Carrier How do things work with broken phones and carrier installment plans?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by XTheLancerX, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    Say I get an iPhone and have Apple Care+, and I add that onto the phone that I currently am paying an installment plan for. What happens if I break my phone? Do I just get my phone replaced with the Apple Care+ fee as usual or does the carrier throw a fit and make me pay off the phone on the spot? I'm kind of confused how these installment plans deal with lost/destroyed phones. Clarification please?
  2. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    As long as you are paying your monthly bills the carrier does not care what happens to the phone.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    ^^^This. All the carrier cares about is the money.

    In the case of a lease, as long as the carrier has a phone of the model and capacity you leased returned to it at the end of the lease they don't give a damn.

    The IMEI, which is all that is changing essentially with a replacement is irrelevant to the carrier.

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