Question about iPhone 2G replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacGeek7, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

    MacGeek7

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    Around 7 this morning I woke up to find out that our basement had been flooded due to the extreme amount of water from melting snow and rain. Once I woke up my parents and we started getting water out of our basement I remembered that I had left my iPhone on the floor of my room charging. It's obvious that there is water damage to it and I was wondering if anyone knew what Apple's replacement policy is in events like floods.

    The iPhone is still under warranty.

    Thanks!
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Uh, if it wasn't obvious, it is your fault the iPhone was damaged, so Apple won't cover it.


    Might just salvage it on eBay and get a new one.


    Or of course, if your iPhone is insured.
     
  3. jason72780 macrumors regular

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    Even insured there my be no recourse. On my insurance policy for my phone it exempts acts of war including accidental detonation of a nuclear device and acts of god. Melting snow would probably be seen as an act of god to an insurance company.
     
  4. MacGeek7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What happened was our sump-pump failed and that's why our basement flooded. I talked to my parents and we have extra coverage for sub-pump failures and sewage backups.
     
  5. sexyfoolxx macrumors member

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    It's "sump pump" and it depends on the homeowner's insurance policy. If floods are covered you will: make a claim, pay your deductible, receive a check for damages (or receive a check minus the deductible).
     
  6. MacGeek7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My next question is this, assuming I get the check and what not, would there be a way to get a 2G iPhone from Apple? The reason I ask is because I don't live near a 3G area and I don't want to pay the extra money per month for a service I don't have.

    Also, do AT&T and Apple still require credit checks for the 3G iPhone?
     
  7. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Apple just recently sold the refurbished 4G iPhone for $149 back on the 18th Dec, unfortunately the stocks did ran out very fast (even I missed it). I don't think you could get a new one as of now from Apple, you might wanna try eBay, Craigslist and just be cautious when buying.

    Yes they do require credit checks.
     
  8. coachfreak macrumors member

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    If it is replacement cost for your insurance then they will give you the $399 for an 8 GB if that is what you had. Make sure you keep the trashed phone and take it to Apple. They will charge you $250 to swap the water damaged phone for a replacement.

    I didn't know this when my sister's fell out of her pants and into the toilet, so I bought her a new one. However, I was at the Apple store and didn't know that for $250 they will exchange a damaged one for a refurbished. This was pre-3G so I don't know if the price has gone down, but I am sure they can still work it out!

    Let us know.
     
  9. coachfreak macrumors member

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    Go to Apple. The credit checks are for NEW customers. IF you are trying to replace an iPhone already with a line of service they shouldn't do a credit check.

    However, as I said above you can to a damage swap for non-warranty reasons if you pay! THen you won't have to upgrade to the $30 data plan instead of the $20 you had on the 2G phone.
     

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