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6 Things I wish I’d known before I signed up for insurance (and the process I went thru to find out)

I recently broke my iPhone 6S Plus screen rendering it useless.  The screen went black and there was no way to turn it on.  You’d think that would be the worst part of this story, but just hold on. Here’s what happened next… and what I learned along the way.

My carrier could care less that I broke my phone

It’s not an overstatement when I say zero sympathy was given to me when I walked into my carrier explaining my broken-phone dilemma. The eyes of my rep literally lit up as she asked if I was interested in ditching the broken phone to “just buy a new one instead.” I think I actually saw the reflection of the dollar signs in her blue eyes.  I politely said “no” and, obviously disappointed, she then proceeded to tell me to call the customer service number for my insurance company – an altogether separate company from my carrier. I should have I realized right then that this wasn’t going to be the ‘quick and easy’ process I was promised. I couldn’t even get my new phone at my carrier’s store today, you know, the company I pay the insurance premiums to?! I needed to call the “other” company to handle this.

My deductible was more than I had expected to pay

After leaving my carrier, I immediately called the “other” company only to find out I had to pay an additional deductible to get my phone fixed. I explained that I was on the premium insurance plan where I paid $13 a month already.  The man on the other end of the phone commented that this monthly amount only entitled me to have insurance on my iPhone…and that, regardless of what is wrong with my phone, whether it is a broken screen or a crackling earpiece speaker, the deductible to repair it is always the same amount! In my case that was $200! What!? Now not-so-quick-and-easy just became expensive too!

The time it took to get a new phone was longer than I expected to wait

I moved forward with the insurance company and discovered that the soonest I would get my new phone is 1-2 business days. But wait…today is Friday! I wouldn’t receive it until Monday at the earliest unless I want to pay extra for overnight shipping, another $30! You know I had to bite the bullet on that one, I can’t live without my phone for 3 days! Not-so-quick-and-easy and not-so-cheap just became not-so-convenient too!

I got a refurbished phone…not a new one

Upon receiving my “new” phone from the insurance company, I noticed that the housing was scuffed. I quickly called, fully expecting them to say, ‘oh no, we’ll send you a replacement right away!’ Um, no. I was informed that the phone replacement I was promised was in fact not a new phone, but rather a certified refurbished device! Do you mean I just paid $230 and waited 3 days to get someone’s used phone!? And I’m stuck with this beat up frame!?

The painful data transfer process from my old phone

After all the hoops I went through so far, I thought that surely the biggest hassles were behind me…I was wrong. Because I am “one-of-those-people” who doesn’t like technology or trust my information in the cloud, I didn’t have an iCloud backup of my device…nor did I have a backup on my computer.  When I called to find out how to get all my info on the new phone, I was told I could backup my old device onto iTunes. One problem, my screen doesn’t work! I can’t select the prompts on my phone to even back it up! I called my carrier again to see if they could put a new screen on so I can just access the information. I bet you can guess what their response was. “Nope.” Great.

When life became easy again

In my frustration, I called Oops Repair to see if they would be kind enough to replace my screen so I can access the data. They agreed and said they could even do it today! When I got there, they introduced me to OopsCare. For less than half of my deductible and in less than 30 minutes they could replace the screen on my original phone! No data transfer needed. It worked like it was never broken!  I hugged the tech, quit my insurance, became an OopsCare Member, and will never look anywhere else for my technology needs!

I like easy. I like time. I like money. I like Oops Repair. You will too. Promise.

Do you have a similar experience with iPhone or iPad insurance? We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and tell us your experience!

How to make up to 800% ROI with your iPhone Repair to get the iPhone 8

The retail price for the newly released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8-Plus starts at $699 and climbs to $969.

After scouring for the best deals, we’ve spelled out the details of the major wireless carrier’s iPhone 8 deals below. But before we get to that, let’s show you how you can maximize your money by getting your current iPhone repaired at Oops Repair first. Here’s the bullet list:

  • ALL of the deals require a trade-in of an existing iPhone.
  • ALL carriers will give you ZERO, NADA, NOTHING for an iPhone with a cracked screen.
  • You can fix the front screen of your iPhone with Oops Repair, $69.95 – $149.95
  • You’ll get up to a $100 – $969 trade-in credit from the carriers
  • Return on Investment (ROI) is 66% to 800%+
  • All iPhone front screen repair takes less than 30 minutes to fix at Oops Repair.
  • Bottom Line: EVERY SINGLE iPhone repair will earn you more money for a trade-in

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Now, let’s get to the wireless carrier deals:

Some pretty sweet deals include a FREE iPhone 8 with new promotions from Sprint and AT&T. It will require a bit of hoop jumping for other services they offer, but if you meet all the requirements you do get a free iPhone 8!

Verizon and T-Mobile also have iPhone 8 deals, including up to $300 in credit for eligible trade-ins.

HOWEVER, just remember the caveat is that the trade-ins have to be in good working condition (i.e. NO CRACKS).

 

Sprint

With Sprint’s new deal, customers can purchase an iPhone 8 64GB for $0 when trading in an eligible iPhone—specifically, the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus—and signing up for an 18-month Sprint Flex lease and wireless plan.

If you don’t have one of the eligible phones mentioned above, you will still be able to get a deal on the iPhone 8 from Sprint. When you trade in fairly new smartphones such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, or the iPhone 6S Pus, the normal lease price for the iPhone 8 is now being cut in half by Sprint—so, $14.58 per month, rather than $29.17…a $350 savings.

Read the fine print and don’t cancel early!!

Sprint iPhone 8 Details September 2017

 

 

AT&T

AT&T has a few different new deals, ranging from $200 – 300, depending on the device.

