Broken glass on 3G iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by carlot, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. carlot macrumors newbie

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    So, I dropped my new phone after a week and shattered the glass. I went to the Apple store, but they said I would have to pay for basically a new phone since the repair is 200 and that's what I paid for the phone:(. Any advice here on how I can avoid paying for this phone twice?
     
  2. Robby9279 macrumors regular

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    Sorry man, you're going to have to pay. Apple states in its warranty policy that if the screen is broken on accident they're not going to cover it, looks like your sol, sorry.
     
  3. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Insurance.
     
  4. Babybandit macrumors regular

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    Be Careful, and buy insurance. It's better to be safe than sorry. But right now, you seem to be sorry
     
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    IOW, "How can I avoid taking responsibility for dropping the phone?"

    As other have said, you can't.
     
  6. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    $200 is cheaper than $499 for a new non-contract phone, but of course $3/month * 2 years is cheaper than both of those options.
     
  7. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    I thought you could replace the glass on an iPhone 3G quite easily?
     
  8. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Easier than the older iPhone, but still a daredevelish move if you ask me.
     
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Why didn't you read about this in the other 100 threads titles "I broke the glass in my iphone waaaa".

    If you didn't take care of it and/or use a case then tough noogies. Time to buy a new one, bet you'll be more careful next time.
     
  10. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    Considering the circumstances, what does he have to lose?

    Jude
     
  11. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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