RIP Young iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Teh Hoff, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Teh Hoff macrumors newbie

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    So I'm brand new to this fourm because I simply just got my iPhone. It was a present for my birthday. Got it Thursday, used it non-stop, and three days later, on Saturday... its dead.

    I went out to celebrate my birthday and got sideswiped on the sidewalk by another bar-goer, and it flew into a wall.... shattered glass, and the 90% of the LCD doesn't function (Touch Feature still works though, but I cant find the right buttons to unlock via password). So anyways, It had an enjoyable 72 hour life.

    Apple is charging me $200 to fix the screen. It was purchased from AT&T, and they just kick me over to apple. I'm probably going to end up paying the fee and taking a road-trip to the apple store 2 hours away so I can get it replaced.

    Does anyone have any other ideas of ways I might be able to get this covered? I thought AT&T had a no-questions asked 14 day return policy? Thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. seattle macrumors 6502

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    Was the iPhone purchased with a credit card? If so you might have some more options and should call them.
     
  3. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    AT&T most definitely does not offer a "throw your iPhone against a wall and we'll give you a new one for free" policy.
     
  4. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    That is a good idea. My AMEX and MasterCard offer 90 days accidental damage or loss protection.
     
  5. ViPa macrumors 6502a

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    yeah att will not return the phone..unless you magically convince them not to open the box and look at the phone.
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    thats totally OUTRAGOUES, we should sue :p

    you can post your phone to apple you know...
     
  7. Teh Hoff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hahah I demand a Drunken-BarToss protection plan!!! Im going to have to check with the card company, as it was paid for with a Visa check card. I do have the option to wait for the repair box, but I'm just too damn impatient as I am officially addicted to the phone... I can't stand typing on my razr now.

    I need to check on my homeowners insurance too... I have USAA... Mabey they can do those coverage extensions people talk about on here... Anyone have any luck with that company?
     
  8. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  9. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Why?
     
  10. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I think because iPhone v2 is due out any time now, I'd say wait for it.
     
  11. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Don't be so harsh, just get a good thick case for it lol.
     
  12. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    dang thats unlucky... same happened with my Olympus digital camera.... lasted a week or so then the LCD screen just cracked when i dropped it. The built in viewfinder still works just fine, so it isnt totally dead, just not fully alive lol. To replace the screen olympus is costing me £105 :( - about $210 i guess...
     
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    What's sad is someone actually had to post this. :)
     
  14. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    This isn't exactly the best course of action. I understand where you're coming from (why buy another iPhone now with new and improved ones likely imminent?), but this isn't him spending $400-500 on a new iPhone but $200 on a replacement due to accidental damage.
     
  15. Teh Hoff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I'm just gonna eat the cost of the repair. I actually started an iPhone repair fund with all the people that took me out for my birthday, so mabey that might help some! :p. The card that was used to buy the phone didn't have purchase protection. I thought about picking up a squaretrade plan then filing a claim right afterwards, but ill be legit :rolleyes:.
    I considered the iPhone v2, but where I live we don't get 3g, and I have wifi access everywhere that I typically need high speeds. I also personally feel that there will be a handsome price point to differentiate the standard iPhone with the 3g version, and both will exist in the market for some time. (IMO)

    I have a jam jacket case, and I'm thinking about also getting a ToughSkin. Or mabey rhino lining the damn thing.

    ...or just switch the sim card into my Razr when I don't trust myself..... ;) Thanks for the tips!
     

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