Broken Tech Can Ruin Your Trip
Smartphones are critical for today’s traveler. But this year more than 80 million people will suffer the loss, theft or damage of their devices, according to Asurion, a Nashville, TN-based company that specializes in device protection and support services. So here are some tips to keep tabs on devices and trips on track:
Make a mental checklist. When de-boarding a plane or turning in a rental car, take mental inventory of your phone and other possessions to ensure they are not left behind.
Get covered. Make the investment in mobile phone protection. With a reasonable deductible, cell phone insurance can be very cost effective.
Keep your phone safe. Travelers’ devices are particularly susceptible to water-related damage and impact when dropped. Find a way to keep your phone someplace other than your pocket. And get an extra sturdy case for protection.
Charge it up. Charge your phone completely before you leave home and don’t forget charging cords and wall plugs when you’re on the road. Make them part of your checklist too.
Lock it up. Don’t make it easy for thieves and hackers to get into your device. Use password protection and other security features. Also be cautious using public WiFi zones that can make your personal data vulnerable.
For more smart ideas for smartphone travel visit asurion.com.