I was sold a brightstar device protection warranty through Fido. My camera was cracked and had to pay a 100$ to get it fixed.
When I got my phone back, weeks later I dipped a supposedly a water resistant (up to 1.5 m and can swim up to 30 min in fresh water) in a 50cm fresh water for less than 5 sec and it broke down.
I contacted Samsung warranty and they said that it is Brightstar's fault becasue after they repair a device, they do not test it for water resistance, so I went forward and contacted Brightstar to explain my case. Their response was they do not guarantee that the device you recieve back after repair will be water resistant.
So Why not tell users about that ?? you think thats a minor detail !!!! It is not stated in the contract as well.
Fido should not be affiliated with this entity. As a commodity that relies heavily on brand equity, Brightstar will drag you down and before you know it you'll start losing your customers.
I moved your thread here since the discussion is also about the device protection.
That's definitely not the experience that we want for any of our customers. In order to get this looked into, it would be necessary to contact our customer service. You can find our contact page here.
We can also send you a PM here on the Community. Let us know what's best for you.
The screen on my phone cracked while I was at work, so I talked to fido about my warranty that I'm paying for every month and they told me to call brightstar and that I can get a free screen replacement.
I filled out all the forms on there website, sent it to them, and got an email saying that they need me to pay them because they found additional damage on my device.
I called in and they kept asking me to pay $130 because there warranty team determined there was a chip in the back glass (on my Nexus 6P). I kept asking if there was a way to get them to double check because I'm careful with my phone and can guarantee there wasn't any damage like that.
The guy on the phone was very repetitive on how I only have two options, to pay money on a screen repair ( that's covered under warranty) or they do nothing. When I ask to speak with someone else, he said sure, and then hung up on me. It was such a terrible experience. I tried calling again and got a simmilar responses.
Now looking online, it seems like it's really not just one event (with brightstar having a 1.2 star review with 100 reviewers)
Does anyone know what I should do?
You're at the right place for help!
I get where you're coming from, the Nexus 6P is a device worth the investment. Mine's is completely smashed but still works like a charm hahaha
The first screen break repair is indeed included in the Fido Device Protection, but if there is damages to other key components then a repair fee may apply. In order to look into your options, you would need to contact the customer service! You can find our contact page here.
Alternatively, we can sent you a PM. Just let us know
If you are thinking of signing up with Brightstar DO NOT. When you need ANYTHING they will not help you. Simply you will have 4- 5 phone calls with them, they will give you one "free" (you pay $10/month) phone screen repair a year and then when you need your phone sent to you or replaced it will be the BIGGEST HASSLE you have ever had to go through with your phone.
DO NOT GET THIS INSURANCE. You can easily pay $200 for a used iphone and replace your phone yourself with less hassle (they also charge $200 but with MORE HASSLE). ALSO, even if you break your phone, its $100 or less to fix it anywhere in Toronto and you'll get it done with WAY LESS HASSLE than these guys do.
ALSO all their staff sounds like teenages working the phones. None of them are helpful. Its ridiculous.
FIDO: dump this garbage service. I know why you outsourced it but they are HORRIBLE. I will tell everyone i know to NEVER GET BRIGHTSTAR protection. EVER.
They make it next to impossible to receive any assistance, they take an obscene amount of information the has nothing to do with your phone (my full lease, utility bills etc.) and the staff is horrible providing inconsistent information! Plus they do not give you a moment to speak and are constantly talking over you!!
I have yet to have my phone screen replaced after calling them on a daily basis and have spent my whole lunch on hold with them!
I would not reccommend brightstar protection to my worst enemy ..
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us! I'm sorry to learn that you had such a poor experience with Brightstar
Did they direct you towards one of their authorized repair center for the replacement of your screen?
They finally have forwarded me to a third party however NOT HELPFUL!!
The third party cannot repair the phone properly, they will replace the screen BUT in doing so the phone the phone will no longer be waterproof, which will in the long run make the phone more susceptible to damage in the future.
Do yourself a favour and get Apple care so you end up with the phone you paid for after repairs.