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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lilharv321, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. lilharv321

    lilharv321 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I was lied to by Verizon. When I upgraded I was told that my current 6 dollar plan would cover my phone the same way my old phone was covered. Luckily I called today and found out the truth. They offer a 6 dollar plan that does indeed cover the Droid. It only will cover it for 1 Year. Outside of a year then you are not covered at all. So thinking logically I asked about the 9 dollar plan and was told it does cover you outside of the 1 year warranty. Here comes the stupid part, you are forced to purchase either one of these plans within 30 days of getting the phone even though you are technically covered under the manu warranty for 1 year. So basically you need to pay verizon 108 dollars for a years worth of coverage when your phone is technically already covered. Does anyone else see an issue with this???
     



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  2. sherri

    sherri Android Expert

    The 1 year warranty from Motorola is ONLY for manufacturer defects. The insurance you pay for through Verizon (it is actually from an outside company) covers breakage, water damage, loss, theft, etc...NOT manufacturers defects. Note that there is now an $89.00 deductible as well...
     
  3. lilharv321

    lilharv321 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I understand that, my intentions were to keep the 6 dollar plan and switch over to the 9 at the end of the year. But you are unable to do that. They should just offer one plan.
     
  4. Hockey4jack

    Hockey4jack Newbie

    From past experiences, they don't even give you a legitimate version half of the time. They give you a knock-off sometimes.
     
  5. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Android Enthusiast

  6. blank

    blank Member

    I'm pretty sure it does not cover water damage.
    The axtra warranty usually covers rmaln wear and tear. Stuff like that.
     
  7. Jason8

    Jason8 Newbie

    One thing I've been meaning to look into is getting insurance on the phone through State Farm. When my laptop was new I got insurance on it, it was less than 35 a year for $1400 worth of coverage. Covered "accidental direct physical loss or damage to the property" and covered everything but war, seizure by customs agents, government destruction, illegal activity, nuclear radiation, insects, or mechanical breakdown.

    It's actually really sweet insurance when you think about it. If I have a chance I'll look into it tomorrow and report back...
     
  8. lilharv321

    lilharv321 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Never thought of that, let me know
     
  9. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    i remeber when you used to get a replacement for free...good ol days
     
  10. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    It doesn't really make sense that it would cover theft or loss but not water damage. It's the ultimate loophole.

    "Hi, I spilled water on my phone."

    "That's not covered."

    "Did I say spilled water? I meant I lost it."
     
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?


    That list is kinda scary lol. Good idea to seek insurance elsewhere though, I'm off to check with my insurance co that gives me renter's insurance.
     
  12. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?


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    Here's your replacement sir, enjoy.
     
  13. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Android Enthusiast

    Here is a post with a detailed description of the different insurance options: http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/19581-droid-insurance.html#post125019

    The $6 plan covers the phone for as long as you have it on your account for lost/stolen/accidental/etc. It isn't just for the first year as someone stated in this thread. What it doesn't cover is manufacturer's defects after the first year (which I would say is unlikely to happen anyway)

    The $8 plan covers lost/stolen/accidental as well as extends the manufacturer's warranty for however long its on your account.

    The only benefit to the $8 over the $6 plan is that in the second year if your problem does up end being a manufacturer defect you wouldn't have to pay the deductible. No matter which plan you have, if you lose, have it stolen, or accidentally break it you would be able to replace it by paying the $89 deductible.
     
  14. Gunner

    Gunner Android Enthusiast

    Yes of course water damage is covered. That's why it's called insurance, not an extended warranty. I should know, had to file a claim for my i760 when it ended up in ice cold water for about 20 mins. And damn, they sure raised that deductible....used to be $50.
     
  15. MisterEff

    MisterEff Android Enthusiast

    I freaking lol'd. That was great.
     
  16. blank

    blank Member


    There is a water sensor thingunder the battery that they'll check everytime you take your phone in.
     
  17. cybercruiser

    cybercruiser Android Enthusiast

    I went through my regular insurance company, about $35/year, no deductible, covers the usual accidental breakage, drop it in toilet, lost, stolen, etc....

    Its a "Personal Articles" policy through State Farm. I'm sure most other major insurance companies offer similar policies.
     
  18. Darbley77

    Darbley77 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Its great being able to save a buck. :)
     
  19. tonestert

    tonestert Member

    I tried to get State Farm to cover mine in Va but they said cell phones are no longer covered. I got him to check twice and no go.

    This is from my agent:

    [FONT=&quot]I spoke again with our underwriting department, and we don’t insure cell phones. Like I said, we used to, so some people got grand-fathered in, but we no longer do it. [/FONT]
     
  20. boatman

    boatman Android Enthusiast

    You are talking warranty vs. insurance. If you just have the warranty, and drop your phone in the toilet, you are SOL. If you have insurance, you give them $80, and you get a new one.

    The phone retails for $500, so if you lose/damage it on day 1, it's gonna be very costly to replace....
     
  21. Darbley77

    Darbley77 Well-Known Member

     
  22. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    The plan seems to varies city to city, state to state. It is insurance, not a warranty. You get a standard one year warranty that comes from Motorola that covers problems caused by them (ie internal issues, hardware, software). For me the insurance is $7 a month, through a third party company. It covers all and anything that could happen to my phone including water damage. It could catch on fire and i could bring in a pile of melted metal and plastic and get a replacement.
     
  23. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    almost all of my phones water sensors were activated in the time i owned them. It just happens. I live in arizona, with nearly no humidity and it just happens. All you need to do is convince them it wasent you. Worked every time for me. Otherwise, find or create other issues ;)
     
  24. Darbley77

    Darbley77 Well-Known Member

    I asked at State Farm to make sure I wasn't losing anything by dropping my Verizon insurance and going for just State Farm. State Farm covers everything that the warranty does not (same as the insurance i was paying Verizon for) for $30 a year. I asked if I lost it or busted it or flushed it or it fell off the boat or my dog eats it or..... and all were covered with no extra $80 for me to pay. I actually told her about the Verizon insurance and she couldnt believe the cost. Not sure if I will regret it later but as of now I am no longer paying Verizon $8 a month extra.
     
  25. CSTblank

    CSTblank Member

    My insurance is $6 a month and covers anything you can think of (or so I was told) and there's a $50 deductible to replace the phone (so I was told by the VZW rep)
     

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