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AT&T's MobileProtect brings insurance to the iPhone for $13.99/month

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AT&T's MobileProtect brings insurance to the iPhone for $13.99/month
There are plenty of reasons to own Apple's pride and joy, but it becomes extremely unbearable knowing that you'll be greeted to blank stares if you accidentally damage your phone without having insurance. Although Apple offers AppleCare and other indirect dealers have their own unique extended warranty deals, AT&T has resisted in offering insurance for the venerable iPhone. After going so long without any insurance offerings, AT&T plans to launch its MobileProtect insurance service that will cost customers $13.99 per month. Similar to other devices, the insurance plan is going to be run by Asurion and will be available through the App Store when you purchase a handset. New iPhone owners will have 30 days to add the plan which will then be charged to your credit card that's going to be kept in the hands of Apple. It seems like the new service is finally coming to fruition because a “lack of iPhone insurance is a leading source of iPhone related customer complaints.” Good news to those owners who aren't as careful with their iPhones, but surely it will come with a premium to keep your handset in good hands.

source: BGR

AT&T's MobileProtect brings insurance to the iPhone for $13.99/month
AT&T's MobileProtect brings insurance to the iPhone for $13.99/month

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

Mmmm let me see !!.... Iphone + $13.99/month for inssurance......Or EVO 4G + $7/month.

posted on 30 May 2010, 01:40

2. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

evo, or I think i am gonna wait for the droid 2

posted on 30 May 2010, 09:22

3. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)

Ok the Insurance is $13.99 but how much is the deductible if you lose or it gets stolen I know the EVO is $100

posted on 30 May 2010, 11:50

4. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)

For the iPhone 32gb 3gs the deductible is $199. It's insane because if you go to an apple store with a smashed iPhone you pay $199 for a replacement without extending your contract plus they're pretty much brand new and there is no monthly charge. So bogus.

posted on 30 May 2010, 13:17

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Or...be responsible for you phone?

posted on 30 May 2010, 18:49

6. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)

14 dollars a month seems to be way to much for me plus i am sure those that jailbreak their phone still wont be covered.168 dollars a year for a warranty what a rip off.might be higher probly get taxed on it to.

posted on 30 May 2010, 19:00

7. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

"Premium" products command a "premium" price... (Blow)Jobs is milkin the fanbois again, HAHA!

posted on 31 May 2010, 18:26

8. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

Anyone who pays for this deserves exactly what they are getting... ripped off... lol!

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