iPhone replaced by warranty today... a friend said my contract will be extended (?)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Michael Scrip, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

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    My iPhone 5S screen messed up last night... similar to the image below.

    Apple replaced it for free under warranty at the Apple Store today.

    I mentioned on Facebook that Apple replaced my phone... and a friend replied "And a new contract"

    That's not right, is it? This had nothing to do with Verizon or my plan... it was a straight warranty swap, right?

    Or am I wrong?

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  2. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    You can only extend your contract when purchasing a new phone with a 2 year agreement, which you would need to be eligible for. Replacements under warranty do not extend anything. Don't listen to your friend.
     
  3. Michael Scrip thread starter macrumors 601

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    OK... thanks!!!!
     
  4. Draconestra macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, you're "friend" isn't remotely right. I did a warranty swap recently, no contract extension here. What will happen is that, it might make it a hassle to swap a phone through AT&T, but why do that when Apple can take care of you instead.
     
  5. Michael Scrip thread starter macrumors 601

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    Exactly.

    I didn't even think of involving Verizon in this matter. I made an appointment with the Apple Store directly... since I knew I was still under warranty.

    The phone wasn't dropped or damaged in any way... the screen and digitizer just randomly messed up.

    I hadn't even thought about the carrier until he said something. I'm glad he was wrong :)
     
  6. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Just the usual case of people running their mouths with no clue what they are talking about. No contact extension.
     
  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah don't bother with Verizon unless you start having service issues with the replacement. Then just get them to give you a new sim. Shouldn't be an issue though.
     
  8. Michael Scrip thread starter macrumors 601

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    So far so good! But I will monitor the situation. :)
     

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