Is a Motorola Phone Warranty Worth It?

Motorola has been a popular phone manufacturer since the days of flip phones. These days they have an upgraded smartphone product line including one of the first flippable smartphones. If you’re considering upgrading your phone and purchasing a new Motorola smartphone, you may wonder if buying a Motorola phone warranty is worthwhile? Extended warranties may be another thing to purchase, but they can save you money in the long run.

Limited Warranty Terms

The Motorola limited warranty period lasts two years, which is longer than many limited warranty periods from other manufacturers. It states that Motorola guarantees its products will remain free from defects of materials or workmanship during the warranty period. So if your Motorola phone malfunctions within two years from the purchase date, Motorola should repair or replace it at no cost to you.
However, the limited warranty only covers defects due to manufacturing. It will not cover any physical or accidental damage. So if you drop your phone and your screen cracks, that repair is not covered under the limited warranty. You will be responsible for paying for that repair out-of-pocket.

Accidental Damage Coverage

The biggest benefit of an extended warranty is its coverage for accidental damage. Accidents happen, especially to devices we take everywhere, like smartphones. It’s easy for a phone to slip through your fingers or be a liquid landing pad while it sits on the table. Smartphones face the elements daily, and accidental damage is the most common reason smartphones break.
A limited smartphone warranty is great to ensure you didn’t buy a lemon phone, but it won’t pay for accidental damage. However, most extended Motorola phone warranty plans will.
With an extended warranty, if you drop your phone, you can file a claim and have it repaired with a small deductible. This can save you hundreds of dollars in repair and replacement fees and gives you the peace of mind that your phone is protected, even when you drop it.

Extended Warranty Plan Options

You can purchase an extended warranty at most major cell phone retailers and service providers. However, these plans are often overpriced or not comprehensive in their coverage.
Motorola has two extended warranty options: one that simply extends the limited warranty coverage and one that provides accidental protection. For the $999 Motorola Edge+, the 1-year Moto Care extended service plan would cost $44.99 with a $10 to $99 deductible and has no accidental coverage. Eighteen months of accident protection for the Edge+ would cost $99.99, and 2-years would cost $119.99, with a deductible ranging between $26-$99. But you only get three claims under this insurance plan.
The same phone could be enrolled in Verizon Mobile Protect for an extra $17 a month. That comes out to $204 a year! And screen repairs would still cost $29. Plus Verizon even has a higher deductible for other repairs.

Upsie Smartphone Warranty Plans

Upsie has the best Motorola phone warranty plans. Upsie's Smartphone Subscription Plan costs just $9.99 a month and has a $0 cracked screen deductible. For other repairs, Upsie's deductible is $109. In addition, you can cancel your subscription at any time with no penalties or fees. Best of all, you can purchase an Upsie warranty for old phones because there is no eligibility window.
With Motorola, you don’t know the deductible price until you submit the claim.
And filing a claim with Upsie couldn’t be easier. Moto Care boasts 24/7 online claims filing. Upsie has that, too. But, for increased convenience and customer service, Upsie also has a claims center that is open 24/7/365. Their dedicated customer service representatives are ready to walk you through the claims process at any time. After your claim is approved, you can take it to your local certified technician, often same-day! Or you can also choose to send it to Upsie’s repair center with free 2-day round trip shipping.
A Motorola phone warranty plan is absolutely worth it, but only if you purchase a smartphone warranty that is comprehensive, affordable, and convenient. That’s why so many Motorola phone owners trust Upsie with their extended warranties.

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