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Default New Asurion TEP App look useful but......

I just read about this new TEP app for Sprint customers only that has some useful features, but the paranoid side of me wonders if this app reports back to Asurion as to weather or not your phone is rooted, and if so are there any negative consequences?



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Yeah i saw that article. You bring up a really valid question. Sounds like something they would do... sneaky sneaky.

I immediately thought to myself that they'll eventually force all TEP customers to have it installed on their phones. That'd not only help lost phones be recovered more often but also give them a way to deny claims over 'stolen' phones or even rooted phones.

I definitely smell something fishy....

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YA, no way I'm installing that till a dev has a closer look at it.
 
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One of the responses to the article makes a valid point-

"They wonít deny insurance claims for rooted phones. It would make no logical sense for them to cover me if I literally dropped my phone in a meat grinder and never retrieved it, but they would deny me if my phone is rooted. The permissions didnít seem outlandish to me at all for what the app does. You can go to the market, hit the install button, and read the permissions without installing it if youíre curious, though."
 
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I just read about this new TEP app for Sprint customers only that has some useful features, but the paranoid side of me wonders if this app reports back to Asurion as to weather or not your phone is rooted, and if so are there any negative consequences?



http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/02...-the-benefits/

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Its good stuff I recommend it to all with tep. You can go to www.sprint.com/protection after 2-28 to dl.


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Thanks for the info. I am going to assume nothing fishy in terms of Asurion or Sprint surreptitiously combing your phone to see if it's rooted. The author made no mention of such a thing and stated that he has been flashing roms like crazy lately. I would think he would have made some type warning about rooting/flashing if there was a need for concern.
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Its good stuff I recommend it to all with tep. You can go to www.sprint.com/protection after 2-28 to dl.


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It's on the Android Market now.
 
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I've heard that Asurion won't care if your phone is rooted, it's only an issue if it's the manufacturer's warranty.
Seriously folks, installing a ROM isn't all that different from something you do almost every day.

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I just got it from the.market and it says unsupported phone when it opens and then it closes

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I just got it from the.market and it says unsupported phone when it opens and then it closes

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