1. ivhs72's Avatar
    With Sprint, it will be the only option for coverage. They do not include iPhones under their carrier insurance program called the TEP or total equipment replacement. But AT&T and Verizon do. What are the differences between the AppleCare + and the insurance that those two carriers offer. Better? Worse? Would AppleCare + compliment what they don't cover?
    10-12-2011 05:33 PM
  2. boomhower1820's Avatar
    I bought it. $50 for a replacement phone if I break it is a pretty darn good deal. Having Apple service and not some oddball warranty company is also a pleasing thought. Especially when the idea of replacement to a lot of them is you footing the bill for a $700 phone and they send you a check when they get around to it.

    With Sprint, it will be the only option for coverage. They do not include iPhones under their carrier insurance program called the TEP or total equipment replacement. But AT&T and Verizon do. What are the differences between the AppleCare + and the insurance that those two carriers offer. Better? Worse? Would AppleCare + compliment what they don't cover?
    Their are two main differences, cost and coverage. The carriers all use Asurion. The main thing they cover that Apple does not is loss and theft. The other main differentiator is cost. Asurion is $12 a month plus $169 deductable for replacement. If you have one phone replaced before buying the next iPhone(12 months of coverage with one replacement) the cost for Applecare is $150 vs. $315 for Asurion. If you go the full two years and use two replacements the cost is $200 for Applecare vs. $630 for Asurion. Asurion will also cover more than two replacements as well. If you think that you will need two replacements, are prone to losing phones, or think you have a high likelihood of it being stolen then Asurion is what you need at the higher cost. Otherwise Applecare+ is the way to IMHO.
    Last edited by boomhower; 10-12-2011 at 07:38 PM.
    10-12-2011 07:32 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    I bought it. $50 for a replacement phone if I break it is a pretty darn good deal. Having Apple service and not some oddball warranty company is also a pleasing thought. Especially when the idea of replacement to a lot of them is you footing the bill for a $700 phone and they send you a check when they get around to it.



    Their are two main differences, cost and coverage. The carriers all use Asurion. The main thing they cover that Apple does not is loss and theft. The other main differentiator is cost. Asurion is $12 a month plus $169 deductable for replacement. If you have one phone replaced before buying the next iPhone(12 months of coverage with one replacement) the cost for Applecare is $150 vs. $315 for Asurion. If you go the full two years and use two replacements the cost is $200 for Applecare vs. $630 for Asurion. Asurion will also cover more than two replacements as well. If you think that you will need two replacements, are prone to losing phones, or think you have a high likelihood of it being stolen then Asurion is what you need at the higher cost. Otherwise Applecare+ is the way to IMHO.
    Asurion is such a hassle most of the times too. Not to mention you get a refurb where I'm not sure if you get a refurb through apple care.
    10-12-2011 07:44 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    Does anybody know how to purchase applecare+ for iphone 4s ordered through verizon, I didn't get the asurion insurance.
    You can either call in or order it right from verizon's site.
    10-12-2011 07:45 PM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Okay this REALLY sucks! Its even worse that we're paying $99 for 2yrs worth of insurance and $49 for an incident. Twice....
    10-12-2011 08:28 PM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    Okay this REALLY sucks! Its even worse that we're paying $99 for 2yrs worth of insurance and $49 for an incident. Twice....
    What do you expect? I mean you are getting a replacement that costs $600+ dollars for 150. I would be glad they don't raise the price more than that.
    10-12-2011 08:38 PM
  7. mobile79's Avatar
    If this is legit, it looks like Apple is giving those who pre-ordered without AppleCare+ an extension:

    Apple to offer AppleCare+ until November 14 for pre-order customers
    10-12-2011 08:43 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    If this is legit, it looks like Apple is giving those who pre-ordered without AppleCare+ an extension:

    Apple to offer AppleCare+ until November 14 for pre-order customers
    That makes sense since some won't get their iphone for a week or two.
    10-12-2011 08:44 PM
  9. mobile79's Avatar
    I'm glad because the more I thought about it, the more I wished I had just bought it.
    10-12-2011 08:46 PM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    Okay this REALLY sucks! Its even worse that we're paying $99 for 2yrs worth of insurance and $49 for an incident. Twice....
    The alternative that is in place today is totally subjective - and could very well swing on whether the Genius is having a good day or bad, or if your a hot, sweet young thing or middle-aged dad with a beer gut.

    This way, you get what you pay for - you understand the parameters and everybody wins.
    Premium1 likes this.
    10-12-2011 09:05 PM
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