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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  • http://twitter.com/deemota deemota

    No big deal….

  • http://twitter.com/deemota deemota

    No big deal…..

  • http://twitter.com/deemota deemota

    No big deal…..

  • http://twitter.com/deemota deemota

    No big deal…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/JustinBauder Justin Bauder

    But it IS eligible for Geek Squad Black Tie Protection at Best Buy Mobile ;)

    Come and buy from us :]

    • http://www.join-varolo.com Kimberlee

      Justin –
      Is Best Buy offering the BOGO that Tmobile is offering? Like the MT4G BOGO? The guy at our mobile store left and never came back with an answer. THANKS!

    • Ray

      What is this Black Tie Protection?

  • http://www.join-varolo.com Kimberlee

    I have two little kids who are rough of everything i have. I always get the insurance.

    I’m debating between MT4G and the Nexus S. I’ve had the MYS3G for 6 months now. I really like it, but I hate that its still running 2.1 after 6 months of promises of upgrade.

    That’s why I’m leaning to the Nexus S…solely because I’ll get updates when they’re ready instead of Tmobile farting around and not releasing it to their phones.

    • Anonymous

      Best buy can give you extra warranty. As far as updates go after 3.0 android its yearly updates based upon rumours so if its true then there isn’t anything to worry about.

    • Anonymous

      Best buy can give you extra warranty. As far as updates go after 3.0 android its yearly updates based upon rumours so if its true then there isn’t anything to worry about.

  • Anonymous

    This would be a problem 4 me.

    Stay thirsty my friends.

    • Anonymous

      no thanx, i’ve been thirsty since four months ago after I left my HD2 go. I can’t live one more day with my cheap clamshell.

  • kaiser

    yah umm who cares… is tmo capable of having a single 8mp phone??? last month of contract… gbye!

    • Anonymous

      Why on earth do you need an 8mp camera? In regards to that you could always buy the N8 it has a 12mp camera. And actually t-mobile has had an 8mp camera phone it was called the Samsung Memoir but really it was a camera with phone capability.

      • somebody

        if you want a good camara buy a fucking camera you cheap bastard

        • Anonymous

          exactly.
          it won’t be till 2012 that super slim phones get super great everything.

    • Anonymous

      Why on earth do you need an 8mp camera? In regards to that you could always buy the N8 it has a 12mp camera. And actually t-mobile has had an 8mp camera phone it was called the Samsung Memoir but really it was a camera with phone capability.

    • Anonymous

      Why on earth do you need an 8mp camera? In regards to that you could always buy the N8 it has a 12mp camera. And actually t-mobile has had an 8mp camera phone it was called the Samsung Memoir but really it was a camera with phone capability.

    • http://twitter.com/velazcod Daniel Velazco

      You seriously don’t know what you are talking about.

      5mp is better than 8mp on small camera lenses. Compare some pictures taken with an EVO to ones compared with a Vibrant, or Nexus One.

      The lenses are the same size, so each pixel will have less quality on a 8mp camera than a 5mp camera. More is not always best.

      Ignorant america, you have been stupified by marketing strategies.

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        I would have agreed with you but then you said ignorant america. You sir can take that mess elsewhere.

      • Anonymous

        Guess who gave america the ideas and its roots.. ignorant europeans, so yea, call America ignorant but remember who the starter was.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Evan-Carter/583336419 Evan Carter

        The sensor capturing the picture has to be capable to holding all the information you receive from an 5 to 8mp camera, and I would bet that all smart phones come with the same sensor in them, making it a mute point trying to get a higher MP camera on your smart phone.

        When you walk into a store, you see a camera that offers 12MP and another at 8MP, it does not mean that the 12MP camera will offer any better of a picture than the 8MP camera would.

        And what does America have anything to do with this?

        • Matlock

          we always think bigger is better, I think thats what he was referring to here in this case!!

    • Black Milk

      Buy a damn camera if you want a camera. I bet if I set 2 pictures in front of you. One taken with a 5 megapixel and one taken with an 8 you wouldn’t know the difference. lol

    • Enigma

      2 Words – Samsung Memoir.

    • ryan

      you won’t ever get the true effects of an 8 mp camera unless you want to post pictures on you WALL. DB

    • ryan

      you won’t ever get the true effects of an 8 mp camera unless you want to post pictures on you WALL. DB

  • Rawr4dj

    i was indeeed. even though its a huge waste of money

  • Rawr4dj

    i was indeeed. even though its a huge waste of money

  • Anonymous

    I never buy handset protection from T-Mobile. The only true handset protection you need is a case.

    • Yepper

      Yep….a case makes it so nobody can steal it and protects it from water. Great idea…..

