1. -Myk-'s Avatar
    Some background

    I've never got the cellphone insurance or extended warranty when getting a new phone and never needed it until I shattered the screen on my DNA a couple of weeks ago. Now I am stuck with an ancient Droid Bionic......blah.

    So now I am waiting to buy a Turbo outright and I am planning on getting an extended warranty or insurance. I looked at Verizon Total Equipment Coverage but it looks like it isn't available if you but the phone outright because the page says you need to you must sign up within 30 days of one of the following: Opening a new account with a new device or Purchasing a new device with a new plan contract. Which I won't be doing.

    So that leaves me wondering which is the best insurance to get for my upcoming Droid Turbo.

    Help me out here please.
    10-26-2014 11:31 PM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I purchased a Square Trade warranty for my daughter's unlocked S5 bought on ebay. She cracked the screen 2 weeks ago. Free shipping to and from repair facility. The repair was perfect and they responded to my initial claim filing immediately. $75 deductible. Very impressed. The whole process was unbelievably smooth and easy.

    Mary Beth
    10-27-2014 12:03 AM
  3. travaz's Avatar
    I had a Blackberry playbook on Square trade and as I remember the price was good for the insurance. I never used it but would consider it again. My current insurance is a full case.
    10-27-2014 12:17 AM
  4. -Myk-'s Avatar
    I had a Blackberry playbook on Square trade and as I remember the price was good for the insurance. I never used it but would consider it again. My current insurance is a full case.
    How my Droid DNA shattered I do not believe a case would of helped. I dropped it on a chip sealed parking lot ground, the screen hit a rock at just the right angle so that it and the screen were the two things that came together first.

    If it would of hit a corner or landed on the back of the phone I think it would of survived.
    10-27-2014 01:36 AM
  5. mobrules's Avatar
    After reading this I decided to just now call Big Red and ask about buying the insurance. I am in the same boat and will end up paying full price for the phone. The very polite young lady did some checking and said if its bought outright I will still be able to put insurance on it.
    The RMHD I have now is two years old and looks brand new, but I put it in an otter box right away and take it out once in awhile to clean it. Ive dropped it off a roof once onto cement and left it on my rear bumper in a parking lot. I cant praise these cases enough.
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    10-27-2014 09:50 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    I do wonder if it might be smarter to set aside the same amount every month as you pay for insurance, make sure you don't use it (put it in a savings account?), and see if the amount you've saved has paid for a new phone by the time you actually break one?

    I haven't broken a smartphone yet, and bought my first in 2007....
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    10-27-2014 10:02 AM
  7. bluesboss2's Avatar
    I add my phone to my homeowners insurance for a cost of about $35 per year, and it covers everything. Might be worth checking out with your insurance company.
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    10-27-2014 10:31 AM
  8. Clocks's Avatar
    I add my phone to my homeowners insurance for a cost of about $35 per year, and it covers everything. Might be worth checking out with your insurance company.
    I dont think I trust my home owner's insurance enough to want to file a $600 claim for a phone. Next thing you know your rates are up 3x and if you try to switch you have to check that "yes I've had a claim in the past X years" box.

    To the OP's question: I imagine you can buy the turbo direct from Motorola. If that's true they offer an insurance on the 2014 X which is $85, covers you for 2 years against anything *but* a lost device. $39 deductible and a 3 claim maximum.

    So that's a $124 cost to replace a destroyed device. Basically you're assuming a 25% chance you'll smash your phone.
    10-27-2014 11:59 AM
  9. TechJunkie#AC's Avatar
    I add my phone to my homeowners insurance for a cost of about $35 per year, and it covers everything. Might be worth checking out with your insurance company.
    I dont think I trust my home owner's insurance enough to want to file a $600 claim for a phone. Next thing you know your rates are up 3x and if you try to switch you have to check that "yes I've had a claim in the past X years" box.

    To the OP's question: I imagine you can buy the turbo direct from Motorola. If that's true they offer an insurance on the 2014 X which is $85, covers you for 2 years against anything *but* a lost device. $39 deductible and a 3 claim maximum.

