Apple care+ or carrier warranty?

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  1. MENEGRANDE macrumors newbie

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    I ordered and due to receive tomorrow an i6+ for my wife, she is known to break phones easily.. :mad:, so my question is:

    should i buy apple care+ for 100 bucks or do the sprint coverage which is 10/mo plus 200 copay?

    with apple the copay is 80$ and they will do it twice during the coverage..
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    If she is 'just' prone to breaking phones then I would go with AppleCare+.

    Carrier insurance is much more expensive and mainly for someone who is afraid of losing/getting their phone stolen.
     
  3. MENEGRANDE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    she works out of the house and rarely goes out, but she drops her phones all the damn time, on average, her phones last about 8-10 months

    thanks for advice, i think apple care+ is the better option.
     
  4. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I have both the Sprint coverage and Applecare+. I know, it's overkill but I prefer dealing with Apple for the warranty/accidental stuff and only deal with Sprint in case of theft.
     
  5. cmanbrazil macrumors regular

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    I went with Applecare. I had Bestbuy on the last phone but now they have a very large deductible. Applecare is cheaper and pretty straight forward. Just don't lose your phone or get it stolen! Verizon is $240 for two years and somewhere around $170? to replace. I'll take my chances with applecare. $100 and $79 for a replacement phone I damaged. I also don't care if its reconditioned as I buy most of my computers that way from Apple.
     
  6. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    AppleCare + and add a rider to your homeowners for the theft or loss. The rider cost me about $20 a year.
     
  7. pirarre macrumors 6502

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    Apple care+ or carrier warranty?


    You can have theft or loss of a iPhone added to your homeowners insurance ?

    Because if that's the case, I'm calling Allstate first thing tomorrow morning.
     
  8. MENEGRANDE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    interesting! thanks
     
  9. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I have liberty Mutual, but yes I am sure other companies do as well
     
  10. MENEGRANDE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will call tomorrow to find out..
     
  11. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    AppleCare Plus= $99 for 2 years $79 per incident. Potentially costing $178

    Sprint= $240 for 2 years $200 per incident potentially costing $450

    Plus, if you paid by Credit Card, you may already be covered with purchase protection. Call them as well as others have mentioned, your Homeowners policy. Just verify your Homeowner deductible wouldn't apply, and that your Homeowners wouldn't increase if you put in a claim. That could cost a lot.
     
  12. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Get her a very good case that covers the whole thing up......
     
  13. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately my insurance company (USAA) will not cover an iPhone. Too many false claims I bet. :(
     

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