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Protecting your mobile assets: Why it’s time for you to start insuring your mobile phone



Protecting your mobile assets
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There are a myriad of reasons why consumers today would opt to get an insurance policy. Breadwinners may want to protect themselves and their families in case they get injured or sick. 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. Heidi Klum’s legs are insured for $2.2 million, while J.Lo’s famous derrière is worth 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.

And this is especially true when mobile gadgets have gone from mere luxury to social necessities. More than a high-definition, multimedia business phone, it has become a communicator, navigator, educator, health watcher, babysitter, and the hottest status symbol.

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.

According to statistics, from over 500 serviced claims covered by telco giant Globe Telecom to date, 81% were due to theft; 48% of which happened in public vehicles or while commuting, 35% in public places such as malls, restaurants, and bars, and 17% in private places like at home, office, in a hotel room, and in private cars. And as Christmastime nears, expect these troubling numbers to increase. 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.

Free 1-month coverage for new and re-contracting subscribers
And as an early Christmas gift for subscribers for a wonderful and hassle-free experience with their mobile phones, 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.

“The mobile phone is definitely a big investment for more people these days. It is even an extension of one’s self, so it’s definitely worth protecting it with an insurance program that will make you confident and secure,” said Globe Head of Postpaid Raul Macatangay. “Globe Gadget Care is another breakthrough service from Globe that offers comprehensive coverage for mobile phone theft and accidental damage, giving subscribers a worry-free experience when using their prized handsets.”

For 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.

To know more about Globe Gadget Care, call the Globe Gadget Care Hotline (02)7565400 or toll-free 1-800-8-7565400, or visit www.globe.com.ph/gadgetcare or any Globe Store nationwide.

Source: Globe Telecom



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57 comments:

  1. MAKAKAPAG INSTALL PO BA NANG CAMERA 360 DYAN AT MANNY GAMES FROM GOOGLE PLAYSTORE...?????

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  2. Yup, pwd po yan ma install ung Camera 360 at iba png games mula sa Playstore.

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  3. It will cost you Php399 a month to insure an iPhone 4S or 5, and if the phone is stolen, you will pay another P7,500 when it is replaced.

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  4. anu po ba ang maganda , A818 Slim Duo o Rain 3G ??

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  5. Michael John PedrajasOctober 23, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    my product po ba yan ngayon?

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  6. Michael John PedrajasOctober 23, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    may videocall po ba yan?

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  7. meron po ba nyan sa SM MOLINO ? Dito po sa cavite.

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  8. Clarence GetaruelasOctober 29, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    looking for a second hand phone of this :)
    I'm from cebu ..
    if meron ka nito, and you wanted to sell it ..
    please text me with this number
    09324062969

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  9. Ano po ba mas maganda ? A848 or Rain 3G ? Naghahanap po kase ako ng mas maganda when it comes to Photography :) Please Response po :) TIA :)

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  10. Sa camera po mas maganda ung A848i Duo dahil 5MP at autofocus po ito, 3.2MP (fixed-focus) nmn po ung nsa Rain 3G at 5MP (fixed-focus) nmn po sa A848 (without the "i").

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  11. ano po difference ng MyPhone 3G sa O+ 8.31z . ? pinagpipilian ko po kase kng bibili ako ng MyPhone 3G or O+ 8.31z ee .

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  12. Ano ano po ang available na color neto ?

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  13. soft touch po ba sya ?

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  14. My|Phone 3G or My|Phone 2G ? alin po mas maganda ?

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  15. okay po :) Maraming salamaaaaat :*

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  16. sbe po may color red neto ung back cover . available pa po ba un ?

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  17. pwede po ba sa rain 3g magplay ng nba 2k14 and subway surfers? i plan to buy 3g kse this week?.. pls reply

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  18. ilan po ang internal memory ng rain 3g?/? kse po minsan may bawas... tpos minsan 100 mb lng??? ask ko lng

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  19. ang sbe sa add nila my pre-installed gameloft games eh... sooo...

