Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 27th January 2017 778

Insurance A Glass Act When It Comes To Mobile Repairiphone

I seem to be meeting more and more people using mobile phones with cracked screens.

Are screens getting less reliable or are folk getting more resistant to getting them fixed?

The answer is probably both.

The durability of the glass used has unquestionably improved over time.

However, market forces are driving more and more functionality into phones.

It is striking that as they have become thinner, their weight has barely changed.

The iPhone 7 is almost exactly as heavy as the very original model. But, by comparison, its body seems much less substantial as it is more sleek and it is hard to tell whether the glass is thinner, despite being tougher.

The risk to any phone screen is a hard blow to the corner of the device.

A drop on to a pavement or tiled floor is a constant prospect for a mobile and, while it will most likely survive falling on its face or side, that bend at the end striking the deck first can mean curtains for the glass front.

Repairs can be expensive.

Carphone Warehouse and Timpsons off the service as do a number of independent shops and mobile white van operators.

A good screen replacement job for less than £50 is a bargain, which might explain why folk are likely to put it off.

I am not generally in favour of buying insurance for consumer goods, but the high risk levels and considerable costs associated with loss or damage, to my mind, make insuring phones and tablets a no brainer.

Those insurance deals that cover the mobile devices of a whole household provide good value and considerable peace of mind!

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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