BestBuy To Offer Black Tie Insurance For iPhone 3G S

Acording to Apple Insider, people familiar with Best Buy’s plans say they will continue offering Geek Squad’s Black Tie Protection insurance service with the iPhone 3G S, which covers most technical problems, as well as drops, broken screens, spills and other accidental damage that isn’t covered by other stores, and even entitles the user to a temporary stand-in phone in the event that theirs can’t be fixed or replaced on the spot.

It comes at a cost, however; $15 a month, to be exact. That’s roughly $180 per year, while other expensive phones get the same coverage for $120 per year. People close to the situation say the added cost for iPhones comes from the high un-subsidized prices they must pay to replace it.

[via Apple Insider]

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