Do I Really Need Accident Protection for my Tablet?

Accident protection is for common, unintended incidents like drops that can cause cracked screens and spills and can short internal components. Many people purchase it for smartphones, but accident protection for your tablet is equally as important.

What is the average cost to repair or replace my tablet?

The cost of a tablet repair varies by tablet model. However, the repair costs can be as high as $599. More expensive tablets tend to cost more money to repair.

Does my credit card cover me for any additional warranty period?

Your credit card might offer you an extended warranty on your tablet purchase. For cards that do offer coverage, it will typically extend the manufacturer warranty for one year. Read the terms and conditions before assuming your card will have you covered, though. Some cards, like Discover, eliminated this benefit back in 2018. It’s also important to note that credit cards do not typically over accidental protection, so drops and spills would not be covered.

I already purchased a tablet. Can I still get an extended warranty with accident protection?

Possibly! Most retailers require you to get the warranty at checkout or within two weeks of purchasing the tablet. Upsie gives you up to 60 days after purchasing the tablet to get an Upsie warranty. This gives you time to think about the purchase and determine if a warranty is the best option for you. They also have the lowest priced, highest quality plans in the industry. If you plan to use your tablet daily, we’re sure you’ll pick an Upsie warranty.

What if my tablet can’t be repaired?

If your tablet, protected by Upsie, is broken beyond repair, Upsie will replace it. There are no additional fees if your tablet needs to be replaced beyond the standard deductible. However, if a comparable replacement cannot be located, Upsie will issue a reimbursement for the remaining value of your Upsie plan. The remaining value is the total value of protection you purchased minus any claims you have made previously. For example, you bought a warranty for a $750 tablet. You previously made a cracked screen claim for $200 so your reimbursement check will be for $550.

How is Upsie different from AppleCare+?

AppleCare+ limits the number of claims you can make on your plan. You also must get your iPad repaired through Apple. With Upsie, you have unlimited claims up to the purchase price of your device. You can also get your iPad repaired anywhere for covered claims, including at the Genius Bar. Lastly, Upsie’s deductible prices are lower. Getting your tablet protection through Upsie simply makes sense.

How much can I expect to pay for a warranty through Upsie?

Upsie warranties are the most affordable in the industry. Price varies by years of coverage and the price paid for the tablet. All plans have only a $25 deductible. Here is a breakdown of prices for 2-year and 3-year tablet protection from Upsie:
Tablet Purchase Price 2-Year Plan 3-Year Plan
$100-$199.99 $33.99 $57.99
$200-$299.99 $51.99 $82.99
$300-$399.99 $65.99 $102.99
$400-$499.99 $72.99 $106.99
$500-$599.99 $90.99 $136.99
$600-$799.99 $103.99 $179.99
$800-$999.99 $127.99 $213.99
$1,000-$1,499.99 $142.99 $227.99

Who can I contact if I have questions about an extended warranty for my tablet?

If you have any questions about accident protection for tablets, contact Upsie. Their corporate line, answered by real people, takes calls daily 9am-4pm. If you already have a plan with Upsie and need to make a claim, their claims line takes calls 24/7/365. You can also contact them via Facebook and Twitter.

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