This is a sponsored post. With just about a month until school starts, it’s a prime month for summer getaways but before you dust off that suitcase, take some time to assess the protection of one of your most valuable travel tools — your smartphone. We know we have a bit of a romance with our smartphones and for trips, they serve as the ultimate travel companion, helping us during the pre-flight process by helping us plan activities and store travel documents even before we leave. They also allow us to leave behind our paper boarding passes, maps, travel guides, cameras, iPod and books to lighten our loads and streamline travel. What are we doing on our cell phones when we’re traveling? According to Asurion, the recognized industry leader in technology protection, here are the top five mobile activities for summer travelers*
- Taking photos (69%)
- Getting maps/directions (47%)
- Listening to music (45%)
- Posting social media photos (45%)
- Playing games (40%)
Being on the go, enjoying outdoor activities, and spending time around the water can pose a risk to cell phones. It’s important to put a good screen protector on your phone along with a durable case but since nothing ruins a vacation like a lost, stolen, or damaged cellphone, it’s also important to consider investing in device protection so that you can remain connected, entertained and up to date during the summer and throughout the year. Asurion sees more claims filed for lost, stolen and damaged cellphones in July and August than any other months of the year. According to Asurion claims data, the top ten cities where phones are most likely to be lost or stolen during the summer months (May through September) are:
- San Jose
- New York
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- San Antonio
- Las Vegas
With so many snatch and grabs on our Metro system and the high number of tourists who visit our city each year, I’m a bit surprised that Washington, D.C. didn’t make the list but am also a bit relieved! So as you plan to head off on that final summer getaway, ask your wireless carrier about adding mobile protection to your phone this summer so you can travel worry free thanks to the confidence that Asurion provides rapid mobile device replacement in the event of loss, theft, damage or post-warranty malfunction. In the event of a mobile emergency when traveling, Asurion can generally get you a replacement overnight. Asurion’s Premier Support Solutions technology professionals can answer a wide variety of customers’ questions and resolve problems related to wireless products and devices connected with them so can keep enjoying your vacation without the worry and hassle of going without your phone for too long.
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* Consumer data collected in March 2014 via SSI for Asurion. Infograph courtesy of Asurion.