Insurance? Extended Warranty?


What coverage are you opting for?

  1. Insurance

    14 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Extended Warranty

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Both Insurance and Extended Warranty

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. Neither I'm going commando!

    12 vote(s)
    41.4%

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  1. RagingSamster

    RagingSamster Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Since the HTC Evo is a pretty pricey phone, are any of you opting for the insurance or extended warranty?
     

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  2. seretogis

    seretogis Well-Known Member

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    Commando here! My first gen iPhone managed to survive for three years, so I'm sure my EVO will last at least two.
     
  3. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Well-Known Member

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    Premier means it only needs to last a year, right? And i'm assuming it has a regular 1yr warranty?
     
  4. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

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    Getting insurance on it for sure!

    I know it's $7 a month, but all I would need is to accidentally drop the phone and have the screen break or crack..etc. Definitely worth the extra $7/mo if I may say so myself.
     
  5. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    I have never bought insurance before. But when I just got my Hero, and when I get my Evo next month, I opted for it. Over 5 years, I have now lost 3 phones and had a 4th break. Not the hugest deal with the crappy phones I usually had, but now that I am playing in the big leagues, it is just worth it to me to spend under a hundred bucks a year to know I can easily replace it.

    Plus, since I have been paying nearly $120 a month to Helio/Virgin this past year, my bill with Sprint even with the extra $7 and soon $10 for 4G is still less than I have been paying
     
  6. Bic101

    Bic101 Well-Known Member

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    Check with the credit card company you use to buy it. Mine automatically extends warranty for one year beyond the manufacturer's warranty at no charge, and includes 90 days of theft and accidental damage. I also hear that Square Trade offers good deals on extended warranty & insurance (covers accidental damage, $50 deductible, but doesn't cover theft) for $144 for 2 years of coverage ($6 a month).
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  7. gabbott

    gabbott Well-Known Member

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    Just remember with TEP (Sprint's insurance), if it is accidental damage, you'll pay $100 for a replacement.
     
  8. wjrandon

    wjrandon Well-Known Member

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    It's worth every dime for Sprints insurance plan. I've called in for replacements numerous times due to scratched screens or various problems and they FEDEX replacements overnight. No fuss, no muss. Purchase it!
     
  9. Bic101

    Bic101 Well-Known Member

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    But as previous message said, do you have to pay the $100 replacement fee? Square Trade has $50 deductible, so why is Sprint's better?

    edit: I now realize Square Trade only sends you the full value of the phone (up to $599) once in two years if you accidentally damaged it or it fails beyond repair. So it ends up costing $144 + $50 deductible=$194 to get a new replacement phone once. This compares to Sprint's $168 in 2 years + $100 deductible=$268 to replace it once, but you can replace more times if need be. But beyond one year, for those of us on Premier status, we can get a new phone after one year at $150 off. So beyond one year to cover accidental damage and theft, it doesn't seem to be worth it to get extended warranty/insurance (as Consumer Reports says).
     

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