The iPhone doesn’t come with insurance. Why is this? Because it is super susceptible to injury when dropped (and AT&T hates you). If you’re unlucky enough to be as clumsy as me (and too lazy/cheap/stupid to shell out for a fat, rubber case to protect the damn thing) the face of your iPhone looks like Charlotte’s been spinning webs across its surface. If you’re lucky enough to still have a functional phone, do what the Guy-Sitting-Next-to-Me-at-the-Zeitgiest suggested and use packing tape to hold that ghetto mother together (thanks Guy-Sitting-Next-to-Me-at-Zeitgeist!). Yup, regular ol’ packing tape.
I tried it, I swear it works just fine and your touch screen will still operate. It might take a few tries to get all the air bubbles smoothed out, and I recommend having an Xacto blade around to trim the edges and cut out space for the speakers but it’s basically doing the same thing as those “official” store-bought sticky protective face covers do, just without dropping $15 for a three pack. Which means not only can you stop getting glass splinters in your fingertips every time you answer a call, but you’ll also be able to keep moisture out of the cracks which will help you squeeze a few more months of life outta that Apple toy. Which means you can use the cash to get an actual phone case. Or start saving for a replacement. Which you will drop within six months.