1. anon(9708869)'s Avatar
    Can anyone give me an idea of which is better, Samsung Protection plus or Squaretrade to protect my phone? If you have one or the other I'd like to hear feedback to compare. Thanks!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-05-2016 08:39 AM
  2. acles003's Avatar
    I am also curious about this. Switched to T-Mobile 2 months ago and didn't get any insurance because I'm typically really good about taking care of my phone, but now I'm nervous that something will happen and I'll get screwed.
    02-05-2016 10:44 AM
  3. imarek3's Avatar
    I will have to say that I am really impressed with Square Trade, my wife accidentally put her s6 edge through the washing machine. I filled out a claim online around 5:10PM on a Friday, paid a $65.00 deductible and we had a replacement phone on Saturday, the next day, before noon. I know that they usually send you refurbished phones, but if the phone they sent was refurbished, I could not tell it. The experience was way better than any experience that I have had with AT&T or Best Buy on getting a phone replaced.

    I have Square Trade on my Note 5 and my son's LG G4 and I will be using them again whenever it comes time for a new phone. Definitely cheaper and faster than AT&T or Best Buy, I don't know about the Samsung Protection Plus.

    You usually have 30 days to get insurance on a phone if you don't get it at the time of purchase.
    02-05-2016 10:09 PM
  4. vader4633's Avatar
    To see if it's refurbished, dial ##786# and click view. Scroll down to see reconditioned status.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my Sprint Note 5
    02-05-2016 11:46 PM
  5. imarek3's Avatar
    To see if it's refurbished, dial ##786# and click view. Scroll down to see reconditioned status.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my Sprint Note 5
    Tried the code on S6 Edge, Note 5 and S5 and it did not work on any of them (all AT&T variants).
    02-06-2016 09:51 AM
  6. imarek3's Avatar
    I am also curious about this. Switched to T-Mobile 2 months ago and didn't get any insurance because I'm typically really good about taking care of my phone, but now I'm nervous that something will happen and I'll get screwed.
    If you bought the phone new from T-Mo, you can still get the Samsung Protection Plus upto 365 after you bought the phone.
    02-06-2016 10:39 AM
  7. imarek3's Avatar
    Here are some of the terms of Samsung Protection Plus and SquareTrade (which is a little different than when we purchase in August):

    Samsung Protection Plus
    2 Year Plan
    $99 or $129 depending on phone
    Phone must be bought from an authorized retailer or wireless carrier
    Plan can be bought within 365 after purchase of phone
    Deductible is $79.99
    2 replacements in 12 month period
    Offered in USA only

    Square Trade
    1 Year Plan $69
    2 Year Plan $119
    3 Year Plan $139
    Automatically renew after term, can cancel at anytime.
    Plan must be bought within 30 days after purchase of phone
    Can be bought on new phones
    Can be bought on used phone if bought on eBay
    Can switch from carrier insurance to SquareTrade at any time
    Deductibe is $99.99
    Can get a discount on multiple plans (don't know if still active)
    Upto 3 replacement phones
    Phone can be repaired locaclly or overnighted to be repaired by SquareTrade

    Hope this helps.
    acles003 likes this.
    02-06-2016 10:41 AM

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