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Asurion insurance will be available for the Verizon iPhone 4

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Asurion insurance will be available for the Verizon iPhone 4
With the Verizon iPhone 4 launch well on its way, some new owners will probably be surprised to find store employees asking if they want to add insurance with their purchase. Naturally, it’s still relatively hard to find carriers offering insurance with Apple’s pride and joy, but it appears that Big Red is taking care of their customers.

We all know the emotions that begin to erupt after finding your handset either damaged or lost, but if you have insurance, there isn’t much to worry about except for the deductible you’ll need to pay when filing a claim. Well, thanks to Asurion, newly minted Verizon iPhone 4 owners can take the opportunity to add insurance to their new purchase. But be warned, it’s going to cost you more than you’d think.

One of our tipsters managed to send us some pricing information regarding insurance with the iPhone 4 – and it looks as though it’s slightly up there in terms of cost. Specifically, you’ve got three options to go with:

  • Total Equipment Coverage (TEC): $10.99/month
  • Wireless Phone Protection (WPP): $9.18/month
  • Extended Warranty (EW): $1.99/month

For those who aren’t too familiar with the options, the extended warranty option will only cover things like manufacturer’s defects – which are obviously covered within the first year automatically. However, it becomes useful once you’re outside the manufacturer’s warranty.

Secondly, you’re got wireless phone protection which covers things like accidental damage and theft. Granted that you’ll be covered for defects within the first year, you’re not going to have coverage against defects once you’re outside the manufacturer’s warranty. And even if you drop your phone within the first year, the deductible will still apply.

Lastly, Total Equipment Coverage encompasses all the benefits of Wireless Phone Protection and Extended Warranty. So if you drop your phone, it’s stolen, or simply stops working due to a defect, you’ll be covered as long as you're paying for the monthly insurance feature and deductible.

However, it’s worth noting that the deductible for the 16GB iPhone 4 is $169, while there is a charge of $199 for the 32GB model. So you might want to do the math before adding on insurance to see whether or not it’s a viable option for you. Regardless, it's just nice to see some sort of insurance available; rather than simply going with Apple Care.

Thanks Alex!

Asurion insurance will be available for the Verizon iPhone 4


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posted on 10 Feb 2011, 12:36 1

1. Marc (unregistered)


Yes, you cannot make calls and browse the web on the Verizon IPhone, but you can't do neither on the ATT after your phone is lost unless you cough up $600+

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 17:26

22. tex (unregistered)


Your a moron!

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 12:38 3

2. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


THIS IS ALREADY IN PLACE FOR AT&T...Anyone that doesnt know this is a moron. AT&T doesnt offer the coverage but you have been able to geth this coverage directly through the Assurion AP for MONTHS.

Do your research please!

posted on 23 May 2011, 12:47

20. Jeff (unregistered)


Look at the brains on DJLegacy2k5, You would be better to stick to the DJ gig rather than calling people morons. 2005 forever

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 12:46

3. ribbonsalmark (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


If you live out your two year contract and the phone was to break say the day before and you put you claim in you would have ended up paying 432.xx. Not too bad considering actual cost of device is around 700. Assuming you got the 16 not the 32. My question is can I claim second device even if first one isnt broken, or do I have to send broken iphone to insurance company?

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 12:49 1

4. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


You would have to provide the item if it's broken. If it's lost(supposedly) you wouldn't have to provide it but i'm sure they will be tracking that esn #, since that's 1 of the most attempted fraud devices.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 13:21 2

5. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Again though, This poilcy has been in place for AT&T iPhone customers for months, this is NOT NEW and is not SPECIFIC to VERIZON. Thus making this a terribly worded article looking as if this option is NOT available to AT&T customers.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 13:49 1

6. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


11.99/mnth and 199 deductible billed on a credit card from ASURION directly, I believe.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 13:50

7. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Of course it's been in place, just a way to try to hype the Verizon Iphone. Hooray, Verizon finally has the iPhone.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 13:56 1

8. MorePhonesThanNeeded (unregistered)


Some people need to read and comprehend, the article is stating that the Verizon iPhone will have Insurance protection available from day one. AT&T didn't have that until just recently so how about you AT&T ass kissers shut up and learn to comprehend. Why people try to defend their phone company is beyond me, unless you have stock fighting their battles is a pointless albeit slightly admirable gesture.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 14:03

9. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


I have it on both att iph4 we have. Its not cheap but with 4 kids in the house i think it is worth it.

The other option is to buy apple care. I think that is a better option but does NOT cover lost/stolen.

So you have to deside how much having lost/stolen coverage is worth.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 14:22 1

10. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Also APPLE charges $200 just for a simple screen replacement if you crack your screen. Of course you could order the screen for $20 and replace it yourself at home...Or contunue to let Apple get over on their customers...Apple customers love bending over and taking it...

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 15:21

11. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


And what is the cost of a droid x screen. Oh yeah there is no moto store to go to.

It not that easy or cheap to fix an iphone

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 15:54

12. Immature (unregistered)


HAWK62 IS A FAGGOT

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 16:16 1

13. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


What? Anyone with any common sense and technical skill scan fix ANY cell phone for next to nothing. But other phones carry CHEAP insurance options so you dont need to worry about this. Your point is completely invalid...

posted on 23 May 2011, 12:54

21. Jeff (unregistered)


No, your points are completely invalid. Wake up and stop living in dream land. Your thought process that everyone thinks and does everything you do is ridiculous.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 16:45 1

14. theBankRobber (unregistered)


Wow that's gay, Fuck Apple and their shitty iPhone. I lost my Evo and used my insurance and paid $100 for a replacement, lost the 2nd Evo and the same insurance company sent my Evo a message and activated my GPS, and tracked it down to the exact location for FREE. Apple is just way over fucking priced. Look at how much it cost if one of the ipod batteries just die. Over a hundred. U can get it cheaper by doing it yoursef but Apple is a POS joke when it comes to these things. And that's proven FACTS, Oh and I get over 10 hors of battery life, just to let the fucks know before talking Shit out their Ass about my Evo. Updates make the phone even better and it still shits on the iPhone, Verizon or atnt.

posted on 16 Feb 2011, 23:00 1

17. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


you know what they say, you get what you pay for. apple is just charging for quality products.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 18:27

15. omg (unregistered)


wow you all have some minor issues

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 17:14

16. 4gLTEwirelessgangsta (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


or buy insurance for 119.99 with PROTECTCELL.COM

cheaper deductible

posted on 16 Feb 2011, 23:02

18. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


btw!!
i got iphone insurance from ensquared.com
its 99 dollars 150 dollar deductible.. pretty decent. the only downside its that it takes them 2 weeks for the phone to be shipped! so 2 weeks w./o a phone but way cheaper =]

posted on 16 Feb 2011, 23:02

19. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


if anyone knows where to get CHEAPER iphone insurance please let us know!

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 13:00

23. idiots (unregistered)


i have the verizon iphone and i dropped it. my deductible is only 80.. att can suck on it

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:50

24. iphone 4 cases (unregistered)


Only One word to characterize such a great post “WOW” that was a very interesting read

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