I recently dropped my phone and cracked my screen pretty badly. The back screen is fine and still works. I was wondering, instead of having to put out the money for a new phone, could I buy a new screen from, say, Amazon and would I be able to get the Sprint technicians at the store to fix it or would I have to buy a new phone?
You should call your local Sprint Service & Repair center. Some stores can actually replace the screen for that particular device. If the store is unable to repair the screen and you happen to have the 8 dollar per month TEP insurance, a replacement would cost the deductible of 100 dollars.
Cracked screens caused by physical damage are NOT repaired in store, If they have TEP they can file a claim with Asurion and pay the $100 deductable. Sprint WILL NOT replace a phone with a cracked screen, and the customer does not have TEP for $35.
I have spoken to customers who have had their screen repaired at the store and there is nothing wrong with contacting your local Sprint Service & Repair Center because sometimes it depends on the severity of the damage. But the normal procedure is to contact Asurion for sure.
What is not Covered.
The Program does not cover:
1> Incidental or consequential damages; 2>) failures caused by acts of God, fire, flood, explosion,
war, terrorism, strike, embargo, acts of the government, military authority, or the elements; 3> loss,
theft, abuse, misuse, improper installation, water damage, or customer negligence; 4> pre-existing
Operational Failures of the Covered Equipment occurring before the time it was established as the
Covered Equipment; 5> cracked displays unless resulting from normal wear and tear or defect in
parts or manufacturing; and 6> changes or enhancements in color, tex ture, finish, expansion,
contraction, or any cosmetic damage to Covered Equipment however caused, including, but
not limited to, scratches and marring, that do not affect the mechanical or electrical function of the
Designated Wireless Device.
The Equipment Replacement Program covers the
replacement of equipment should your Sprint or
Nextel phone, smartphone or Sprint Mobile Broadband
Card™ be lost, stolen or have liquid or physical damage.
$50 or $100 nonrefundable
deductible per approved claim
depending on phone model
A cracked screen caused by dropping is Physical Damage and requires filing with Asurion, Small crack(s) caused by defects may be covered in store under the terms you posted.
Tier 1 - $50* Tier 2 - $100*
I do have TEP and this unfortunately isnt the first time Ive cracked my screen. My husband always takes care of these things, but unfortunately, he is out of town at the moment. The last time this happened, he took it in and they replaced the screen no problem. So yes, they can replace the screen in store. I havent taken this one in because Ive been reading on the forum that Sprint changed its policy and no longer does repairs like this in store.
I did call the store and they used to replace screens for sure. Unfortunately they don't do that at this time and did refer you to Asurion. The easiest way to handle this replacement is to go to phoneclaim.com/sprint It was definitely worth calling to find out about your store though and thanks for your business.
ROFL! Why did you delete all your post, And half of mine? And edit the ones you left up?
Very poor form. If one is wrong, instead of getting steamed about it then burying the trail, just apologize, admit it, and move on.