07-13-2016 12:13 PM
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  1. James_jr's Avatar
    I have just preorder Samsung S7 Edge yesterday! I am making the jump from S3 to S7 Edge. I would like to know what is the best solution for insurance and theft protection for this new phone! I am looking at Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite for $129.00 2 years (Cover accidental damage from handling) and LoJack Absolute Premier 3 years Theft Protection for $99.00 with ($600.00 guarantee recovery). Do you have any better suggestion?

    I AM NOW GOING TO THE EDGE!!
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    02-24-2016 11:23 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I will be using Verizon /asurion
    recDNA likes this.
    02-24-2016 11:27 AM
  3. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I have just preorder Samsung S7 Edge yesterday! I am making the jump from S3 to S7 Edge. I would like to know what is the best solution for insurance and theft protection for this new phone! I am looking at Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite for $129.00 2 years (Cover accidental damage from handling) and LoJack Absolute Premier 3 years Theft Protection for $99.00 with ($600.00 guarantee recovery). Do you have any better suggestion?

    I AM NOW GOING TO THE EDGE!!
    I'm going through Verizon's insurance program. It's the best way to go, for me. If my phone craps out, I'll have a newish one in 24 hours.
    02-24-2016 11:31 AM
  4. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I have just preorder Samsung S7 Edge yesterday! I am making the jump from S3 to S7 Edge. I would like to know what is the best solution for insurance and theft protection for this new phone! I am looking at Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite for $129.00 2 years (Cover accidental damage from handling) and LoJack Absolute Premier 3 years Theft Protection for $99.00 with ($600.00 guarantee recovery). Do you have any better suggestion?

    I AM NOW GOING TO THE EDGE!!
    I'm assuming the Samsung Protection Plus can be added on any Samsung phone? Doesn't matter where you got it? I pre-ordered from Best Buy yesterday, and this is definitely a viable option for me. I was looking for something like this. The other option I was looking at was SquareTrade, but I like going through the manufacturer (even though it is through Assurant - which does Nexus Protect, as well).
    02-24-2016 11:38 AM
  5. sctiger's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the deductibles are for the various insurance plans on the S7/S7E? I just had to use Asurion for a GS5 and it was $99. But the Verizon rep had told me he thought it was $149. I'm guessing the deductible will be higher for the 7. I can't seem to find any documentation for the Samsung Protection Plus and GS7. With my GS6 on the Samsung plan, I believe it's $99, but I got mine before Asurion took over their plans.
    03-01-2016 05:12 PM
  6. sandoff's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the deductibles are for the various insurance plans on the S7/S7E? I just had to use Asurion for a GS5 and it was $99. But the Verizon rep had told me he thought it was $149. I'm guessing the deductible will be higher for the 7. I can't seem to find any documentation for the Samsung Protection Plus and GS7. With my GS6 on the Samsung plan, I believe it's $99, but I got mine before Asurion took over their plans.
    I recently used Asurion through VZW for my S6 Edge and it was $199. I'm done paying $7/month and $199 deductible. The best option I have found is the Samsung Protection Plus Plan. $129 for 2 years, $79 deductible. A second option I'm considering is if you purchase the phone from Costco, they have a partnership square trade and on the day of purchase it's $99 for 2 years and $50 deductible. But you have to be a Costco member to get that deal.

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    03-02-2016 09:58 AM
  7. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    While I agree with you, there is one difference between the Samsung plan and the Asurion one. Asurion covers loss and theft, and Samsung doesn't. Since I've never lost a phone, or had one stolen, I'm not too worried about that, but for some people it might be worth considering. But between the monthly cost and the deductible, you could buy a refurb after 18 months and come out ahead.
    03-02-2016 10:50 AM
  8. SR45's Avatar
    Can one cancel Asurion if one changes his/her mind a month or two later ?
    03-02-2016 11:15 AM
  9. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    i never used Square Trade, but I did use it for my computer. While it is certainly cheaper, it is not very speedy. Granted a computer is much more repairable than a phone, but i dont want to wait 2 weeks to get my phone fixed/replaced.
    03-02-2016 11:37 AM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I had Asurion insurance on a phone from Sprint many years ago, and had no problem canceling it. You won't get back the payments you've already made, though.
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    03-02-2016 11:57 AM
  11. jackwins's Avatar
    protectyourbubble is who I use for all of my mobile devices. They are really Assurant. They are only $6/month and they are great! I had to use them once when my wife broke her iPhone 5s. I opened a claim (took 10mins via a phone call), paid a $50 deductible and they sent my wife a refurbished (like new) iPhone 6 the next day.

    Protect your bubble is GREAT! I will also be using them to cover my S7E.
    03-02-2016 12:18 PM
  12. SprintFun's Avatar
    Verizon tried selling me insurance, for 2 lines it would be $22/month.

    I did the math...on a 24 month cycle (likely duration I'll have the S7) that means I'd pay $528 in insurance, and I don't even know if theres any sort of deductible I'd have to pay. That sounds insane. I'm interested to know what better options are out there .I pre-ordered through BB, so I'm sure they'll try to sell me some as well but not sure the cost.
    03-02-2016 12:47 PM
  13. SprintFun's Avatar
    protectyourbubble is who I use for all of my mobile devices. They are really Assurant. They are only $6/month and they are great! I had to use them once when my wife broke her iPhone 5s. I opened a claim (took 10mins via a phone call), paid a $50 deductible and they sent my wife a refurbished (like new) iPhone 6 the next day.