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Yep because everyone is as careless with their phones as you. See I can do sarcasm too, now STFU.

        Btw certain cases CAN protect a phone from water. Also nothing you do can prevent it from a device being stolen of course aside from common sense but alas not everyone has common sense.

  • Petey

    Will the iPhone have this option when it come to T-Mobile? Lol

  • 67_390_coupe

    T-Mobile doesn’t offer insurance for any phone… Asurion does through T-Mobile though.

  • http://twitter.com/velazcod Daniel Velazco

    Get a case and don’t get insurance. Not that big of a deal.

    Steve

    Sent from my iPhone

    • jesus houston mex

      not that big of a deal .. . ok wat about if your phone gets stolen .
      cmon think about it man.
      you are not bright at all think before you say

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Simply buy another one. Well thats what I do, but I first go to t-mobile and get a new sim card and then switch to my backup devices until I can buy a new one. I never buy the same product twice, its just so redundant to do so. Although he does need to think before he speaks.

  • Anonymous

    I would rather buy best buy warranty anyways.

    • Blaz3

      Doesn’t Cover lost and stolen though

      • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

        Don’t you still have to pay $100 for a replacement anyways?

  • Zeonreborn777

    Could the Nexus S be updated to have 720p HD recording ?

    • http://twitter.com/msnuser111 Ray Dull

      it should,the original nexus was

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Yeah of course it can. Nexus S will be able to do anything the Galaxy S can. All that needs to be done is have a hybrid rom created.

  • JBLmobileG1

    I am a proud owner of the Nexus One and a new owner of the G2. Honnestly… I think the Nexus S isn’t that great of a leap when it comes to the WOW factor and it not worth an upgrade from the original Nexus One. Especially since it doesn’t offer HSPA+. Being that insurance isn’t an option is another reason not to pick up this phone. I myself Love Samsung TVs but as for phones I don’t find them the best of the bunch. True the Super OLED screens are nice but the quality built of their phones don’t compair to that of HTC or even Motorola. While I upgraded myself from an N1 to the G2 I must say the keyboard is a nice feature which I have been missing since the G1 days. HSPA+ is an important factor for me… and while it may not be every where yet… I am sure by next year it will be in most major cities. I have PHP on my phones and have for quite some time. While its not the best choice to have for all phones I still say its a must for smartphone owners considering most smartphones outright can cost $500+ without a contract. Just my 2 cents.

    • Patrick

      i agree. honestly….I’ll get a vibrant…I already have a FFC for it. And considering these phones are the SAME device EXCEPT for the FFC and the flash………..im sure porting 2.3 over to a vibrant would probably be a breeze

  • JBLmobileG1

    I noticed on the picture above it says owners of the Nexus S should add an Android SOC for the best customer experience with the device. Anyone know exactly what that is?

    • Ray

      T-mobile uses “SOCs” to control what type of feature is added on to your phone. There are SOCs for blackberry web, Android web, Smartphone web, and MyTouch web, etc etc. You get the point. Android web is the best feature for this phone since it’s an Android phone.

  • JBLmobileG1

    I noticed on the picture above it says owners of the Nexus S should add an Android SOC for the best customer experience with the device. Anyone know exactly what that is?

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    I don’t see this as a big deal. Most of us baby our phones anyway. I don’t blame them for not covering it…its not sold by T-Mobile.

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    I don’t see this as a big deal. Most of us baby our phones anyway. I don’t blame them for not covering it…its not sold by T-Mobile.

  • somebody

    dont really care i want this phone

    no dual core does not bother me at all the only thing that does is the no hspa plus.

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    Straight up…No 4g speeds, No SD expansion, no dual core processor = no buy, i mean c’mon. I’ll wait and see what happens with the LG star first

    • jesus houston tx mex

      oh and you also forgot the no 720p hd video camera its a fail ….

      • hayzeus houston tx mex

        oh and you also forgot the you don’t have to buy it if you don’t like it and shut up

      • Vibrant Addict

        Are you serious?! There’s no 720p video on this? WOW

        • Will

          The Nexus One didn’t come stock with 720p recording either, it was added as a hack later.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      I said the same thing but I am going to actually buy the Nexus S anyways and then sell it for off contract value to get the next best device.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      I said the same thing but I am going to actually buy the Nexus S anyways and then sell it for off contract value to get the next best device.

  • http://twitter.com/bchalkcom Brandon Chalk

    Wait people pay for handset protection? LOL what a scam.

    • Jason

      yeah…. i mean, what idiots! i bet these guys pay car insurance too! what a bunch of suckers….

