What is the difference between Best Buys and Sprints Insurance for the Evo?


  1. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    Except for that Sprint's is 7$ and Best Buy's is 10$

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  2. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    sorry i searched it before and found nothing but just ran into it

    best buy has no deductible/you get a NEW phone/doesnt cover lost or stolen

    sprint has deductible/you get a USED phone/ but it does over lost or stolen


    my question now is how do i go about getting BEST BUYS insurance? my 30 day limit since i bought my evo has not yet been reached
  3. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

    First answer, go into Best Buy.

    Biggest difference. Sprint covers lost or stolen. BB does not. For me, critical difference. I have lost 3 phones in 5 years.
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  4. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    I've never lost a phone, but if hardware version 4 came out, I might start to.
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  5. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

    Nice, thanks for telling us you will commit insurance fraud...
  6. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    Yea but also being away from home at college I also love not having the deductible.
  7. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

    According to Sprint's website:


  8. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

    All the more reason to have theft coverage...imo
  9. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

    I love folks who swear it can never happen to them.....

    Until it does.
  10. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    maybe...but i never lost a phone in my life its always by my side and ive been here for a a year and a half and had no problem...it just feels as if i do break or lose it itll take me a while to get the deductible money you know what i mean?
  11. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    ok this thread wasnt opened to talk about this i just wanted to know the difference thanks a lot guys for answering it
  12. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

    Yes, but you can also charge the deductable to your Sprint account and pay it on the next bill.
  13. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

    You don't want us to talk about stuff, don't post threads. Seriously, this is a forum, what we do.

    Just because you posted the thread gives you no right to say what we should post in response.

    But don't worry, will never bother answering a question for you again.
  14. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member


    :D
  15. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    this forum has been one of the worst forums ive ever joined because of smart ass people like you. whenever im on here SOMEONE has SOMETHING to say

    go open your own thread and talk about losing your phone pal all i wanted to know was the difference and it has been answered no reason to hassle anymore and tell me to keeps sprints insurance in case i lose it. if i do lose it its my fault and not yours
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  16. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

    Are you really this pathetic you won't drop it???

    First, LOOK at how many thank yous I have. How dare you imply MY posts have no value. Obviously, many others here disagree with you.

    And where in the he** did I hassle you??? OMG, are you THAT sensitive????

    I made a point that was valuable to someone, even if not you. I know this might be hard for your immature mind to understand, but posts here are not always just for you, even if you start a thread. Do you really not understand what forums are all about? Perhaps you should not participate in them until you do.

    Good bye!!
  17. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    tis a joke sir :)
  18. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Well-Known Member

    Get over yourself.

    I won't imply anything, I will tell you straight up that your posts are probably some of the most negative/non constructive ones I have seen on the forum. I am negative also, but I don't live under the delusion that I am some great asset to the forums.
  19. fLEkz

    fLEkz New Member

    I agree with you 100%. I've been lurking around here for a little while and these forums are filled with A LOT of (not all) sarcastic, defensive, and smart-assy people. People here need to chill. That is all.

    Sent from my EVO
  20. edlex

    edlex Well-Known Member

  21. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Well-Known Member

    sprints is better IMO...you get a new or refurbished phone that looks brand new. it comes OVERNIGHT. trust me i know i have used it about 5 times lol. and you only pay the deductible if its your fault or you lose it. If the phone is messing up and they cant repair it they have another ordered for you next business day.

    with bestbuy you have to wait anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks and they give you a crappy flip loaner phone most of the time.
  22. i've never paid a deductible while getting a new phone at an official or 3rd party sprint store. a few years ago i bought a sanyo flip phone which broke and they gave me a few different moto phones, each of which broke within six months, until i bought an HTC Hero last year. I got five free phones in two years thanks to Sprint's outstanding insurance policy and Motorola's terrible build quality.
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  23. ohthebaby

    ohthebaby New Member

    lmfao
  24. unplugged1

    unplugged1 Well-Known Member

    Although this has been discussed in earlier threads, I want to emphasize that Sprint has NO deductible on repairs. The deductible is ONLY for lost or stolen phones.

    Thus, I see no particular plus from Best Buy. As has been noted in previous threads, Best Buy will often take your phone for many weeks in order to REPAIR your phone. You are not guaranteed a new phone until they can't repair the phone that is broken. Plus, for your $3, you get no theft or loss insurance. Best Buy is not the way to go.
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  25. BananaBoatBob

    BananaBoatBob Well-Known Member

    i never knew that...

    thanks a lot that changed my mind big time

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