1. gripr's Avatar
    I want to purchase the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 (Rogers) from OmegaCell, but I can't get SquareTrade extended warranty and the Warranty that OmegaCell offers might be a pain in the **** if I have to ship it back to them. I'm going to call my State Farm agent later today and see if they cover mobile phones.

    But for now, What insurance providers do you guys use or recommend?
    12-10-2013 11:03 AM
  2. PB_H's Avatar
    Use an AMEX card they cover theft and double the warranty ( in fact most CC's double the warranty if you use a CC)

    State Farm would cover against theft or a flood or fire etc. but not against defects or repairs.
    12-10-2013 12:35 PM
  3. gripr's Avatar
    Thanks for you reply PB_H.

    Since the phone is in a Canada model and would be used in the US. Would the warranty still be valid if purchased with AMEX or CC?
    12-10-2013 01:32 PM
  4. gsquared's Avatar
    I personally self insure my devices as I take care of my stuff. If you are rough on your devices like so many others here are you would be wise to get the insurance.
    12-10-2013 01:47 PM
  5. thelostsoul's Avatar
    I personally self insure my devices as I take care of my stuff. If you are rough on your devices like so many others here are you would be wise to get the insurance.
    I'm very careful and have hardly scratched a phone ever (first phone in 2004, plus prior PocketPC devices earlier). When I bought the 1020, Microsoft offered the $99 two year accidental plan, which also includes water damage. I figured since I really planned and wanted to keep this phone for a long time, that I would buy it. Sure enough, first screen I ever cracked when it slipped out of my pocket while sitting. Got it replaced with a brand new one that day for $50 (by going to a Microsoft store).

    Very easy process, would recommend.
    12-10-2013 02:06 PM
  6. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Square Trade is pretty solid as is ProtectYourBubble.com... Both of them offer lower cost insurance plans, but the deductibles can be a bit high - $50-150 per incident...
    12-10-2013 03:41 PM
  7. PB_H's Avatar
    If your CC is a VISA/MC and not the basic VISA/MC card (it has to be gold or platinum I think) using in doubles the warranty but it might be different in Canada,
    but just call you CC company, Visa, MC or AMEX and ask because it might be different but I doubt it, but do call.
    12-10-2013 03:52 PM
  8. J_Oliver's Avatar
    ProtectCELL is what I use for my phone coverage. It’s extremely reasonably priced for a 2 year plan. They have a deducible as well but it beats paying full price for a new phone!
    01-15-2014 02:01 PM

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