So you are saying the AT&T insurance is worth it. I know with Apple Care you get 2 years of protection with 2 incidents, but it doesn't cover lost or stolen which has never once happened to me. SO I may go with the AC.The AT&T insurance is $6.99/month. The deductible for the iPhone is $199.00. The cost to replace my phone (64GB) would be $849.00 if I had to replace it before my next upgrade allowance. I've been there.
Depends, if you pre-ordered then yes, because on one of the carriers there wasn't even an option. So call Apple immediately if you pre-ordered. If you bought it straight from a store, they said no, but still ask.Can AC be purchased after the phone has already been purchased like 10 days later? I know it says no, but I was still wondering.
Well that sucks!Depends, if you pre-ordered then yes, because on one of the carriers there wasn't even an option. So call Apple immediately if you pre-ordered. If you bought it straight from a store, they said no, but still ask.
And another benefit to the AC+ is you can walk your phone into a Apple Store, I hate the shipping and waiting thing. There two incidents carry a $49 deductible and you get it for three years plus phone support. That makes it worth it to me over AT&T.
I like AppleCare+ for the price and the convenience. It is the same price as the SquareTrade, but more convenient (you don't have to ship the phone, or pay more out of pocket and wait for reimbursement). The only coverage difference is that Apple will only cover you twice for accidents. SquareTrade will cover you infinite times (assuming they don't call it gross misuse). Neither one will cover loss or theft, but depending on how close you keep your phone, you may not need that.
AT&T's insurance is a joke. $10 a month, $199 deductible. Sure, AT&T covers loss/theft, but, the total price you'll end up paying isn't a whole heck of a lot lower than an off-contract phone. ($240 + $199) If you drop it or take a swim, you're better off not doing the AT&T thing and just paying the $199 out of warranty replacement at Apple.
If you plan on protecting from losing your phones or getting them stolen, take a look at Worth Ave. insurance instead. It's $99 a year (up to 3 years), $50 deductible, and unlimited repairs like SquareTrade. http://www.worthavegroup.com/iphone-insurance
If you bought AppleCare+ then it doesn't matter who you bought it from, you go to Apple.Since I didn't buy my phone from Apple does that mean I have to take it to AT&T every time there is an issue or only when I will have a claim?
According to the email offer I got from them, they reimburse you all but $50 per incident for an unlimited number of replacement incidents over the 2 year term not just 2 times like AC+. I considered it but opted to have the tech support also provided with AC+. Besides, any insurance is just a crap shoot. The company is betting that you won't need to file a claim and thus hoping to make a profit from your apprehension.Yes but remember squaretrade is $99 for TWO years so that's half price and it pays you full price.
To the OP I think after getting names of companies here you should go read the terms of each before you decide.
They do check sometimes, just depends who you get and what you need. For that reason alone, I'd rather do the AC+I went with SquareTrade. I get better tech support on the forums than over the phone with Apple and you can always go to the store and have a genius help you and they never check to see if you have AppleCare or not and they always take care of you..