apple/at&t are NOT offering insurance on this phone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mvill, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. mvill macrumors newbie

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    Just got off the phone with an att rep, and they said that is NO insurance available for the iphone. I thought about purchasing it before, but this is really problematic. What happens if the phone is damaged, or if I'm assaulted/robbed (remember the ps3 frenzy)? I've gotta spend another $600?

    No way, that's ridiculous. Methinks Jobs may be getting a little too greedy.

    mvill
     
  2. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    Actually I don't think this is Apple or AT&T's doing. Its the insurance company AT&T uses. They won't cover more expensive phones like this at all. The iPhone isn't the only one with this issue.
     
  3. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Um, protect your phone, and just because they aren't offering any insurance, doesn't mean you can't find 3rd parties that will. Contrary to popular belief, I sincerely doubt that it is Jobs' mission to make you unhappy.
     
  4. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    This is common knowledge ... and its not due to Steve Jobs, so please don't put blame on him for it. AT&T just doesn't offer insurance on PDA and/or Smartphones like all other carriers do.

    Your only option is 3rd party insurance ... which I still haven't found.
     
  5. benlee macrumors 65816

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    try safeware-in the US. Not sure if they will insure it but you can check. I will check when i finally decide t to switch to at&t from verizon for the phone. I have my mbp insured and its only around $50 a year.
     
  6. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I have posted this a few times, Safeware will not provide coverage currently.
     
  7. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    his mission may not be to make you happy either, im pretty sure his mission is the sucess of the apple company by any means necessary, also hes there to make a profit.
     
  8. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Very true, as CEO his responsibilities lie with the company and its shareholders.
     
  9. DIABLO2345 macrumors newbie

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    this is not good at all, a phone that cost this much needs to get insurance
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    My phone is covered under my contents insurance, will just add the iPhone to that when I eventually* get one.


    *read when 3G, MMS, Video calls, notes, and it comes to the UK all happen
     

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