Go to tradein.att.com or an AT&T store to find out exactly how much your trade-in is worth.

They also has a buy-one, get-one-free deal on the iPhone 8 if you sign up or already subscribe for the company’s DirecTV or U-Verse TV service.

 

Verizon

Verizon gives a $300 credit for iPhone 8 purchases with a trade-in of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 6s. You can also get a $200 credit for trade-ins of devices such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE or get $100 for swapping in your old iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s.

Check out all the details in the chart below or click here

Verizon iPhone 8 Deals September 2017

 

T-Mobile

T-Mobile offers a $300 credit on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with eligible trade-ins, which include the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus. 

T-Mobile notes that trade-ins must be paid off in full to qualify for the $300 credit. A $25 SIM starter kit must be purchased with the new iPhone 8 too, and customers have to pay the full taxes on the new device.

Hope that helps you out! Comments are welcome below!

The Apple Watch Launch

This week Apple formally announced the Apple Watch, which is set to launch on April 24, 2015.

The Basics: The Watch will be compatible with iOS 8.2 iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, and will be available in two face sizes (38mm and 42mm height) and in three different models, the Watch Sport (starting at $349), Watch (starting at $549), and Watch Edition (starting at $10,000). All will be water resistant and have a variety of color, material, and style options for their bands. Each Watch will have 8GB of storage with a 2GB allotment for music (about 200 songs) and 75MB for photos (about 100 images).  Battery life will average 18 hours and charge via MagSafe, inductive charging.  Just hold the charger near the back of the watch case and it will magnetically snap into place.

Watch

So what makes the three models different?  Essentially just their material composition.  The Watch Sport features an anodized aluminum case, strengthened Ion-X glass face, and durable, colored bands. The Watch features a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal face, and a range of bands. The Watch Edition features an 18 karat gold case, sapphire crystal face, and a range of bands.

Band Styles

As for timekeeping, the Apple Watch boasts incredible accuracy.  The watch continuously checks the global time standard, and auto adjusts for daylight savings and time zone changes. The time is so accurate, every second hand on every Apple Watch around the globe will move in perfect sync.

You can fully custom the watch face. Chose from different face styles (Chronograph, Color, Modular, Utility, Mickey Mouse, Simple, Motion, Solar, Astronomy), change display details (color, minutes/seconds/milliseconds), or add Complications (moon phase, sunrise/sunset, stocks, weather, calendar events, activity tracker, world clock, date, timer, alarm and stopwatch).  Want to view apps and information important to you, simply swipe for Glances at upcoming meetings, maps, stocks, weather, and more.

Watch Faces

The hardware features include NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, an accelerometer and gyroscope, a heart-rate sensor, Digital Crown, Force Touch, and Taptic Engine.  Your watch will sense movement and activity through the GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart-rate monitor.  This all allows you to track daily activity and exercise statistics, raise your wrist to accept notifications or lower it to decline, and raise your wrist and say “Hey Siri” to activate Siri.  The Digital Crown allows you to twist to zoom, scroll, input data, or press to return to the home screen, all without blocking the display. Force Touch differentiates between a tap and a press offering a new range of controls. The Taptic Engine produces a new style of haptic feedback, sending a tap sensation to your wrist.

Side Buttons

The Watch gives you new and unique ways to send messages to a friend’s Watch.  Start by pressing the button on the side to pull up your favorite contacts.  Send a preset message, dictate a message, send an audio message, send a map of your location, send an animated emoji, or draw and send an animated sketch.  You can also tap to send custom vibrations to a friend or press two fingers on the screen to send your heartbeat.

Unique MessagesWatch Apps

The Watch will come with built-in applications:

  • Messages: receive a “tap” notification and simply raise your wrist to read the incoming message.
  • Phone: see who is calling, use the built-in speaker and mic, transfer calls to your iPhone, or mute incoming calls.
  • Mail: read, flag, mark read/unread, or move emails to trash
  • Calendar: see your agenda, see meeting reminders on the watch’s face, and accept/decline calendar invitations
  • Activity: monitor daily activity on three levels- move, exercise, stand
  • Workout: real-time cardio stats of time, distance, calories, pace, and spead – customized for running, walking, cycling, and more
  • Maps: get directions, turn-by-turn notification tap for left/right turns
  • Passbook: keep boarding passes, tickets, loyalty cards, or use Apple Pay
  • Siri: just raise your wrist and say “Hey Siri”
  • Music: control your phone’s music or listen on your watch over bluetooth
  • Camera Remote: see a preview of what your phone camera sees and snap a pic or set a timer
  • Remote: control your Apple TV or your iTunes library or iTunes Radio on Mac or PC
  • Weather: check current conditions or check forecasts locally or worldwide
  • Stocks: track the stock market by current prices, points and percentage changes, and market cap
  • Photos: see photos, zoom in and out with the Digital Crown
  • Alarm: set, manage, edit, and label alarms
  • Stopwatch: digital, analog, or hybrid display along with a graph view to chart averages
  • Timer: a precise and convenient timer, set and watch it count down
  • World Clock: check time around the world
  • Settings: control Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Mute, or even ping a misplaced iPhone

Or download an app from the App Store.  Here are some of the current apps available: Target, SPG, American Airlines, Nike+ Running, Instagram, MLB.com At Bat, Twitter, OpenTable, Evernote, TripAdviser, CNN, Sky Guide, eBay, Redfin, Shazam, NYTimes, PlayKids, Citi Mobile, Expedia, Babbel, ESPN…

 

OopsRepair now fixes Samsung Galaxy!!

We have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT to make! We are now repairing Samsung Galaxy Products!

www.oopsrepair.com/Samsung