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    Just curious what (if any) insurance you guys opted for with the phone.
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    I'm probably going to go with no insurance. If anything catastrophic happens I'll get a Nexus 4.

    I am going to check out the 40% off Squaretrade black Friday deal though.
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    I didn't get any insurance. The phone is built like a tank, but I still might get some protection consodering how clumsy I am.
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    I did. Just as with my Lumia 900. And it's not because I'm clumsy with it, it's more for the off chance it would ever get stolen or I lose it (happened once... It sucked). Better safe than sorry. I look at it like this.

    Lets say I don't use it over the life of the contract. That's $240 I gave to AT&T. Okay, that's fine. But let's say I use it in.... Oh, the 9th month... Ills have already spent $90, then the $100 deductible makes it $190. That's a lot easier to deal with than $450 to replace it outright. It just makes sense to me.
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    I thought when I bought my Lumia 900 they said the deductible was $199 but that it could go down later. $200 deductible sounds crazy to me. What is the deductible on a 920 through AT&T?
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    I'm using squaretrade
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    I'm trying to debate this as well.

    The nice thing about the AT&T insurance is that it covers if you lose your phone or if it's stolen. The bad thing is that it is $6.99 per month + a $125 or $199 deductible (depending on what tier they place the 920 in) for each occurrence.

    Squaretrade is just an extended warranty. The 40% off seems pretty nice though, but they also have a $99 deductible for all repairs (lost or stolen phones not covered). Would pick this if you don't think you may need to get the phone serviced too many times after the warranty is up.

    Microsoft Assure is an extended warranty as well and costs $99, with a $50 deductible, unless defects in materials or from normal wear and tear (I'm assuming the normal wear and tear and defects and materials would cover you if the touchscreen doesn't work too well or if any of the buttons lose their responsiveness/functionality, as opposed to dropping it and there being a cracked screen, which would require a deductible?). Also, lost or stolen phones aren't covered under the MS plan.

    AT&T Insurance - get if you are one of those people who occassionally loses their phone

    Squaretrade - get if you don't think you'll need much service beyond the normal warranty but would like that extra coverage to bring you into your next equipment upgrade

    MS Assure - get if you anticipate having to get your phone serviced a couple of times outside of the normal warranty.

    I think I may be leaning towards the MS Assure plan, as it seems to cover normal wear and tear (if buttons don't work).
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    920 is in the highest tier, they quoted me a $199 deductible. On top of $9.99/mo x 24 months that is highway freaking robbery. Pained me to walk out of there with no phone on Friday but I couldn't swallow that.

    Got my 920 at best buy, no free charge plate but 2 yr premium geek squad protection plan was only $169.99 ($70 less than ATT, more than covering the charge plate) AND their replacement deductible is $0.00.

    We have a winner!!
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    Hm the BB plan isn't too bad. I had to get my 920 off contract and BB wouldn't pm the $450 price.
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    I am going with the savings account insurance!! hehe!! =)
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    Do not insurance anything that you can afford its loss, because insurance companies will price it such that they are making at least a 50% gross margin. I know the industry and cell phone insurance is a cash cow (for the industry companies).

    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Pawn View Post
    Just curious what (if any) insurance you guys opted for with the phone.
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    I always get insurance because I spend a lot of time in Oakland. So if my phone gets stolen, I could just get it replaced.
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    I like SquareTrade because it covers accidental damage which is most likely what would happen to my phone. I think with the 40% off it will be around $75 for two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlo07 View Post
    I like SquareTrade because it covers accidental damage which is most likely what would happen to my phone. I think with the 40% off it will be around $75 for two years.

    that's probably the route I'm taking

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