So, SquareTrade reached out to me recently and offered me and one of my readers a free warranty! It just so happens that I just bought iPhones for Shien and myself (our first ones), and two of the things I knew I had to immediately get were cases and warranties. According to a study, Americans have spent $5.9 billion dollars on damaged iPhones! To me, it’s too big a risk not to have some kind of coverage on something that is used so heavily every day.
I recognized the SquareTrade brand from the past, as their warranties are often offered along with many online and in-store retailer purchases. Their rates are really competitive, and their Facebook page has over 145,000 Likes. They are hosting an iPad 3 giveaway (until October 12th) on their Facebook page, with a fun short “Are You a Phone Killer” quiz.
For the iPhone 5, they have a 2-year or 3-year plan for $94 and $124, respectively, with a $50 deductible for all claims. Theft and loss is not covered, similar to the Apple Care Protection Plan. The cool thing is you have the option of shipping it free to them for repair or to your local Genius Bar or repair shop, and they will cover the cost. Here’s a YouTube video about them…
SquareTrade was nice to offer one of my readers a free warranty. So, to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment (by 12 PM on Columbus Day) about how you did on the Are You a Phone Killer quiz or how you feel about warranties or if you have a story to tell about how a warranty saved or or how the lack of a warranty got you in a predicament. (To leave a comment, click on the speech bubble next to the post title on top) I will choose a winner sometime on Columbus Day, October 8, 2012. Good luck, everyone! 🙂