Square Trade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mpdrouin, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. mpdrouin macrumors newbie

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    Someone mentioned Square Trade here. I looked them up, and according to their website if you get their insurance plan, they will replace broken screens? Has anyone used them and had their screen replaced?

    Upon further review there is a 50 dollar deductible for drops. I was doing some other research and saw one place that fixes screens for 80 bucks. Not sure if it worth it or not.....
     
  2. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    More importantly, if you drop it in the toilet, which seems to be epidemic these days, they'll pay for the phone, minus the deductable. I use SquareTrade, Apple Care is pretty worthless on it's own, let alone compared to SquareTrade.
     
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Just remember SquareTrade will now only pay up to $499 for the 3Gs 32GB, not the full unsubsidized replacement price of $699 you will have to pay. But still it's better than any other warranty/insurance for the iPhone out there right now.
     
  4. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    Not true. Check with state farm. i am paying $39 for insurance.
     
  5. mpdrouin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What kind of coverage are you getting? Let's say you dropped and cracked the glass on the iPhone. How much will it cost you to replace the glass?

    thanks in advance
     
  6. qwerty2k macrumors regular

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    anyone know of a good (reliable) uk equivalent?
     
  7. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    Curious

    Don't know what State Farm would cover, re: water damage, theft, etc?
    And I doubt State Farm could turn it around in five days like Square Trade.

    Let folks know.
     
  8. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, forgot to add the details:

    Covers loss, damage of any kind, theft, and that's it to my knowledge.

    It's insured for $600- the cost of my 16GB iPhone 3GS without a contract.
    best of all- no deductible.

    mark
     
  9. phonewentwest macrumors regular

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    is square trade a legit company? i've never used them before.
     
  10. coledog macrumors 6502a

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  12. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    Yep, per year. Awesome deal.

    m
     
  13. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I just spoke to an agent from State Farm after reading your post here. I am being quoted $30/year with a $100 deductible. But it covers loss, theft, damage, ....

    I am going to do it, the only thing is I am going to ask to make sure they pay the whole $699 if I need a new one. Not the $499 like Squaretrade.

    Also, not sure on turnaround time, but I made one claim in the past with State Farm, and they were great about everything.
     
  14. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    ask them what the rate would be for no deductible. should just be a little more. 40 something possibly.

    m
     
  15. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    OK, I was wondering about that. I will ask them. They want a receipt, any idea if that means they only cover the amount I paid? I wouldn't think so, but just wondering. Anyway, thanks.
     
  16. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    i specifically asked for it to be insured for the $599 price for my 16GB. They wanted to see the receipt, and get the serial number of the phone.

    Just double/triple check about things dealing with the insurance. They will help. State Farm is good.

    m
     
  17. CallMeZsaZsa macrumors member

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    we have Square Trade on both of our iPhones....if anyone wants to use us as a referral, let me know :)
     
  18. Resist macrumors 68030

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    What does a referral get me?
     
  19. CallMeZsaZsa macrumors member

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    I think you get a coupon off your first warranty (20% I believe)
     
  20. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    One thing that someone mentioned to me in another thread about insuring the iPhone with your home insurance policy is if you only get coverage for incidents that occur on your home property. That's a good question. What if you are on a trip and break it?
     
  21. kentwhip macrumors newbie

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    I called my State Farm agent, He said it depends on the region you live in because not all regions will insure the IPhone. Unfortunately they won't insure IPhones in the minneapolis area.
     
  22. nezff macrumors regular

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    i have squaretrade on my new 3gs 16gb. If anyone wants to use me as a referral, let me know. I think u get 20% off.
     
  23. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    Square trade

    Have had both the 3g and 3GS phones insured with Square Trade. Covers accidental damage too. Can cancel at any time so no risk.

    PM and and I will send the info along with confirming a 20% discount.
    :)
     
  24. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    Squaretrade has a 30% coupon for today "JULY04". This brings the price of the 32gb 3GS warranty down to about $100 for 2 years coverage.
     
  25. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to use this at the order summary page where you enter the code, nothing happens when I click "Apply Coupon".

    Anybody having any luck?
     

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