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Rice/194002887 Dan Rice

        You are required by law in many states to carry car insurance……

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Rice/194002887 Dan Rice

        You are required by law in many states to carry car insurance……

        • Exposer

          Come on Dan im pretty sure Jason was being sarcastic lol

  • Joobado

    Is not having directional controls (ie. optical thumbpad, trackball, d-pad) going to be the norm with future Android phones since this is supposed to be the next Android phone benchmark? I really like using the directional controls to click on small links or activate mouse over actions in every site I visit.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Pinch to zoom should work out alright for you in that instance. I agree though they shouldn’t get rid of directional controls. Its great for gaming.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Pinch to zoom should work out alright for you in that instance. I agree though they shouldn’t get rid of directional controls. Its great for gaming.

  • Sincerely

    Any more free Smartphone Friday’s at Best Buy?

  • Anonymous

    we always have squaretrade.
    its better, cheaper, and….better!
    for just 99.99 you get warranty for water damage and even dropping and breaking damage, even if it were your fault (DUH)!!

    • Rayjaybig

      is it reliable though?

  • Anonymous

    Well, that’s just plain old stupid! Why wouldn’t they???

  • Coolzyne

    am getting this babe n wait till the nexus 3 lol

  • Coolzyne

    i just love virgins, there are always tight , plus youn get everything first who can beat that

  • Vibrant Addict

    I knew there was a reason for me not wanting to go for this phone. There’s ALWAYS a reason for everything.

    • Anonymous

      True indeed. That phone isnt any better than the Vibrant anyway with a little modding.

  • Jaythe01

    When the Nexus One came out initially PHP wasnt offered. It will definitely become available once this sucker launches and people start asking questions. Personally all my smartphones have PHP since it may come in handy of replacing a phone or in some cases being upgraded without having to resign a commitment. HELL I GOT A FREE NEXUS ONE when I lost my first one.

  • Jaythe01

    When the Nexus One came out initially PHP wasnt offered. It will definitely become available once this sucker launches and people start asking questions. Personally all my smartphones have PHP since it may come in handy of replacing a phone or in some cases being upgraded without having to resign a commitment. HELL I GOT A FREE NEXUS ONE when I lost my first one.

  • http://twitter.com/trini_pirate trini_pirate

    never got phone insurance and never will

  • http://twitter.com/Ac3of2pade2 Jean Ais

    I called bestbuy about it and they said you can get insurance with geeksquad for the phone and they can fix it right there and then or replace it right there

  • Zeroandmegax6

    so tell me again why anyone who lives in a 4G area would would this phone over the MT4G other than “vanilla” android

  • Anonymous

    So once again this is not a Tmobile phone. Lets move on folks nothin to see here. It’s not a huge leap from the Vibrant anyway. Holla at me when we start talkin bout an Android(PHONE) with a 4.3″+ screen cuz in the meantime I’m takin a long nap until CES 2011.

  • Os2_sw

    I think this is part of somebody’s advertising plan! I’m sure in 6 months when this is an ordinary phone somehow Aurion or T-Mobile will be able to insure this phone! But, for now I think part of their advertising is to make the phone seem as it’s bigger than it actually is! What better way to achieve this than to show us while still in the “hype” phase and not for sale yet that this phone is so important that it doesn’t qualify to be insured!

  • yyevo

    “Handset Replacement Insurance” is a scam. You pay $5 a month and still have to pay a $150 “deductable”.

    Just do this: 1). After you buy your new phone, put $150 in an envelope and stick in in a drawer. 2). When you pay your bill each month, shove $5 in the envelope. 3.) After a year you will have $210 for a new phone.

    It works the same, but you aren’t throwing away $5 a month.

    • http://twitter.com/collinrupp Collin Rupp

      You only get a discount every 22 months, so if you break your phone day 21, your out 500 dollars. Not cool.

      • Anonymous

        Edit: You only get a FULL discount every 22 months and a partial discount after a year. But I’m sure that just slipped your mind right?

    • http://twitter.com/HackSacken Dennis Branscombe

      On that note: Buying on contract is a “scam” as well.

      Example: MyTouch 4G = 200.00 on contract. Even More Plan for 500 minutes and unlimited web/txt = $80. $80 x 24 (2 yrs) = $1,920. 2yr plan + $200 (for phone) = $2,120.

      Non-contracted phone price = $450. A plan equivalent on Even More Plus is only $60. $60 x 24 = $1,440. 2yr plan + $450 = $1,890.

      In the course of 2 years you will spend $230 more on your phone by purchasing at a discounted price. $2,120 – $1,890 = $230.

      • k-mack

        i haven’t seen any ‘equivalent’ $60 plan equal to the $80 plan you mention. $80 is unlimited data and $60 is 200MB. you aren’t comparing the same things.

