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February 17, 2020
Nowadays, smartphones are more of an investment. Sure, you can buy a cheaper phone for less, but the high-end and mid-range phones are too attractive and powerful to ignore. Phones have become so valuable that you can now buy gadget protection coverage to protect your smartphone from any type of accidental damage. Neat, right?
A service like Gadget Protect might sound too much, but it’s something you should consider getting. After all, you use your phone more than your car that it has become an extension of your very self. Isn’t it natural to protect that part of you? To help you understand further, let’s dive deeper into what gadget protection coverage really is.
Gadget Protect shields you financially from the damage of your device. Similar to any type of coverage out there, getting gadget protection coverage means getting yourself peace of mind. Since you use your smartphone almost every minute of the day, it is more prone to accidental damage than anything else. That’s why it needs a protection service of its own.
In the Philippines, gadget protection plans are usually offered to postpaid subscribers and credit card owners. But now, you can financially protect your phone even if you pay for it upfront.
Now you might think you don’t need gadget protection coverage because you already have a warranty. Indeed, most smartphones come bundled with a standard 7-day replacement and an extended warranty for mobiles of up to one year. But this warranty only covers factory defects like dents, scratches, software glitches, and other manufacturer-related problems.
Since you only have seven days to discover factory defects, your only course of action when you discover a damage weeks later is to have it repaired. You won’t pay for it, but you will have to endure the wait of having your phone repaired by service centers. Remember, this is just for damages that came with the phone itself. What about damages from outside factors?
That’s why gadget protection plans are important. A service warranty is simply not enough to protect your device from the dangers of everyday life. When you damage your phone, can you afford to buy a new one right away? If not, then it’s best to afford yourself some assurance that you won’t break the bank whatever happens to your device.
The cost for gadget protection coverage can vary from phone to phone. It will depend on the model of your phone and how much your phone costs. The usual gadget protection cost ranges from PHP 400 to PHP 9,000.
For starters, expect higher costs if you own a high-end device like the ones from the newest Samsung Galaxy S10 series, the iPhone 11 series, or the Huawei P30 series. Meanwhile, you’ll get a more affordable cost for mid-range phones like the Samsung A50, Huawei Nova 3i, and Oppo F11 Pro.
You are also required to pay a service fee once you make a claim. The service fee also depends on your phone’s price range and usually costs PHP 150 to PHP 5,500. This is to prevent users from abusing their gadget protection coverage and discourage anyone from making fraudulent claims.
Have you ever accidentally dropped your phone directly to your face while you’re lying in bed? You’d probably just laugh it off or curse out the pain. But what if you dropped it on the floor? What if you broke your phone by accidentally sitting on it? What if you’re just naturally clumsy? Luckily, gadget protection plans cover repair costs for cracked screens.
Dropping your phone isn’t the worst case scenario. What if you dropped it on the road and got trampled by speeding cars? No rugged smartphone case can protect your phone from that kind of damage. How about shock damage? Say goodbye to your warranty at that point. With gadget protection plans, you’ll have the option to replace the damaged phone with a new one.
What’s worse than accidentally dropping your phone on the floor and cracking the screen? Accidentally dropping your phone on water and possibly ruining it from within. You probably think this won’t happen to you, but you’d be surprised how a lot of people end up inflicting water-related damages to their devices and buying a new one.
This drives home the point that you need to have gadget protection coverage. Around 11% of smartphones end up getting dropped in water. And once your phone meets the water, the chances of you saving it are low.
Exploring your gadget protection coverage options is a great first step. Luckily, you don’t need to explore that far. If you’re looking for an affordable gadget protection plan with a convenient application process, Moneymax is the right place to start. Try our Gadget Protect service by following these easy steps.
After 30 days, your phone is now protected! You can now enjoy your smartphone wherever and whenever. Start protecting your device from the unexpected by clicking the button below.
Ricky is the zaniest Senior Content Writer at Moneymax, with over five years of writing experience in the digital marketing industry. He is a huge fan of pro wrestling, smartphones, and binge-watching. Follow Ricky on LinkedIn.