Accidental cell phone or tablet protection plans cover the plan holder from damage resulting from drops and spills, something that we all can relate to.
A screen replacement is the most common result of a drop and the highest repair type we see. Replacing a screen can costs upwards of $300 depending on the make and model of the phone in question. Cracked screens or broken LCD’s are the direct result of a drop of some kind, as we all know screens just don’t break on their own! Unfortunately, manufacturers will not cover this.
A warranty that covers this incident can save you up to $300 or more (less any deductible) and having to pay out of your pocket.
Protection against water damage is also important. Often users don’t even know their device has been damaged by water as it continues to function. Once water seeps into a device, it can start to corrode the insides and fail later. Only when the device is opened up, can you truly tell. Consumers often think a phone that has stopped working like this is a Manufacturer covered issue, when in fact it is not. Manufacture repair processes will either reject your repair and or charge you a large amount of money to fix it.
In most cases, water damaged devices cannot be properly fixed. If you suspect water damage, take it in for anaylsis right away, as time is critical if the device is to be saved.
If you do have protection and a phone can’t be fixed, you’ll either receive a refurbished unit or have money given to you towards a purchase of a new device.
Buying a protection plan that covers you against these problems is often a good investment. For $89.99, customers receive two years coverage for the phone or tablet. This allows them to insure their phone works until the next contract.
We’ll talk more about this in a later blog.