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Old May 4, 2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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SquareTrade Expands Warranty Coverage to Include Jailbroken iPhones






Third-party warranty provider SquareTrade has announced that it is expanding its warranty coverage to include jailbroken iPhones, a procedure that voids the standard Apple warranty.

The policy change affects new and existing coverage holders, according to a report from CNET.
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No word yet on if this extends to iPads and iPods, which SquareTrade also covers as part of its warranty service. The three gadgets share the same operating system.
A 2-year SquareTrade warranty for the iPhone 4S is available for $99.99, including accidental damage protection with a $50 deductible.

Article Link: SquareTrade Expands Warranty Coverage to Include Jailbroken iPhones
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Old May 4, 2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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A side by side comparison of SquareTrade's warranty with Apple's AppleCare would be quite interesting.
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Old May 4, 2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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I'm impressed - last time I buy AppleCare!
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It might have something to do with the fact that you can't physically damage an ios device by modifying software.

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A side by side comparison of SquareTrade's warranty with Apple's AppleCare would be quite interesting.
It would make more sense if the comparison was made between SquareTrade's warranty and Apple's AppleCare+
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Wrong.
I see every week devices who have overheated because the processor limitations have been lifted and that have been damaged in different levels because of excessive heat. FYI, i work at a place that makes it difficult to post here with my real name. hint
ehh, not on an iPhone; there is no way to make an iPhone processor faster w/ software so I guess you don't 'secretly work' w/ iPhones.


As for the news, this is great! Still won't get a $99 warranty for my iPhone when a replacement can be done for $200 if out-of-warranty.
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Wrong.
I see every week devices who have overheated because the processor limitations have been lifted and that have been damaged in different levels because of excessive heat. FYI, i work at a place that makes it difficult to post here with my real name. hint
yea, where's this overclocking software?
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^^ Once an iPhones jailbroken all you need to do is remove the Power management plist file to overclock. Not an app per se.
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well its not like a jb could break anything, besides ... just restore and no one will know uve ever jailbroken it
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ehh, not on an iPhone; there is no way to make an iPhone processor faster w/ software so I guess you don't 'secretly work' w/ iPhones.


As for the news, this is great! Still won't get a $99 warranty for my iPhone when a replacement can be done for $200 if out-of-warranty.
Are out-of-warranty replacements permitted for jail broken phones?
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Are out-of-warranty replacements permitted for jail broken phones?
if all you did was jailbreak it. because you can first restore it back to factory and they can't tell the thing was ever jail broken.

If you unlock it then you are screwed if they figure it out. which will be pretty easy when you walk in with a GSM phone that has a t-Mobile sim card. apparently their system tells them if a phone was unlocked by them or not. to them an unlock by the user would be considered damage (and not the accidental kind) and thus you lose. you can't even buy service
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So in order to make their warranty desirable they had to:

1. Remove the all the time $50 deductible
2. Add jailbroken phones

Lets not forget that you have a deminishing value insurance policy here. Every single claim lowers your coverage amount.
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Old May 5, 2012, 05:57 PM   #17
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I don't understand how this is a deal. The inclusion of jailbroken phones is good, but its still going to cost $150 to replace your phone. You can get a replacement from Apple for $200. The best this warrenty will save you is $50...
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I have see bellow link: http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/iphone-landing24
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Old May 7, 2012, 04:34 AM   #19
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Does anyone know if this extends to iPhones already covered under a Square Trade warranty? Thanks.
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