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Sprint decides not to offer insurance on the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S

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Sprint decides not to offer insurance on the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S
Sprint has decided against offering it's Total Equipment Protection for the Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPhone 4S. Instead, those customers of the nation's third largest carrier that want to insure their new 2-year investment can buy insurance from  AppleCare+ or from a third party insurer. If you have butterfingers, or treat your handsets roughly, it is not a bad idea to have some protection.

AppleCare+ extends your Apple iPhone warranty by one year and includes two repairs for damages caused by accidents. Each of those repairs will cost you $49. Priced at $99, AppleCare+ must be purchased at the same time you buy your iPhone 4 or 4S. After all, it wouldn't be fair to drop your brand new smartphone on concrete and then buy the insurance the next morning, would it? And not to frighten you, but a damaged unit will cost at least $649.99 to replace.

The slide shows that Total Equipment Protection will not be sold at launch, which means that the carrier could be looking at a way to offer the program to its Apple iPhone buyers in the future. But for now, your choices are AppleCare+, a third party insurer or lady luck.

source: SprintFeed via Engadget
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