View Poll Results: How many people here have VZW Asurion Total Equipment Coverage($7/month) on the VZW Galaxy Note 2?

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  • Yes, I have Verizon TEC

    76 77.55%
  • No coverage at all

    14 14.29%
  • Pays another company for coverage(such as Best Buy or SquareTrade)

    8 8.16%
04-02-2013 05:44 PM
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  1. MittenSportsFan's Avatar
    I just got my Note 2 at Staples for $245.
    I got it there because it was the lowest price around and I could walk the single mobile rep through the process of upgrading my account without losing unlimited data.

    The reps at my local Verizon Corporate store and Best Buy will no longer do the alternate upgrade without changing my plan to Share Everything (and killing my unlimited data).

    Best Buy has the best Smartphone insurance on the market and the Staples mobile rep didn't even offer me insurance.
    Fortunately Best Buy will sell you there insurance without requiring you to purchase the phone through Best Buy Mobile.

    The Best Buy insurance is $10/month or $170 if paid up front.
    I was able to use a Reward Zone coupon of $45, earned from Christmas purchases, and pay $125 for the insurance up front with the Best Buy credit card.
    Now my cost is under $6/month over the next 2 years.
    Ed270 likes this.
    01-22-2013 12:51 AM
  2. BuyOneGetFour's Avatar
    I just got my Note 2 at Staples for $245.
    I got it there because it was the lowest price around and I could walk the single mobile rep through the process of upgrading my account without losing unlimited data.

    The reps at my local Verizon Corporate store and Best Buy will no longer do the alternate upgrade without changing my plan to Share Everything (and killing my unlimited data).

    Best Buy has the best Smartphone insurance on the market and the Staples mobile rep didn't even offer me insurance.
    Fortunately Best Buy will sell you there insurance without requiring you to purchase the phone through Best Buy Mobile.

    The Best Buy insurance is $10/month or $170 if paid up front.
    I was able to use a Reward Zone coupon of $45, earned from Christmas purchases, and pay $125 for the insurance up front with the Best Buy credit card.
    Now my cost is under $6/month over the next 2 years.
    I just got a 2nd Note 2 at Best Buy for $199. (Verizon, 16GB, white) Their in-store was $299, but I got them to match Target's price of $199.
    (this was on Monday, 1/21)
    Ed270 and MittenSportsFan like this.
    01-22-2013 06:29 AM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I just got my Note 2 at Staples for $245.
    I got it there because it was the lowest price around and I could walk the single mobile rep through the process of upgrading my account without losing unlimited data.

    The reps at my local Verizon Corporate store and Best Buy will no longer do the alternate upgrade without changing my plan to Share Everything (and killing my unlimited data).

    Best Buy has the best Smartphone insurance on the market and the Staples mobile rep didn't even offer me insurance.
    Fortunately Best Buy will sell you there insurance without requiring you to purchase the phone through Best Buy Mobile.

    The Best Buy insurance is $10/month or $170 if paid up front.
    I was able to use a Reward Zone coupon of $45, earned from Christmas purchases, and pay $125 for the insurance up front with the Best Buy credit card.
    Now my cost is under $6/month over the next 2 years.
    Does Best Buy replace then phone on the spot? What if you need to do a standard warranty exchange through Verizon and you get a replacement device?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.
    01-22-2013 06:57 AM
  4. Goldchamp's Avatar
    Does Best Buy replace then phone on the spot? What if you need to do a standard warranty exchange through Verizon and you get a replacement device?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.
    No they give you a loaner phone for a couple days. Don't think it takes longer than that tho.
    01-22-2013 08:01 AM
  5. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    No they give you a loaner phone for a couple days. Don't think it takes longer than that tho.
    They must have becomes faster because I did a Google search and in 2010 some people waited over a month for their phone to be repaired.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.
    01-22-2013 10:50 AM
  6. BuyOneGetFour's Avatar
    I don't know about Note 2. However, I bought the Best Buy Geeksquad protection plan for my iPad 2(3G, 64GB, AT&T) back in May 2011. In August of 2012, I dropped the iPad 2 face down on the bathroom floor, hitting the rim of the toilet. The screen had a 4-inch crack(a straign line runnig left to right) I took it to Best Buy. The mobile phone dept manager looked at it and made a call. 10 minutes later, I walked out of the store with a brand new identical iPad 2. The only thing that I don't like about Best Buy's plan is that loss/theft isn't covered.

