If you lose your phone will Apple Care cover it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by erandall38, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. erandall38 macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    What all will the Apple Care cover for the iPhone, I know my dad looses his phone all the time and does not want to get it until Apple Care comes out, that is, if it covers loosing it like most cell phone insurances do...
  2. dontbeagenius macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007

    umm no. Apple Care is not insurance
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    knowing apple, probably not, but I bet they'll be some 3rd party thing
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    i doubt it, you could just say that you lost the phone and get a brand new one and sell it if Apple replaced it.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I could "help" him "loose" it, if you'd like to test the hypothesis. :D If he could loose it to zip code 32608, that would be ideal. :D
  6. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    Ya but when you activate the iPhone it sees the serial number... so At&t could just block that serial number from being used and put a message on the phone that says please contact At&t at (#)

    What ever happened to that report that there would be an anti-theft deterent on the iPHone? does anyone remember this?
  7. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    I would hope that you (or your dad) would be more cautious with something like the iPhone. I know I would never misplace
    mine. This thing is tied to my side.
  8. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    It is really sad how often he looses his blackberry... but its not like he tries to misplace his, it just happens. And it is a guarantee that it will happen to a lot of people, or be stolen.
  9. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
  10. b-real macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    Blacklisting an IMEI number is something that carriers refuse to do in the U.S. It's common in Europe, though.
  11. ecks618 macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2006
    No they won't cover it. I actually got a letter from Att 3rd party insurance company i believe it was from Asurion telling me that they have discontinued my insurance on my number due to the iPhone being activated.

    So applecare won't cover it, att won't cover it, so if you lose it, start crying.....

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