1. sswitzer's Avatar
    Does anyone have experience with their mobile protection plan?

    I'm in Canada and Bell's SPC is $10/month and the deductible is $250 for a replacement... Costco is $100 (for 2 years of coverage) to purchase the plan and only $50 for a replacement.

    The only plus side to the Bell plan is that they would cover lost/stolen phone, while Costco wouldn't.

    My main reason for getting an insurance plan is to help out if my screen shatters (something I had happen once).
    06-11-2015 10:51 AM
  2. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Does anyone have experience with their mobile protection plan?

    I'm in Canada and Bell's SPC is $10/month and the deductible is $250 for a replacement... Costco is $100 (for 2 years of coverage) to purchase the plan and only $50 for a replacement.

    The only plus side to the Bell plan is that they would cover lost/stolen phone, while Costco wouldn't.

    My main reason for getting an insurance plan is to help out if my screen shatters (something I had happen once).
    No direct experience but if its anything like their return policy, I would guess its top notch. Their terms sound pretty close to Sqauretrade ($99/2 years/$75 deductible) but I don't think thats an option for you in Canada?

    I have been using Protect Your Bubble that last couple of years. For the G4 I'm paying 4.99/month, $50 deductible, no coverage for Loss or Stolen but thats fine. I know they are availabe in US and England, not sure about Canada.
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    06-11-2015 11:19 AM
  3. L0N35T4R's Avatar
    Is your Costco selling the phone? I was waiting on mine to in Texas but got tired of waiting. They normally eat the taxes and include a $25 cash card

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    06-11-2015 12:19 PM
  4. sswitzer's Avatar
    Is your Costco selling the phone? I was waiting on mine to in Texas but got tired of waiting. They normally eat the taxes and include a $25 cash card

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    I think they will be, as they had the g3 last year. The g4 launch in Canada is June 19.
    06-11-2015 12:54 PM
  5. sswitzer's Avatar
    No direct experience but if its anything like their return policy, I would guess its top notch. Their terms sound pretty close to Sqauretrade ($99/2 years/$75 deductible) but I don't think thats an option for you in Canada?

    I have been using Protect Your Bubble that last couple of years. For the G4 I'm paying 4.99/month, $50 deductible, no coverage for Loss or Stolen but thats fine. I know they are availabe in US and England, not sure about Canada.
    Square Trade is not available in Canada, neither is Protect your bubble.
    06-11-2015 12:59 PM
  6. L0N35T4R's Avatar
    I think they will be, as they had the g3 last year. The g4 launch in Canada is June 19.
    My local store confirmed they will have it but couldn't tell me when. I got antsy and didn't want to wait even though they have some enticing deals.
    06-11-2015 01:13 PM
  7. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Does anyone have experience with their mobile protection plan?

    I'm in Canada and Bell's SPC is $10/month and the deductible is $250 for a replacement... Costco is $100 (for 2 years of coverage) to purchase the plan and only $50 for a replacement.

    The only plus side to the Bell plan is that they would cover lost/stolen phone, while Costco wouldn't.

    My main reason for getting an insurance plan is to help out if my screen shatters (something I had happen once).
    I have never used it, but I already have my Costco guy hooking me up with the G4 the minute it's available.

    I am going to get the warranty. For $99 it's worth it. It's basically identical to Apple Care.

    That and Costco loves to throw in Costco cards. I got my G3 for $99, and got a $225 Costco card with it last year. Oh yes, and you get 50 US long distance minutes a month free with their plans.

    Good deal.
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    06-11-2015 01:46 PM
  8. sswitzer's Avatar
    I have never used it, but I already have my Costco guy hooking me up with the G4 the minute it's available.

    I am going to get the warranty. For $99 it's worth it. It's basically identical to Apple Care.

    That and Costco loves to throw in Costco cards. I got my G3 for $99, and got a $225 Costco card with it last year. Oh yes, and you get 50 US long distance minutes a month free with their plans.

    Good deal.
    Perfect -- that's what I needed to know. I've got the phone number for my local Costco wireless kiosk, and I'll get in touch with them asap.
    06-11-2015 01:55 PM
  9. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Perfect -- that's what I needed to know. I've got the phone number for my local Costco wireless kiosk, and I'll get in touch with them asap.
    Yea, check it out next time you are in Costco. They can explain the warranty better. I haven't read the fine print yet, lol.
    06-11-2015 02:10 PM
  10. sswitzer's Avatar
    Yea, check it out next time you are in Costco. They can explain the warranty better. I haven't read the fine print yet, lol.
    I just talked to a guy at Costco, and they were very helpful and knowledgeable -- way better than at the Bell store.

    The Bell store guy knew absolutely nothing about the G4; the Costco guy knew specs on it and how it would affect data usage. The Bell store guy knew nothing about quantities they'd be getting on June 19th and wouldn't take reservations of any sore; the Costco guy knew that in the first couple of days there'd only be enough for people on the reserve list, but there would be more after a couple of days, and then put me on the reserve list. Also the Costco guy is going to look at my current plan and help figure out what plan to go to (I can't keep my current plan, unfortunately); he also took the time to explain the "Excellence Plus" protection plan, and it sounds great... just what I'm looking for.

    Very impressed
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    06-11-2015 03:50 PM
  11. L0N35T4R's Avatar
    I just talked to a guy at Costco, and they were very helpful and knowledgeable -- way better than at the Bell store.