    For my Note 2, I decided to pay Verizon $6.99 per month, since loss/theft is more likely. Based on past experience, I know full well that there's a $99 deductible and the replacement will likely be a refurbished unit.(less likely in the first few months)
    Eclipse2K likes this.
    01-22-2013 12:54 PM
  7. MittenSportsFan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MittenSportsFan

    I just got my Note 2 at Staples for $245.
    I got it there because it was the lowest price around and I could walk the single mobile rep through the process of upgrading my account without losing unlimited data.

    The reps at my local Verizon Corporate store and Best Buy will no longer do the alternate upgrade without changing my plan to Share Everything (and killing my unlimited data).

    Best Buy has the best Smartphone insurance on the market and the Staples mobile rep didn't even offer me insurance.
    Fortunately Best Buy will sell you there insurance without requiring you to purchase the phone through Best Buy Mobile.

    The Best Buy insurance is $10/month or $170 if paid up front.
    I was able to use a Reward Zone coupon of $45, earned from Christmas purchases, and pay $125 for the insurance up front with the Best Buy credit card.
    Now my cost is under $6/month over the next 2 years

    BuyOneGetFour:
    I just got a 2nd Note 2 at Best Buy for $199. (Verizon, 16GB, white) Their in-store was $299, but I got them to match Target's price of $199.
    (this was on Monday, 1/21)
    Thanks B1G4!
    I am going back to Staples to get $50 back.
    I didn't consider Target because I didn't know they sold mobile phones in the stores (probably just through Target.com).
    I wanted to get the lowest price while still keeping my unlimited data plan.
    01-22-2013 01:52 PM
  8. MittenSportsFan's Avatar
    I don't know about Note 2. However, I bought the Best Buy Geeksquad protection plan for my iPad 2(3G, 64GB, AT&T) back in May 2011. In August of 2012, I dropped the iPad 2 face down on the bathroom floor, hitting the rim of the toilet. The screen had a 4-inch crack(a straign line runnig left to right) I took it to Best Buy. The mobile phone dept manager looked at it and made a call. 10 minutes later, I walked out of the store with a brand new identical iPad 2. The only thing that I don't like about Best Buy's plan is that loss/theft isn't covered.

    For my Note 2, I decided to pay Verizon $6.99 per month, since loss/theft is more likely. Based on past experience, I know full well that there's a $99 deductible and the replacement will likely be a refurbished unit.(less likely in the first few months)
    You will walk out of the store with a phone and it's the manager's discretion as to what you are given.
    It should be a similar device while it is being repaired and an identical device (new or refurbished) if not repairable.
    Also, I like the fact that you can get one free replacement battery and one free replacement charger during your 2 year period.
    The big advantage is no deductible for any replacement.

