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radtechy

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What is the advantage over insurance from the carrier compared to AppleCare plus?

I know with Verizon it even covers loss/stolen

I know with best buy as long as you give them a iPhone dead or broken you have give something and not say I lost it. With that said I'm assuming Apple will be the same way.

How much is AppleCare deductibles?


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Europa

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You can get it replaced the same day at an Apple Store instead of waiting for them to ship a new one. It sometimes takes Best Buy a couple weeks to get a replacement. If you need to get the phone replaced for whatever reason and don't live near an Apple Store, they will waive the $29 two-day shipping fee and ship it for free. Tech support is extended from the included three months to two years. It's pro-rated, so you'll get a portion of your $99 back if you cancel/sell it before the end of the two years.

It's a $50 deductible.
 

radtechy

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Sounds like a better deal and cheaper than monthly insurance over the course of a year plus if there is tax on top of it

Does it cover accidental damage?


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Europa

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It covers two incidents of accidental damage. It doesn't cover theft or loss. That type of insurance costs more. The main factor I look at is how fast I can get a replacement. I also prefer to go through Apple because it seems to put you in a VIP status with them. Using a cheap loner phone from Best Buy for two weeks would completely suck.
 

raqball

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#7
Sounds like a better deal and cheaper than monthly insurance over the course of a year plus if there is tax on top of it

Does it cover accidental damage?


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Apple Care will cover 2 incidents of accidental damage with a $50 deductible..

I always get Apple Care over carrier insurance..
 

radtechy

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Next iPhone 5 I'm gonna do AppleCare plus.

I never lost a phone knock on wood.

I would have considered it if I knew Apple care plus existed when I got my 5


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