    The Bell store guy knew absolutely nothing about the G4; the Costco guy knew specs on it and how it would affect data usage. The Bell store guy knew nothing about quantities they'd be getting on June 19th and wouldn't take reservations of any sore; the Costco guy knew that in the first couple of days there'd only be enough for people on the reserve list, but there would be more after a couple of days, and then put me on the reserve list. Also the Costco guy is going to look at my current plan and help figure out what plan to go to (I can't keep my current plan, unfortunately); he also took the time to explain the "Excellence Plus" protection plan, and it sounds great... just what I'm looking for.

    Very impressed
    Costco rocks!

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    06-11-2015 03:58 PM
  12. tardus's Avatar
    A cracked screen is the most common reason to repair a phone. Agreed? If so, read on...
    If you're at all handy, or have a friend that is, the screen can be replaced without having a shop or LG do the repair.
    The original OEM LG screen and digitizer (with frame) for the G4 costs US$200 (or less), and the price will likely come down.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...ml#post4487472

    When you factor in the deductible, and the amount of the premium, it may or may not be a good deal to get insurance.
    For some people insurance is needed.

    That said, the Costco plan looks pretty good.
    06-11-2015 04:12 PM
  13. sswitzer's Avatar
    A cracked screen is the most common reason to repair a phone. Agreed? If so, read on...
    If you're at all handy, or have a friend that is, the screen can be replaced without having a shop or LG do the repair.
    The original OEM LG screen and digitizer (with frame) for the G4 costs US$200 (or less), and the price will likely come down.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...ml#post4487472

    When you factor in the deductible, and the amount of the premium, it may or may not be a good deal to get insurance.
    For some people insurance is needed.

    That said, the Costco plan looks pretty good.
    In terms of cost, replacing your own screen would be around the same... but I suspect (based on my wife's opinion of my handyman skills) that I'd f**k it up pretty bad

    The one benefit of dyi repair would be that you keep the same phone, no need to transfer data, etc.

    Anyways, for a cost of $100 for 2 years of coverage, plus $50 for a repair/replacement, Costco (at least in Canada) seems like the best bet for me. Looking forward to not having to worry about smushed screens.
    06-11-2015 04:55 PM
  14. tardus's Avatar
    In terms of cost, replacing your own screen would be around the same... but I suspect (based on my wife's opinion of my handyman skills) that I'd f**k it up pretty bad

    The one benefit of dyi repair would be that you keep the same phone, no need to transfer data, etc.

    Anyways, for a cost of $100 for 2 years of coverage, plus $50 for a repair/replacement, Costco (at least in Canada) seems like the best bet for me. Looking forward to not having to worry about smushed screens.
    It's a really good deal. Better than squaretrade.
    06-11-2015 05:18 PM
  15. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I just talked to a guy at Costco, and they were very helpful and knowledgeable -- way better than at the Bell store.

    The Bell store guy knew absolutely nothing about the G4; the Costco guy knew specs on it and how it would affect data usage. The Bell store guy knew nothing about quantities they'd be getting on June 19th and wouldn't take reservations of any sore; the Costco guy knew that in the first couple of days there'd only be enough for people on the reserve list, but there would be more after a couple of days, and then put me on the reserve list. Also the Costco guy is going to look at my current plan and help figure out what plan to go to (I can't keep my current plan, unfortunately); he also took the time to explain the "Excellence Plus" protection plan, and it sounds great... just what I'm looking for.

    Very impressed
    Awesome! I should get on that reserve list... Lol
    06-11-2015 07:39 PM
  16. sswitzer's Avatar
    Awesome! I should get on that reserve list... Lol
    One thing he did tell me: the first phones are going to go to people (on the reserve list) who are buying the phone on-contract, not outright. That's fine for me, as that was my plan anyways, but it may make a difference to others.
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    06-11-2015 07:51 PM
  17. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    One thing he did tell me: the first phones are going to go to people (on the reserve list) who are buying the phone on-contract, not outright. That's fine for me, as that was my plan anyways, but it may make a difference to others.
    I'm renewing early, so it's fine. I was going to buy it outright, but I save a few hundred by renewing, even with paying off the remainder of my G3.
    06-11-2015 09:23 PM
  18. sswitzer's Avatar
    I'm renewing early, so it's fine. I was going to buy it outright, but I save a few hundred by renewing, even with paying off the remainder of my G3.
    I was also going to by one outright as I didn't want again end up in a situation where Bell could tell me when I can upgrade. But I figure with the new Canadian rules in place (as of beginning of June), I can pay off the remaining balance at any time and not just near the end of the contract... so what's the difference? It will end up costing me around the same, I'll be able to pay off and sell or upgrade the phone at any time, and I don't have to fork out $700 in addition to all the incidentals.
    06-11-2015 10:53 PM
  19. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I was also going to by one outright as I didn't want again end up in a situation where Bell could tell me when I can upgrade. But I figure with the new Canadian rules in place (as of beginning of June), I can pay off the remaining balance at any time and not just near the end of the contract... so what's the difference? It will end up costing me around the same, I'll be able to pay off and sell or upgrade the phone at any time, and I don't have to fork out $700 in addition to all the incidentals.
    Exactly! With the new rules, we only pay off the remainder of our subsidized phone.
    06-11-2015 11:05 PM
  20. Mandy Watson's Avatar
    Check out the cell phone insurance that BCAA offers. $25.00 per year, no deductible, no questions.
    11-13-2015 09:30 PM

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