Question about lost phones with Assurion
Lets say my phone gets lost and I file a claim and pay my deductible and get a new phone.
What if said lost phone turns up at a later point? Does the EIN get blacklisted and then only good for replacement parts? or could it be reactivated at some point if you decide to keep it as a backup incase something happens to another phone on your acct?
- 02-28-2011, 02:54 PM #2
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I'm not advocating insurance fraud, but I'm also not saying it doesn't exist. I think most people here along with myself would advise against doing this no matter which side you are on (buying or selling).
Last edited by tndank; 02-28-2011 at 10:35 PM.
- 03-01-2011, 08:43 AM #10
It takes a small amount of time for the insurance company to put the ESN on the Lost / Stolen List. IF Asurion puts it on the list Sprint is not supposed to activate it at all.
If a device is lost and you call and tell them that and DONT file a claim with Asurion they put a note with the ESN to contact you if the ESN is called in to try to help you recover the phone.
If its Stolen and not filed with Asurion a note is attached to the ESN with the local PD contact info and report number to help track down a possible stolen device.
I think the people who file a claim then try to make a quick buck on craigs list or sell to a "friend" might be able to activate it because the paperwork takes a little time to go from customer to Asurion and back to Sprint.
I also hope they get caught and are charged financially for it. That type of fraud makes us pay higher fees for such insurance.
There are 2 lists, Lost and Stolen. Stolen is Blacklist. Lost can still be activated once the original owner is contacted and the matter has been cleared up. Lost is more of a temporary restriction that can be lifted. Stolen i think is more permanent.
- 03-01-2011, 11:11 AM #12
- 03-01-2011, 08:18 PM #14
All your doing is regurgitating propaganda.
Do some research on the subject the insurance companies are the real thieves not some dude trying to get a free phone for his buddy. Im not saying its right just that it doesnt quite have the effect on their bottom line they would like you to believe.
Think about it, say you pay 10 for six months then a 150 for a ded. for a smart phone. theres 210 you really think they are paying that for reconditioned handsets from the mfg.? they turn a profit every time they do business with you, period.
lol sorry dont meant to rant
- 03-01-2011, 08:34 PM #15
- 03-02-2011, 09:21 AM #16
LOL either way i dont care. I dont pay for insurance. I think its crap as well. As far as propaganda goes if people didnt do that it wouldnt give them the excuse to say it. I folow the rules and get screwed by the people who dont, thats how i see it. But since i dont pay for insurance and repair my own devices i am not really affected by that.
I hate the ones who root their phones and rack up 10+ gigs a month and then cause the carriers to put caps on them or charge for additional fees for everybody.
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