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07-05-2011, 08:29 PM #1
AT&T Finally Offering Standard Mobile Insurance for iPhones July 17
According to reports by MacRumors users AT&T has started informing customers that all iPhone models will be eligible for their standard mobile insurance programs beginning July 17.
The standard program costs $4.99 plus a deductible which varies from $50 to $125 depending on the model of the iPhone. AT&T didn't even offer insurance on the iPhone until 2010 when they partnered with a third-party company and offered coverage for $11.99 a month plus a $199 deductible.
Finally it's cheaper.
But, more importantly why has this taken so long? Apple Care doesn't protect your iPhone from all the normal facts of life, like the more alcohol one consumes the more likely it is an individual's phone will be ruined. Or lost. Or stolen. AT&T's insurance programs protects owners agains accidental physical or liquid damage, loss, theft, and mechanical and/or electrical failure. It basically covers everything Apple Care doesn't.
iPhone owners can now sleep easier, and drink heavier knowing their devices are insured, and will still cost a boatload to replace.
07-05-2011, 08:42 PM #2
Well it's about freakin time.If you need help, drop me a message.
07-05-2011, 09:08 PM #3
$125 plus $5/month. At&t still be making money.
07-05-2011, 09:16 PM #4
07-06-2011, 12:37 AM #5
"Enrollment restrictions apply. Customers can only enroll within 30 days of a new activation or upgrade, prior activations or upgrades outside of 30 days are not eligible."
So you can only get this if you are getting a new phone?? That sucks.El Zurdo
07-06-2011, 01:03 AM #6
07-06-2011, 04:40 AM #7
I just got the email from apple last week saying ""Dont be left alone"..or something like that. So I coughed up the $70 bucks to extend my warranty a year. I guess it's worth it...my headphones don't work anymore, my charger doesn't work anymore, both of which r supposedly covered under the warranty. Replacing those alone would be about the same as what I payed to get apples 1 year extension. Now I'm just hoping my home button starts sticking or something so I can get a brand spanking new iPhone!El Zurdo
07-06-2011, 08:10 AM #8
Do not want!
Now I know why AT&T dropped their 1500 messaging plan to 1000 and dropped the price by $5/mo. Smooth AT&T....very smooth. But I'll just spend $50 on a good protective case and be worry-free. Nice try though.
Last edited by RICO_; 07-06-2011 at 08:12 AM.
07-06-2011, 02:22 PM #9
Ive now had two liquid damaged iphones replaced by applecare. I had previously assumed if it wasnt physically damaged or liquid damaged it was covered. But they replaced two obviously liquid damaged phones...
07-06-2011, 06:50 PM #10
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07-07-2011, 08:28 PM #11
No thanks ATT. I have been using Squaretrade.com for all of my electronic device warranties, including accidental damage, since the days of iPhone 3G. it is a lot cheaper than applecare.