AT&T Offers Comprehensive Warranty For New iPhone

May 29, 2010 by Ryan Ray 

Many times people have dropped their iPhone, on accident that is or maybe on purpose, only to pick it up with a smashed screen. I actually know someone who took their iPhone with them on a ropes course and at the end on the way down she dropped her iPhone and it cracked. I also know an iPhone user who took their phone horseback riding and it was broken as well. I’m sure we all know these horror stories and wish we could do something to get our iPhones back in prisitin working order. Apparently coming June 6th, right before the new iPhone 4G comes out we will be able to! My first though was well would you look at that, AT&T has finally realized they could make some money off of offering a warranty for the iPhone. MILLIONS of people have the iPhone so why not create a warranty that offers more protection than the normal AppleCare?

I bet the iPhone is an expensive phone to replace but all this time AT&T has excluded the iPhone from any of it’s protection packages. Leaving all iPhone owners to deal with their broken iPhone and pay FULL price to get a new one. The day is no longer though, comprehensive coverage is now going to be available as I said with the new iPhone. I say it’s a bout time, and I also say it’s WAAYY TOO EXPENSIVE

Here are the supposed details on the plan…

Run by Asurion, the plan will cost $13.99/month and will be available through the App Store. The charges will be billed to the credit card on file with Apple. The deductibles range from $99 for an 8GB 3G to $199 for a 32GB 3GS. You must buy the plan within 30-days of upgrading/purchasing a new iPhone. This is why AT&T says their launching this service, “Lack of iPhone insurance is a leading source of iPhone related customer complaints.”

Now that is an additional $168 dollars a year, PLUS the deductible if you actually have to use it. Ouch says poor college students, especially ones who love to drop their phones. Actually OUCH says anyone who is prone to dropping their iPhone. Don’t fret though there have always been other options besides AT&T’s overpriced garbage, you knew there would be right?! A company called SquareTrade offers a great protection plan for your iPhone that is quite a bit cheaper. Check their plans out on their website, if purchased in advance you can get TWO YEARS of coverage for $144. Sounds real good to me!

All in all you need to look at both plans and figure out which one is more appropriate for you. Each plan has differences and it’s up to you to decide which one is the on you need. It’s good news AT&T finally offers protection and I’m sure a lot of people will purchase it without thinking twice. Now AT&T is making even more money from us iPhone suckers! ;)

What do you think about protections plans for your iPhone, I’ve never had one but then again I’ve never broken an iPhone! Thanks for reading!

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