Innocase and $10 for a Zagg shield and call it a day.
    05-29-2010 11:33 AM
  9. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    I still do not see how paying over $350 for insurance makes more sense then paying $100 for AppleCare.
    05-29-2010 01:15 PM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I still do not see how paying over $350 for insurance makes more sense then paying $100 for AppleCare.
    It covers a lot more things. However I think it's very expensive.. As Alli said, there are less expensive plans.
    05-29-2010 02:36 PM
  11. tlo07's Avatar
    Thats about what I pay for the Best Buy Geek Squad protection and there is no deductible.
    05-29-2010 07:12 PM
  12. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Hey, I hear eBay is much much cheaper.
    05-29-2010 08:28 PM
  13. suitebliss's Avatar
    I'll add my iPhone to my renters insurance. Although, I'm really careful with it.
    05-29-2010 08:40 PM
  14. iPhoneDon797's Avatar
    I could almost see spending that much if the deductable was $50 to $100 instead of $199. I'm super careful with mine and use an Otterbox defender case. As far as glass repairs go, there is a place near where I live that fixes electonics/gadgets like that. Lose or theft is covered with MobileMe's Find My iPhone feature.
    05-31-2010 01:39 PM
  15. rgar3388's Avatar
    I need something to cover water damage...Im rather clumsy when it comes to submerging my phone.
    05-31-2010 06:29 PM
  16. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Drop the cost monthly, or the deductible to an amount that doesn't require me to refinance my car and you have a deal.
    05-31-2010 08:15 PM
  17. xiezhoupeng351's Avatar
    No need for insurance
    06-01-2010 06:07 PM
  18. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    nah i dont need it...
    06-01-2010 06:41 PM
  19. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Lose or theft is covered with MobileMe's Find My iPhone feature.

    That's if they don't wipe your phone, turn your phone off, or the phone is not too deep in the projects to retrieve...

    Just saying
    06-04-2010 04:28 AM
  20. big9erfan's Avatar
    I'm using Squaretrade for my 3GS. Only thing they don't cover is theft I think, everything else will be. I think I'm good
    06-04-2010 11:59 AM
  21. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    if u dont mind me asking... how much are the SquareTrade Warranties for the iPhone?
    06-04-2010 01:27 PM
  22. big9erfan's Avatar
    06-04-2010 01:34 PM
  23. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    did u get the Apple Care as well as Square Trade??
    06-04-2010 01:41 PM
  24. big9erfan's Avatar
    No, I didn't.
    06-04-2010 01:45 PM
  25. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    so what if something happens and your phone malfunctions, u just get a new one from square trade?>?
    06-04-2010 02:08 PM
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