AT&T Insurance to Cover Cracked iPhone Screens Starting November 15

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Insurance plans offered on a monthly basis from AT&T will soon cover cracked screens, according to recently updated information on AT&T's website (via AndroidPolice). Starting on November 15, AT&T customers who have an iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, or SE and an eligible insurance plan will be able to pay $89 to have a broken screen repaired.

A limited number of Android phones are also eligible for screen repairs, but notably missing is Apple's most recent iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, perhaps due to repair costs or the availability of parts. AT&T warns that repairs may use new or refurbished parts and could include non-original manufacturer parts.

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The new cracked screen repair option is available to customers who have Mobile Insurance, Mobile Protection Pack, Mobile Protection Pack for Business and Multi-Device Protection Pack service. According to AT&T, same-day screen repairs will be available in most cases and are done by Asurion-certified technicians. All repairs include a 12-month warranty.

This will give you the opportunity to get your screen repaired as soon as the same day. You can file a claim in the morning and, if approved, schedule an Asurion-certified technician to repair your cracked screen as soon as the same afternoon, subject to appointment availability.

AT&T's screen repair program comes shortly after AT&T raised its device replacement costs across the board on September 1. The program is launching in 15 markets on November 15, including San Diego, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Los Angeles, and Boston. It will expand to 29 additional markets on December 1.

Mobile insurance from AT&T is available for $7.99 per month and covers damage, loss, theft, and out-of-warranty malfunctions. The $89 screen repair option will be a welcome change for many iPhone owners with AT&T insurance, as replacement iPhones (iPhone 5 and later) are priced at $225 and up [PDF].

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Top Rated Comments

arggg14 Avatar
56 months ago
Wow I save so much money by just being careful...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
needfx Avatar
56 months ago
in Greece, buying from a specific authorised reseller, you can purchase a one-year warranty for cracked screen/theft/fire at a EUR49.00/USD53.90 one-off cost.

Paying on a monthly basis usd7,99 and then to have to pay an additional usd89 for a cracked screen is ridonculous at best.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
56 months ago

Instead of wasting your money on yet another crappy service from a wireless carrier, just sign up for a Wells Fargo Visa card. The no annual fee credit card automatically insures your cell phone, at no cost, provided you pay your monthly wireless bill using the card.

Coverage may include up to four cell phones as listed on your wireless cell phone bill. The cellular telephone is protected against damage or theft for up to $600 per occurrence and $1,200 per 12 month period, with only a $25 deductible per incident.

https://www.wellsfargo.com/credit-cards/features/cell-phone-protection/

Compare this to AT&T's offer, which costs $96 per year plus an $89 deductible per incident.

Until they open a bunch of accounts under your name and take a large dump all over your credit score.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
freediverx Avatar
56 months ago
Instead of wasting your money on yet another crappy service from a wireless carrier, just sign up for a Wells Fargo Visa card. The no annual fee credit card automatically insures your cell phone, at no cost, provided you pay your monthly wireless bill using the card.

Coverage may include up to four cell phones as listed on your wireless cell phone bill. The cellular telephone is protected against damage or theft for up to $600 per occurrence and $1,200 per 12 month period, with only a $25 deductible per incident.

https://www.wellsfargo.com/credit-cards/features/cell-phone-protection/

Compare this to AT&T's offer, which costs $96 per year plus an $89 deductible per incident.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
56 months ago

Instead of wasting your money on yet another crappy service from a wireless carrier, just sign up for a Wells Fargo Visa card. The no annual fee credit card automatically insures your cell phone, at no cost, provided you pay your monthly wireless bill using the card.

Coverage may include up to four cell phones as listed on your wireless cell phone bill. The cellular telephone is protected against damage or theft for up to $600 per occurrence and $1,200 per 12 month period, with only a $25 deductible per incident.

https://www.wellsfargo.com/credit-cards/features/cell-phone-protection/

Plus you get the added benefit of possibly having new accounts opened in your name.:rolleyes: There are positives and negatives to all of these services.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeydeezy Avatar
56 months ago

Instead of wasting your money on yet another crappy service from a wireless carrier, just sign up for a Wells Fargo Visa card. The no annual fee credit card automatically insures your cell phone, at no cost, provided you pay your monthly wireless bill using the card.

Coverage may include up to four cell phones as listed on your wireless cell phone bill. The cellular telephone is protected against damage or theft for up to $600 per occurrence and $1,200 per 12 month period, with only a $25 deductible per incident.

https://www.wellsfargo.com/credit-cards/features/cell-phone-protection/

Compare this to AT&T's offer, which costs $96 per year plus an $89 deductible per incident.

I logged in just to thank you for posting this. I've had a credit card with Wells Fargo for years and had no idea! I will be cancelling my wife's SquareTrade warranty and not going through T-Mobile and having to deal with Assurant if anything happens. Thank you!

EDIT: Any T-Mobile JUMP on Demand customers be warned! Wells Fargo's coverage does not apply to rented or leased phones. So I'm SOL but my wife can benefit at least. I ended up getting 1 year of SquareTrade instead.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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