Is it to late for Apple Care

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tech21, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. tech21 macrumors member

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    I ordered the iPhone 6 through Verizon. Still on back order!
    Had a chat with Verizon sales tonight said I would have to go to Apple store to purchase Apple Care, nearest store is hundreds miles away.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
     
  2. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    Call Apple support once you get the phone and you can buy it through them. They do a remote diagnostic and then if everything checks out, register the phone.
     
  3. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    I believe you can also purchase AppleCare+ over the phone. They just require you to connect the device to a computer for a diagnostic.
     
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    You can purchase AppleCare over the phone.
     
  5. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    You have 60 days from date of purchase call 1-800-APL-CARE
     
  6. tech21 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone...
    Will do this when phone arrives!
     
  7. NJbuilder macrumors member

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    I keep forgetting to call. I should do that today.
     
  8. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    You don't connect to a computer. They email you a link to run a diagnostic on the iPhone remotely.

    I find it easier to call on a different phone to the iPhone you're having insured though.
     
  9. NJbuilder macrumors member

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    I just called and they sent the text to me. Clicked the link and ran the diagnostic. Paid them and now I'm covered to 9/19/16.
     
  10. GB11 macrumors member

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    What's the difference really between AppleCare and square trade.
     
  11. tech21 thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you connect to PC while doing this?
     
  12. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    You don't have to connect to anything.

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    There have been a few horror stories around here over the years about SquareTrade. I remember in one case they repaired the devices in a way that involved bending the device back it to shape, or so they thought.

    If I remember correctly the only advantage to ST is that they cover lost and stolen devices, this may have changed though.
     
  13. CUHATIN macrumors regular

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  14. HEK Suspended

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    Nice part of Care is if you sell phone in a year, you can either transfer balance of Care to new owner. Get better price. Or you can cancel balance of Care and get money back if you have not needed to use it in first year

    I got $45 refunded for remaining 11 months on my 5s.
     

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