Phones For Loo: Protect your bubble Finds One In Five Britons Admit To Dropping Phone In The Toilet

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Phones damaged by being dropped in the toilet cost Britons an estimated £5.4 million a year.

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Accidents happen, but without proper phone insurance, people are literally flushing money down the toilet.

It appears that Britons are a nation of ‘toilet texters’ according to new research out today from Protect your bubble, which reveals that one in five Britons admit to having damaged their phone by dropping it down the toilet.

The research by the specialist gadget insurance provider, aimed to find the biggest cause of water damage to mobile phones and found that bathroom mishaps were the second most likely reason behind damage caused by children (39%).

As a nation, the total cost of dropping phones in the toilet could be as high as £5.4 million.

Amazingly, also in the list of top reasons were people who took their phone with them while swimming, while a further one in ten (12%) admitted to dropping their phone into a pint of beer or drink.

Stephen Ebbett, director of Protect your bubble, comments:
“Accidents happen, but without proper phone insurance, people are literally flushing money down the toilet. The cost of replacing mobile phones, especially smart phones, can easily be in excess of £600. Even those who do have insurance for their phone should check that they are covered for such accidents”.

Research conducted by independent research agency Atomik Research, which surveyed over 2000 people in July, 2012.
Figures estimated using claims data provided by Assurant

Protect your bubble is an online gadget insurance provider, specialising in low-cost insurance cover for iPhones, HTC, Smartphones, laptops, tablet PC’s and more. Quotes can be obtained for your gadgets via the following URLs:
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