??Apple care warrenty???

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  1. dosbabe macrumors newbie

    dosbabe

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    :confused:Is this the best way to buy AppleCare?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLECARE-APPLE...ewItem&pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item230510a769

    How many of you have had to have your iphone worked on? I bought the iphone a couple of years ago, and found the technical support here was much better.

    I was told my an apple sales person tell me that if I lost my iphone, applecare would allow me to buy another one at $199. Since we just signed up for the 2 year contract with ATT, if we lost the phone, it would be full price.

    I know apple care doesn't cover water damage or cracked screen.

    Is there a deductible when it is sent it?

    I did call apple and no one seemed to know the details.

    I had gotten talked in to buying the Best Buy black tie protection plan, but I just couldn't handle the thought of $14.99 for two years.

    Any input, thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.

    Amy
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Read this:
    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/
    Applecare is a manufacturers defect warranty. Not an insurance policy.
    If you lost your phone you will have to pay for a new one full price unless you're up for an upgrade and then you can get it cheaper at $199-299
    If you break the screen or physically damage the phone the fee they charge to replace every iphone is $200
    The bestbuy $15 a month protection plan is a rip off. Dont bother with it.
     
  3. dosbabe thread starter macrumors newbie

    dosbabe

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    Do you feel apple care for the iphone is still worth it?
     
  4. Trash Can macrumors member

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    I believe (not 100% sure) that Apple Care will cover one battery replacement for the iPhone. I wish I would've bought it for that reason alone.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think its worth it.
    It gives you another full year of service incase anything happens and Apple is really good with replacing iphones.
    You can purchase applecare for iphones on ebay for $30-40 so its not that bad IMO.
     
  6. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    Any form of AppleCare for any Apple product is the way to go.
     

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