A recent survey commissioned by gadget insurance brand, Protect Your Bubble, shows that roughly 13 percent of those surveyed admitted that they’ve had at least one of their gadgets stolen
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 22, 2012
A recent survey commissioned by gadget insurance brand, Protect Your Bubble, shows that roughly 13 percent of those surveyed admitted that they’ve had at least one of their gadgets stolen.
Here’s the breakdown:
- 4% theft from pick pocketing
- 3.5% theft from the beach
- 3% theft from a restaurant
- 2% theft while sightseeing
According to USA Today, Americans lost about $30 billion worth of mobile phones in 2011. Protect Your Bubble’s claims data reveals that the majority (76 percent) of policy holder's reported claims are related to loss or theft. Since the announcement of iPhone 5, ProtectYourBubble.com has seen a 50 percent increase in mobile gadget policies and that number is expected to grow.
“Thousands of people have had expensive items stolen while traveling” said Stephen Ebbett, president of Protect Your Bubble, “And more often than not their gadgets are uninsured or under insured. Technology is no different than cash for a criminal, and the more we take with us, the more likely we are to see technology theft increase.” And with the survey showing more than 80 percent now take a smartphone and/or tablet while on vacation, forgetting to arrange specific insurance could be a serious mistake.
Whether traveling stateside or abroad, Protect Your Bubble’s mobile gadget insurance covers loss, theft, accidents and damage, and customers receive replacement devices in 24 hours. Visit http://www.ProtectYourBubble.com for a quick quote today.
About Protect Your Bubble
Protect Your Bubble is a specialty insurance brand, offering insurance for gadgets, pets and travel - all for today’s modern consumer.
- Gadget - Smartphone and tablet insurance covers loss, theft and water damage and consumers will receive a replacement device in 24 hours. Home gadget warranties provide coverage for mechanical breakdown and accidental damage for laptops, game consoles and cameras as well as mechanical breakdown for appliances, televisions, desktop computers, home theater systems and more.
- Travel - Plans provide a variety of coverage for single and multi-trip options including cancellation, interruption, medical/dental, baggage, rental car and much more like 24/7 emergency services including, consult a doctor, roadside assistance, restaurant reservations and even set up tee times through their concierge services.
- Pet - Plans provide up to 90 percent reimbursement for covered vet charges for eligible accidents, illnesses, hereditary conditions and routine wellness visits. They allow owners to visit any licensed vet in the country. Additionally, annual deductible options start at $100 which only needs to be met once per plan year.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, allowing consumers to understand, buy and, most importantly, protect what enriches their lives. Find Protect Your Bubble USA on Facebook or Twitter (@PYBUSA) or visit http://www.protectyourbubble.com for more information or to get a two-minute quote today.
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