02 Mobile Phone Insurance vs. Mobile Phone Insurance Direct
How our cover compares to other insurance providers?
With smartphones becoming more and more advanced, it’s never been more important to ensure that your device is protected with comprehensive phone insurance. However, choosing the right provider can be more hassle than it’s worth, with varying price tiers, levels of cover, and more on offer.
To help you get the best cover for your new device, we’ve taken a holistic look at what’s provided by the usual suspects for phone insurance, as well as how it stacks up when compared to our policies. See how O2 mobile phone insurance compares.
Like other smartphone network providers, O2 do offer their own brand of mobile phone insurance, which is usually purchased when your take out a new contract or upgrade to a new model. These types of insurance are usually quite comprehensive, covering everything from device damage to theft and loss, however, they can be quite costly.
As previously mentioned, most networks will offer insurance on top of your mobile phone contract, with a fixed monthly cost and premiums. This is usually a blanket price for the network, which means that it remains the same regardless of device – with only brand-new flagship models seeing a rise in cost. This means that, unlike with independent mobile phone insurance companies, someone with an older model could be paying the same as someone with a newer, more expensive device.
O2 is a little different in this regard, offering several insurance options at progressively more costly tiers. O2 mobile phone insurance is available in two options: Damage Cover and Full Cover. A Damage Cover policy protects your device against accidental damage or a cracked screen, with the monthly premium varying depending on the age of your smartphone – ranging from £3.00 a month to £9.00, with differing excess charges. If you have to make a claim on this policy, you’ll receive a replacement phone within 3-5 days (standard excess) or the next day with Next-Day Exchange excess, however, this option does cost £30 more for the most expensive policy.
Full Cover, as the name implies, offers a holistic insurance package, including accidental damage, theft and loss. As with Damage Cover, the price of the policy varies depending on the age and make of the smartphone, with the cheapest option being £6.00 per month and the most expensive being £15.00 a month. It is not indicated which devices qualify for what price bracket.
As an independent, pure play provider, Mobile Phone Insurance Direct offers varying prices depending on the make, model, and age of your device. For example, the cost of Premium Cover for an iPhone Xs – a relatively old, high-spec device – with us is £7.49 a month, which includes accidental, liquid, and screen damage, as well as theft, loss, and accessory protections. Similarly, Premium Cover for an iPhone 13 Pro costs only £8.99 per month. What’s more, O2 mobile phone insurance is only available to people on the network, whereas Mobile Phone Insurance Direct is available to everyone over 18 (terms and conditions apply).
Specialist mobile phone and gadget insurance providers like MPID offer a number of great benefits to their customers.
At MPID, we feel that phone insurance should be as personal as your device is, so we strive to make the welfare of your phone our top priority. Compared to other providers, like 02 mobile phone insurance, you can decide how much or how little cover you want, ensuring that you get a policy that suits you, at a price you like.
Mobile Phone Insurance Direct offers protection against accidental damage, theft, loss, and a cracked screen, among others! This applies both in the UK and internationally, so wherever you are, you’ll know you’re protected. If you have to make a claim for damage, we’ll repair your phone and get it back to you as soon as possible, with a 12-moth warranty. In instances of loss or theft, we’ll ensure you get a like-new replacement.