3rd party insurance for the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by St. Germain, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. St. Germain macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2006
    AT&T will not offer insurance for the iPhone apparently. Apple is going to have AppleCare for the iPhone but that won't cover any user damage, or theft obviously.

    Does anyone know of a good reliable insurance company that insures smartphones?

    Has anyone looked into getting a rider on their homeowners insurance?
  2. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
    "Apparently"? What is your source of this information?

    No one at any AT&T store has ANY DETAILS about what rate plans or additional service options will be offered, third party or otherwise (though insurance is always third party in the wireless industry, either offered through a company like Lock/line or Assurion, sometimes through the indirect retailers themselves though that won't affect the direct-only iPhone).
  3. Photography macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    I didn't even know that Apple will be offering AppleCare for the iPhone yet - didn't see where that was officially announced.
  4. Fredo521 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Mass, USA
    ATT doesn't offer insurance on smarphones, no?
  5. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    One thing I'm looking into and probably will do (from multiple recommendations) is getting renter's insurance through State Farm and they have a rider for other things like mobile electronics that will replace those items and it's not subject to a deductible. For me, it would cover the cell phone, my Nikon D80 digital cam, laptop, XM, etc...

    May be worth researching into.
  6. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    I have a "personal articles" insurance policy w/ State Farm. Far cheaper, and better coverage.
  7. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    That's what I was thinking of...you ever have to use that policy? That's what I plan on getting.
  8. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    I've never used it but I have it covering my Macbook and D50. I plan to put my iPhone on it, too. :)
  9. neptunet macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2005

    Safeware.com is a reliable source for 3rd party insurance for phones and for your laptop too.
  10. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Just got this response today, it took 2 weeks for them to send it. Almost gave up on them, but now it looks like I still need to find another company that will do it.
  11. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Apple Care is not insurance. It's an extension of the warranty.

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