1. mcforan23's Avatar
    So I have a dilemma, I am obviously switching over to iPhone once Feb 10 rolls around, Droid has given me enough grief. Anyways, I'm looking into the squaretrade insurance and was wondering if it is worth purchasing? I may only have this phone until the possible iPhone 5, so potentially a few months. So really, for the current iPhone users, how prone to trouble is the iPhone 4? Thanks in advance
    01-25-2011 03:29 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    If it's a phone physical or software defect - that's covered under warranty for a year. Insurance would cover loss, theft, accidents, water damage, etc. Do you feel lucky??
    01-25-2011 03:51 PM
  3. mcforan23's Avatar
    Well, I plan on putting a case on it along with some sort of anti glare shield. I don't have much personal experience or know of other iphones since I've been hidden from them on Verizon. So I'm wondering how much the case actually protects an iphone from drops. They appear to be fragile it seems.
    01-25-2011 04:00 PM
  4. Spat's Avatar
    Unfortunately I know from personal experience SquareTrade is a good thing to have!!
    01-25-2011 04:05 PM
  5. somjam's Avatar
    My family has a lot of phones with Verizon and I have yet to hear from any of them a good experience with Verizon's third party insurance on their phones.
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    01-25-2011 04:41 PM
  6. mcforan23's Avatar
    @Jamsom

    Pardon my ignorance, but do you mean that squaretrade would be a poor decision or going through Verizon's insurance would be bad?
    01-25-2011 05:14 PM
  7. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Squaretrade doesn't cover loss or theft, only damage. But it's cheap at $100 usually.
    01-25-2011 06:40 PM
  8. naeubanks's Avatar
    If you're in college consider College Student Insurance (Google it). it covers all property pretty much no questions asked. I had to claim a $2000 laptop and a $599 phone last year because of accidental damage and would've been up the creek without them.
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    01-25-2011 06:44 PM
  9. Cleveland's Avatar
    Check your homeowners or renter insurance poilcy, you can insure the device due to loss or theft and get paid full retail for new one... I know I just had to use mine unfortunately
    01-25-2011 09:26 PM
  10. mcforan23's Avatar
    I'm currently at the Naval Academy so I will look into the College student insurance. I expect my iphone to go to rough places, my droid has held up well I hope to say the same once I get a ViPhone
    01-25-2011 09:54 PM
  11. jhamilton3's Avatar
    If you are super careful with your devices like me - you won't need it.

    But even the most careful people have a problem or two every now and then. -- so its kinda a toss up.
    01-26-2011 09:04 AM
  12. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    SquareTrade looks to be about $99 for 2-Year coverage on a 32GB iPhone 4 ..... only problem for me is that I have never kept a phone for 1 year let alone 2.
    01-26-2011 09:15 AM
  13. MobileMania's Avatar
    i like the idea that whatever happens with my iphone, i can always get support (of course within it's warranty period). I am a little bit careless so I really need this.
    01-26-2011 09:22 AM
  14. Spat's Avatar
    If u have squaretrade and don't keep the phone as long as the warranty is for,they refund the remaining months.
    02-07-2011 01:35 PM
  15. Garz's Avatar
    Insurance is for the "what ifs". We never plan on anything happening, but there are no guarantees.
    02-07-2011 01:38 PM
  16. nano2909's Avatar
    has anybody tried Worthavegroup.com???? $80 a yr plus it covers theft/loss
    02-07-2011 03:03 PM
  17. Danegre's Avatar
    what about applecare?
    02-07-2011 08:53 PM
  18. kch50428's Avatar
    what about applecare?
    It does not cover lost,stolen, or damaged devices - it's extended warranty/tech support.
    02-07-2011 08:54 PM
  19. Mk4Jetta's Avatar
    Anyone know what it costs to replace a cracked screen on the phone? I have never dropped my iPod touch or my Storm in the many years I have owned them. I chose not to get insurance.
    02-07-2011 10:08 PM
  20. Cyder's Avatar
    With Squaretrade, are you able to sign up with it at any time when you own the phone does it have to be as soon as you activate it? Probably a stupid question but just curious.
    02-07-2011 10:28 PM
  21. Spat's Avatar
    has anybody tried Worthavegroup.com???? $80 a yr plus it covers theft/loss
    My son has this on my grand daughter's iPad. He got this because of the good possibility she will lose it!! Thank goodness he hasn't had to use it yet.
    02-07-2011 10:50 PM
  22. doxiedad#IM's Avatar
    I'll almost definately get it, thankfully I have 30 days to purchase it, gotta get a little extra $$ after buying 2 iphones and breaking 2 sprint contracts !!
    02-07-2011 11:30 PM
  23. mg911's Avatar
    Somehow my insurance that was on my droid ($6) carried over to iphone. I called the rep and she didnt understand how that happen and didnt put the higher on. So as of now I still have my old insurance..
    02-08-2011 12:14 AM
  24. Danegre's Avatar
    It does not cover lost,stolen, or damaged devices - it's extended warranty/tech support.
    Ahh ok. My friend had his iphone ran over by an ambulance, took it to the apple store and they gave him a new one. i wasnt there when he went to the store, but before he left it was broken.
    02-08-2011 08:42 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    Ahh ok. My friend had his iphone ran over by an ambulance, took it to the apple store and they gave him a new one. i wasnt there when he went to the store, but before he left it was broken.
    That wont happen normally. He/she must give a good ..
    02-08-2011 08:44 PM
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