AT&T Mobile insurance question

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  1. chazm

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    I just got an email from AT&T that you can get mobile insurance for $6.99 right now even if you didn't just buy it.
    I assumed this excludes the iPhone but it doesn't exclude it. Covers theft, damage, water damage and out of warranty failure.

    Is that correct?


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  2. Europa

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    Correct. I prefer AppleCare+ since I could get a same-day replacement. Someone here had to wait about two weeks for their Best Buy replacement. I think they'll give you a loaner phone if you don't have an old iPhone to use during the wait. Best Buy does cover theft and loss, though. AppleCare+ does not, but it is $69 less (2 years).
     
  3. Rafagon

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    FYI: There is a $199 non-refundable deductible in order to get a replacement iPhone. [Source]

    Now, I'm curious to know if they give you a new iPhone or a refurbished one.
     
  4. chazm

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    I thought Apple care doesn't cover water damage tho?



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  5. chazm

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    Yeah I noticed the $199 ded. That's bs and in no way a good deal.


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  6. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    With AppleCare+, you can get a replacement phone for $49.00 (you can do this twice) in the case of water damage and other abuse.
     
  7. dkhmwilliams

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    It will be a refurbished phone.


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  8. Tomscave

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    It will also be refurbished with 3rd party parts. My mother-in-law just received a replacement iPhone from them and the home button was malfunctioning. She brought it to the Apple Store and they told her it has 3rd party parts inside and they couldnt help her.
     
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