How You Can Protect Your Phone

19 Jan

There are many choices to consider when getting a new phone, and not all of them have to do with the technology specs. Although it may not be as exciting as your new device, it’s important to know about the available insurance policies that can protect your new phone or tablet. If you tend to be rough on your phones, work somewhere they are likely to get damaged, are forgetful, or simply getting an expensive device that should be protected, insurance is something to consider during the buying process. Insurance has to be added at or close to the time of purchase so be sure you know whether or not you would like to have a policy.

Express Verizon offers their customers two different policies for their mobile devices, Asurion and Protectcell. Both cover liquid or physical damage. They will also provide replacements if your phone is lost or stolen. Should you need to file a claim, Express Verizon is always happy to help you process it. Then you simply pay the deductible and the replacement is shipped to you overnight.

The standard Asurion coverage offered by all Verizon stores is paid in monthly installments on your Verizon Wireless statement. The fee ranges from $5.18 to $10.99 a month depending on the value of the equipment. The downfall to this coverage is that you are only permitted two replacement claims for the 20 month period that you have until you upgrade again.

Express Verizon offers an alternative option via Protectcell. With this carrier, you pay for the insurance in an upfront cost ranging from $59.99 to $199.99 depending on the equipment and whether you want one or two-year coverage. In most cases this is less expensive that the monthly payments. With this, you also have unlimited replacement claims.

Both companies also offer coverage on tablets. They do have to be activated on a Verizon Wireless plan for it to apply.

If you would like additional information please stop in to any of our locations in Ellington, Enfield, Vernon or Stafford, Connecticut.

– Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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