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O2 mobile phone insurance

Thinking about buying your next mobile phone from O2, or already got one? If it's an expensive phone you're probably wondering what the best way to protect it is, and there are loads of options available to you. In this article we take a look at the pros and cons of each, but if you've already done your research feel free to get a quote from us by clicking the button below:

Insure your O2 Mobile

 

O2 Mobile Insurance

You can only buy mobile phone insurance directly from O2 within the first 28 days of buying your phone contract or upgrading. So if you've already received your new mobile you might not be able to insure it with them. Full details can be found at https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/services/mobile-insurance, but we'll sum up some of the benefits below:

 

Pros

Next day replacement.

Submit a claim any time of day or week.

Cons

High premiums, of up to £12.50 per month

Has to be purchased within 28 days of your phone.

 

Tinhat Mobile Insurance

Our insurance is quite a bit cheaper than buying directly from O2, but unfortunately that means that we can't offer next day replacements. Find the key pros and cons below:

 

Pros

Cheaper premiums, up to £8.49 a month.

Lower excesses, with a maximum of £50 for mobile phones.

No limit on the number of claims you can make.

Can be bought any time within 18 months after purchasing your phone.

Also covers accessories up to the value of £150.

Cons

Takes a few days to process claims and then provide a repair or replacement.

 

 

 

 

 

Home Contents Insurance

If you already have home contents insurance then you can probably add your mobile phone to the same policy. Here are some of the key pros and cons of doing so:

 

Pros

Can be cheap to insure, often no more than £35 per year.

Some home insurers will give you cash instead of a refurbished replacement.

It's convenient to have everything under the one policy.

Cons

Excesses tend to be very high, often around £200.

Claiming could affect your no claims and increase your premium later on.

Home insurers tend to take long to repair your phone.