Applecare and Insurance

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Daveoc64, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I'm thinking about buying the Applecare plan for my iPhone 4, but I'm wondering whether it would still apply to a replacement phone obtained under my Carrier's insurance policy.

    e.g. If I got the Applecare plan on my current phone and lost it a month later, would I be able to transfer the Applecare plan to my replacement phone?

    I'm in the UK, although I'm sure the policy would be similar in the US.

    Does anybody have an experience of this?
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    I don't believe you can transfer the apple care from phone to phone. I know if you sell the iPhone, you can transfer the warranty to the new owner.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Like said above applecare is not transferable and it stays with the device not the owner.
    So even if you sell your iphone the new owner will be able to walk into Apple and have it serviced without a problem or without showing any documentation or identification.
     
  4. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    This. The warranty is registered by serial number, to that specific phone. Cant transfer it to another unit, but will be transfered to the buyer if sold.
     
  5. Daveoc64 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok. Thanks for all the replies!

    I don't think I'll bother getting it.
     
  6. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    I always get it :D
     
  7. wpotere Guest

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    I need to add to this that it is transferable under certain circumstances. For instance if the phone were defective and you took it to Apple and they replaced it, they would transfer Applecare over to the new device.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, as soon as you activate the replacement iphone the Applecare you had on your old iphone that they took in will deactivate and will be transfered to the refurb you received. It will expire on the same date as before though, you dont start a new 1 year applecare just continue from the old.
     
  9. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Note that you CAN receive a prorated refund on the AppleCare if you lose your iPhone.

    http://images.apple.com/legal/applecare/docs/EMEA_APP_English_ZEv5.2.pdf

    Under 5. Cancellation:

     
  10. Daveoc64 thread starter macrumors 601

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  11. wpotere Guest

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    It's prorated so you won't receive that much back.
     
  12. Daveoc64 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I suppose not.

    It's £59 and presumably they say that covers two years.

    That really wouldn't be worth pursuing a refund on.
     

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