Price of Total Equipment Protection going up for HTC EVO 4G LTE

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This is one of the reasons I don't believe in phone insurance and will never buy it myself: starting on June 17, Total Equipment Protection will be going up to $11/month, along with deductible amounts as high as $200. If you currently have total equipment protection on your original HTC EVO 4G, EVO 3D, or EVO Design 4G, don't worry: the price of TEP for you will remain the same at $8/month, along with your current $100 deductible. This will only affect devices released after June 17 with a suggested retail price of $549.99 or higher, along with any LTE devices at that price point that are released before then.

Do the math: over the life of a two-year contract, you'll spend $264 on this service. Say you have to replace your EVO 4G LTE twice during those two years because you're just that clumsy: you will have spent $664 total, or $332 per device. If you only replace your EVO once, you'll spend $464 on that one replacement. If you never replace your device, you will have flushed $264 down the toilet.

Instead, why not buy a used EVO on Craigslist or Ebay, probably for much less? I know lots of people swear by TEP, but I don't think they'll ever be able to convince me.

[Android Central]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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