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Old 01-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #51
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No thanks, just care for your phone and have insurance on it. My last 10 plus phones i have not used a case or screen protector and have had zero issues. I have sold all of them up to my Current Note 2 like they were still in new condition when sold.

Just take care to keep it in your pocket, when you get out of the car don't have it sitting on your lap, or in a loose hoody pocket or something it can fall out of easy. Taking a extra 1/2 a second to realize where your $500 plus phone can do wonders on keeping it safe and looking like new.

That said i am sure my Note 2 will get smashed soon after this post.
People actually waste money on cellphone insurance?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #52
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People actually waste money on cellphone insurance?
People actually waste money on cellphone cases and screen protectors?

For 10 bucks a month, i would rather have peace of mind knowing i can do anything outside of losing my phone and best buy will replace it. I enjoy leaving the phone naked and having zero worries about it and no deductable.

Maybe 10 bucks a month is a lot for people /shrug.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:48 AM   #53
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People actually waste money on cellphone cases and screen protectors?

For 10 bucks a month, i would rather have peace of mind knowing i can do anything outside of losing my phone and best buy will replace it. I enjoy leaving the phone naked and having zero worries about it and no deductable.

Maybe 10 bucks a month is a lot for people /shrug.
Plus another 150 on top of that when you have to actually use the insurance, right?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #54
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Plus another 150 on top of that when you have to actually use the insurance, right?
Plus the joy when you find out that the reasonable fate that befell your phone is deemed outside of what the insurance covers.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #55
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Plus another 150 on top of that when you have to actually use the insurance, right?
Nope zero deductable
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:05 PM   #56
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What provider are you using?

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #57
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Nope zero deductable
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #58
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I too am curious about this magical insurance provider
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #59
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It's Best Buy, I know because I used to have it back when I bought my iPhone 3G. I cracked my screen when my phone fell out of lap and Best Buy replaced it with a new iPhone 3G on the spot.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #60
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My Lumia 920 and my nephew's Lumia 900 have been pretty droppable. He dropped his 900 onto concrete and it only scuffed the corner slightly - not really visible. I dropped my Lumia 920 right onto my foot. It wasn't pleasant.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #61
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Ya i use Best Buy's insurance, you don't even need to buy it from them to get it. I have had it on my iPhone's and Androids. iPhones are 15 a month, Androids 10 a month. No deductable, they will fix/replace your phone within 3 days and give you a loaner in the meantime. Basically as long as you still have the phone they will replace or fix it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #62
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I've had horrible luck with phones...NONE OF THEM BREAK... I've thrown phones into the ground and they'll still be perfectly fine. I have never had a cracked screen. Tile, Carpet, Pavement. Blackberry Storm - rock solid. Droid Bionic - solid. These phones that I hate are built well.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #63
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Looks like Samsung has heard your druthers. They just unveiled a new flexible smart phone at CES - uses OLED display technology on thin flexible plastic - no glass.
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I had droid, droid 2 and never worried about the screen cracking through the rare drop. Got an S3 and it had some dead/red pixels, but never dropped and never had a concern about the durability/integrity of the screen (couple months). Got that S3 replaced and new one's screen cracked within a week : (. DID NOT drop it, phone was in car console/cup holder, when I turned ignition off and pulled out my keys and with the same hand picked up my cell phone...Well one of my keys "tapped" the screen in top right corner and boom.

Have a case for it now, but I'm not going to bother/replace b/c I simply don't trust these thinner devices with screens that go to the edge.
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Looks like Samsung has heard your druthers. They just unveiled a new flexible smart phone at CES - uses OLED display technology on thin flexible plastic - no glass.
yep, read about it months ago. but the ces demo made me drool like a dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJehexDPEsE
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:14 AM   #66
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yep, read about it months ago. but the ces demo made me drool like a dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJehexDPEsE
Holy crap! I wants!
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #67
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Man we're getting closer and closer to what they showed in Caprica, having a single folding piece of paper as your mobile device.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #68
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yep, read about it months ago. but the ces demo made me drool like a dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJehexDPEsE
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #69
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The thunderbolts a brick. I'm not surprised. What I am surprised by is that there's still people who use the thunderbolt!
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So it seems the HTC One with it's bonded design and irreparable* screen takes the crown for the least droppable phone. Have manufacturers gone a step too far with their disregard for durability to further design?

* this truly remains to be seen but from the initial reports, dropped One = $$$.
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