Motorola now offers extended warranty (Moto Care) for the Google Nexus 6

Motorola now offers extended warranty (Moto Care) for the Google Nexus 6
Customers who are buying the Google Nexus 6 from Motorola’s US website can also purchase an extended warranty for the handset. This will cost you $129.99, offering “accidental damage and extended mechanical coverage” for 2 years, and allowing you to receive a “just like new” Nexus 6 in case yours gets damaged.

You don’t have to get the extended warranty immediately with the Nexus 6 - you can opt for it within 30 days from buying the smartphone from Motorola. For the record, Motorola is also offering extended warranty for the Moto X, but you have to pay less for that: $85.

As you may have noticed, it’s not that easy to find a Nexus 6, as the device is often out of stock. But if you do find it and buy it, you’ll get your hands on the largest and most advanced Nexus smartphone to date.

Besides being sold by Motorola, the Nexus 6 is also offered via Google Play, T-Mobile and Sprint (with AT&T and Verizon expected to have it soon, too). Prices for an off-contract Nexus 6 start at $649.99. Have you bought one, or do you plan to do it someday?


source: Motorola via Droid-life

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15 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have the N6 arriving on Monday 64GB model....no thanks on the insurance, extra warranty - never needed it...

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Extra warranty? They need to get some extra nexus 6s out because this launch has been disastrous.

3. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Oh right, they are offering to repair your phone for free for 2 years and as much as it seems bad to you, it's not. Plus the phone has been selling good. More than Google and Motorola assumed. That's why it has been out of stock. It'll be back and it'll sell more.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's not for free. It's $130 for the plan, and as 0xFFFF pointed out, a $39 deductible for up to 3 incidences during those 2 years.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Other OEM options are more expensive. Applecare+ costs $99 for an iPhone for two years accidental damage and 90 days of free phone support. In the event you do damage your device, they charge an additional $79 to actually repair it. So that's $130 for a Nexus 6 vs $180 for an iPhone, and Motorola doesn't charge for phone based support.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Moto Care Accident Protection includes accidental damage and extended mechanical coverage for two years, up to 3 claims with a low $39 deductible per claim, a just-like-new product if yours gets damaged, and customer support right from your phone." So $170 vs. $180 in round numbers. Not much of a difference.

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I didn't catch that about the Motorola deductible, but something else to consider, Motorola gives you 3 claims during that period, Apple gives you 2. In that event, you could damage your Nexus 6 3 times for a total cost of $250, and your iPhone 2 times for a total of $260. Still only a $10 difference, but if you did end up needing 3 claims, how much would the third iPhone repair cost? And another difference is that from the sound of the Motorola plan, free phone based tech support is included for the duration of the 2 years. Applecare gives you only 90 days of free phone based tech support on a 2 year plan. Considering what some companies charge for paid tech support, that could get expensive very quickly.

12. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Apple Care extends the phone support to 2 years total for iPhones or iPads. I'd agree that the third claim is nice for some.

5. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

How about to offer the nexus 6 and provide the device so everyone can buy it first then get the moto care.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Umm.. that's a fantastic deal. If it's coverage is as wide as assurion's, then there's no reason NOT to get it. Its literally pennies compared to what carriers are charging for Asurion insurance these days, and it includes a free replacement in the price? Seriously, if I went Nexus6 instead of Note 4 I'd do good research into this option. Its MUCH cheaper than carrier insurance.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I have no experience with Moto, but “when insurance companies say "just like new", it often means "just like somebody's used hamburger".

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It'll be refurbished, just like what any other insurance of this type does. Case in point, Asurion. Apple's plan repairs your phone, it doesn't give you a replacement (unless maybe it's not repairable). Remixfa is right though, it's still cheaper than what Asurion charges. IIRC the accidental damage plan through Verizon runs around $8 a month, and I believe a $50-100 deductible. So just for the plan itself, you're looking at $192, before any deductible. But I've never heard of any wireless OEM that gives you a brand new phone under extended warranty. It's either a refurbished unit or yours is repaired.

13. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Apple won't fix lost or stolen, though. Most folks are fine with one protection plan, but a few know they have such bad luck (or are total clutzes\airheads \lushes) they need double protection.

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Well it is pretty hard to fix a device if it's lost or stolen.

15. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Insurance will fix that. Left that out, sorry.

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