Sprint Will Offer Total Equipment Protection For iPhone Starting January 25th

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Buying an iPhone without getting AppleCare+ or your provider’s insurance plan is a bad move. You’re going to break that screen eventually trust us.

If you don’t live near an Apple Store, then you might want to go with your carrier’s own insurance protection plan on your iPhone. AT&T & Verizon already offer insurance for iPhone customers, and Sprint is finally joining the mix too.

Starting on January 25th, Sprint will offer its Total Equipment Protection service to iPhone customers, after leaving them cold for the past year. Engadget got their hands on an internal screenshot from Sprint that runs down the details.

Once you buy an iPhone from Sprint you will have 30 days to add TEP to your account. It’ll cost you $11 a month, and if you need to get your iPhone repaired you’ll have to pay a deductible between $150-$200.

Honestly, it’s not as good a deal as AppleCare+, and you’ll have to deal with Sprint’s mediocre customer service rather than Apple’s, but if you’re living in a small town the Total Equipment Protection might be your best bet for keeping your iPhone safe from a cracked screen.

  • iOSinister

    I just bought an iPhone 5 from Sprint a little over a month ago. Does this mean I will not be eligible to add this to my plan?

  • technochick

    I just bought an iPhone 5 from Sprint a little over a month ago. Does this mean I will not be eligible to add this to my plan?

    Correct. No grandfathering.

  • technochick

    One thing to keep in mind is that Apple Care has mail service. They will send you new phone after you provide credit card for security. When they get your old phone they release the security funds. And you don’t have to worry about getting some returned phone that could be in who knows what shape from Sprint.

  • kevin13769

    Do you guys not have accidental cover on your home insurance…??? If you do in the UK at it is about £300 a year, then your phone is already covered… for FREE…

  • Buster

    One thing to keep in mind is that Apple Care has mail service. They will send you new phone after you provide credit card for security. When they get your old phone they release the security funds. And you don’t have to worry about getting some returned phone that could be in who knows what shape from Sprint.

    that’s a great tip. never knew about that.

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