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Google Announces Nexus Protect, a 2-Year Protection Plan for Your Phone

Along with its announcement of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Google unveiled a new protection plan for each called Nexus Protect.

The plan runs $69 for the Nexus 5X and $89 for the Nexus 6P. With Nexus Protect, you get 2 years of coverage for mechanical breakdown on your phone, 2 years of protection from accidental damage, and you get replacements as early as the next business day. 

To read the full details of Nexus Protect, including what is and isn’t covered, deductible amounts ($79 per accident), and more, hit up this Google Support page.

  • Smeckle

    Just a note for AMEX users, AMEX gives you an extra year of warranty for free if you pay with your card. Each card has its own terms, but the gist is that if you pay for an eligible purchase (electronics are eligible) with your AMEX card, once the manufacturer’s warranty expires, AMEX will give you the same coverage for up to one more year. This is included in your card benefits at no extra cost, it is NOT an added fee. As far as specific policy matching with Nexus Protect, probably worth contacting them if you’re interested. Not sure of deductible or anything like that, I’ve never had to file a claim.

    Here is the terms page: http://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/card-benefits/extended-warranty-terms.html

  • ChuckDz3

    Anyone know if you can purchase this after you buy the phone? Or is it only available when you purchase the phone

  • EvL_Gamer

    Does this program allow you to protect anything else like the Nexus 6? Seems a shame and frankly an Apple-like move to only insure the new models.

    • AngryBadger

      Well, it has to start somewhere. perhaps from here on out it will protect all nexus branded stuff.

      • EvL_Gamer

        Fair point, but the N6 is only what a year old? I mean I would forgive them for leaving the N4 and even the original N5 behind, just seems harsh that I cannot protect the phone I picked up only last Nov. Still, it is a great program so I am glad it exists even if I can’t take advantage.

  • SlyKrysis

    Why not be completely upfront with protection plans and just say $139 for 2 years gives you full coverage, no deductible… You pay for the coverage plan ($69), then pay a deductible if you make a claim, and possibly have to pay shipping or w/e. It blindsides people who don’t know the process kind of.

  • jrod3737

    Give me a battery warrantee that covers battery depletion beyond normal use and I’m in. Otherwise, just another excuse to throw away my money.

  • worth or nah?

    • AngryBadger

      depends on what other options you have. 168 (89 + 79 deductible); 148 (69 + 79 deductible) is the price including one use (that’s why I added the 79). That would make it 7 and about 6 dollars respectively over the course of the 2 year plan.

      I believe most carriers charge 7 dollars minimum a month for their insurance and that doesn’t include what is usually a >=150 dollar deductible.

      Squaretrade has no deductible plans IIRC but those are priced differently than deductible-enabled plans.

      One thing to consider is this… neither Nexus Protect or SquareTrade covers lost/stolen phones; while carrier insurance plans do. So it’s all in what you want in terms of protection.

  • CoolSilver

    unlocked bootloaders?

    • Chris Hughes

      They are nexus devices yo…

  • Jack Bauer

    Nexus Protect, Nexus Imprint, more Nexus branding, I kinda like it…give me moar

  • beezy

    Any word on a deductible for that plan?

    • I second that

    • Jack Bauer

      I’m thinking along the lines of pricing for Squaretrade (probably less) but definitely not as high as Apple or Geek Squad.

    • beezy

      Looks like $79 deductible, subject to 2 replacements for accidental damage in 2 years.

      • SA_NYC

        That’s interesting, where did you get those details? I got the impression from the presentation that there might not be a deductible, guess that was too optimistic.

        • beezy
        • beezy
          • SA_NYC

            Ah, thanks. I’ve pretty much stopped using screen protectors (and no way I’m doing a case) so I’ll probably eventually crack the glass on this baby (6p). So $89 + $79 = $168. Honestly I’d probably just pay to get the screen fixed (~$150 I’m guessing).

          • gallen408

            Give a tempered glass protector a try, I finally did about 6 months ago and only with I tried them earlier. I cant recommend them enough

          • SA_NYC

            Yeah fair enough, I actually used to use those but just kind of got out of the habit. You’re right that they’re pretty good.

          • I wanted one for my Note 5 but Spigen didn’t make one this year

          • stayflyer

            verizon makes a decent i currently have on my note 5!

          • I’ll stop by Verizon because I really want one on my phone

      • Ryan Joyce

        Looks like there is no deductible for device malfunction or wear/tear. Deductible only applies to accidental damage claims. At least thats how its worded on the support page you posted.