Smartphones are vital part of life. They keep us connected to friends and family, they entertain us when they are bored and provide us constant access to our jobs and the world around us. If you had asked me 10 years ago, if I thought I’d be one of those people who depends on a cell phone I would have laughed, but in reality it is my life line. From the moment I wake up in the morning to setting the alarm before bed, my smartphone is in my hand. It is my GPS, my weather station, my camera, my address book, my calendar, my phone and my computer when I’m away from home. I do just about everything on my smartphone. The problem is you don’t realize how much you rely on your smartphone, until its too late!
A few weeks ago, I was just finishing up my mail route. I use my smartphone to help me locate address to do my job, keep me connected to my children when I’m away from them and it has even saved my life a time or two when I experience car trouble in the countryside. Like always I was juggling way too many things in my hands (bins, keys, and my smartphone), when I misjudged the location of my pocket on my shirt and hit the curb. I was in a rush , so I picked it up and shoved in my pocket. Ten minutes later, when I went to call my children I saw a huge crack in the screen. As I began to examine it, the crack grew and the screen behind it began flickering. I tried to tell myself that it was just phone and I could live without it, but the more I tried to continue on with my life, the more I realized it was my crutch. The problem is smartphones are expensive. Its not easy to just drop $500+ on new phone (even one as vital to my life like mine was) when your a Mom of 3 and the money could be spend providing for your family.
What do you do? What do you do?
Luckily, TELUS has your back!
TELUS realizes that life happens. They know that just you tackle life with all your might, the same enthusiasm will apply to your phone as well. Whether its an accident or liquid damage or mechanical and electrical malfunctions, TELUS has you covered. After listening to customer feedback and experiencing these little bumps in life themselves, TELUS has developed four unique extended warranty programs to bring value and peace of mind in the event that your device is damaged, lost or stolen.
TELUS Device Care – This extended warranty is available for $7/month or for $129 upfront and provides two years of unlimited mechanical malfunction coverage plus two incidents of accidental or liquid damage.
Device Care Premium – This extended warranty is available in select provinces for $12/month or $209 upfront. It offers all the benefits of TELUS Device Care, but also includes coverage for lost/stolen devices and the convenience of bypassing the repair process with a replacement device (shipped out next business day) for as low as $49. *iPhones must have AppleCare+
TELUS Upgrade Promise (T-Up!) – As a Blogger, I need (err…WANT) the newest smartphone on the market. I need to have the fastest speeds, the best connections and an awesome camera. Unfortunately, smartphones usually upgrade before I’m finished paying off my original smartphone. Again, TELUS gets its customers! With this extended warranty program is available for $11/month. Not only do you get the all the benefits of the TELUS Device Care, but after 12 months you can return your old smartphone (in good working condition, renew your phone plan(your old Device Balance is forgiven) and receive a new phone!
AppleCare+ -Every iPhone or iPad comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of telephone technical support. That being said, everyone knows that on day 91, something is going to happen to your iphone/ipad. It’s Murphy’s law! AppleCare+ extended warranty is available for $7/month or for $129 upfront and extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your device and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage (*subject to a service fee plus applicable tax). TELUS is the only national carrier/provider in Canada to offer iPhone swaps any local TELUS store, flexible payment options, and diagnostics over the phone or in-store.
What if you love your smartphone and don’t want a new one?
TELUS has an option for this too! Sometimes, our smartphones become a part of us. Maybe we hate change or maybe it contains programs/Pictures/Documents we just aren’t willing to give up. TELUS’ offers its customers a comprehensive inspection and friendly repair process to help repair your phone right. You can track your repair and receive a same tire loner device (without a deposit!), so that you can continue on with your life until you phone is ready to join you.
I honestly don’t know where I would be without TELUS. My phone is my life! With three kids, a full time job and household to run, its nice to know that if I accidentally drop my phone on the curb or my child puts it in the toilet, that TELUS has me covered!