How Much Do You Really Value Your Mobile Device?

How important is your mobile device to you? Have you really thought about it?

Lemme share my thoughts…

Ever since I owned my very first smartphone, I realized the potential it had to make me more productive and to be able to accomplish things much faster. Whenever I upgraded to the latest model of a mobile device, it wasn’t just because it seemed “cool” but also so I could further upgrade my productivity. Deadlines were easier to meet, correspondences while being on the road became normal, and because of affordable mobile data plans, I am connected to friends, fans and family 24/7.

My mobile device has greatly decreased my time being in front of the desktop. So much so that anything needed to be done online is accomplished via my mobile device and hardly on my workstation anymore. I’m sure you can relate, too.

Our dependency to these gadgets are similar to that of our vehicles and our home. Why? Because we invest so much in these things and we greatly value their worth.

My question now is… if we value jewelries, our cars, and our homes enough to have them insured, why can’t we do the same with our mobile devices? We should, shouldn’t we?

Anything we hold dear or consider valuable is worth insuring.

Breadwinners may want to protect themselves and their families in case they get injured, get sick, or pass away. Others may want to cover their worldly possessions like cars, houses, properties, yachts, jewelry, and paintings. On the other hand, Hollywood diva Jennifer Lopez and Victoria’s Secret Angel turned Project Runway host Heidi Klum thought it wise to protect their physical assets. Check this out… Heidi Klum’s legs are insured for a whopping $2.2 million, while J.Lo gives new meaning to the word ASS-et by insuring her famous derrière to the tune of a staggering $27 million!

No matter how bizarre the circumstances are, acquiring an insurance program to protect what matters most can help ease worries away. And with the degree of attachment Filipinos are now giving their mobile phones, it makes great sense for mobile phone users to start considering insuring their handsets as well.

Nowadays, some, if not most, people get serious anxiety attacks when they leave their smartphones at home, let alone lose or break them. Mobile phones are now considered big investments, ranging from P15,000.00 for the mid-end devices all the way to a whopping P50,000.00 for the high-end ones with the latest cameras boasting of the highest megapixels.

Unfortunately, the pricier they are, the more susceptible they are to accidents and cases of robbery. These sleek and stylish gadgets can easily fall into the toilet, slip out of the hand onto the pavement, or get drenched in the water during the rainy season. And of course, there’s the looming threat of theft with your smartphone as the much-coveted prize. These incidents are so common that we all know someone who lost or damaged his or her mobile device at some point.

Remember, Christmas is just around the corner… we all know that the robberies and theft become more frequent during this time of the year.

So how can mobile phone users mitigate the high-cost of losing or breaking a prized mobile phone? Sign up for a comprehensive mobile phone insurance.

Gadget insurance is a growing trend among telco companies worldwide — proof that a mobile insurance policy is now a very relevant product for all mobile phone owners in this day and age.

In partnership with global insurance provider Ace Insurance, Globe launched the first-ever mobile phone protection program in the country, Globe Gadget Care. The revolutionary product is offered exclusively to Globe postpaid subscribers.

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This is by NO MEANS a way for me to hard sell an insurance plan my visitors and readers. Being a geek and gadget enthusiast, I simply realize the great value of these devices. Some of you read my gadget reviews because you are enthusiasts yourselves. All the more that you should understand the importance of protecting your investments.

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If you’re a Globe postpaid subscriber, you’re in luck! Because as an early Christmas gift for subscribers for a wonderful and hassle-free experience, Globe Postpaid is extending a free one-month subscription to all new and re-contracting customers availing of a new handset to allow them to experience Globe Gadget Care.

This free 1-month offer is spot on because people tend to be extra careful and sensitive when using brand-new phones. They take extra precaution when bringing it to public places and conscientiously buy protective cases to avoid scratches and dents. But in reality, theft and accidental damages are ultimately out of one’s control.

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Gadget Care LogoFor as low as P89 per month, subscribers can continue enjoying the benefits of the comprehensive coverage after the free 1-month coverage, which can protect devices against accidental damage, theft or robbery, and outstanding postpaid bill balance. The mobile protection program also guarantees hassle-free handset replacement, easy claims processing, and worldwide protection coverage for all subscribers.

I am most definitely grabbing the opportunity to have my device insured. I don’t want to end up regretting something that I knew I could’ve prevented but didn’t have the sense of urgency to act on beforehand. So should you.

As cliche as it sounds, the saying is true… “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

To know more about Globe Gadget Care, call the Globe Gadget Care hotline (02) 7565400 or toll-free 1-800-8-7565400, or visit or any Globe Store nationwide.

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How Much Do You Really Value Your Mobile Device? was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by Chuckie Dreyfus