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Old 01-02-2006, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read a thread that referenced 3rd party insurance being available for Blackberry devices? I would love to get more information if anyone has a contact, etc. My wife and I are both BB users now and after investing $750.00 in hardware that Cingular will not insure, I would be very interested in getting rates for a 3rd party policy. Thanks for any info!
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I'm kind of new here, but I somehow managed to get insurance on my unlocked 8700c with my tmobile plan. I clearly stated I did not buy it from tmobile, but I guess tmobile uses a third party insurance company that didn't care either. I don't remember off the top of my head who they use. They simply notated that I had changed from insuring a RAZR to a blackberry 8700c, same rates (5.95 a month or something like that).

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http://www.mobileprotech.com/index.cfm
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Does anyone have experience wtih Mobile ProTech? How are they on paying claims? Is this as good as it looks?
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Yeah i am seriously contemplating getting their insurance. I wonder which one fits the 8700c is it the 69$ plan or the 99$ ? The retail price of the phone is somewhere between 400 and 450. But i also paid 45$ to unlock the phone
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I have coverage on my 8700c with Cingular, only time will tell if they will pay a claim when the time comes. When I added it, the 8700c was not on their excluded list, but I see that it is now. I don't know about the 3rd party insurance, it scares me like so many of the aftermarket warranty companies in the car industry that took the money and ran. I would first look at adding it to your homeowners or business insurance instead with a company you know and trust.
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I have concerns too about 3rd party insurance. However, most homeowners and / or business policies have deductibles of $250 / $500 / even $1000. Further, to have something more than named peril coverage, there are additional costs that might range from $50 (rare) to $200 or more. Some policies will have exclusions for electronic equipment or even more specifically, phones.
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I called cingular and got the Phone insurance from them for $3.99 a month today, Jan 12 for my 8700. So i guess it is avalble.
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I did the same thing last month, the Customer NoService reps are clueless. Now, we will see what happens if I ever have to file a claim. They sold me the policy, it is their responsibility to know what they cover or don't, so I know I would prevail in a legal action, but is it worth it?

As you can see on the Cingular site, all RIM devices they have are excluded, and all other high-end phones. Basically they only cover free phones and low-end cheap devices.

http://www.cingular.com/customer_ser...ent_protection

In the long run, I am still wondering if it is worth it even if it does work. It will cost me $60/year and they have a $50 deductible. Of course if my BB broke today, it would be well worth it. The older it gets, the cheaper it is to replace it and the more the insurance costs.
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this is interesting...i dont want to pay for insurance if in the end im going ot have to talk to 100 people trying to get them to understand.
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can anyone enlighten me on the the whole 3rd party insurance? i've looked into companies like safeware.com and asurion.com. lots of overseas companies will insure pda's and blackberry's. the only problem is that you'd be without you BB for almost 3 weeeks!!!
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