Insuring Your iPhone

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Because I am weak, I upgraded my iPhone over the weekend. I’ve always insured my laptops but never found good, reasonable policies for the iPhone. Today I discovered Square Trade. I was able to buy a 2 year policy on a 32gb iPhone 3g s for $115. This covers drops and spills, which AppleCare does not. If I upgrade the phone (say NEXT June), I can get a refund for the unused time on the policy. It seems like a good idea considering if I break the phone, It will be $500 to replace.

I’ve never made a claim to Square Trade and can’t vouch for them but if you decide to give it a try and feel generous, list me as a referral (david @ macsparky . com – without spam-busting spaces). I have no idea what referrals do for me but it can’t hurt.

If you’ve got any better ideas about insuring your iPhone (I know some homeowner’s policies cover them – mine doesn’t), sound off in the comments.

10 Comments Insuring Your iPhone

  1. novaonski@gmail.com

    Honestly I haven’t found any warranty for the iPhone that even comes close to what square trade offers. There is no better/cheaper deal and when my iPhone *DID* break from dropping it into oncoming traffic, I got a full refund from square trade within a week even though it was a an ACCIDENT.

    I’m getting a warranty from them as we speak on my Plasma TV. So yes I recommend square trade, ESPECIALLY on the iPhone.

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  2. novaonski@gmail.com

    Honestly I haven’t found any warranty for the iPhone that even comes close to what square trade offers. There is no better/cheaper deal and when my iPhone *DID* break from dropping it into oncoming traffic, I got a full refund from square trade within a week even though it was a an ACCIDENT.

    I’m getting a warranty from them as we speak on my Plasma TV. So yes I recommend square trade, ESPECIALLY on the iPhone.

    Reply
  3. novaonski@gmail.com

    Honestly I haven’t found any warranty for the iPhone that even comes close to what square trade offers. There is no better/cheaper deal and when my iPhone *DID* break from dropping it into oncoming traffic, I got a full refund from square trade within a week even though it was a an ACCIDENT.

    I’m getting a warranty from them as we speak on my Plasma TV. So yes I recommend square trade, ESPECIALLY on the iPhone.

    Reply
  4. novaonski@gmail.com

    Honestly I haven’t found any warranty for the iPhone that even comes close to what square trade offers. There is no better/cheaper deal and when my iPhone *DID* break from dropping it into oncoming traffic, I got a full refund from square trade within a week even though it was a an ACCIDENT.

    I’m getting a warranty from them as we speak on my Plasma TV. So yes I recommend square trade, ESPECIALLY on the iPhone.

    Reply
  5. novaonski@gmail.com

    Honestly I haven’t found any warranty for the iPhone that even comes close to what square trade offers. There is no better/cheaper deal and when my iPhone *DID* break from dropping it into oncoming traffic, I got a full refund from square trade within a week even though it was a an ACCIDENT.

    I’m getting a warranty from them as we speak on my Plasma TV. So yes I recommend square trade, ESPECIALLY on the iPhone.

    Reply

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