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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2021, 10:28:32 PM »
Which model do you recommend? It the basic one strong enough?

Do your kids ever touch/throw the phone? Do you see it dropping on concrete on any sort of regular basis? Then you need a clunky case.

Another option is to shell out money for AppleCare+ (I believe its $150 for two years) and you get two screen replacements a year for $29/incident (or other physical damage repair for $99/incident).

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2021, 10:28:54 PM »
Which iPhone?
12 mini


Look into the Speck Presidio (or Presidio grip), it also comes in styles with designs that might be DW-friendly (designs vary by model).
I'll check it out.


Also check out Otterbox Commuter and Symmetry series.
Is it not
As "clunky" as it gets.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2021, 10:31:30 PM »
Do your kids ever touch/throw the phone? Do you see it dropping on concrete on any sort of regular basis? Then you need a clunky case.
Lets just say that since January 2020, I ordered 5 replacement screens for her iPhone 6S...

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2021, 10:36:01 PM »
I just remembered, the Verizon rep told me that my account (part of a family plan) has "insurance". Anyone know what that entails? Does it cover cracked screens? If yes, what is the process for taking advantage of it?

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2021, 10:38:28 PM »
Lets just say that since January 2020, I ordered 5 replacement screens for her iPhone 6S...
she needs a clunker case, fuhgettaboudit

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2021, 10:39:28 PM »
I just remembered, the Verizon rep told me that my account (part of a family plan) has "insurance". Anyone know what that entails? Does it cover cracked screens? If yes, what is the process for taking advantage of it?
IINM you would be paying more than you need to if they added that. (Lots of people complain about them adding it without asking)

Anyway
https://www.verizon.com/articles/protection-for-your-devices/

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #66 on: April 06, 2021, 10:40:18 PM »
she needs a clunker case, fuhgettaboudit
So Otterbox.

Which model?

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #67 on: April 06, 2021, 10:41:03 PM »
Lets just say that since January 2020, I ordered 5 replacement screens for her iPhone 6S...

Is that more or less frequent due to COVID.

The new iPhones are more durable, Im not sure how much more durable. If shes okay with a 12 mini maybe just get her the SE and learn to replace the screen yourself :P

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #68 on: April 06, 2021, 10:42:24 PM »
IINM you would be paying more than you need to if they added that. (Lots of people complain about them adding it without asking)
Totally possible. The account manager could've asked for it, or could have put it on inadvertently.

Anyway
https://www.verizon.com/articles/protection-for-your-devices/
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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #69 on: April 06, 2021, 10:43:41 PM »
So Otterbox.

Which model?

Defender is the clunker, she can even look macho using it with the belt clip :D

Verizon insurance per-incident deductible is likely more than an aftermarket screen replacement.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #70 on: April 06, 2021, 10:44:25 PM »
Is that more or less frequent due to COVID.
My Amazon order history has 8 screen replacements, 5 of them since January 2020. But I did just check and one of them was for a different phone, so it was 4 over the year.

If shes okay with a 12 mini maybe just get her the SE and learn to replace the screen yourself :P
I almost did! But Verizon gave me a $580 credit to an upgrade to 12.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #71 on: April 06, 2021, 11:37:31 PM »
So......

She does not want an Otterbox. Too clunky.

What's plan B?

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #72 on: April 06, 2021, 11:44:33 PM »
So......

She does not want an Otterbox. Too clunky.

What's plan B?
Speck?

Never had one but I've seen people with them.
I'm not who you think I am.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #73 on: April 06, 2021, 11:53:48 PM »
So......

She does not want an Otterbox. Too clunky.

What's plan B?

Id say Lifeproof Frē is your next best bet, and more solid than Speck Presidio.

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Re: best iphone case
« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2021, 11:54:56 PM »
I almost did! But Verizon gave me a $580 credit to an upgrade to 12.

iPhone 12 screen repair likely much more expensive, you might end up spending more than those $580 over the life of the phone :P