    So that's a $124 cost to replace a destroyed device. Basically you're assuming a 25% chance you'll smash your phone.
    The homeowner's insurance seems like a good deal until the above happens. If you have to get it replaced they knock it against you. When I went into State Farm to do so they told me a horror story of someone with an iPhone 4S making a claim for a broken screen. They didn't have to pay a deductible but their insurance went up a full $85 a month all because of a $75 repair. Wouldn't want to mess with that.

    The Motorola plan sounds great, actually! Definitely beats SquareTrade's at $99 for two years and a $75 deducible.

    Moto's > Squaretrade > Carrier
    10-27-2014 12:53 PM
  10. -Myk-'s Avatar
    After reading this I decided to just now call Big Red and ask about buying the insurance. I am in the same boat and will end up paying full price for the phone. The very polite young lady did some checking and said if its bought outright I will still be able to put insurance on it.
    The RMHD I have now is two years old and looks brand new, but I put it in an otter box right away and take it out once in awhile to clean it. Ive dropped it off a roof once onto cement and left it on my rear bumper in a parking lot. I cant praise these cases enough.
    Great info, thanks a ton. The Otterboxes seem very bulky to me but I may consider getting one now.
    10-27-2014 09:21 PM
  11. jaben2's Avatar
    Just for the op's original question.
    If you buy outright you can still use vzw total equipment insurance or whatever other one you choose. I always use theirs and have been buying outright since the thunderbolt. You just have to add it within 30 days of adding it to your account

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    10-27-2014 09:49 PM
  12. xweb10's Avatar
    I used www.devicecoverage.net in the past. They link to a few good options.
    10-27-2014 10:45 PM
  13. mobrules's Avatar
    I have had my phone in an otterbox for 2 years, since new. It is a thick case but it works really well. I have also seen lifeproof cases but no expirence with them.
    10-28-2014 09:19 AM
  14. Eli_C's Avatar
    I have had my phone in an otterbox for 2 years, since new. It is a thick case but it works really well. I have also seen lifeproof cases but no expirence with them.
    Lifeproof is great, but they don't make cases for enough phones.
    10-28-2014 10:20 AM
  15. lindseybp's Avatar
    I purchased a verizon S5 outright on swappa and added the verizon asurion insurance on it within the 30 days. Got water damage and it was replaced no problem so I would say the insurance would cover your purchase.
    10-28-2014 11:36 AM
  16. pchain's Avatar
    I purchased a verizon S5 outright on swappa and added the verizon asurion insurance on it within the 30 days. Got water damage and it was replaced no problem so I would say the insurance would cover your purchase.
    Was there a $100 deductible?
    10-28-2014 12:44 PM
  17. jasoraso's Avatar
    Verizon has announced that the Droid Turbo comes with one free screen replacement. Between that and the water-resistant nanocoating (don't try taking pictures underwater ala Galaxy S5) and I think I'll feel comfortable going "naked" without a case, and without insurance as well.
    10-28-2014 01:29 PM
  18. Firedogee's Avatar
    Verizon has announced that the Droid Turbo comes with one free screen replacement. Between that and the water-resistant nanocoating (don't try taking pictures underwater ala Galaxy S5) and I think I'll feel comfortable going "naked" without a case, and without insurance as well.
    Most def agree!

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    10-28-2014 01:47 PM
  19. pchain's Avatar
    Verizon has announced that the Droid Turbo comes with one free screen replacement. Between that and the water-resistant nanocoating (don't try taking pictures underwater ala Galaxy S5) and I think I'll feel comfortable going "naked" without a case, and without insurance as well.
    Verizon is putting a stake in the ground and declaring the Turbo will be a durable phone...so much so that they'll replace the screen if broken. I just have to say wow here...that is really cool!
    10-30-2014 05:46 AM
  20. PeninaD's Avatar
    Maybe, but Lifeproof certainly makes a case for Droid Turbo!
    10-30-2014 08:10 AM
  21. Clocks's Avatar
    Different strokes and all, but I cant see how anyone uses those huge cases! Other than absolute necessity (i.e. "my job is to stand in front of a pitching machine all day") I couldn't use anything but a basic TPU case.
    pchain likes this.
    10-30-2014 08:25 AM
  22. hal1's Avatar
    The Free screen replacement is only offered with a 2 year contract, not if you pay full retail
    10-30-2014 10:25 AM

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