The last time I broke a phone was the Pixel 2 XL last year when I tried to pull the phone out of a pocket and it slipped a bit, causing me to quick-swipe at it, only to miss the mid-air grab and instead accelerate the phone’s fall into the bathroom tile that ended its display’s life. It sucked, especially with no insurance and a dislike of all other phones sitting in my desk drawer. I took the phone to uBreakiFix, where I had to fork out $220 for a genuine replacement display.
I don’t bring this up today because I’ve broken another phone, it’s just that I have been playing with carrier sites this past week and noticed that they still really want you to sign-up for protection and phone insurance plans. I’ve never signed up for them, even before I played with phones for a living, but I am curious if you all do.
The last time we asked was in 2011 and the split was almost 50-50 for those who do and don’t. As phones continue to climb in price, I’m wondering if that number has flipped. Anyone buying insurance or protection plans?