Associated Press reported in November 2013 that the theft of gadgets on UK trains are on the increase. iPads, tablets and Kindles are the most popular amongst thieves on the trains. 2013 saw an increase of more than 10% in theft on trains in the UK compared to the year before.
Protect Your Bubble mobile phone insurance company has stated that just over 22% of all damage claims have been water damage or liquid damage. Gizmodo has also released their stats but not in percentage terms. According to the at least 900,000 mobile phones has been damaged by water since they had started. Read More »
If your mobile phone is stolen then you need to ensure that you have “unauthorised usage” protection in your insurance. In 2013 Ofcomm (Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries) stated that if you doubt your phone has been stolen or lost then report it immediately. Read More »
If you are getting nuisance calls in the UK then you are not alone. The least study from Ofcom shows that this has become a growing trend not only for mobile phone but also for landlines which are the worst affected. In January 2014 over the period of a month 84% of all UK residents with a land line got some form of nuisance call. Of these 67% had been sales calls. 3 in every 5 calls had been ‘silent calls’ and 14% had been abandoned calls.
More problems occur as we can see from the stats of all the nuisance calls in the UK which people receive. Many times during these calls there is also mis-selling. This type of selling is where what has been promised either does not exist or has been exaggerated. You do find this type of mis-selling not only with insurance but a range of industries.
If you have had your mobile phone stolen which is becoming very common in the UK with more than 700,000 handsets stolen since 1995 and increasing each year in the double digit figures then you need to know the following which we have listed below. Also contact your insurance company immediately so as to ensure that an unauthorised usage is not going to become your financial responsibility. See the article on how to protect your phone before theft listed here.