AT&T to Offer Standard Insurance for iPhone Starting July 17th


AT&T has informed customers that the iPhone (all models) will be eligible for their Mobile Insurance program starting on July 17th. AT&T's mobile insurance program offers protection against loss, theft, accidental physical or liquid damage and mechanical and/or electrical failure. The program costs $4.99/month and a $50 or $125 deductible for each claim depending on the particular model.
*Please Note: AT&T Mobile Insurance Update: Effective July 17, 2011, the Apple iPhone (all models) will be eligible for coverage with the AT&T Mobile Insurance program (formerly Wireless Phone Insurance). Enrollment restrictions apply. Customers can only enroll within 30 days of a new activation or upgrade, prior activations or upgrades outside of 30 days are not eligible.
AT&T has long treated iPhones differently than other devices on their network when it comes to insurance. The original iPhone was unable to be insured at all from AT&T. Then in 2010, AT&T partnered with an external company to offer more expensive coverage for the iPhone at $11.99/month and $199 deductible.

The choice of getting any insurance at all is always up for debate -- especially since Apple is known to replace accidentally broken and out-of-warranty iPhones for a flat $199 repair fee, though this doesn't cover loss or theft.

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Posted: 43 months ago

AppleCare still seems like the better deal.


AppleCare is completely different - it's not an insurance policy that will cover you against theft or accidental damage: It's an extension of the warranty to cover manufacturing defects only
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Posted: 43 months ago
Wow! It took long enough.

I think the theft coverage makes this worth it.
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Posted: 43 months ago
About time and worth it!
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Posted: 43 months ago

Anything that doesn't cover loss or theft is worthless. The iPhone is highly sought after and resells easily.


I agree! AppleCare is only good if the device actually fails. Me and my family have actually lost our phones, and therefore find loss and theft coverage VERY useful. I'm just glad I won't have to pay an arm and a leg for it anymore. Thanks AT&T! :D
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Posted: 43 months ago
How do the companies who offer theft protection know that a customer isn't lying? It's always intrigued me as to why they trust the user not to lie just to get a new phone.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 43 months ago
The $199 deductible is about as much as you'd spend on a repair without insurance. Sweet deal considering with the insurance you've also paid a certain amount of months' worth of $11.99.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 43 months ago
Finally!!! :)
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Posted: 43 months ago
Now if they will just treat the unlocking like the rest of their phones....
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Posted: 43 months ago
AppleCare still seems like the better deal.
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Posted: 43 months ago

AppleCare still seems like the better deal.


Apple care is generally a larger rip off. With eletronics if nothing fails in the the first 30-90 days chances are REALLY good nothing will.
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