AT&T Mobile insurance question

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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Europa

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#2
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).
 

chazm

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



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Tomscave

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It will be a refurbished phone.


Sent from the baddest smartphone on the planet, my white 64GB iPhone 5.
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.