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Topic # 68090 14-Sep-2010 20:44
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looks like no more phone insure for iphone4 with VF

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  Reply # 379842 14-Sep-2010 20:51
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I heard it's only while stocks are low. Not sure if that's true though.

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  Reply # 381919 19-Sep-2010 16:47
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"@bitserf can't meet our own service level turn around of 48 hours because of short supply...Not offering a service we can't deliver. ^PB"

 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 382759 21-Sep-2010 16:24
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Wait, what?

Ironically I was just coming here to ask about opinions on AppleCare Protection Plans...

I signed up a month ago with Vodafone and took out the insurance for the iPhone 4 ($9-10 a month), was told this covers damage, faults, repairs and theft.

Have they simply stopped signing up any more people from insurance or removed it as a billable product all together? Haven't been notified if it's the latter.

Anyway, any have thoughts on AppleCare? Over the course of two years it's more affordable than the Vodafone insurance, ($129), so does it cover me in the same way? Are there any disadvantages compared to the Voda insurance?

http://store.apple.com/nz/product/MC265FE/A

Appreciate any input from those who have taken it up or considered it.

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  Reply # 382769 21-Sep-2010 16:34
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From what I was told, if you had already signed up before they stopped then you're OK but when I got mine I was told they weren't offering it anymore at the moment.

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  Reply # 382776 21-Sep-2010 16:47
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Vodafone NZ has stopped taking new enrollment of PhoneInsure for owner of iPhone 4 until there is enough stocks globally. This is only a short term exception to PhoneInsure for iPhone 4 owners.

You still have 12-months hardware coverage, and 90-days software support with AppleCare. You can extend this to full 2 years with AppleCare Protection Plan fir iPhone (which is location specific) http://www.apple.com/support/products/iphone.html




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  Reply # 382813 21-Sep-2010 17:48
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Anyway, any have thoughts on AppleCare? Over the course of two years it's more affordable than the Vodafone insurance, ($129), so does it cover me in the same way? Are there any disadvantages compared to the Voda insurance?

http://store.apple.com/nz/product/MC265FE/A

Appreciate any input from those who have taken it up or considered it.

applecare does not cover theft, loss  or damage.

In NZ consumers are  protected by the CGA and long as it's not purchased by a business your covered.
applecare give you no more protection than the CGA. the only think it would save is arguing with Apple or VF about the CGA

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  Reply # 382816 21-Sep-2010 17:55
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@Shaggy? Have you got home content insurance? If you can get the police report, you can file claimage with your insurance. Easy as.

You don't need to take up Vodafone PhoneInsure if you already have home content insurance, however it is generally easier to just deal with Vodafone PhoneInsure so any claimage may not affect your home content insurance premium.

And as for AppleCare Protection Plan, it means you'll fully serviced directly by Apple and you won't have to muck around with CGA or VF... Apple takes great care of their product brandings, so having AppleCare PP is again piece of mind, like how you'd get Vodafone PhoneInsure when you already have home content insurance.




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  Reply # 382827 21-Sep-2010 18:34
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chiefie: @Shaggy? Have you got home content insurance? If you can get the police report, you can file claimage with your insurance. Easy as.

You don't need to take up Vodafone PhoneInsure if you already have home content insurance, however it is generally easier to just deal with Vodafone PhoneInsure so any claimage may not affect your home content insurance premium.

And as for AppleCare Protection Plan, it means you'll fully serviced directly by Apple and you won't have to muck around with CGA or VF... Apple takes great care of their product brandings, so having AppleCare PP is again piece of mind, like how you'd get Vodafone PhoneInsure when you already have home content insurance.

thanks I do  but I do know content insurance :)
and applecare

home contents or business insurance  V phone insure is a personal choice,  it would depend on how much the excess was as to whether you'd consider ph insure a better deal,l turn around times,  etc .

as I said in  my post above applecare gives you no more protection than the CGA does, other than you don't have to argue about your faulty iphone for 3 years.if your wiling to pay the price for ACPP again that's personal choice.

the poster i was replying to was asking if applecare was the same or better than phone insure I was merely pointing out
that they are two different things. phone insure is insurance for your ph against. loss damage etc.
applecare is projection against a hardware fault with a phone, which is covered by the CGA anyway
 

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