    Protect your bubble is GREAT! I will also be using them to cover my S7E.
    Does this cover lost or stolen? Its not mentioned, so I'm going to guess not. But still that seems better than nothing, and reasonable.
    03-02-2016 12:52 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    Can one cancel Asurion if one changes his/her mind a month or two later ?
    Yes, you can cancel any time. You can only add it within 30 days of purchasing a new device or open enrollment though.
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    03-02-2016 02:06 PM
  15. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    protectyourbubble is who I use for all of my mobile devices. They are really Assurant. They are only $6/month and they are great! I had to use them once when my wife broke her iPhone 5s. I opened a claim (took 10mins via a phone call), paid a $50 deductible and they sent my wife a refurbished (like new) iPhone 6 the next day.

    Protect your bubble is GREAT! I will also be using them to cover my S7E.
    Unfortunately, the fine print says "3Deductibles for Samsung touch-screen phones are $150."

    That makes Samsung's $79 deductible look a lot more attractive.
    03-02-2016 03:54 PM
  16. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Verizon tried selling me insurance, for 2 lines it would be $22/month.

    I did the math...on a 24 month cycle (likely duration I'll have the S7) that means I'd pay $528 in insurance, and I don't even know if theres any sort of deductible I'd have to pay. That sounds insane. I'm interested to know what better options are out there .I pre-ordered through BB, so I'm sure they'll try to sell me some as well but not sure the cost.
    $199 deductible for each device, I think. So if you get a replacement after a year, you've spent $132 in premiums (per device), plus $199 deductible, or $331 for your replacement. By then, you could probably get a refurb for about that amount. I don't think the Asurion plans make sense unless you're really clumsy and have a history of breaking or losing phones.
    03-02-2016 03:58 PM
  17. jackwins's Avatar
    Does this cover lost or stolen? Its not mentioned, so I'm going to guess not. But still that seems better than nothing, and reasonable.
    No, it does not include lost or stolen.
    03-03-2016 10:47 AM
  18. jackwins's Avatar
    Unfortunately, the fine print says "3Deductibles for Samsung touch-screen phones are $150."

    That makes Samsung's $79 deductible look a lot more attractive.
    It all depends on when you replace your phone, as well as how long you expect to keep your S7/S7E.

    For me protectyourbubble (PYB) is still better. Becuase I have a few devices insured by PYB already I would pay $4/month to insure the S7E. Over a year thats $48. Lets say I break/replace my S7E within that first year, Im out $150 +$48. Annual cost = $198

    Using Samsung Protection Plus is a one time fee of $129. If you break/replace your device within the first year your deductible is $79. Annual cost = $208.

    If you plan on keeping your device for more than a year, it makes sense to go with Samsung Protection Plus. If you only expect to keep your device for a year or less, I would go with PYB. Thats just my opinion.
    03-03-2016 11:03 AM
  19. Atranox's Avatar
    Has anybody used Upsie for insurance? $50 one time cost with a $25 deductible. From what I found on Reddit, they do seem legit.
    03-03-2016 11:36 AM
  20. sandoff's Avatar
    Wow Upsie sounds awesome. Has anyone ever used them for a device on here?

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    03-03-2016 12:45 PM
  21. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Based on what I can find online, it seems their primary focus is to pay for a local repair shop. I think Samsung and Asurion more typically just send you a refurb. That could be good or bad, depending on how good the repair shop is. If your phone needs to be replaced, the coverage is for a one-time replacement only:

    IF MY PHONE GETS REPLACED, DOES MY WARRANTY COME TO AN END?
    Yes, having your phone replaced ends the warranty on your device. To cover your replaced phone you would need to purchase another warranty.
    At $75 (fee + deductible), that may still be a good option, unless you have a history of frequently destroying phones. My biggest concern is that they've only been in business for about 17 months, and I can't find a single review or comment online from anyone who's actually filed a claim.
    03-03-2016 03:22 PM
  22. ronin_cse's Avatar
    Yikes! The last time I used the Asurion insurance I ended paying a $99 deductible and I thought it was too much then, at $199 that's just crazy! Thinking I'll have to go with the Samsung plan now.
    03-03-2016 03:59 PM
  23. szpaczek's Avatar
    "For me protectyourbubble (PYB) is still better. Becuase I have a few devices insured by PYB already I would pay $4/month to insure the S7E. Over a year thats $48. Lets say I break/replace my S7E within that first year, Im out $150 +$48. Annual cost = $198
    Using Samsung Protection Plus is a one time fee of $129. If you break/replace your device within the first year your deductible is $79. Annual cost = $208.
    If you plan on keeping your device for more than a year, it makes sense to go with Samsung Protection Plus. If you only expect to keep your device for a year or less, I would go with PYB. Thats just my opinion."

    $129 / 2 years ( You can cancel anytime ) = $64.5 plus $79 = $143.5 versus $ 198
    03-25-2016 08:44 AM
  24. ClintRo's Avatar
    I went with Square Trade. $69 for a year with a $99 deductible. It doesn't cover loss or theft, basically just got it in case I drop my phone. If I get the Note 6 when it comes out I will just cancel the plan and get a refund for the un-used portion.

    I usually get the 2 year plan, but I rarely keep a phone that long. My last 2 phones I got the 2 year and got refunds when I sold them from Square trade.

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    03-25-2016 08:57 AM
  25. cardboard60's Avatar
    Best Buy does cover loss or theft of your phone. Didn't have time to look at everything while I was there getting my S7E and my Wifes phone done and the Samsung VR headset and my Wifes Planatronics earbud.

    Cell Phone Protection Plans: Geek Squad - Best Buy
    03-25-2016 09:04 AM
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