Smartphone Warranties: Everything You Need to Know
Mar 3, 2020
We rely on our cell phones for everything from keeping in touch with loved ones to sending out vital business documents. Protecting it should be a priority whenever you invest money in purchasing a new smartphone. Purchasing an Upsie smartphone extended warranty helps by making sure you don’t have to pay a lot of money for repairs or a new phone if you accidentally damage your current one.
What is an Upsie Smartphone Extended Warranty?
Extended warranties offer additional coverage and protection for essential electronic devices. Upsie smartphone warranties protect against accidents and manufacturing defects. The price for a warranty varies depending on the purchase price of your phone.
Upsie warranty prices come out lower every time when you compare us to big box retailers and carriers that mark up their warranties by as much as 900% to increase profit margins! You should consider purchasing an Upsie extended warranty if you’re dealing with a limited budget or want peace of mind. Not having the coverage would put you in a position where you’re dealing with expensive repairs or the cost of a replacement with no assistance.
Can’t I Just Rely On My Manufacturer’s Warranty?
The typical manufacturer’s warranty lasts anywhere from 90 days to one year. They also limit any potential liability to manufacturing defects. That means you’re out of luck if you accidentally drop your phone in the driveway and crack your screen.
Even if the manufacturer’s warranty covers certain damage, they may limit where you can take your phone for repairs. That means your only option is to send it directly to them and wait weeks for a decision instead of taking it to a trusted local repair shop. Upsie extended warranties allow customers to choose where they have repairs made.
Do I Save Money With an Upsie Smartphone Extended Warranty?
The price of Upsie smartphone extended warranties vary depending on how much you paid for your phone. You’ll pay a lower rate and deductible for more budget-friendly phones. However, the prices we charge for high-end phones is much lower than those offered by competitors. Imagine having just bought a $1,000 iPhone and ending up stuck with a repair bill because of an accident three weeks later. That doesn’t have to be a concern if you have Upsie smartphone extended warranty coverage.
Does an Upsie Smartphone Extended Warranty Cover Against Accidents and Spills?
Yes and yes. Upsie smartphone extended warranties cover any accidents or liquid spills that damage your phone. We also cover issues related to accidental submersion in water.
What Else Do Upsie Extended Warranty Plans Cover?
Our plans offer protection for the following incidents:
Battery failure — Our plans will repair or replace a failure of the battery and power source. That includes wiring around the battery and any shorts.
Touch screen issues — We cover fixes for issues related to an unresponsive or unusable touch screen.
Camera problems — Upsie smartphone extended warranties cover problems with camera mechanical malfunctions.
Headphone jack failure — Customers can file claims for issues with the headphone jack that affect sound quality, volume control, and microphone usage.
Audio issues — We cover any audio and speaker issues related to manufacturing defects.
WiFi failure — Upsie smartphone extended warranties pay to fix problems related to manufacturing defects or drops that cause WiFi connectivity issues.
Bluetooth problems — Our plans cover any issues affecting Bluetooth sensors and connectivity.
What If I Don’t Purchase a Smartphone Extended Warranty Right Away?
Upsie allows you to purchase a smartphone extended warranty plan up to 60 days from the date you bought your new phone. That way, you have more time to explore your options and understand the benefits provided by our warranty plans.
How Long Do Upsie Smartphone Extended Warranties Last?
Our warranties last for two years, starting from the date you purchased your phone. If you get coverage on the same day, you can make a claim anytime. If you buy your plan later, you must wait 31 days from the purchase date before filing a claim.
We do not cover refurbished phones from third party sellers. However, we do cover certified refurbished phones from the manufacturer and brand-new devices. You can buy an Upsie smartphone extended warranty for leased phones, as well. However, if your phone can’t be repaired, you should notify your carrier of your replacement phone’s IMEI number.
How Does the Claims Process Work?
Our claims team works with you to understand the issue and find the right repair solution. You have the option of sending your device in to our certified repair shop or picking a local option. We cover the costs of any repairs or replacement after applying your deductible. There is an unlimited number of claims up to the purchase value of the device. For example, if the phone cost $1,000 and the repair cost $250, you have $750 in repair value remaining.
Can I Cancel My Smartphone Extended Warranty?
Yes. You receive a full refund if you cancel your plan within 30 days without filing a claim. We offer prorated refunds, minus a 10 percent fee, based on the amount of time left on your warranty. Upsie does not provide refunds if you’ve had a claim approved.
Sign up for a smartphone extended warranty today on our website. Call us at (877) 844-7745 or ask us a question on Twitter or Facebook if you need more information.