Are you insured?
Our latest online survey** shows that 91% of you now own a mobile or smartphone. And perhaps even more surprisingly 3 in 5 (59%)of you now own a tablet of some sort too. That’s a lot of tech to be carrying around in your pocket or handbag. And with the average smartphone in the UK costing £259 that’s a lot of value to be carrying around too.
Yet, the results from our online survey show that less than a third (29%) of you mobile phone owners actually have your devices insured. And tablets have even less cover, with less than 1 in 4 (23%) tablet owners currently insuring their tech. (We’ve explored why- you can read more on that here).
As you can see, 1 in 5 people who currently have their mobile or smartphone insured have had to make a claim previously. Interestingly though, far fewer have had to claim for their tablets, with just 5% of people who have their tablets currently insured having ever claimed before.
We can also see that for some of you who don’t have your mobiles insured, you’ve ended up paying the price. 8% of people in our survey admitted to having to pay the full amount to fix or replace a lost, stolen or damaged mobile.