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    Just got mail from Assurian saying that not only in the underwriter changing, but they are raising the monthly fee to $6 and the deductable to $110 for the 600.
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    Did you get that notice with your bill? Is your service with T-mobile? I hope this is not true because that would really take the value out of insuring my Treo 600 with them.
    m105 -> m130 -> Tungsten E -> Treo 600 (T-Mobile)
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    it was a separate mail. it was a pamlet type thing, like 8 pages.
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    I got this the day after I filed a lost treo 600 report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHiNNuTS
    I got this the day after I filed a lost treo 600 report.
    Has anyone had a response from T-Mobile about this?
    m105 -> m130 -> Tungsten E -> Treo 600 (T-Mobile)
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    I finally received the mail packet they everyone was talking about. Asurion is really taking the value out of there equipment protection. We have 3 phones on our T-mobile account (Motorola v300, v600 and the Treo 600). The v600 falls under the $70 deductible but the V600 and my Treo fall under the $110 bracket. I can purchase all 3 of my phones on eBay for under $200. So the question is, is a $5.99/month and $110 deductible a good value for a sub $200 phone?

    The only positive that I can see from Asurion is that you would have a phone overnighted to you instead of having to wait for a new purchase on eBay and the fact that the replacement phone is under warranty. I've heard of Asurion trying to replace one model for a lesser model though.

    I do have a backup T-mobile phone if I lose mine or it becomes damaged. I'm really not sure if I'm going to keep Asurion after July 1st. What are everyone else’s thoughts?
    m105 -> m130 -> Tungsten E -> Treo 600 (T-Mobile)
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    Well if I want to be anal about this I just received the inevitable letter and on the front it has printed under my name and address "palmOne Treo 600" (yes that was the capitalization). After reading how I now have more coverage (crap since they are only replacing an aging 600 so how do I exactly benefit from $1000 coverage?) and that I am paying more for it I don't see a PalmOne Treo 600 listed in PlanB. I do see "Handspring 600NC" & "Handspring TR600G". So technically I am not even covered. I am not just being anal for the sake of it since I have been on the receiving end of an auto insurer who tried to get out of coverage due to the DMV placing a 0 (numerical zero) instead of a O (alphabetical) in my Vin.
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    TMO will charge just 70 bucks to swap the thing no questions asked. Which is what I will switch to unless I buy a 650. There is a motivator. The 650 can be covered by TMO's plan just by giving customer service the IMEI (I double checked this). That eliminates the 110 deductible.

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    T-mobile plan covers you when your Treo breaks or malfunctions (correct me if I'm wrong). If you lose your phone or it's stolen, that's where Asurion really comes into play. I'm glad to hear others are not thrilled about the price hike.
    m105 -> m130 -> Tungsten E -> Treo 600 (T-Mobile)
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    The complaint also takes aim at monthly premiums, saying they are deceptive because they don't actually insure property in the event of a loss. "These premium payments do nothing more than create a right to have the opportunity to pay additional monies in the form of the so-called deductible' in order to receive a refurbished phone worth less than the deductible alone," the suit says. The suit also accuses the insurers of imposing unlawful and unfair conditions for filing a claim, including requiring a police report even if a phone is lost instead of stolen. Have you ever thought twice about shelling out a monthly fee for cell-phone insurance, worried that the coverage is a bad deal? You're not alone. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami, cell-phone insurance is a rip-off, pushed by cell-phone-equipment insurers using "deceptive and outrageous" practices.

    For a typical monthly fee of $4 to $5, insurers promise to replace subscribers' lost, damaged or stolen phones, less a deductible generally ranging from $35 to $100.

    The rub, according to the suit, is that phones are replaced with cheap, used or refurbished phones, resulting in customers "unwittingly" paying more in the form of a so-called deductible than the phones they get are worth.

    The insurers are being sued for unfair trade practices and other violations for "falsely representing that the purchase of wireless phone protection provides a benefit."

    The complaint was filed in August on behalf of a Dade County resident against three big insurers — Asurion Insurance Services in Nashville, Tenn., Lock/Line LLC in Kansas City, Mo., and Signal Holdings in Wayne, Pa. — which offer coverage through the country's major cell-phone-service providers.

    The suit is seeking class-action status covering consumers in Florida who bought insurance from any of the three defendants from July 1, 2001, to the present, and consumers nationwide who purchased insurance during the same period from Lock/Line, which provides coverage to customers of AT&T Wireless and Cingular.

    The complaint against Lock/Line covers more consumers because the law in Missouri, where Lock/Line is based, is more easily applied nationwide, according to an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Miami, which filed the suit.

    Lock/Line and Signal did not return phone calls seeking comment. Asurion declined comment.

    The lawsuit asks that consumers receive refunds for monthly premiums in addition to any deductibles they paid greater than the actual cost of replacement phones, plus interest, costs and attorney fees.

    More than 110 million Americans use cell phones and roughly 85 percent of cell-phone companies offer some type of equipment insurance, according to the complaint.

    Lawyers aren't the only ones raising concerns about the value of cell-phone insurance.

    "Frankly, we recommend against the insurance because used phones costs less than insurance," the Utility Consumers Action Network in San Diego says flatly.

    Consumer Reports' MoneyAdviser newsletter concluded last year that, considering monthly fees and deductibles, the coverage "works best for people who buy an expensive phone and lose or destroy it almost immediately, or better yet, lose it twice in 12 months. Lose it more often, and the insurer may cancel your policy."

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