According to a poll taken a few years ago, almost 50 percent of Americans say they wouldn’t be able to live without their smartphones.
Many people have become so attached to their phones, checking them about 150 times every day on average, that they don’t know what they would do without them.
Are you one of these people?
If so, then the idea of going even a single day without a phone probably terrifies you. But that could be exactly what you’re forced to do if you don’t have a smartphone protection plan in place.
A protection plan will allow you to replace your phone right away if it ever breaks. It’ll also allow you to replace it if you spill something on it or if it suddenly stops working due to a hardware failure.
Here are 5 reasons why you need a smartphone protection plan.
Apple unveiled a new lineup of iPhones in September, including the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max. They run anywhere from $749 all the way up to $1,449 and would obviously cost you a pretty penny to replace if you decided to buy one and had it break on you.
But even if you’re not on board with the idea of paying more than $1,000 for a smartphone, just about all of the smartphones on the market today cost at least a few hundred dollars. The average cost of a smartphone sits at right around $360 at the moment, and that cost seems to be increasing every year.
That means that you’re going to have to fork over quite a bit of cash to replace your smartphone if it ever breaks and you don’t have a smartphone protection plan.
Worse, you could be required to pay for both your old phone and your new phone at the same time since many cell phone service providers now offer customers the opportunity to pay for their phones as part of their monthly bills. If your old phone isn’t paid off when it breaks, you’ll likely be required to continue to pay for it while paying for your new one as well.
Are you really prepared to pay that much money for the right to use a smartphone every day?
We know what you’re probably thinking at this point: “Well, if my phone ever breaks and I don’t have a smartphone protection plan, I’ll just pay to have it fixed instead of buying a whole new phone.”
That’s not a terrible plan in some cases. There are some smartphone fixes that are relatively inexpensive.
However, there are also some smartphone fixes that could cost you almost as much as buying a whole new phone!
The price for smartphone repairs varies, depending on what kind of smartphone you have and where you live. But on average, people pay somewhere between $100 and $300 for most repairs.
Do you have that kind of money lying around to pay for a new home button for your phone or a new screen? If not, your best bet is to sign up for a cell phone protection plan that’ll give the peace of mind of knowing you won’t ever have to subject yourself to cell phone repairs.
No one plans on breaking their smartphone when they first get it. Most people cover it up with a smartphone case immediately and vow to take good care of it.
But unfortunately, accidents do happen. And studies have shown that there is a very good chance that you will accidentally break your smartphone at some point in time.
A survey conducted in 2017 revealed that about 30 percent of people break one smartphone throughout the course of every year. Additionally, about 20 percent of people break more than one phone.
Those stats suggest that you will, in all likelihood, break at least one smartphone during your life. Wouldn’t it be nice to know you have a smartphone protection plan in place in case you do?
Speaking of smartphone cases, it is a great idea to put one on your smartphone before you start using it. Many smartphone cases can soften the blow if you ever drop your phone on the ground.
But you should be aware of the fact that the majority of smartphone cases are not designed to completely prevent your phone from sustaining damage. It’s entirely possible to have a case on your phone and still crack the screen or the body of the phone.
It’s also possible to sustain water damage to a phone that’s tucked into a case. So while a smartphone case is a good investment, it shouldn’t be used in place of a smartphone protection plan.
Many smartphone owners don’t like the idea of trying to file a claim if their phone is ever damaged. Won’t it be a huge hassle for them to do it?
If you’re filing claims every other month, the company providing you with a smartphone protection plan might start to give you a hard time. But generally speaking, filing a claim for a damaged smartphone is easy.
You can do it right online in most instances in a matter of just minutes. And as long as you file your claim quickly, you should be able to get your hands on a new smartphone quickly, too.
It’ll prevent you from having to endure the nightmare that is walking around out there in the world without a smartphone on you.
A smartphone protection plan will add one more (small!) expense to your budget. But it’ll be well worth the expense if your smartphone ever goes kaput.
Consider enrolling yourself in a cell phone protection plan today. It could wind up being one of the smartest decisions you ever make when it comes to your smartphone.
Contact us to see how simple it is to sign up for a protection plan.