      • http://twitter.com/rekaviles rekaviles

        Well yes… T-mobile is doing you the favor of giving you a phone at a cheaper price.
        Same as anything else. You buy something upfront, and its cheaper then buying it in installments.
        Normal business practice.

      • Lalith Vaka

        I dont think there is Even more Plus plan any more on T Mobile?

    • Patrick

      it’s only worthless if you only have to replace your phone once. cause at $6/month if you times that by 12 it’s 72 plus the 125 to replace your phone is ABOUT 200…………yes…in a 6 months to a year you could probably buy one off craigslist for 275. BUT….say you lose your phone twice. That’s now 400 you’ve spent….you can’t get 2 phones for 400 even on craigslist. And you get 3 claims/calender year so that third claim puts you at 525…….3 phones for 525 over the course of a years……i doubt it. Prime example…..The bold 9700 is still going for 250 brand new and 150 IF it’s a warranty replacement. Not to mention…with insurance…if they don’t have your phone…they’ll send you a “like model” which is always a step above what you had before. so after a year and a half…you could easily end up with a new phone. Insurace is WELL worth it. PLUS…….it also covers manufacturers issues which t-mobile will only replace the phone for you if it’s within the first year otherwise you have to send it back to the manufacturer.

      • http://twitter.com/ajanelena Aja Hemphill

        If you lose a $500+ phone twice in a year, you may want to consider whether you are responsible enough to make just such a purchase. My first car was a clunker because a) I couldn’t afford to replace a nice car at that point in my life and b) i was far more likely to wreck that car (which I did) because of my inexperience. If you’ve got money and don’t care about it then that is your prerogative, but if you don’t and you can see yourself losing or breaking 2 phones in a year then you need to reconsider…

    • k-mack

      damn, that’s smart!

  • LBdaGreat1

    This phone is going to suck! From the looks of it I think my mt4g has it beat by a long shot.

    • Carl

      The few things that are nice about the NS though is the amazing AMOLED screen, 2.3 and Google employees using it as their daily phone.

    • Carl

      The few things that are nice about the NS though is the amazing AMOLED screen, 2.3 and Google employees using it as their daily phone.

  • LBdaGreat1

    Hey whats up on that lg star, that thing looks scrumptious!

  • LBdaGreat1

    Hey whats up on that lg star, that thing looks scrumptious!

  • The Trendaholic

    DEAL… BREAKER…

  • The Trendaholic

    DEAL BREAKER (if true)

  • http://twitter.com/girlwonder24 M. Banks

    Does this mean that if i have a glitch with the phone. I cant get a new one sent to me and send out my broken one?

    • Anonymous

      That is exactly what it means.

    • greg

      INSURANCE— it’s not stated but i’m 99.999999999% certain there is some kind of manufacturer warranty on the device. Basically, don’t BREAK it and you’ll be good.

      @famished- yes. insurance is at times a good idea, i’ve seen people buy $400-500 phones and break them within a month, it’s very reassuring to go drop $130 on a deductible than another $400-500.

  • Anonymous

    If you buy at best buy they offer a replacement plan 10$ a month with no deductable. Covers everything.

  • the tmobile masochist

    that’s a bunch of bull, like always T-Mobile always find a way get a good product and then F#$%@ it up with some weird restrictions, so let me spend $500 + on a phone and guess what, if you lose it or get stolen you just have to buy a new one at regular price AGAIN. thank you magenta, i wasn’t expecting anything less from you….

    • PhoneGeek

      Why are you bitching @ T-Mo? Google clearly mentions that they are selling the phone carrier – independent. It is not branded as a T-Mobile phone nor stocked in the supply chain. Best Buy can obviously handle extended warranty and insurance very easily.

      Chill!

    • PhoneGeek

      Why are you bitching @ T-Mo? Google clearly mentions that they are selling the phone carrier – independent. It is not branded as a T-Mobile phone nor stocked in the supply chain. Best Buy can obviously handle extended warranty and insurance very easily.

      Chill!

  • famished

    Has anyone actually used the insurance to their benefit?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16637188/ns/business-consumerman/

    • Youdonkey

      I have and I also received the newer model within 1 business day.

  • Derrickps3

    well i guess this phone isn’t meant for me. all i have to say is you better buy a harshell cover for it and pray that nothing goes wrong with the software

  • Bv

    INSURANCE for phones is a RIP OFF

    • john42

      i don’t think so. I just “lost” my phone this week after paying about $55 for insurance +$130 deductable, i will receive a vibrant (your only choice if nexus one is not in stock). plus u get complimentary 6 month insurance from asurion. I believe u can get up to 2 replacement phones per year