What is the best iPhone 5 insurance plan available right now and why??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by powerwagon, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. powerwagon macrumors member

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    As title states, I just bought my i5 two days ago from AT&T...what options do i still have as far as purchasing insurance? I know I have 13 more days to decide with AT&T, but not sure I want to go with them. What other options do I have and for how long? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I think AT&T's insurance is very overpriced for what you get. I'd go with Applecare + which extends the warranty and support to 2 years. It also allows you to swap out the phone due to accidental damage twice with a $50 deductible. If the hardware breaks without accidental damage, you don't have to pay the deductible at all.

    The only thing Applecare+ lacks is that you aren't covered in the case of loss or theft.
     
  3. powerwagon thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!...that's what I ended up going with. I'm not sure how you can beat that deal. From everything I have read, Apple seems to be awesome to deal with if/when you have a problem.
     
  4. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    tell you what I have been fixing iphones since 2007. the best insurance is with your home owners policy hands down!! with state farm it is $35 per year per device. I have several customers that have this policy. I charge them for the repair and give them a receipt and they take it to state farm and get 100% of the repair money back! other companies do this as well I just dont know the charge. this works for lost/stolen, broken from being dropped, etc. but if the ringer stops working thats on you.
     
  5. 2sleepy macrumors newbie

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    State Farm no longer offers cell phone insurance. I called & asked and googled it to make sure I wasn't getting bad info.
     

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