I'm buying a new iphone outright and have some questions about a clause in the mastercard warranty. I called mastercard and they didn't sound very confident in their answer so I wanted to ask here.

Here's the mastercard extended warranty contract statement that applies to this purchase:

If you purchase a service contract or an optional extended warranty of twelve (12) months or less on your item, Extended Warranty will cover up to an additional twelve (12) months after both the original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranty and the purchased service contract or extended warranty coverage period end. If your service contract or extended warranty exceeds twelve (12) months, this coverage does not apply.

The question is: If I buy the phone with apple care I will get 1 year warranty automatically from apple that comes with the phone, the 1 year extended warranty with the apple care, and then does mastercard cover the 3rd year? I think the answer is yes based on the clause above but i'm not 100% certain.

Any input would be most appreciated.

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    That's how I read it.
    – keshlam
    Oct 28, 2015 at 1:08
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    I'd say no. "If your service contract or extended warranty exceeds twelve (12) months, this coverage does not apply." These plans offer year-2 coverage, but not if you already have it. Oct 28, 2015 at 6:13
  • Agree with JoeTaxpayer. You've highlighted the wrong part in that quote. The first clause clearly says the entire thing only applies if you purchase an extended warranty for 12 months or less.
    – BrenBarn
    Oct 28, 2015 at 7:37
  • But it says if you purchase a service contract or optional extended warranty.... [it] will cover up to 12 months after both the original... warranty and the ... extended warranty period has ended So that's 12 months after the 1st year with the original warranty, and 2nd year with the extended, no? Oct 28, 2015 at 17:08
  • I'd read it the way @JoeTaxpayer does, even with the separate pieces. The mastercard provision covers contracts of <= 12 months in total between standard and extended warranties.
    – Joe
    Oct 28, 2015 at 18:58

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No. This will NOT give you a third year of coverage because you will have 2 years of existing coverage, assuming the Apple Care contract that comes with the phone does not run concurrently with the Manufacturer's warranty. You should be aware that Apple Care is a Service Contract, and not a warranty per se, and therefore it may run concurrently with the basic warranty. You should be sure to check those details as well. When in doubt, assume you will NOT be covered in the third year, and who knows, maybe you will be pleasantly surprised.

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