so would phone insurance protect against bricking?

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    i have never had phone insurance, instead i'm just careful. but, when rooting ability comes out, if i were to accidentally brick my phone, could i just drop it in the toilet, and drop it off my balcony, then get a new one for $50 through insurance?
    this might be stupid, but thanks
    (also, does insurance help you if you lose your phone?)
    (how many times can you "'redeem"' insurance?)
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    Insurance also coveres loss or theft.
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    I wouldn't think "brivking" is coverd. Loss theft damage (physical) would all be coverd. I think. If you aren't confident in trying to "root" your device. Then don't try it. I still can't figure out why anyone needs this anyway's. It awesome straight out of the box. Having said that to each his own!
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    I've never bought insurance for my phones and I've never broken or lost one either.
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    but i mean if i were to brick it, i could just say it got stolen?
    so, how many times can i 'redeem' insurance?
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    First if you "said" you lost it or it got "stolen" you would be lying! Tell the truth and see if it's coverd under damge. If not pay the $500 to get a new one!

    I think you can have 2 claims a year :). Enjoy
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    Reporting it stolen requires a police report if I'm not mistaken. Second the deductible is $80 on the Droid, not $50, plus the $8 monthly cost. Having said that, I don't think there would be any need to report it stolen if you have insurance covering damage, since you could go physically damage it yourself after bricking it.
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    thanks guys, i just am trying to understand the technicalities about insurance. dont worry, i'm not gonna lie about anything like that (however if i were to brick it, i would be so upset i might physically damage it out of anger lol)
    thanks
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