22 May 2013
We have looked at the Office for National Statistics release on crime figures for 2011-2012 and have created this infographic.
16 May 2013
Research by a leading mobile phone insurance website in the UK has revealed that two thirds of young Britons claim that they ‘couldn’t live without their phone’. However, just 12% have mobile phone insurance for the gadget that so many claim they couldn’t live without.
09 May 2013
The Office for National Statistics have released this years results for the Crime Survey for England and Wales 2011-2012. Here's our take on the headlines.
09 May 2013
It’s not uncommon for people to try and take advantage of their mobile phone insurance policy by telling a few fibs for whatever reason. Normally, it’s because they want a new handset, or they’ve done something they know they wouldn’t be covered for, so they lie about the circumstances in which their handset became broken.
02 May 2013
Extensive research from a mobile phone insurance website in the UK has revealed what traits and habits are most likely to mean that a person will be more likely to break their mobile phone. Those with tattoos, regular horoscope readers and those that sing in the shower are all more likely to break their mobile phones, for reasons unbeknownst to the site.
24 Apr 2013
Keep your phone extra safe today, it's the day when most mobile phones will break.
18 Apr 2013
Research by a leading mobile phone insurance website in the UK has revealed that many Britons are treating phones as disposable, in the sense that they don’t take steps to replace or fix their phone if it becomes broken or stolen and instead simply buy a new one.
11 Apr 2013
Claims data from a leading mobile phone insurance website in the UK has revealed the top 10 handsets that are most prone to experiencing faults, according to user experience. The handset most likely for a user to experience faults with is the Samsung Galaxy SIII.
10 Apr 2013
Always striving for a headline, the financials have managed a great one with this story released today: Had your phone stolen? Forget about the insurance you've paid for unless you have been beaten up! appearing on the Daily Mail's thisismoney.co.uk
04 Apr 2013
Want to know how to upset those around you, just by using your mobile? Here's our list of top 10 mobile phone related pet hates.
01 Apr 2013
A leading mobile phone insurance website in the UK has developed a space-age technique to protect all handsets from any kind of accidental damage; currently the most common cause of phone-related insurance claims in Britain. The site has worked with scientists over the last year to make this new force-field protection possible.
26 Mar 2013
An infographic highlighting the danger zones for mobile phone theft on the London Underground, and some top tips to staying safe.
21 Mar 2013
A study by a leading mobile phone insurance website has revealed that the majority of broken handsets become damaged within the first 3 months of users owning them. Furthermore, 51% of the mobile phones given as gifts at Christmas time 2012 have been broken in some way, lost or stolen already.
13 Mar 2013
Here at MobileInsurance.co.uk, we’re always trying to come up with tips and advice surrounding how to protect your mobile phone. After all, it’s what we do. Keeping mobile phones safe from loss, theft and damage is our number one priority and, as accidental damage is the top reason for mobile phone insurance claims, we’ve put together a handy guide on the danger zones you need to be aware of when using your handset.
07 Mar 2013
Research by a leading mobile phone insurance website in the UK has revealed that the average Briton spends almost 23 entire days per year just on their mobile phone, whether that’s making calls, sending text messages, using apps, browsing the net or using another feature on their handset.
28 Feb 2013
A recent poll by a leading online mobile phone insurance service has revealed that a staggering number of Britons risk going uninsured when it comes to their mobile phones and suffer as a result; with three quarters of people from around the UK admitting that they’ve had their mobile phone stolen, lost or damaged whilst the handset was uninsured.
21 Feb 2013
New research by a leading mobile phone insurance website in the UK has revealed that 1 in 7 Britons have accidentally sent a text message of an explicit nature to the wrong person; with a quarter of these claiming the message contained a risqué image in it. Of those who accidentally sent an explicit text to the wrong person, a tenth got caught out sending it to a family member.
20 Feb 2013
Unfortunately, mobile phone theft is commonplace around the UK. Whilst it’s often unavoidable to become a victim of such a crime, there are ways in which you can reduce the chances of having your handset taken. Yes, common sense plays an obvious role here, but often it’s good to have things pointed out in order to behave differently. You never know, these simple pointers might prevent you from become a mobile phone theft victim in the future.
14 Feb 2013
Site data released by a leading mobile phone insurance website in the UK has revealed Cambridge to be home to the most cautious mobile phone owners, based on the fact that more people living in Cambridge insure their handsets than any other town or city in the UK. When it came to the place people were least likely to insure their mobile phones, those living in Bristol were the most careless.
11 Feb 2013
Imagine a life without your mobile phone. Not only would none of us know what to do with our precious time, but we’d have to carry around a whole host of items to ensure we could still carry out the same tasks our handsets allow us to do.
07 Feb 2013
New research from a mobile phone insurance website has revealed that as many as a quarter of iPhone owners could currently be using their handsets with a broken screen; with most saying they just ‘hadn’t got round’ to getting their phone fixed.
