Applecare+ For Just One Year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SluGuru, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. SluGuru macrumors regular

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    Is there any advantage to having AppleCare+ for just one year? I will likely be upgrading every year now. If my phone is broken or malfunctions in the first year will everything be the same as if I had AppleCare+ with $79 per incident fee?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It adds one additional year of coverage (plus accidental loss).
     
  3. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the only difference is if you didn't get AppleCare+, you would have to pay $229 for accidental damage replacement (vs. $79) and on-the-phone tech support only runs 90 days, or something like that. If I was upgrading every year I wouldn't pay for AppleCare+.
     
  4. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Should help the resale value since I believe it's transferable.
     
  5. krizko macrumors regular

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    You can request a refund after the first year for the prorated amount remaining. Did this last year and paid $99 for AppleCare+ for one year, then at the end of the year when the iPhone 5 came out I was refunded $48. So roughly $51 for one year of AppleCare+.
     
  6. auero macrumors 65816

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    It does not cover the device being lost or stolen.
     
  7. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Anyone use Square Trade and were happy with it ? Lost or stolen is important to me, and my renters insurance does not cover a smartphone (USAA)
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think any warranty service covers lost or stolen because then some people will lie and get a free phone.
     
  9. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Your right. Wish someone would. Mine doesn't

    Edited: Found one and others are posted doing a google search. Unknown how good or bad they are..

    http://www.mobilecover.sg/index.aspx
     
  10. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    "Loss" as in written off. Didn't mean if you lose it.
     
  11. boshii macrumors 68040

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  12. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    Replacement iPhone 5's have increased to $269+tax now if you do not have AppleCare+.
     
  13. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    So, this can't be moved over to the new device? AppleCare+ is attached to the device?
     
  14. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Stays with the hardware.
     
  15. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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  16. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    Thx!! I'll add that to my ebay auction!
     

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