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Old 07-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone found an insurance company who covers Blackberry's ? I found this one Wireless Safeguard Insurance for BlackBerry, Palm Treo, and other AT&T Cingular Devices , and was wondering if anyone else has delt with them or heard any feedback on this company, or others ?
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ATT covers Blackberry's. $4.99/mo. Check the spreadsheet to see if you model is covered. Link.

Sorry, I suppose you were talking about an existing product and not an upgrade.

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ATT covers Blackberry's. $4.99/mo. Check the spreadsheet to see if you model is covered. Link.

Sorry, I suppose you were talking about an existing product and not an upgrade.
Yes, I am talking about my existing Curve 8310, and as long as I've been with AT&T, they have never covered Smart phones OR Blackberry's, new or existing.
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They have started cover smartphones earlier this year, through assurion
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They have started cover smartphones earlier this year, through assurion
I used to have assurion for my Razr V3xx, but when switched over to my BB Curve in March, insurance was not covered for BB's. If it is now, I doubt I will be eligible as it only applies to new sign ups.
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You may be able to add it now, but it is up to complete discression of the store manager. If you show him your fully functional BB, in good condition, they very well may allow you to add it.
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Isn't it better to get coverage through your carrier? It seems to be faster and easier that way incase you need it repaired or replaced. My curve is completely covered with my coverage through sprint.
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They have started cover smartphones earlier this year, through assurion
Assurion? They must provide insurance for all the carriers who offer it. T-mobile uses Assurion as well.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Assurion? They must provide insurance for all the carriers who offer it. T-mobile uses Assurion as well.
So does Verizon ... $50 Deductible and your allowed up to 2 claims a year.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When I had a Treo with Sprint i paid 5 bucks a month for insurance. I lost my phone at a concert and went into the store and they gave me a brand new one.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Isn't it better to get coverage through your carrier? It seems to be faster and easier that way incase you need it repaired or replaced. My curve is completely covered with my coverage through sprint.
YES ! Indeed it is better... but if one does not have that option, third party insurance companies are pretty much an ONLY option.
I just got off the phone with AT&T and they told me they just started insuring BB's as of JULY 1st, 2008. They said if I can get the manager at the store of purchase to make a notation in my account that I am eligible for insurance NOW, since it wasn't available then ( Jan. 08 ), they will go ahead and cover me !! I will make my attempt tomorrow and update everyone accordingly...
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Good luck!!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just got off the phone with AT&T and they WOULD NOT insure my BB device !!! BASTARDS !!!
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Just got off the phone with AT&T and they WOULD NOT insure my BB device !!! BASTARDS !!!
Can you really blame them though?? Imagine how many people would sign up for the insurance only after a problem occured. My agent left the insurance on my account even though they didn;t cover it because AT&T was doing one off customer service exchanges for people who thought they were insured. This was in May... Now they offer insurance and I am in the clear. I hope I never need it, but at least it's there.
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I used it once on my Old 8830, boy did it help.
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Isn't it better to get coverage through your carrier?
Depends on the terms and pricing you get from your carrier versus another insurer. There's no universal answer.

The carriers count on people assuming that it's better. Compare the costs, coverages and deductibles (and track record of the insuring company if you can find that info).
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Can you really blame them though?? Imagine how many people would sign up for the insurance only after a problem occured. My agent left the insurance on my account even though they didn;t cover it because AT&T was doing one off customer service exchanges for people who thought they were insured. This was in May... Now they offer insurance and I am in the clear. I hope I never need it, but at least it's there.
I agree... it would be a mess if people signed up after a problem occurred, but that is not my case and point here. Glad to see you are in the clear and have insurance (bragging), but I am posting for help and resolutions as to finding insurance for my device as well as those who no longer have the option to purchase insurance through their perspective providers.
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