A recent survey of 2, 310 respondents aged 18 and over, has revealed that more than half of them pay $100 or more for their cell phone service monthly contracts, while the whopping 13% pay $200 and more.It should come as no surprise then that one in five adults said they pay more for their cell phone monthly than they do for groceries. Now they are either only eating Ramen noodles, or are dining out on a regular basis, but a fact is a fact. Furthermore, 33% responded they pay more in carrier monthly charges than they pay for utilities like electric, gas and water, 57% pay more than for cable, and the huge 71% pay more in cell phone bill than their home Internet service costs. Check out the full press release below.+- Press Release --Nearly Half Pay $100 or More Per Month; 13 Percent Pay $200 or More Per Month--WHITING, Ind., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As many new versions of smartphones hit the market this fall, a new survey from CouponCabin.com takes a look at the … [Read more...] about Fifth of mobile phone users surveyed pay more for their carrier service than groceries
Mobile phone insurance
Ever drop and shatter the screen on your smartphone? Your precious? Your portal of connectivity to all things social? Ever wear out a camera module from addiction to taking pictures of every meal you make, and every cat you encounter?Back in the days when I was a retail rep for one of the major wireless carriers, it was always a priority to offer mobile insurance with every new or upgraded phone. You know the drill, an extra $7-10 per-month would provide the peace of mind should the unthinkable happen to that mini-computer you just bought. Yes, there was incentive to sell the feature, but by-and-large, the service works with little undue drama should the unthinkable happen, and coverage was immediate.More than a few times, a customer would reject the offer, and not get across the parking lot before dropping their brand-new flagship on the pavement, effectively destroying the display or causing some other unseen damage. With tears in their eyes, some would beg for an accommodation, an … [Read more...] about Mobile phone insurance versus repairs – how do costs add up?
posted on 05 Apr 2017, 15:39 4 1. Unordinary (unregistered) Monthly payments for insurance AND THEN a deductible if you break your phone, biggest waste of f**king money. posted on 05 Apr 2017, 15:48 1 3. sgodsell (Posts: 5787; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) You go on about payments and insurance being a waste of money. Yet your willing to pay for your high priced Apple card up front. Go figure. posted on 09 Apr 2017, 23:55 0 19. corvette72778 (Posts: 136; Member since: 25 Feb 2012) A case doesn't have to be expensive to protect your phone. I buy cheap $6 TPU cases and I've never had a phone break with one. posted on 05 Apr 2017, 17:23 1 8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4108; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) With a fee of 129 bucks for Apple Care and a 79 dollar fee for replacing an iPhone screen (with a maximum of 2 incidents during those 2 years). That is still pretty expensive. On average an insurance that covers all repairs for an S7 Edge is around 4.50 a month … [Read more...] about Comments for : Mobile phone insurance versus repairs – how do costs add up?
0. phoneArena posted on 08 Apr 2016, 08:59 We compare Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint phone insurance plans with AppleCare, Samsung Protection and a third-party option like SquareTrade. If you break the screen of the Galaxy S7 edge, it will cost you the whopping $270 plus at least a week turnaround time to get it replaced, and the only display provider is Samsung - better believe it, as we already asked Verizon, AT&T and the others. If that is not a rallying cry to summon your inner grace each time you handle this phone, or keep it in bubble wrap, we don't know what would be, as replacing the curved panel will pretty soon come at half the phone's significant cost... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 08 Apr 2016, 09:14 4 2. o0Exia0o (Posts: 903; Member since: 01 Feb 2013) I've never lost or broken a smartphone, but I still doll out VZW's (Asurion) insurance because one can never tell what the future might hold.... … [Read more...] about Comments for : Is phone insurance worth it? Carrier options vs AppleCare vs Samsung Protection vs SquareTrade
In line with its new “Higher Calling” platform, Virgin Mobile is offering customers the option to add insurance to their phones after it has been purchased. The Phone Insurance Open Enrollment program kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2nd and runs through May 31st.The insurance is just $5 a month and promises to replace customer’s lost, stolen, or damaged device within 24 hours. Normally participants only have 15 days after the purchase to add-on an insurance option, but during this limited time offer, Virgin is allowing all handsets purchased since July 2010 that are on a Beyond Talk monthly unlimited plan to opt in.“For many people today, the smartphone is even more important than their car,” said Charles Seelig, director-Base Marketing for Virgin Mobile USA. “While people can insure their cars anytime they want, their cellphones are a different story. Our one-month Open Enrollment Program gives a second chance to people looking for a way to … [Read more...] about Virgin Mobile offering a Phone Insurance Open Enrollment