25 Jan 2013
With a rise in the number of mobile phone insurance claims for breakages that occurred during relationship splits or arguments, a leading mobile phone insurance website decided to carry out research to see what role, if any, handsets play in couples splitting up due to cheating or other circumstances.
19 Jan 2013
When Apple released the iPhone 5 in September 2012, the world didn’t stop moving and the heavens didn’t fall down to earth. A decent bit of kit was released on us mere mortals and the everything continued as normal.
14 Jan 2013
Whether you’re geeking out, being cool or capturing that artistic streak in you, mobile phone protective cases are big business. And now it seems they are also high art. There have been examples in the past of artists using mobile phones for art.
10 Jan 2013
With the announcement of the waterproof Sony Xperia Z smartphone this week (where have you been all our lives?), we decided to start thinking about what other jazzy specifications the mobile phones of the future might offer.
Perhaps they’ll withstand the force of being driven over by a 4x4 after you drop it on the Tesco car park? Or perhaps they will fly back to us like homing pigeons if lost? Who knows! Well, here are the predictions from the team here at MobileInsurance.co.uk:
27 Dec 2012
A recent study in Texas has found that the mobile and smartphone industry has a lot to answer to when it comes to modern relationships, with the study revealing that some adults spend up to seven hours on their smartphone and other communication technologies every day.
20 Dec 2012
An extremely cool feature of a smartphone or mobile phone is that they enable you to watch full movies in HD. However, some people argue that movies are made for two things: The cinema screen and the TV screen.
14 Dec 2012
Here at MobileInsurance.co.uk, we're proud to say we cover most of the handsets on the market - however there are a few that are so outragously expensive and ludicrously blinged, that our underwriters would have a heart attack working out the risk assesments..
27 Nov 2012
Having recently released our top 10 weirdest ever mobile phone insurance claims, some of which we were unable to cover for obvious self-destructive and stupidity reasons, we thought it was about time that we let you all know under what circumstances your mobile phone insurance policy won’t be there to act as a crash mat.
19 Nov 2012
Research by home insurance company LV has revealed that there has been a 25% increase in mobile phone theft in the past three years, with an average of 264 mobile devices being reported stolen every single day.
15 Nov 2012
Having recently released our top 10 weirdest mobile phone insurance claims, a couple of which were perhaps far from honest on the part of the claimant, we wanted to reveal our top tips for a successful mobile phone insurance claim. It’s not rocket science, but claims aren’t always straightforward; unless, that is, these 5 steps are followed..
08 Nov 2012
Before Shazam found its way into the hearts and smartphones of the world, it was a painful experience to be walking around a shopping centre or sitting in a restaurant and hear a song that would blow your mind, yet have absolutely no idea what it is and who it’s performed by..
31 Oct 2012
Sometimes, a shiny cover makes your iPhone look nice. Sometimes, a few diamantes here and there can look tasteful. Let’s face it though, more often than not, trying to add a touch of ‘bling’ to your handset just makes it look tacky.
We’ve found what we believe to be the top 20 tackiest mobile phones from around the web, based on which have the worst (or in the owner’s eyes, best) bling.
Here it goes.
23 Oct 2012
There are hundreds upon thousands of self-help and advice articles online about how to escape from the evil clutches of the eighth deadly sin: Procrastination.
It has been the byword for failed deadlines and poor productivity for decades, and with smartphone technology and our dependency on the internet only likely to increase further, lazy people and procrastination are a marriage made in heaven.
15 Oct 2012
After one of our lovely customers (we love you guys!) sent in a bizarre X-Ray image showing a mobile phone, (not involving them we hope), we got to thinking about some of the oddest X-Ray images out there, and not just relating to mobile phones.
Here at MobileInsurance.co.uk, we’ve spent our afternoons wisely scouring the web for the weirdest X-Ray snaps out there, and some of those we found look down-right impossible if you ask us.
See for yourself...
19 Sep 2012
It’s pretty difficult to go into any public area and not see it heavily populated by people on their phones. Hollywood has had to deal with the growth of mobile phone users by implementing it into their films in interesting ways that won’t bore the audience.
07 Sep 2012
Homeowners who are keen on recycling will be glad to hear that old mobile phones are among the new items that are soon going to be allowed into your council recycling box, with Swindon being the first town to take the initiative with the idea.
24 Aug 2012
A Finnish teenager competing at the World Championships of Mobile Phone Throwing has managed to hurl his mobile phone over 100 metres, setting a new world record.
21 Aug 2012
An estimated 67,000 mobile phones were lost or stolen during the 17 days of the Olympic Games in London 2012 - and less than 2,000 of them would have been insured!
13 Aug 2012
Never have mobile phones played as big a part in the Olympic Games as they did during the last few weeks at London 2012.
27 Jul 2012
Fraudsters pushing up the price of Insurance for everyone else - police are cracking down.
20 Jul 2012
But you'll need to download it BEFORE you lose your phone - Here's how to use the "Find my Phone" App.
17 Jul 2012
Hard to think when you've just been robbed of your £600+ smartphone, but most phones that are stolen aren't sold on, or unblocked - they end up getting dumped.