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Topic # 59692 9-Apr-2010 14:53
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Hi all.

Lost my iPhone the other day due to a mixture of intoxication and clumsyness.

This is a two parter:

Firstly insurance. Apparently I am only covered to $1000 in my insurance for a cell phone. My question is that the iphone is much much more that a cell phone and I was wondering if there is anything I could show the insurance company to proove this like some sort of classifcation document etc???

Secondly, got the IMEI blocked from voda no problems, but as I was using it on telcom (on a contract I might add) I wanted to get the IMEI blocked from telecom but was told no due to the fact they didnt sell it. However I have proof of purchase from vodafone (which is next door to the telecom retail store!!).

Is this right? surely it doesnt matter where the mobile originated from for it to be added to a carriers blacklist?

Thanks for any input guys.

Taylor

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  Reply # 316559 9-Apr-2010 14:56
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d1kid:My question is that the iphone is much much more that a cell phone and I was wondering if there is anything I could show the insurance company to proove this like some sort of classifcation document etc???


Its a cell phone



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  Reply # 316567 9-Apr-2010 15:00
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johnr:Its a cell phone


Ok cheers, just a little pissy about the fact that when I got the insurance I asked about if I lost my iPhone and they told me it would be covered and now they turn around and say this.

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  Reply # 316568 9-Apr-2010 15:02
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johnr:
d1kid:My question is that the iphone is much much more that a cell phone and I was wondering if there is anything I could show the insurance company to proove this like some sort of classifcation document etc???


Its a cell phone


+1 He's right.  It's for calling, texting, mobile internet, what almost all cells do these days! even the cheap ones




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  Reply # 316569 9-Apr-2010 15:02
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d1kid:
johnr:Its a cell phone


Ok cheers, just a little pissy about the fact that when I got the insurance I asked about if I lost my iPhone and they told me it would be covered and now they turn around and say this.


Yeah, same with the Nokia N95/N96 when they first came out, insurance still only pays upto $1k for it :S even if you paid say 1400-1600 




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  Reply # 316601 9-Apr-2010 15:51
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Thats weird.. Our insurance replaces the item, or gives us the cash to go buy a new one..

Different policy maybe.





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  Reply # 316619 9-Apr-2010 16:25
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Not all insurances are created equal I'm afraid




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  Reply # 316629 9-Apr-2010 17:21
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maverick: Not all insurances are created equal I'm afraid


+1 this im afraid 

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