Every year when the latest iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or other flagship phone is announced we’re told how the screen is less likely to break, that it can handle being dropped and that the phone is less likely to break than every before. While manufacturers are certainly doing their best to make their phones indestructible, the number of phones with shattered screens being used on a daily basis shows that you’re only an unlucky drop away from smashing your screen or even worse.
Most networks will offer to insure your handset when you first buy it but there are often much cheaper deals available from companies such as Protect Your Bubble. There are other options too such as getting a bank account which included mobile phone insurance although some of these don’t always include particularly comprehensive cover.
A shattered screen can sometimes be a let off since although it isn’t cheap to replace most local phone repair shops can do the repair for you. Water damage however is a different story, even just spilling a drink over your phone can do major damage while being completely submerged is almost certain to seriously wreck your phone, often requiring replacement. Top phones these days can cost in excess of £500 without a contract so breaking your iPhone 6 or similar phone could be a very costly accident.
Breaking your phone is bad enough and sometimes you’ll only have yourself to blame if you’ve been careless but having your phone stolen is something that could happen to anyone and could leave you without a phone through no fault of your own. Over 2,000 phones are stolen every day in the UK and insuring your phone can help you recover quickly from a theft. Phones aren’t always taken from you either, it’s not difficult for a modern super thin phone to fall out of a pocket without you noticing until it’s too late. Loss can be protected against with phone insurance.
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