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Sprint's TEP going up. [Confirmed]

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  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

  2. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    Yeah but that is for Tier 3 devices. Anyone even know which devices would be tier 3? I would guess tablets and such. Tier 2 at 100.00 is what most of us are used to, the increased per month stinks though.
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Evo LTE and GS3 are Tier 3.
  4. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    My bad, I read that wrong; there are 2 tiers for monthly and 4 for deductibles. I saw the Tier 2 on monthly and just matched it up with the tier 2 on deductibles. Yup rip off.
  5. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    What a crock of shit, but unfortunately for me - the misses breaks her phones way too often.
  6. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    That is why I would never have insurance from ANY carrier. High premiums and deductibles.

    I recommend BestBuy Black Tie Protection. I think it is about $9 a month, but there is ZERO deductible and you could in theory break your phone and get a new one every week (when I worked at BestBuy Mobile we actually had a guy go through about 6 phones the first 2 months he had it). It takes about 3 days for your replacement phone, but well worth the wait for a new phone, never a refurb.
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  7. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

    $150 Deductible? Not happy about this.

    ~ ArmyX
  8. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    Especially if Google's goal of selling phones directly takes off. Anyone know what Amazon's plan is, if anything?
  9. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

    Logically, if the cost of using your "insurance" is half (or more) of what it would cost to buy out your contract (and get a brand new phone) then what's the point in paying for insurance?

    In that case then don't get the insurance & if your phone breaks you buy out your contract to upgrade. You save yourself a monthly "insurance" fee.

    For instance, right now, if I wanted to use my TEP It would be the $150 deductable with this change. For $150 I could buy out my contract and get a brand new Galaxy Nexus for 1 penny from an online retailer.

    ~ ArmyX
  10. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    I guess they (Sprint) finding ways of getting us to pay for the unlimited data we use daily. Eventually they will mess up and have no choice but to cap their unlimited data - that's when they'll definitely be out of business.
  11. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Well-Known Member

    I suspect you're right, Rush. On all points.

    ~ ArmyX
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Na, this is from asurion, asurion isn't sprint.
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  13. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    Sprint is not going to go out of business.

    IOWA hit the nail. due to insurance scams and such, Asurion has to increase their costs. they also need to make a profit just like any other FOR PROFIT business.

    its a pretty steep change for sure and a lot of knee jerk reactions will happen from this.

    i can afford the monthly insurance and the deductible, however Armageddon makes a good point about when the investment becomes a waste of money, so some may have to weigh their options for sure.
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    Kind of makes me think I should start a phone insurance company lol.
  15. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    This is a mix of insurance fraud and the rising popularity of smartphones. Android and iPhone sales are climbing at rather insane rates. So the rates from the days of $200-300 flip phones had to be adjusted.

    In response to another user: Tier 4 would apply to the iPhone as well as tablets. iPhones are incredibly expensive at full retail. The 16 GB iPhone 4S is retailed at $649.99.
  16. jeremy.glenn87

    jeremy.glenn87 Active Member

    Today while trying to check for my back ordered claim, I stumbled across this


    It seems that Asurion has now raised the deductible for the EVO LTE and the Galaxy Nexus to $150!

    I submitted my claim on Sunday night which would have been the 17th, and on this document it says that the pricing went into effect on the 17th

    Somehow I managed to only pay $100.
  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Damn, if I had waited another day for my LTE I could've gotten it from best buy and had their coverage.

    $10/month and no deductable
  18. Kevin C

    Kevin C Well-Known Member

    Presuming this is true...why have we not received any kind of notice about this?
  19. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Exactly. &#8594;_&#8594;

    I had this conversation with one of Sprint's Supervisor the other day. Not only that the deductible price has been increased, but the monthly payments as well.

    I'm still mad @ Sprint for other stuff _ and now they just drop another bomb on us. The day Sprint stop giving us "unlimited" data is the day I terminate my service with them. And they can't charge you for early termination.. because they would be the one who forfeit their contract. ("Sprint is the only network with true unlimited data")
  20. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    If I understand what you are saying correctly - this new TEP change would include iPhones, and customers wouldn't have to waste $ on AppleCare?
  21. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    i believe applecare is still for ifruit.

    quoted from above referenced link in the first post:

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  22. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Lol, I should have read the OP. Complete laziness on my part.
  23. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Well-Known Member

    wow really is this true??? cuz ill buy best buy insurance right now
  24. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Yeah best buys insurance rules. You have to have purchased your phone from them though
  25. ch187

    ch187 New Member

    My Evo LTE got 1 crack on the screen that is kind of long. I heard they only cover if its only 1 inch or less which is not. My question is does TEP cover it without needing to pay the deductible? I also heard that if you dont have TEP, you can pay $35 and they will replace your phone which ends up being cheaper.

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