T-Mobile Will Not Offer Premium Handset Protection For The Nexus S

With the original Nexus One, Magenta offered Premium Handset Protection (PHP Insurance), so you would think that they would do the same for the new Nexus S, right? WRONG.  T-Mobile has stated that the Nexus S is not eligible for Premium Handset Protection (PHP).  So if you’re one that drops his or her phone a lot, you might want to look into a third-party insurance company such as SquareTrade.

Were any of you actually thinking about getting PHP insurance on your Nexus S?

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  • Don

    OK, question. I have a Nexus 1 with insurance. It just broke, and they don’t make it anymore. If I wait a week, will they replace it with an S? Just Saying…

    • Htyoung

      Nah. Nexus S will get what they consider a comparable phone, so probably a MT3G slide, G2 or Vibrant. That was the prime reason I sold my Nexus. I had insurance and when mine broke I had to pay the deductible to downgrade to a MT3GS and then sell that and spend the extra money to get a new Nexus. Since they won’t support the Nexus S, this phone has officially gone from the one I’ve been waiting for for months to one I will bypass.

    • Htyoung

      Oh, and be very very careful with that Nexus. It’s design flaw is that its lcd cracks very easily from drops at lower heights than the average smartphone. That was the clincher for me. No real insurance plus jumping through hoops to get a replacement.

      • Don

        Yeah, no kidding…two broken screens in 6 months. If you bypass the insurance HTC will directly (In the past) replace the phone for a cracked screen for ten dollars less then the deductible…But I was hoping for an S this time…

    • Uansari1

      If you were to buy a new Nexus One, you are allowed to submit the receipt and get reimbursed less the $130 deductible. You MIGHT be able to do the same thing with the Nexus S, but you should call Asurion first and ask them.

    • Advdfreak

      unless they have already run out of N1′s then no. worth a shot tho.

  • Tmoemp

    T-Mobile won’t offer PHP because its a bundle with a warranty- which means if the phone is acting up and you didnt break it T-mobile has to replace it free of charge if you have PHP. However I’m pretty sure theyll offer just the insurance feature which is 4.79 per month

  • FB

    Did anyone call tmobile or asurion to verify whether this means no insurance or no warranty? Does it mean they wont offer any type of protection plan on it? I was thinking of switching to tmobile for this phone but maybe i wont now…

    • ECA1993

      Some are saying its only because Best Buy will most likely be offering numerous protection plans for it. And since the phone isn’t in any of there stores they do not feel the need to protect it with their own plan. However, for $50 or so at BB, you can practically KILL your phone on purpose and you will get a NEW, FREE one.

      • Yepper

        Actually…..Black Tie hardly covers anything…..I’m sure T-Mobile will figure something out just like with the Nexus One.

      • Yepper

        Actually…..Black Tie hardly covers anything…..I’m sure T-Mobile will figure something out just like with the Nexus One.

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  • Michael C

    Look into a personal articles policy with your local state farm agent. I have handset insurance but if I didn’t I know state farm would cover my phone.

  • Michael C

    Look into a personal articles policy with your local state farm agent. I have handset insurance but if I didn’t I know state farm would cover my phone.

  • http://twitter.com/Fishtick Chris Fisher

    You can use Squaretrade if you are in to that kind of thing. I have a few warranties with them but have not had to submit a claim. I coworker of mine did and he said everything went well. I think the only stipulation is that you cannot unlock it and still be covered. Plus the nice thing is you can wait until up to 30 days after you purchase the phone to get the warranty (longer on devices that are not phones). This is not a sales post, just a regular Android user (I have the G2 but waited past the 30 days and do not want to pay for the after 30 day price).

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