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Old 08-01-2006, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have aBB 7290 with Cingular & have come to find out that the insurance carrier that Cingular uses does not cover that model BB 7290!! Here's a list of phones NOT covered. I NEED insurance, does anyone know where I can obtain it?

Thanks!

The following wireless devices do not qualify for coverage:

All TDMA and GAIT Phone Models
All PDA / high-end Devices
Audiovox
SMT5600
PPC4100
BMW MOT
V60i
Handspring
Treo 180
Treo 270
Treo 600
Treo 650
Visor
iPAQ
6320
6325
6510
6515
LG
CU320
Mercedes
MOT Startac
MOT Timeport
MOT V60i
Motorola
A388
Accompli A009
E1 ROKR
E680
MPx220
SLVR L7
V190
V235
Nokia
6282
7610
7700/7710
9300
8800/8801
9000IL
9290
9500
palmOne
Ace
RIM
6210
6280
7100G
7280
7290
7780
8700c
Samsung
SGH-ZX10
Siemens
SX56
SX66
Sony Ericsson
P800
P900
P910

CINGULAR/HTC
2125
6500
8100
8125

TDMA/GAIT
All Devices
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Phone insurance is a waste of money. It takes forever to get a replacement. The replacement is usually some junky refurb model that will give you problems down the road.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have aBB 7290 with Cingular & have come to find out that the insurance carrier that Cingular uses does not cover that model BB 7290!! Here's a list of phones NOT covered. I NEED insurance, does anyone know where I can obtain it?

Thanks!

The following wireless devices do not qualify for coverage:

All TDMA and GAIT Phone Models
All PDA / high-end Devices
Audiovox
SMT5600
PPC4100
BMW MOT
V60i
Handspring
Treo 180
Treo 270
Treo 600
Treo 650
Visor
iPAQ
6320
6325
6510
6515
LG
CU320
Mercedes
MOT Startac
MOT Timeport
MOT V60i
Motorola
A388
Accompli A009
E1 ROKR
E680
MPx220
SLVR L7
V190
V235
Nokia
6282
7610
7700/7710
9300
8800/8801
9000IL
9290
9500
palmOne
Ace
RIM
6210
6280
7100G
7280
7290
7780
8700c
Samsung
SGH-ZX10
Siemens
SX56
SX66
Sony Ericsson
P800
P900
P910

CINGULAR/HTC
2125
6500
8100
8125

TDMA/GAIT
All Devices
I am surprise. Thanks for the info!

For me, I have T-mobile so I don't have to worry about it.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Phone insurance is a waste of money. It takes forever to get a replacement. The replacement is usually some junky refurb model that will give you problems down the road.
Not really. Depending who you have, most service providers have insurance under $5.00 per month.

It does not take forever to get a replacement. The most you have to wait is 48 hours.

Depending who you have, they probably will end up giving you a new one. Even if it is refurbish, it's been fixed with very good results.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Cingular 7130c: BlackBerry7130/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

You can add your phone to your homeowners insurance.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BlackBerryFinalFan
I have aBB 7290 with Cingular & have come to find out that the insurance carrier that Cingular uses does not cover that model BB 7290!! Here's a list of phones NOT covered. I NEED insurance, does anyone know where I can obtain it?

Thanks!

The following wireless devices do not qualify for coverage:

All TDMA and GAIT Phone Models
All PDA / high-end Devices
Audiovox
SMT5600
PPC4100
BMW MOT
V60i
Handspring
Treo 180
Treo 270
Treo 600
Treo 650
Visor
iPAQ
6320
6325
6510
6515
LG
CU320
Mercedes
MOT Startac
MOT Timeport
MOT V60i
Motorola
A388
Accompli A009
E1 ROKR
E680
MPx220
SLVR L7
V190
V235
Nokia
6282
7610
7700/7710
9300
8800/8801
9000IL
9290
9500
palmOne
Ace
RIM
6210
6280
7100G
7280
7290
7780
8700c
Samsung
SGH-ZX10
Siemens
SX56
SX66
Sony Ericsson
P800
P900
P910

CINGULAR/HTC
2125
6500
8100
8125

TDMA/GAIT
All Devices
I was on the phone today with cingular insurance dept. They said my 7130c is considered a high end phone and therefore was not eligible for insurance. Its because its a new model and many times Cingular will look at these later to determine if it can qualify for insurance. For example, the Razor is more expensive than BB 7130c and you can get insurance for the Razor but not the 7130c. I was told to contact safeware.com. I have heard they are very good and the insurance is excellent, with the one exception that they do not offer replacement if you loose the phone or if the phone has mechanical problems. Otherwise, all other accidents, including theft, is included. I was quoted on a value of $250 @ $30 year and there is no deductible.

Good luck!
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Safeware.com is the option that has been suggested to me for the Blackberry. I have yet to check it out, but after my phone took a swim, I'm going to check it out. I don't think I want a cell phone claimed on my homeowner's insurance.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Safeware.com is the option that has been suggested to me for the Blackberry. I have yet to check it out, but after my phone took a swim, I'm going to check it out. I don't think I want a cell phone claimed on my homeowner's insurance.
Just looked at them today. They quote $52.00 for $770.00 in coverage.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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At TMO it's a couple of dollars per month.
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At TMO it's a couple of dollars per month.

That is the reason I jumped the Cingular ship and came over to T-Mobile. I don't know why Cingular is the only carrier that doesn't insure pda/blackberry devices. I looked into safeware.com... they seemed to be decent; I insured my 8700c with them when I still had cingular, although I never did have to file a claim. Now that I have tmobile and insurance from them directly, I can relax and know that my investment is safe.

T-Mobile has taken a lot of bashing in my area, Northern VA, but after purchasing my blackberry yesterday, i am impressed at how much their coverage and service has improved.

I'll give it more time though; I still use verizon for my voice calls.

But not to get off topic... check out safeware.com
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If you go through safeware.com do they cut you a check or?
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