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Protecting Your Expensive Mobile Phone


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Technology has come along a great deal over the last few years. 10 years ago, buyers would be lucky to have a phone that stored 100 text messages. Nowadays, it would be odd to go into a store and not find a phone that has internet access, Wi-Fi compatibility, a camera and enough storage to store a film. Of course, it goes without saying that phones nowadays can be incredibly expensive. Top mobile phones from the top brands can be £300.00 or more. For this reason, it makes sense to protect an investment wherever possible. 

Protecting Your Expensive Mobile Phone

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How Do You Get Protection?

There is a simple and easy way to get protection for your mobile phone; mobile phone insurance. Any phone company offering pay as you go or contract packages will usually offer insurance as part of the package. So the process of getting cover is not particularly difficult. Of course, it is worth noting that the cost of insurance will vary considerably. The supplier of the insurance will take into account the value of the phone, any claims that have been made in the past by the owner and the type of coverage that is on offer. For this reason, make sure you read the full extent of the contract before signing anything.

Why Would You Want Protection?

It’s simple, if you are spending hundreds of pounds on a phone, it is likely you have spent time saving up the cash. Here is the thing though; when a phone breaks, it is unlikely you will be able to replace it straight away. Essentially, this is where mobile phone insurance comes into play. The company will pay out for the phone in full, meaning that you will be able to get a replacement phone within a matter of days, rather than having to spend months saving up for a new one.

Where Will You Find This Protection?

A lot of the mobile phone insurance companies are not as well known as the actual manufacturers or suppliers of the phones. For this reason, it can be difficult to choose the best provider. That being said, don’t just go with the insurance company that your phone provider is suggesting. The reality is that many insurance deals are packaged, alongside other deals. For instance, a standard policy might be £5-10 per month. Some bank accounts that are charged a monthly fee of £10-15 will include a policy, alongside other things like travel insurance and AA cover, which makes them exceptionally good value for money.

For most people these days, when it comes to finding the best deal, the internet is always going to be King. The great thing about the internet is that there are a great range of comparison websites. They allow people to directly compare things like car insurance, loans and mobile phone insurance. You will be able to directly compare not just the price of the cover, but also the features that are to be included in it as well; ensuring you get the best deal. 

Alex is a tech nut that writes on a variety of technology based subjects. He has written blog posts on topics ranging from how to start a business online, to getting the best deals on car insurance and even why the LG Optimus 3D is one of the best mobile phones on the market.

*by andreascy*