March Madness Sweet 16 Cities Not So Sweet For Smartphone Owners

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Protect Your Bubble Study Finds Arlington TX Most Dangerous of Four Cities Hosting Sweet 16 Events for Smartphone Loss, Damage or Theft

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A study by specialty insurance provider Protect Your Bubble shows that nearly one in four residents of Arlington TX, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Washington DC has had their smartphone stolen at some time.

Ask anyone who has ever filled in a bracket as part of an NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship office pool: nothing about March Madness is a sure thing. Surprisingly, however, that uncertainty can extend to smartphone safety—especially in the four U.S. cities hosting Sweet Sixteen games this year.

A study by specialty insurance provider Protect Your Bubble shows that nearly one in four residents of Arlington TX, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Washington DC has had their smartphone stolen at some time. Nearly 40% have lost a smartphone—and more than three out of four have experienced smartphone damage.

Of the four Sweet Sixteen cities, Arlington wins the crown for Most Dangerous Smartphone City in overtime. Eighty-one percent of residents have experienced smartphone loss, damage or theft—just a single point ahead of Los Angeles. Washington DC, while a distant third, is the bracket winner for smartphone loss (the most common scenario is allowing a phone to fall out of a pocket while in a taxicab). Indianapolis secured fourth place with a 54 percent final score for loss/damage/theft.

“People travel in and out of Los Angeles, Washington, Indianapolis and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex all the time. But as this year’s March Madness gets into full swing, fans should be aware that smartphone risks are ever-present,” said Stephen Ebbett, President of Protect Your Bubble. “It’s time to play strong defense against those dangers with Protect Your Bubble smartphone insurance.”

For just $7.99 per month, Protect Your Bubble can give smartphone owners protection against loss, theft, liquid damage, cracked screens and more. Next day replacement is standard for all major losses, and policy protection even extends to credit monitoring for the first three months after a mysterious disappearance or theft claim. Customers are able to start and stop their coverage at anytime—a real benefit when travelling to a city caught up in the excitement of a major sporting event. Best of all, Protect Your Bubble is rated “A” by AM Best, giving customers complete peace-of-mind.

Protect Your Bubble’s mobile gadget insurance insures feature phones, smartphones and tablets. In addition the company offers policies covering laptops, gaming systems, televisions and major appliances as well as pet insurance, travel insurance, rental car insurance, renter’s insurance, even identity theft protection. To find out more about Protect Your Bubble’s full range of insurance options, please visit protectyourbubble.com.

About Protect Your Bubble
Protect Your Bubble is a specialty insurance brand, offering insurance all for today's modern consumer. Headquartered in Atlanta and owned by a Fortune 500 company, Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, allowing consumers to understand, buy and, most importantly, protect the little things and moments that enrich lives. Find Protect Your Bubble USA on Facebook or Twitter (@PYBUSA) or visit protectyourbubble.com for more information or to get a two-minute quote on insuring all the things and moments you can't live without.

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