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Discussion in 'Sprint' started by s_special, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. s_special

    s_special Well-Known Member
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    what did you guys do about the insurance plan for your EVO? i still have a week or so to pick up insurance and i'm considering the $7 a month charge. what did you guys decide.

    what does it cover?
     

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  2. oldsmoboat

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    I haven't really looked at the Sprint plan but I am thinking of going with Squaretrade.
    $144 for 2 years. SquareTrade Warranties | Extended Warranties for 70% Less Than Retail | Electronics Insurance Alternative
    Cancel anytime and get the unused portion of your warranty price back. Cancellation within the first 60 days will receive a full refund. Cancellations beyond 60 days receive a pro-rated refund.

    Additionally, you can transfer your warranty anytime at no charge. All accidental damage claims (e.g. drops, spills, and water damage) are subject to a $50 deductible.

    Normal failures like battery failures are not subject to a deductible.


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    Well, the squaretrade cell phone warranty is not as good as their camera warranty. On cell phones, they don't cover loss. Looks like Sprint does.

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    Just signed up for the Sprint warranty.
     
  3. kazi86

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    Are you talking about the insurance through Sprint (TEP/Assurion) which costs $7/month?
    If you are, then it covers EVERYTHING with a $100 deductible for the EVO. It even covers lost phones. They are extremely fast in replacing the unit. The last time i used the insurance was when i had a Palm Pre and lost it. I went to the website, filled out a quick and simple form and about a day later my new/refurbished palm pre in mint condition had arrived. The $100 might sound a little steep but if you compare it to actually buying a new Evo it's well worth it...
     
  4. s_special

    s_special Well-Known Member
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    yeah i meant insurance
     
  5. gww528

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    Isn't the $100 deductible for a lost phone? If you damage the phone & claim warranty there is no deductible.
     
  6. jen8112

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    GET IT!!! Unless you got it at Best Buy, I heard their plan is good and it's only a one time fee of $40, correct me if I'm wrong there.
     
  7. kazi86

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    The $100 deductible is for if YOU physically damage the phone by dropping it or something AND if you lose your phone.

    The only way that you can avoid a deductible is if the unit malfunctions on it's own...

    "Equipment Replacement Program
    * Insurance coverage for loss, stolen or physically damaged devices
    * $50 or $100 non-refundable deductible applies per approved insurance replacement (depending upon your device). Please refer to the deductible schedule for a list of phones and associated deductibles
    * For terms and conditions, see the coverage certificate


    Equipment Service & Repair Program
    * Provides coverage for mechanical or electrical failure, routine maintenance or failure
    from normal wear and tear
    * No additional out of pocket expenses to repair or replace your malfunctioning device

    * For terms and conditions, see the service contract"

    htp://ww.phoneclaim.com/sprint-forms
     
  8. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Well-Known Member
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    I would recommend Sprints $7 a month insurance. I have used it twice over the last several years and had a replacement phone the next day both times. Its fast and easy, all done online. There is a 100 dolallar deductable on high end devices (EVO, Epic). Many insurances plans with no deductable do not cover everything, such as lost and stolen devices. If you want 100% coverage with fast and easy replacements, go with the Sprint insurance.
     
  9. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member
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    No it's $10 a month for Best Buy's insurance. The only good thing about it is there's no deductible. The bad news is it takes a week to maybe a month to get your phone fixed.
     
  10. jen8112

    jen8112 Well-Known Member
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    Ewww...never mind then. ;)
     
  11. SoulTerror

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    Yes there is a deductible if you damage your phone. My wife's Moment kinda got smashed on Sunday and we had to have the $100 deductible charged to our account.
     
  12. jen8112

    jen8112 Well-Known Member
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    No, if they can fix it then it's free but if it needs to be replaced there is a deductible.
     

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