This is part of a sponsored content series with Asurion.
If your house was on fire and you only had time to grab one piece of technology, what would it be? If you said your phone, you’re not alone.
A couple of years ago when I was attending the Family Online Safety Institute’s Annual Conference, a similar question was asked. I was surprised to learn that among the government policy makers, educators, researchers, and tech company representatives were around me, I was the only one who favored my back up drive over my phone. I explained that I wasn’t so concerned about the device itself. I knew I could always get a new phone. I’d be more concerned about ensuring that I didn’t lose my photos of my children, years of blog posts that exist as Word documents, and family videos. After all, a device is just a device.
While a device is just a device, I’d still be pretty upset if something happened to my phone due to the sheer inconvenience. My mobile device allows me to remain connected to my friends, family, clients, and social networks. It’s the tool that helps me document the important moments of my kids’ lives that can be shared with grandparents who live across the country, send happy birthday messages to friends via Facebook, interact with my readers by responding to their comments via my mobile enabled blog, collaborate on work documents stored on the cloud while at my son’s afternoon guitar lesson, and complete a job interview by phone while on a beach in Hawaii.
I’ve been fortunate to not be one of the 4 people whose phone has been lost, stolen, or damaged in the past year but know that this could happen at any time. A colleague of my husband’s has been in Barcelona this past week attending Mobile World Congress. On the first day there, she was pickpocketed and they grabbed her phone. Her phone contained her calendar with business meetings for the week, travel itineraries, and would serve as the main mode of communication during her work trip.
While it’s certainly inconvenient to be without an essential tool like your mobile phone during business trip or on vacation, there’s peace of mind knowing that the inconvenience is temporary thanks to mobile device protection from Asurion. Asurion’s comprehensive mobile coverage can typically provide you with next day replacement, saving you hundreds of dollars on a lost, stolen, or damaged device. Even if you aren’t in a place where you can connect your phone to your computer, your external hard drive, or the cloud to access your personal backup, Asurion’s app provides fast restoration of contacts, photos, and videos so you can get up and running quickly.
A device is just a device when it comes with peace of mind that your content is preserved thanks to Asurion.
All opinions are my own.