Just dropped my iphone 4 and the screen is all cracked...

Benk3350

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Jun 19, 2010
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So today I was taking a walk and pulled out my iphone 4 and accidentally dropped. I didn't have a case cuz I was waiting for the free one to get to my house.


Anyway do you know what I can do? It's been over 30 days if that matters because I got it first day.

Is there anyway I can still sign up for some kind of coverage plan that would save me money for a replacement?

Aww man haha this really kind of sucks.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
 

bigred7078

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May 6, 2010
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So today I was taking a walk and pulled out my iphone 4 and accidentally dropped. I didn't have a case cuz I was waiting for the free one to get to my house.


Anyway do you know what I can do? It's been over 30 days if that matters because I got it first day.

Is there anyway I can still sign up for some kind of coverage plan that would save me money for a replacement?

Aww man haha this really kind of sucks.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
the only thing you can do is take it to an apple store and they can get you a new one for $200.
 

adamt56

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Jul 16, 2010
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So today I was taking a walk and pulled out my iphone 4 and accidentally dropped. I didn't have a case cuz I was waiting for the free one to get to my house.


Anyway do you know what I can do? It's been over 30 days if that matters because I got it first day.

Is there anyway I can still sign up for some kind of coverage plan that would save me money for a replacement?

Aww man haha this really kind of sucks.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
At the Apple store, they will most likely replace it for that price that you originally paid.

Else, find the parts and fix it yourself.

http://www.zdnet.com/photos/cracking-open-the-apple-iphone-4/440148?seq=9&tag=mantle_skin;content
 

bigred7078

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bigred7078

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True, but spending $140 is much better than replacing the phone at cost. Also they only take 5 days or so process the claim and they pay for free overnight shipping.
very true but it also depends on what you do for a living lol. I know I could not be without my phone for 5 days due to my job responsibilities.
 

Alvi

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You can't get an insurance once your product is already broken, Go to apple, they can probably fix it, but it won't be for free
 

slimfinity

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Jul 2, 2010
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Call apple or go to an apple store and be totally cool with them. Explain honestly what happened. They may replace it free of charge. I dropped mine and it shattered and they replaced it. Just be honest and cool with them. Explain the situation and ask if they would be willing to work with you. Other people on here have also gotten free replacements for the same thing. Not sure about after 30 days, but it's worth a shot.
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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WTF is wrong with you people? He broke his phone and you're recommending he take out a Squaretrade plan after the fact. Where the hell do you all get this sense of entitlement and lack of personal responsibility?
 

Zepaw

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Unless I am mistaken you cannot fool Squaretrade like that. If you do not buy the insurance on day one you must wait 30 days before filing a claim. I remember something like this from checking it out when the iPad was released.

They are smart enough to realize people might try to sign up after they already took damage.
 

ratbatblue

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WTF is wrong with you people? He broke his phone and you're recommending he take out a Squaretrade plan after the fact. Where the hell do you all get this sense of entitlement and lack of personal responsibility?
This.

Not even to mention the fact that Square Trade won't cover ADH claims until 30 days after you purchase the warranty, unless you bought it the same day you bought your phone.
 

andiwm2003

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WTF is wrong with you people? He broke his phone and you're recommending he take out a Squaretrade plan after the fact. Where the hell do you all get this sense of entitlement and lack of personal responsibility?
moral or ethical considerations seem not to matter to these people.

so i recommend to look at it this way:

while there is a low chance to get caught you should realize that this is a felony. i don't think saving 200 bucks or so is worth a felony on your record.
 

Blorzoga

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May 21, 2010
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there's no coverage plan I can sign up for?
These coverage plans you speak about are for BEFORE you incur damage. So, basically, you're asking whether you can commit insurance fraud. Sure, go ahead, knock yourself out.
 

Surely

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Oct 27, 2007
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Car insurers require pics of a car to insure it unless it's brand new from the dealer.
My car insurance company didn't ask for (or take) pictures of my car when I had it insured both here and in Canada. And the car I'm driving was purchased from a private owner.


/just sayin'

But I do 100% agree with you on the main topic of this thread. WTF is wrong with you people?
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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My car insurance company didn't ask for (or take) pictures of my car when I had it insured both here and in Canada. And the car I'm driving was purchased from a private owner.


/just sayin'

But I do 100% agree with you on the main topic of this thread. WTF is wrong with you people?

With collision?
 

danno1769

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Jul 7, 2010
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WTF is wrong with you people? He broke his phone and you're recommending he take out a Squaretrade plan after the fact. Where the hell do you all get this sense of entitlement and lack of personal responsibility?
I think people here are trying to help him. Put yourself in his shoes, Im sure you would look for the cheapest way to fix your phone as well. Not everyone is made out of money. Whats the difference between him signing up for insurance right now and making a claim in a month about his cracked screen as apposed to he cracks his screen in 1 month and calls about it the next day?
 

Surely

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Oct 27, 2007
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I think people here are trying to help him. Put yourself in his shoes, Im sure you would look for the cheapest way to fix your phone as well. Not everyone is made out of money. Whats the difference between him signing up for insurance right now and making a claim in a month about his cracked screen as apposed to he cracks his screen in 1 month and calls about it the next day?
The fact that if he lies to the insurance company he would be committing insurance fraud. Really?:rolleyes:
 

bigred7078

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Whats the difference between him signing up for insurance right now and making a claim in a month about his cracked screen as apposed to he cracks his screen in 1 month and calls about it the next day?
I dunno...ethics? C'mon.
 
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