Apple care or insurance from carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppledUp, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. AppledUp macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought an iphone 4 and I do not know weather or not to get apple care or insurance with my provider. I figure apple care will be less expensive but does it cover all the same things?
     
  2. MacKai macrumors regular

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  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The big issues with Apple Care is that it will not cover user damage or theft. Since you didn't mention your provider, we can't really tell if Apple Care is better or not.
     
  4. yearofthe macrumors regular

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    His signature says Verizon.
     
  5. AppledUp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have VZW
     
  6. AppledUp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is it really a square trade? apple care 69.99 and insurance with provider somewhere around 10.99 a month
     
  7. JonathanGennick macrumors newbie

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    I thought Verizon's insurance was horrendous. There's a $169 deductable. Then there's 24 months of whatever fee they charge. Between fees and deductable, I'd spend more than $500 over the life of the phone just for insurance. Not worth it.

    There are businesses that repair broken iPhones. Rear glass is maybe a $70 repair, if I read correctly. Front glass is quite a bit more. Even so, I can replace all the glass for less than Verizon's insurance.
     

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