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Tips for Making a Smartphone Upgrade

The smartphone is here to stay and before too long it will be a standard in the cellular communities. Deciding to upgrade to a smartphone is a big decision, but it does not have to be difficult. Protect Your Bubble, specialty insurance brand, has created a list of shopper-savvy tips for those who seek to upgrade or select a new smartphone.

  • Set a budget – Consumers should choose a phone and plan that works easily into their budget. Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 are fantastic smartphones, but there are others out there that are more affordable, including earlier model iPhones.
  • Choose an operating system - Android, iOS and Windows are programs that smartphones use to connect customers to the web, email, phone calls, text and apps. Each one has unique features, but ultimately the decision will come down the user’s primary uses and needs. Apple's iOS has fantastic apps, but it limits users to proprietary software such as iTunes for music. Google's Android has more customization but depending on the carrier there may be catches in how the operating system works. Windows has come on the market with Windows 8, but some users may not like the inflexibility of the software.
  • Choose a carrier – There are many mobile carriers out there. The key is to compare prices and features and ask a lot of questions in order to choose the best plan. For example, consumers should ask themselves questions like, “Do I need a data plan? Would a family plan work best for my budget? Do I text often?” There are a lot of options out there so it’s important to do your homework!
  • Aesthetics – This is where the consumer’s personality can be showcased. While it may seem strange, people can tell a lot about an individual by their phone and its accessories. Do they have the newest smartphone on the market? Is their smartphone case flashy or subtle? When purchasing, it’s important to remember that various cases, ear phones and such can be found online, saving consumers considerable amounts of money.


Regardless of the smartphone selected, it’s important to protect it. Protect Your Bubble offers comprehensive smartphone insurance plans that cover loss, theft and accidents and provides replacement device in 24 hours. For more information and to get a quick quote, visit


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