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AppleCare Protection Plan - iPhone???

what do you guys think? is it worth it for the iPhone? i believe it's $69.99 for a 2 year contract.

The AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone 3G:

Extends your technical support and hardware coverage to two years from the date of your iPhone purchase*
Covers your iPhone, its battery, your Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset, and included accessories**
Permits transfer of the plan between owners
Guarantees service and support whether you use your iPhone with a Mac or a PC**

Let me know what you guys think. so far i asked a coworker of mine and he doesn't have it...

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 02:24 PM
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I don't think it's worth it and I work for AT&T
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Interesting...

So in your opinion, the iPhone is built well? battery? etc?

I just bought it for my wife. this is our first iPhone. she's usually pretty good with her cell phones. she had the blackberry curve before and didn't have a problem with it and never dropped it or anything...

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Just for the battery alone I would get it, but its a toss up since its been pretty reliable thus far.
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how does that work when the battery starts getting $h!tty? you bring it to the apple store and they replace it for a ridiculous amount of money???

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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For a $300 smart phone it a smart purchase. I bought the plan for my Girlfriend when i got her an iphone.
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I passed. Didn't think its worth it. Phone seems pretty well build.

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You have to bring it in or send it in to be replaced. Here is the web page that tells you what to do when you're not under warranty and need your battery replaced, looks like its only $79 - http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/battery/
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I went through two phones (first gen 16g) before this one. The one I have now is a tank. It even survived being in my pocket when I crashed a few weeks ago. They were replaced under warranty. Fwiw, I would not buy it. But if $70 gives you peace of mind, do it.
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I bought it with the assumption I would take the phone in just prior to the two year mark and make up some BS about the battery going bad. I think it is pretty close in price, but also the reassurance that if my iPhone has as many problems as my iPod, I'll be covered.

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Here is a place that will replace the battery for only $20 and has a 10 year warranty - http://www.ipodjuice.com/
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buy it. If theres any issue their fault or not they get you a new phone.
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FWIW, I know that Consumer Reports generally recommends not buying extended warranties, but they make an exception for the Apple plan. They seem extremely impressed with Apple's tech support.

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i'll most likely buy it. it's good that they give you a whole entire year from the day you bought the iPhone to purchase the protection plan.

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You can get it on Ebay cheaper.

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i have never used my protection plan

We'r all good loving people here....aren't we?
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buy it. If theres any issue their fault or not they get you a new phone.
actually.. they will give you a "refurb" phone
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actually.. they will give you a "refurb" phone
True. better than having a phone that doesn work
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