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Who cares if they give you a refurbished piece of junk? Still works better than a lost/stolen/broken phone, so why would you whine about it?
£500 phone, you pay £60 for insurance for a year and then you expect a brand new phone when it's damaged/stolen/lost? Sounds excessive if you ask me.
There are a lot of things that are useless until you need them. Doesn't stop you getting them. For a lot of people £500 is a lot of money to lose, paying a little over 10% more to protect against complete loss isn't the daftest thing I've heard, far from it.

Like I said....................................it's useless UNLESS your phone gets LOST or STOLEN. If it gets broken which is more common, it's an easy fix.

Speaking of sarky comments. thumb.gif
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You are advocating doing more than just lying so they accept the claim. Statistics are used to determine at what price it is worth it to the insurance company to offer insurance; the more claims that are filed, the higher the price. Ergo, when you file a claim because you dropped your phone and don't like the scratch on the back, it counts towards those statistics and the price is raised when enough people do it.
This doesn't excuse the insurance company from denying a valid claim, but then all you have to do is tell them the phone was lost when you actually do have a valid claim. Others suggesting people lie so they effectively can use the phone without a case is not necessary to obtain a new phone and is simply wrong.

No I was suggesting filing legit claims under loss to prevent the insurance company scamming you.

If someone files for loss when it's a minor scratch on the back that's not a good thing. But someone who has an accidental damage claim that gets denied by the company, because that's exactly how insurance companies make money, is wrong and much more wrong than minor fraud to ensure you get what you paid for.

Hell, I've even heard of companies rejecting claims because there wasn't a case on the phone. Which is ridiculous.

Or a woman who was sold a policy for her 16 year old son, by the insurance company who said "yeah this'll be the best policy for you and your young son" and then a year later when they needed to claim they refused it because they don't cover people under 16. They even told her to fraud and claim as herself.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3849275

That place is full of horror stories of people with legit claims being denied.


Insurance companies are PLC companies (generally) the the only way an PLC Insurance company can make money (which they are required to do by law) is to reject claims. So, no, I'm not suggesting people commit wrongful fraud. I'm suggesting that to avoid your insurance company reject a VALID claim, just file for loss which it's extremely hard for them to reject if you're covered for it.
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Like I said....................................it's useless UNLESS your phone gets LOST or STOLEN. If it gets broken which is more common, it's an easy fix.
Speaking of sarky comments. thumb.gif

Didn't mean for it to come across as sarky, but I can see how it can be taken as such.

Yeah, but my point was if you phone is stolen it's probably the most important investment you could make. It's like having a spare wheel in car, you'll only need it if you get a flat but you'll be glad you have one when you do.
Just because it's only useful in certain scenarios doesn't mean it's useless or a poor investment.
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Has anyone had experiment buying this phone from amazon? I'm thinking about going for a white 32gb when it's back in stock as it runs $50 less than Verizon's price and I'm assuming I could avoid sales tax since it's from amazon; it sounds like a win-win option to me. Any input?

Edit: Does anyone know roughly how long it takes Amazon to get back ordered phones in stock?

Sorry for interrupting the pissing contest, but I'm hoping anyone who has bought from Amazon wireless (any phone, but preferably an s3) can give me their read on it. I'm close to buying it from the Verizon store, but if I could save $65 from Amazon without any major inconvenience, I could wait for the back ordered model to come back into stock.
Edited by Infinite Jest - 8/12/12 at 6:47am
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i might/probobly need to get my first cellphone in the next month.

my question relates to the number of models for this unit. Is it worth trying to order in the GT-I9300 for the quad core? does the lack of ram hurt it at all? would it work in Canada (specifically, the Kodo network)

(Obviously) i dont use the phone much, and Wifi has always been enough data for me on my ipod touch, so i would use this in the same capabilities as my ipod touch first, and a phone second.

If someone has already asked this question, pointing me towards the post # would be greatly appreciated!
    
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i might/probobly need to get my first cellphone in the next month.

my question relates to the number of models for this unit. Is it worth trying to order in the GT-I9300 for the quad core? does the lack of ram hurt it at all? would it work in Canada (specifically, the Kodo network)

(Obviously) i dont use the phone much, and Wifi has always been enough data for me on my ipod touch, so i would use this in the same capabilities as my ipod touch first, and a phone second.

If someone has already asked this question, pointing me towards the post # would be greatly appreciated!
If you need 4G LTE (I don't know what's available there), don't get a quad core version. In the vast majority of cases, the dual core version is better anyway (and benchmarks show this unless it is quad-threaded). Benchmarks also show the Adreno 225 in the NA version is better or on par. There is no reason to get a non-NA version, but the Korean version has the quad core and 2GB of RAM, so if you must get a non-NA version I'd go for that one. I don't know that the lack of RAM has any effect, either, but it also can't hurt to have 2GB.
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What rom should I download? Cyanogenmod 9 or Omega?
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What rom should I download? Cyanogenmod 9 or Omega?

CM9 or try out the ParanoidAndroid CM10 Jelly Bean rom
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Would I get a substantial battery increase from rooting? I seem to just tear this battery up.
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If you need 4G LTE (I don't know what's available there), don't get a quad core version. In the vast majority of cases, the dual core version is better anyway (and benchmarks show this unless it is quad-threaded). Benchmarks also show the Adreno 225 in the NA version is better or on par. There is no reason to get a non-NA version, but the Korean version has the quad core and 2GB of RAM, so if you must get a non-NA version I'd go for that one. I don't know that the lack of RAM has any effect, either, but it also can't hurt to have 2GB.

Again this this dual core better thing? The INTL version is quite superior. If you're in the US and you need 4G, then the US version is what you need. Otherwise, both the quad core and the GPU are better in the INTL version. (Now, if the Krait CPU was quad, then we're be talking about Exynos getting stomped two ways from sunday, since that'd be the case!)
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