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  20. why they still selling the a818i po... e meron nmang rain 2g and rain 3g? haha... just wondering XD

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  21. Yup as long as kaya ng memory :D

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  22. Meron tatlo avengers, citylife, Zoo.... Gme kaso yung avengers may bayd na 48 pesos. the rest libre na :D

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  23. Yup , store na binilihan namin meron :D

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  24. Clarisse Rombaoa EnditaNovember 5, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    anung mapa ba ung sinasabi nila na nakakaturn off daw ? haha

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  25. Gabriel Joshua PallorinaNovember 6, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Sir, Pede po bang iuninstall yung mga Gameloft games??

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  26. Clarisse Rombaoa EnditaNovember 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    saan po ?

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  27. a848i or this? a848i is still on ICS :p

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  28. Sir Adrian anong tingen mo mas Better ?
    CM LIFE OR THIS AGUA 3G ?
    because 1st time ko bibili ng phone then mejo pinaghirapan ko ung pera pambili ano ung worth sa 3k ko then tatagal kahit papaano ? thank you

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  29. mas ok po ung life promise....super smooth rwith 1.3ghz mediatek processor sulit sa 4inches screen...:D astig pang gaming no lag at all. :D

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  30. anu kyang emulators ang gagana d2?

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  31. ilang hrs po ba xa magcharge? How about the battery life? thanks :))

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  32. ang daling masira just took 8 days for me bigla nalang nag-ooff ang apps

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  33. sa akin din nasira bago pa po yon...hindi bumalik sa home screen

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  34. UNG SA LIKOD PO UN MA'AM -

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  35. (4GB) 3GB SA APPS / PHONE AND 1GB SA MGA FILES

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  36. OPO KAHIT ANUNG GAMES ) ( EWAN KO PO KUNG GUMAGANA UNG 2K13 SA RAIN 3G

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  37. A848 PO UN MAGANDA PO UNG SA PHOTOGRAPHY :)

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  38. clarence getaruelasDecember 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    wala po ba itong ROM ? ung kasama sa RAM ?

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  39. clarence getaruelasDecember 4, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    mag ru'run po ba ung Dungeon Hunter 4 dito ? or any HD Games ?

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  40. pwede po bang lagyan ng camera 360 ang

    MyPhone Rain 2G?

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  41. pano po magdelete or mag edit ng contacts?
    di ko mahanap ee

    thanks :)

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  42. I'll go with Cherry Mobile Life, CM Life's price is only P2,999.00.
    Life's specs is so much better with MP Rain 3G and even Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 was bullied by CM Life in terms of performance

    CM Life boasts a Dual-Core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MTK6572, so fast and do not emits heat for prolong use, ARM Mali-400 GPU which was clocked at 500 MHz ( I dunno with the ARM MAli-400 with MP Rain 3G) which can play anything 3D intensive game without lag. 512 RAM which was very much optimized in terms of operation and speed. 4-Inch TN Panel Capacitive Screen (800x480p; 233 ppi), with 3G, HSPA, HSUPA Wi-Fi Connectivity), my only issue with LIFE though is the Camera, it's a 5MP camera but it is not autofocus it's a fixed-focus camera and the LED flash is so weak, but hey you can't ask for more in this price range. So maybe this is a good alternative for the MP Rain 3G. B.T.W I own Cherry Mobile Life. Bun Venit 2014!

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  43. Pano ho mag print screen sa rain 3g?? reply pls tnxx :)

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  44. Try nyu po press and hold down POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons for 2-3 seconds until you hear the shutter sound

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  45. panu po mag delete ng contacts at mag edit ? thanks :)

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  46. Punta ka po sa People/Contacts, then select ung contacts na gusto mo po i delete o i edit. Tap mo po ung menu capacitive button (left of home) at meron na dyan lalabas na menu at andyan na po ung edit at delete option

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