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Asurion Claims Data Shows Correlation Between Climate and Smartphone Incidents
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray skies, plunging temperatures, snow and ice giving you the winter blues? Take heart in knowing that according to statistics from Asurion, the global leader in technology protection services, your smartphone is safer than if you lived in a warmer climate.
Asurion data reveals that in December, January and February, consumers in US cities with more mild winters are most likely to have their smartphones lost, stolen or damaged. During those three months, the top 10 cities for smartphone incidents have an average daily low temperature of 47.4 degrees Fahrenheit1, which for many means they can maintain their active lifestyle throughout some of the coldest winter months in other parts of the country. The following, then, are the top 10 cities for smartphone loss, theft and damage during the winter season:
"There are 80 million smartphones damaged, stolen or lost annually," said Bettie Colombo, Asurion spokesperson. "Without protection through their wireless carrier, consumers will shell-out $485 on average to replace a smartphone, not to mention the loss of important information like contacts, photos, music and other content. With mobile protection, not only does the consumer save money but they gain peace-of-mind. After filing a claim, Asurion customers will typically receive a replacement device overnight, reconnecting them with family, friends and colleagues."
Those smartphones that do make it through the winter season unscathed are unfortunately not completely out of the woods. According to Asurion claims data, 80 percent of smartphone incidents (i.e. loss, theft or damage) happen within the first 12 months of ownership, putting phones at risk no matter where you live.
Asurion encourages consumers to protect their mobile devices with Asurion coverage as well as by taking the following steps:
1. Based on data from Weather.com.
For two decades, Asurion has been the global leader in technology protection. Today, as everyday life becomes increasingly dependent on such technology, Asurion keeps 280 million consumers' lives up and running. The company provides premier support that enables users to fully utilize their digital devices and products; applications to protect privacy and provide security; and rapid replacement of lost, stolen, damaged, or malfunctioning devices. Asurion's global team of over 14,000 employees supports the top wireless companies, retailers and service providers, enabling those companies to focus on their core businesses. When a product is missing or simply doesn't work properly, Asurion solves the problem with a system that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, speaks six languages, and works across any device, platform, or provider. For more information about Asurion, including customer service ratings and reviews, please visit www.asurion.com.
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