Protect Your Devices! The Best Mobile Insurance Plans from The iPhone Mom Katherine September 11, 2013 How To's, Tech - Knowledge Corner 7 Comments We’ve all experienced that dreaded moment of panic when we drop our precious phone or gadget and hold our breath as we pick it up to inspect the damage. Whether it’s a cracked screen or a quick dip in a puddle, it is never fun or cheap to pay to fix or replace your device. Although we always promise ourselves that we will be more careful next time, it just doesn’t always happen. We recently learned that 75% of Americans admit to using their smartphone in the restroom- meaning lots of submerged phones! After a few missteps of our own here at theiphonemom.com, (see Rachael’s post about her iPhone taking a trip on a water ride last summer) we decided to look into some of the best services to insure the devices that we hold dear. After all, every year over 30 million phones are lost or stolen, and can cost $500 to replace. We’ll try to give you a little peace of mind with some of these great gadget insurance plans. Protectyourbubble.com Under a Fortune 500 parent company, Protect Your Bubble is a new kind of insurance company that offers insurance for all of things in our lives that we use everyday. Although they offer everything from Pet Insurance to ID Theft Insurance, we’re just going to focus on what we love the most- gadgets! For only $7.99 a month for phone and $9.99 a month for tablets, Protect Your Bubble offers coverage for loss and theft (which is not offered by most competitors) spills and damage, and you can cancel at any time! Another great feature is that the plan can be purchased within 12 months of buying your device, as long as it is under warranty. There is a $120 deductible for iPhones (less for other smartphones) but the service seems to cover just about anything that could possibly happen to your phone, so you can rest easy. Mobile Rhino We were introduced to mobile Rhino last year when we hosted a giveaway with them on our site. Mobile Rhino is the first full-coverage mobile device insurance product available for sale through licensed insurance agents. Mobile Rhino also is backed by some of the more reliable names in the industry, including Chartis/AIG and Sedwick. Mobile Rhino offers full-coverage mobile device insurance at a great value. It closes the gap between cost and protection, allowing more consumers to protect their mobile lives. It only takes about 5 minutes to download and install mobile device protection with Mobile Rhino. By simply downloading the Mobile Rhino app, choosing a coverage option, and entering payment information, a user is protected. Geek Squad Protection Geek Squad offers a mobile phone protection plan for $9.99 a month through Best Buy, but also for phones purchased at other stores as long as they were purchased within the last 30 days and are covered under a current manufacturer’s warranty. Although loss and theft are not covered in their Standard Plan, there is no deductible and you can cancel for free at any time. Spills and drops are covered, so as long as your phone is not completely submerged, this plan will take care of you! Related content: How to Protect Your iPhone 5 Excited About the New iPhones? Protect Your Devices Now – September Newsletter Keep Your Family Safe with iPhone Apps for your Home. Tips from Jay Harris of Home Depot Vonage Mobile Review and $50 Giveaway! Parent-Child Relationships on Facebook 7 Responses Crissy September 18, 2013 I don’t see Square Trade listed here. I’ve always read great reviews of them online. I believe their deductible is $50. They often post deals on their Facebook page. Reply Russell Zahn September 27, 2013 I actually pay for carrier insurance AND applecare+. I’ve had a phone stolen and it jacked my account up so bad it was frying phones for a year and a half. But Applecare wouldn’t have covered that. Carrier insurance would have covered that, but would not have covered the 30 (yes 30) replacement phones Applecare replaced the fried phones with over the last year and a half due to the issue. Reply 23andme review November 22, 2013 Hello there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thank you so much! Reply Anj January 26, 2014 Or you can get a really tough screen protector like I did, for your iphone 5, 5s or 5c that I got from zeosdirect.com. They make it with the same material as the one on your original phone, for that added layer of security. Basically does not scratch and does not break easily. I got one and it’s already survived one drop by my kid. They also have one for ipads and I’m thinking of one for that as well. So just my 2 cents. This is a very good topic though. Thank you so much for posting it. Reply Dana March 18, 2014 Was thinking the same thing Crissy – I’ve always used Square Trade for all of my gadgets. Reply posicionamiento seo barcelona July 12, 2014 It’s actually a cool and useful piece of information. I am happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing. Reply pixeliklan.net September 1, 2014 If you are constructing your diet be sure to have a healthy diet of each carbs and protein. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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