Carphone Warehouse

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BillabongJoe, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. BillabongJoe macrumors member

    BillabongJoe

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    I was just in Carphone Warehouse playing around with the 3G-s, comparing to my 3G. It is pretty snappy but not worth the cost of terminating my contract or buying a pay as you go one. A guy came over and asked if I needed anything and I say what I have just sad that I can't afford the cost of terminating my contract so it's not worth me getting the new one. He then asked me if I bought my 3G from Carphone Warehouse and if I had insurance I said no and that I had got it from an O2 shop, but I did have insurance. The next bit is what I’m not sure about, he said that if I had got it from Carphone warehouse that there insurance covers early termination of contracts and that I would have been able to upgrade there and then had I bought my 3G from there. Now was this matey chatting bull**** or is this true cos if it's true I’m getting the next iPhone from Carphone warehouse for sure.
     
  2. kid rock macrumors regular

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    I hope this is true, if so CPW are going to get a lot of customers in the future!


    But wasn't there that big story in the news a while back about how the insurance that CPW sold didn't actually cover iPhones as they are classed as a PDA under there insurance?



    Or was that all sorted out in the end?


    Simon:D
     
  3. Que macrumors 6502

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    highly unlikely. cpw employees are at best, this side of retarded.

    if there was such an insurance i'd happily make a career out of it. take out a few contracts one day, cancel the next, sell the phones. all covered under an insurance policy? hmmm.
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    I've checked in to this and they do offer this (it's called Airtime Contract Protection), but it's not as good as it might at first seem.

    Firstly, it costs an extra £2.00 per month
    Secondly, it only comes into effect after you have been on your contract for half it's total length
    Thirdly, you have to pay £29.50 to use it
    Fourthly, you have to give them the phone back if you make a claim on it (so no selling it on Ebay)
    Fifthly, you lose your existing number

    Not really worth it IMO
     
  5. BillabongJoe thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah thats hardly worth it, I assumed you'd keep your old phone. Your only saving about 20 quid over buying a pay as you go and selling your old one, and this way you lose your number. Not worth the hassle.
     

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