    I know they don't cover lost or stolen but those are much more rare that cracked screens.
    I have never had a phone lost or stolen but have dropped or had my phone fall off a table or my lap at least a couple of times a year (luckily my screen has never broken).
    Best Buy's policies and programs (30 day returns, price matching, interest free financing, Reward Zone points, etc) are much more consumer friendly that those of VZW.
    01-22-2013 02:15 PM
  9. BuyOneGetFour's Avatar
    Also, I like the fact that you can get one free replacement battery and one free replacement charger during your 2 year period.
    The big advantage is no deductible for any replacement.
    About that one free battery.... do you know what they sent me for my Canon DSLR? Not a genuine Canon battery...
    It was a Lenmar battery that turned out to be only $21. It did work... but still...
    01-22-2013 10:39 PM
  10. cdf3's Avatar
    I do but i think I'm getting screwed I'm paying $10 a month...
    I was being charged this amount as well. I contacted Verizon and had them change mine to the one for $6.99/mo. The one for $10/mo covered non Verizon equipment, such as your printer, and some software that scans the PlayStore for bad apps. I didn't need all that. I'm now on the plan that covers just my phone. I didn't need all of that extra stuff.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    Jude526 likes this.
    01-23-2013 05:35 PM
  11. OffSpot2's Avatar
    When I bought my phone at Verizon I did not get insurance, thinking I would add that a few days later. I was told the ProtectCell plan was $129.00/1year or $199.00/2 years with an upfront payment, or $9.99 per month. It has a $169.00 deductable... I went back the next day to get the month to month plan and was given Grip/Cellbrokerage.LLC plan for $6.99 per month. It has a $100.00 deductable. This different guy said the ProtectCell plan does not have a monthly payment option... Both cover loss, stolen, breakage or everything else... Also, because I did not buy insurance when I purchased the phone I would have to wait 30 days for the plan to activate... I wonder now if one group is better then the other as far a service and replacement turnaround time.
    01-23-2013 09:20 PM
  12. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Check with your local store a rep told me a couple weeks ago starting i think Jan 7th they are doing open enrollment for insurance. Meaning that they will insure previously uninsured phones.
    Yep until sometime in March actually.
    01-24-2013 02:10 PM
  13. Christopher Frank's Avatar
    Buyer Beware! This insurance is not free when you damage your phone you're gonna pay 199 dollars to get your phone replaced at least through AT&T contract with this insurance company. Holy Crap!!!! That's 1/3 rd the coat of the same phone if you paid retail! !!
    NOT GREAT COVERAGE!!!!!! AND they cleverly bundle a practically useless $3+ Advice service you will probably never use, and this fee also includes a Find It function that you can purchase as an app to save money.
    This is a clever SUCKER insurance that amounts to you spending about $120 a year (just in case you damage it).
    iPhone insurance doesn't rip you of like this!
    And by the way, my phone piped out of it' flimsy case and bounced on the ground cracking the screen.
    02-06-2013 12:17 AM
  14. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Buyer Beware! This insurance is not free when you damage your phone you're gonna pay 199 dollars to get your phone replaced at least through AT&T contract with this insurance company. Holy Crap!!!! That's 1/3 rd the coat of the same phone if you paid retail! !!
    NOT GREAT COVERAGE!!!!!! AND they cleverly bundle a practically useless $3+ Advice service you will probably never use, and this fee also includes a Find It function that you can purchase as an app to save money.
    This is a clever SUCKER insurance that amounts to you spending about $120 a year (just in case you damage it).
    iPhone insurance doesn't rip you of like this!
    And by the way, my phone piped out of it' flimsy case and bounced on the ground cracking the screen.
    Verizon is $99 Deductible for smart phones.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.
    02-06-2013 12:44 AM
  15. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I don't have any type of coverage, and I paid full retail price of $699.99 at a local Verizon store. Does anyone know what would be the deductible amount if I did have coverage through Verizon?
    02-06-2013 11:41 AM
  16. scribe4food's Avatar
    I recently replaced my phone, it cost 99.00. The great thing to me is that i got to keep my old battery, and my Asurion phone was new. Oh, and it was delivered in two days.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    02-06-2013 01:32 PM
  17. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I don't have any type of coverage, and I paid full retail price of $699.99 at a local Verizon store. Does anyone know what would be the deductible amount if I did have coverage through Verizon?
    Verizon uses Asurion which carries a $99 deductible.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.
    Casey Cheung likes this.
    02-06-2013 02:47 PM
  18. kirksucks's Avatar
    Has anyone used the insurance that Targetmobile offers? it's 6.99 a month with no deductible. When I bought my last phone through target online I passed on the insurance to get it through verizon. I forgot to add it when I got my phone and almost wasnt able to get it after a certain amount of time had passed. I had a very helpful rep who pre-dated the insurance add date.
    03-25-2013 01:19 PM
  19. jweimn's Avatar
    Has anyone used the insurance that Targetmobile offers? it's 6.99 a month with no deductible. When I bought my last phone through target online I passed on the insurance to get it through verizon. I forgot to add it when I got my phone and almost wasnt able to get it after a certain amount of time had passed. I had a very helpful rep who pre-dated the insurance add date.
    There is a deductible you must have misunderstood.

    Also I'll solve this for everyone the $10 a month insurance is for the iphone .

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    04-02-2013 04:29 PM
  20. bakerbert's Avatar
    Things happen and I will always have insurance.
    Only used it once......RIP First Galaxy Nexus at the bottom of Lake Huron
    04-02-2013 05:44 PM
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