Has your smartphone survived July? If so, congratulations! Did you know that July is the most dangerous month for cellphones followed closely by June and August. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are also the top three days of the week for reporting mobile phone loss, damage, and theft.
Why? The warmer weather causes us to be eager to get outside and be active during the summer but the increase in activity also means more damage to phones than any other time of the year. Smartphones find their way into pools and lakes, are dropped at the park, left behind at restaurants, or stolen while on vacation and these mishaps are most commonly reported in the first part of the week, following weekends.
This is part of a sponsored post campaign with Asurion. All opinions are my own.
According to 2012 Asurion claims data and CTIA wireless customer information, 80 million phones are lost, stolen, or damaged each year. More than 80% of all incidents occur within the first 12 months of a phone’s contract and the average cost of replacing a brand new smartphone at $476.
Since smartphones are pricey investments that are integral to our daily lives, Asurion’s mobile device insurance saves customers money and delivers them a replacement device overnight- whether you’re at home or on vacation. Their mobile protection provides device location and data management tools, along with ongoing live tech support to care for your privacy, productivity, socializing and even entertainment. With coverage that includes liquid damage, physical damage, theft, loss, and out of warranty malfunction, Asurion offers the most comprehensive coverage to protect your smartphone.
In addition to getting insurance protection on your phone, there are several things you can do to protect your cellphone this summer including:
- Getting a waterproof case that will protect your phone if underwater for a short time.
- Using a good screen protector as an easy and inexpensive way to ward off scratches and cracks.
- Password protecting your phone as a first line of defense against identity theft in the event your device is lost or stolen.
- Backing up your phone regularly to ensure your pictures and contacts are safe.