General Discussion: "loosing" your phone and claiming on insurance


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Esc.
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

20 Mar 2007 09:22
Best wrote:
Esc. wrote: I dropped mine in a pint of orange juice. Worked for a week and then packed in.

I am going to claim but i'm not covered for liquid damage. Was thinking of just running over it in my car and sending it to them in bits saying i dropped it. Can they really tell if it has liquid damage?

yeah they can, modern phones have a sensor which turns from white to blue if it is touched by water

Poo. I'll have to lose it then.
Martinmargiela2002
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25507 posts since 1/10/02

20 Mar 2007 09:40
eent wrote: One thing, why do so many people have trouble spelling the word "losing"
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

20 Mar 2007 09:41
I always "lose" mine. Done it about 5 times(on different phones like), easiest to do out of whatever else imo.
Ineff
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9849 posts since 7/4/04

20 Mar 2007 10:14
I genuinely lost a phone, a few years ago, and it was covered on house insurance (even though I lost it on a bus).
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

20 Mar 2007 10:20
Wouldnt you need to prove someone has sneaked/broken in to the house for the insurance to pay?

Cos you can never really lose anything in your house, if its in your house its not lost is it…see what i mean?
andymakesglasses
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20594 posts since 26/1/06

20 Mar 2007 10:23
you miss the point, house insurance can cover posessions that you've lost away from the house. it's not a scam, some policies do cover you for loss elsewhere
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

20 Mar 2007 10:26
o right, didnt know that.
BIG BOY
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7 posts since 19/3/07

20 Mar 2007 10:48
this is FRAUD!! if your phones broken within a year it will be covered under the manufacturers warranty or if you have had it for more than a year you will be up for an upgrade. these scams only result in increased insurance costs for us law abiding citizens!
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

20 Mar 2007 10:55
you're a big boy, get a grip
BIG BOY
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7 posts since 19/3/07

20 Mar 2007 11:03
taosiukei wrote: you're a big boy, get a grip

tbh mate you should be arrested the same as a shoplifter for scamming it 5 times!
Martinmargiela2002
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25507 posts since 1/10/02

20 Mar 2007 12:00
BIG BOY wrote: this is FRAUD!! if your phones broken within a year it will be covered under the manufacturers warranty or if you have had it for more than a year you will be up for an upgrade. these scams only result in increased insurance costs for us law abiding citizens!

You are one of those fore-mentioned guys that work in a phone shop with the fat tie knotts aren't you?
hayley
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12 posts since 20/9/06

20 Mar 2007 12:43
Martinmargiela2002 wrote:
BIG BOY wrote: this is FRAUD!! if your phones broken within a year it will be covered under the manufacturers warranty or if you have had it for more than a year you will be up for an upgrade. these scams only result in increased insurance costs for us law abiding citizens!

You are one of those fore-mentioned guys that work in a phone shop with the fat tie knotts aren't you?

Apparently not!?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Mar 2007 13:20
BIG BOY wrote: this is FRAUD!! if your phones broken within a year it will be covered under the manufacturers warranty or if you have had it for more than a year you will be up for an upgrade. these scams only result in increased insurance costs for us law abiding citizens!
ban the TROLL . ASAP!!!

Brad, press the red button super/c.t big boy.