Protection plan options


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Feb 4, 2017
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I picked up a P8P Monday from Verizon on a great deal. I assumed I'd be able to add Google Preferred care afterwards but it looks like that's not an option unless bought from the Google store. So...

It looks like I have at least two options to add device protection: Verizon itself offers it and my local Best Buy offers it. Pricing is similar

Any advice/experience with protection plans on Google phones from either Verizon or Best Buy? Any other options out there I should consider? Thanks.


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Oct 26, 2009
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Not familiar with Verizon, but the Best Buy option is pretty solid. In either scenario, phone replacements will be refurbs unless not available and then you will be provided a new device. BB doesn't do in house repairs, so if not done via store stock, which I know we don't have Pixel 8 Pros laying about as replacements, I believe its' going to be shipped from the manufacturer direct to the user.

I can find out more when I'm there tomorrow for a shift.

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
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My Best Buy Total is a really good deal if you get more than one device from Best Buy and attach them to your My Best Buy Total account. It's $180/year, which is $15/month, and covers devices for up to 2 years. That's comparable to most other insurance plans, and that would be for a single device. With Best Buy, the same price will cover multiple devices, as long as they're attached to the account. I have my Pixel 7 Pro, my wife's Pixel 7, my Pixel Tablet, and a few smaller tech purchases on the account, so the cost per device for coverage is a lot less.

We've already had to use the plan for my wife's Pixel 7, which suffered a broken screen due to a drop. There was supposed to be something like a $75 deductible, but the guy at Best Buy just gave us a new Pixel 7 (not a refurb) and waived the fee!