AT&T to start offering iPhone insurance
I have a friend that I kid you not, has gone through eleven iPhones. From the iPhone 2G to the iPhone 3G to the iPhone 3GS, he has had all of them. He has paid the price dearly in the bank account because; the iPhone has no insurance policy.
And by has, I mean had.
According to a report, AT&T is gearing up to finally offer iPhone insurance starting on June 6th which just so happens to be the day that WWDC starts here in the city. It’s going to be called MobileProtect, it’s going to be run by Asurion , and it will be available for $13.99 a month through Apple’s own App Store.
Those charges will be billed the card associated with your account with Apple and you must enroll in the plan within 30 days of upgrading or purchasing a new iPhone. The reason AT&T is launching this program is rather laughable and I quote:
“Lack of iPhone insurance is a leading source of iPhone related customer complaints.”
Anyway, it’s going to cost you $168 per year which is a little costly, but hey, if you’re like my buddy then it’s probably worth it. And of course there are deductibles which are pretty, yikes. $99 for an 8GB 3G to $199 for a 32GB 3GS.
So if you’re willing to pony up some change, you can start insuring your iPhone in the near future. Look out for the new iPhone which should launch next month, and you can get the current iPhones at your local San Francisco Apple store.