would buying apple care and square trade be a waste ???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sportsfan1234, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. sportsfan1234 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    #1
    i just bought a 32 GB verizon iphone yesterday. I have never had a smartphone before ever. I am accident prone and a newb at technology. I understand that applecare will cover your tech support if you are having any problems with the phone, or if anything functionality-wose breaks on the phone- they will repair it. However, applecare does not cover, dropped/cracked phones, water damage, etc. It was recommended to me to buy squaretrade, and it looks awesome! I am considering buying both, that way I am fully covered from basically all angels....what do you think about this ??? good move or bad move an why ? remember...this is my first smartphone and i am a newb.
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    PDX
    #2
    Get squaretrade now. The iphone warranty is for a year and you can add applecare at any point during the coverage.
     
  3. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
  4. acedickson macrumors 6502a

    acedickson

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Location:
    ATL
    #4
    Someone misinformed you. You have until the end of the original years applecare to add on.
     
  5. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    #5
    Yup.
     
  6. maclaptop macrumors 65816

    maclaptop

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2011
    Location:
    Western Hemisphere
    #6
    Think flushing the money down the toilet, sound like fun?
     
  7. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    #7
    Also, check your credit card's benefits portion- i.e. If I use my Amex card (other card companies as well) for purchases, they lengthen all manufacturer warranties an additional 1 year. If you buy square trade and use a card like Amex to buy the phone, you'd have two years of manufacturer coverage and 3 years of Square Trade. Pretty Sweet. :D
     
  8. bmservice macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011

Share This Page