How many times have you seen a cracked display, a water damaged SIM card, or a phone that freezes up and becomes unresponsive? It’s even worse when your smartphone is the device that has been damaged!
Many smartphones and other mobile devices come with a standard or limited warranty for up to 1 year. Extended warranties will cost extra but will extend the range of damages not found in the limited warranty and/or the length of time your phone is protected. As with any purchase, it is crucial to know what the warranty on a device is and what other options are available through extended or other warranties.
Someone may be in the store purchasing a device and get offered an extended warranty for an additional cost. Without knowing what the extended warranty actually covers, people tend to only pay attention to how much EXTRA the warranty will cost and turn down the offer. However, an extended warranty may or may not be necessary depending on the needs of the customer and their device. Coincidentally, some may not pay attention to what even a limited warranty covers. So how do you know what a limited warranty covers and whether or not an extended warranty is worth the additional cost?