Insurance plans on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jinyoungkim7, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. jinyoungkim7 macrumors regular

    jinyoungkim7

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    I was just wondering, do you guys either use the Apple Care plan or the $12/month Asurion plan? I understand that the Asurion covers accidental damage, lost/stolen but it seems like a lot extra to pay on top of my monthly bill.

    Which plan do you guys use if you use either one of them?
     
  2. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    I went with GoCare. 85$ for two years.
     
  3. jinyoungkim7 thread starter macrumors regular

    jinyoungkim7

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    Has anyone else had experience with GoCare? Is it reliable? How do I know?
     
  4. CT1stMaxedOut09 macrumors member

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    I have to say that GoCare looks pretty good when stacked up to the rest. I've never damaged any of my phones (knock on wood) but when and if I do (knock on wood) I will deffiently invest in there plan.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How is this gocare?
    I know the one from AT&T is a ripoff.
     
  6. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had to use it yet, but they have great reviews from what I can tell.
     
  7. ihav0frnds macrumors 6502

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    i'm on a $40 annual fee for personal articles policy from state farm. covers everything, including drops :D
     
  8. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    apple care is extended warranty, not insurance.

    my problem with applecare:
    The first year is covered by regular warranty.

    If something happens to my phone after that first year, it's _probably_ not covered by extended warranty anyways (production defects and the likes won't wait 1 year to show up, imo) but be accidental damage, water damage, theft, etc. and if that happens, i'd just try to find a way to upgrade to the, by then released, next gen iPhone.
     
  9. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    Worth Ave Group is what I use.
    Unlike most of the insurance plans which only allow for mail-in, in-house repairs. With WAG, if you drop your phone, water, etc. just take it to the Apple Store, pay $199 replacement fee, get a new (refurb) phone and WAG sends you a check a week later.
     
  10. aniston2010 macrumors newbie

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    I have to say that GoCare looks pretty good when stacked up to the rest. I've never damaged any of my phones (knock on wood) but when and if I do (knock on wood) I will deffiently invest in there plan.


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