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smartphone warranty suggestions

140 41 March 27, 2018 at 04:12 PM
The last time I purchased a warranty for a smart device was years ago. I always purchased from square trade using a promo code and was happy with the deal I got and the claims service I received. Our family just switched wireless providers and we've got four new iPhone 8's on the way to us (TMobile BOGO offer) that I want to purchase a loss/theft/damage warranty for. I checked square trade and I'm looking at around $120 per device for a two year plan. I searched the web for a coupon/promo code and came up with nothing which sort of surprised me since years ago there was no shortage of good promo codes. Anyone have any leads on square trade promo codes? My google search also turned up info on what appears to be a square trade competitor called Upsie. Anyone have any experience with them? Or any suggestions on another 3rd party warranty company that you've had a good claims experience with for a fair price? Thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide.

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Another option you might want to look at is using a particular credit card. I believe Wells Fargo offers a card that provides phone insurance if you pay your bill with the credit card. Not sure on the details but might be worth looking into.
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Another option you might want to look at is using a particular credit card. I believe Wells Fargo offers a card that provides phone insurance if you pay your bill with the credit card. Not sure on the details but might be worth looking into.
Thanks for the suggestion! I used my Discover card and will inquire with them to see if they have any sort of coverage like that.
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Thanks for the suggestion! I used my Discover card and will inquire with them to see if they have any sort of coverage like that.
To add clarity to my original post I meant your monthly phone bill (not phone purchase) Even if Discover does not offer any thing you could get a new credit card that does offer some sort of protection.
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To add clarity to my original post I meant your monthly phone bill (not phone purchase) Even if Discover does not offer any thing you could get a new credit card that does offer some sort of protection.
So you're saying if I use the right credit card to pay my monthly bill, they may offer loss/theft/damage coverage as an added benefit?
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So you're saying if I use the right credit card to pay my monthly bill, they may offer loss/theft/damage coverage as an added benefit?
Yes, that is correct. I have seen Wells Fargo offer that benefit and an Uber credit card issued by Barclays. You can probably use Google to get a complete list. Definitely read the fine print.
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Some credit cards double the warranty for free (up to 1 year extra) also these types of credit cards also include 90days theft/damage of the phones/item purchased.

120 seems kind of steep for just two years. Doesn't tmobile offer phone insurance? Is it cheaper then square trade?
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Look into upsie.com [upsie.com] you'll get 10% off if you use a refer a friend code. They offer as good or better than Squaretrade on all offers, typically for notable less cost, both up front and on filing a claim. I have 5 devices under warranty currently and have claimed out 3 others so this is a personal recommendation not just what I've heard.

Definitely worth a look if you don't have another option from credit card coverage.
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