State Farm - iPhone Insurance

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Malamutt, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    So after reading the threads here I contacted State Farm and asked my local agent if they insured the iPhone. The answer was "Yes" as long as you already had another policy with them.

    So two weeks ago I decided to insure my iPhone. $30 for 1 year. Pretty damn good deal. No deductible, covered loss, theft, etc etc...

    Yesterday I receieved a letter in snail mail stating that they were cancelling my policy because they do not cover "cell phones"

    Anyone else get their iPhone insured with State Farm have this happen to them?

  2. macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    State of Denial

    This sux. You are like the 5th person with SF and my agent totally claims no cell coverage anymore. I have 5 friggen policies with them too..
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    I was told no by state farm as well.

    In my situation, they had a $1000 limit for personal property so they said they couldn't do it.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2007

    I have my iPhone insured with state farm and did not receive any such letter, in fact I spoke to my agent yesterday on another issue and he never said anything about it either.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    I have my policy in hand, $30/year, no deductable. Specifically states its a cellphone coverage (personal artifacts plan).

    I have no previous policys with them.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    I have both my iPhone and my Dell laptop individually insured on different 'personal property' policies. This is an agent by agent decission, maybe call a few others in the area until you find one willing to do it?

    I also have my truck, motorcycle, and renters insurance through my agent, so maybe they base it on how reliable they feel the policy will be. I'm sure they have some sort of percentage scale they work off of to determine how likely someone will be to file a claim, and then they go by that.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2009
    I was just wondering if you would give me the name of your agent. I am also in Michigan and would like to insure my Iphone.

  8. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2008
    SLT, CA
    I would call that agent back and say WTF?
  9. macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    Orange County, CA
    I had a policy with them and broke my iphone's screen a few months later. I filed my claim and they sent me the payment, and then cancelled my policy. It was still good to have it for the time i did. I wish i still had it.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2007
    Michigan, USA
    haha, I didn't know state farm covered/covers iPhones... will have to look into that. Only question I have is what happens if something happened to it? Would you get the full price back for the phone, a repalcement? Or...?
  11. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    I was told by my agent that they recently stopped covering iPhones due to large number of fraudulent claims :mad: My phones were covered, now they are not.
  12. macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    Orange County, CA
    They cut me a check for the early upgrade ($399 + tax) and had me show them that I had gotten a new phone
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Norman, OK

    Does State Farm still cover iPhones, as of today? 4/22/09.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    insurance no more

    I just tried to get insurance on my iPhone 4 with state farm. The agent told me that it was all set up but then when they sent the paperwork in to have it underwritten it was denied.

    State farm no longer insures any cell phones :(
  15. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    State Farm is doing you a favor. Always a bad idea to insure through a company if you have another policy (car/homeowner insurance) with them, because a claim will count toward the other policy and you'll get dropped.

    Either self-insure or get a dedicated insurance.
  16. macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    They may have not realized State Farm stopped covering cellphones. They covered my old iphone but according to my agent, I think in either March or May they got a memo saying they no longer were going to insure cellphones. My previous iphone was still covered cause it got grandfathered in (though not sure if I had kept it if they would allow me to re-insure it when the policy time period ended).

    I was very sad to hear this :(. At least they'll still insure my new laptop :).

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