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  • Suitable for Worldwide Cover or Staycations in Devon
  • 95% claims accepted*
  • No single item limit
FOR LIMITED TIME

Have 15% on us

With a (hopefully) glorious summer ahead, we've decided to give away 15% discount on all monthly phone insurance policies. So whether you're travelling abroad or opting for a staycation, you can use code 15%OFF to get your discount (you add it in once you've got your quote).

SPECIALIST PHONE INSURANCE POLICY V'S TRAVEL INSURANCE

Why have separate travel phone insurance cover?

I lost my MacBook Pro whilst on holiday....every time I rang the staff were lovely and very attentive. There was no refurb available so they have now replaced with a new laptop. Very happy customer I will be covering my new MacBook and also my XS Max. Finally, an insurance company that’s there when you need them.
Alan
Rated 4.5 stars on Trustpilot
WHY BUY A TRAVEL PHONE INSURANCE POLICY?

Choose a Separate phone insurance policy

Many travel insurance policies have a single-item limit.  It means you'll only be covered up to a certain value for each gadget -  It can be as little as £100 or £1,000.

Whether you are heading off to Cornwall or the Cayman Islands your device(s) are covered 365 days a year.

As a family, add up all the devices your take on holiday - laptops, tablets, smartphone and the rest.  Now add up the value of those devices.  A family of 4, with two teenagers, could easily take on holiday 4 smartphones and a tablet and maybe a laptop.  That's could easily come to over £3,000.  Most travel insurers won't cover all those items.  Insurance2go will cover the replacement value of each device you insure.

Are all your gadgets covered?  

We've compared Travel Insurance policies for the top insurers in the UK.

A typical family* of four might take 1 smartphone each, a tablet and maybe a laptop.  That means if the worst happens and you lose all your device...you're not covered.

Provider

Single Item Limit

Total Valuable limit

Gadget
Add-On

Insurance2go The value of your phone The value of your phone n/a
Post Office £100 £1,000  
Aviva No Gadget Cover No Gadget Cover Yes
InsureAndGo £1,000 £2,000 Yes
Admiral  £500 £1,000 Yes
StaySure £1,000 £1,000 Yes
LV=  £500 £3,000 Yes
Direct Line  £300 £1,500 Yes
Virgin Money  £1,000 £2,000 Yes

 

*Our typical family includes; mum owning a Google Pixel 4A (£499), Dad owns an iPhone 11 (£599),  Child #1 owns Samsung A71 (£419) and child #2 own iPhone 8 (£229), and also an iPad Air (£579).  Other families might also own smartphones, cameras and games consoles.!  So we maybe underestimating this cost.  When you insure with insurance2go each policy covers an individual device. 
 

OUR POLICIES

What type of phone insurance do you need?

With Insurance2go, you won’t have to worry about life without your phone. If your handset gets lost, damaged or stolen, we’ll help get things back to normal as soon as we can. 

Policy features
 
Policy features
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We'll cover your refurbished devices against all of the below as long as they were purchased with a 12 month warranty.

We'll cover your refurbished devices against all of the below as long as they were purchased with a 12 month warranty.

We'll cover your refurbished devices against all of the below as long as they were purchased with a 12 month warranty.

If your screen gets cracked or the headphone jack breaks, we’ll repair it. If it’s not repairable, we’ll replace it.

If your screen gets cracked or the headphone jack breaks, we’ll repair it. If it’s not repairable, we’ll replace it.

If your screen gets cracked or the headphone jack breaks, we’ll repair it. If it’s not repairable, we’ll replace it.

If your phone has a mechanical breakdown, for example it stops working and it’s out of warranty, send it to us, we'll repair it - if it’s not repairable, we’ll replace it.

If your phone has a mechanical breakdown, for example it stops working and it’s out of warranty, send it to us, we'll repair it - if it’s not repairable, we’ll replace it.

If your phone has a mechanical breakdown, for example it stops working and it’s out of warranty, send it to us, we'll repair it - if it’s not repairable, we’ll replace it.

If someone outside your immediate family damages your phone, we've got you covered. We’ll either repair your phone, or, if that's not possible, replace it.

If someone outside your immediate family damages your phone, we've got you covered. We’ll either repair your phone, or, if that's not possible, replace it.

If someone outside your immediate family damages your phone, we've got you covered. We’ll either repair your phone, or, if that's not possible, replace it.

Your phone is covered if it gets damaged by liquids - that's a solid promise.

Your phone is covered if it gets damaged by liquids - that's a solid promise.

Your phone is covered if it gets damaged by liquids - that's a solid promise.

It doesn’t matter where you are when you need us. Wherever you go in the world, our unlimited worldwide cover goes with you.

It doesn’t matter where you are when you need us. Wherever you go in the world, our unlimited worldwide cover goes with you.

It doesn’t matter where you are when you need us. Wherever you go in the world, our unlimited worldwide cover goes with you.

If you accidentally lose your phone while you're covered with us, we’ll replace it for you.

If you accidentally lose your phone while you're covered with us, we’ll replace it for you.

If you accidentally lose your phone while you're covered with us, we’ll replace it for you.

We’ll replace your phone if it’s stolen.

We’ll replace your phone if it’s stolen.

We’ll replace your phone if it’s stolen.

You're covered for up to £100 if your eWallet is used to make unauthorised contactless payments.

You're covered for up to £100 if your eWallet is used to make unauthorised contactless payments.

You're covered for up to £100 if your eWallet is used to make unauthorised contactless payments.

You’re covered for up to £1,000 worth of unauthorised calls, texts and downloads made in the first 24 hours after the loss or theft of your phone.

You’re covered for up to £1,000 worth of unauthorised calls, texts and downloads made in the first 24 hours after the loss or theft of your phone.

You’re covered for up to £1,000 worth of unauthorised calls, texts and downloads made in the first 24 hours after the loss or theft of your phone.

Tips for traveling with gadgets

  • Protect it

    Protect your devices - cases & screen protectors.

  • Data, Data, Data

    Turn off data roaming. It may cost a small fortune.

  • Lost forever

    Back up before you go. Got cloud storage? Even better!

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Your questions answered

New devices and handsets are the norm these days - with all major manufacturers releasing new models every year. Whilst incremental improvements to their specifications are not as vast in each annual release as they were a few years ago, the prices of the top of the range modern handsets are now in excess of £1,000.

Making an investment in the latest technology is becoming an expensive past-time, and we believe the decision to take out insurance to protect your phone should become an important consideration for most.

Most new devices are purchased with a connected contract - i.e. as part of a bi-annual upgrade or new phone contract, with one of the network providers. If you then accidentally drop it resulting in a cracked screen, or are unfortunate enough to lose your phone, you're left with a pretty large monthly bill which you're obliged to pay without your nice shiny piece of tech (or at least one with a few dents and scratches!).

Whilst you'll have to stump up a monthly premium (or pay it off in a lump sum) to insure your mobile, and bear in mind there will also be an excess payment if the worst does happen, this is a drop in the ocean compared to having to find another £1,000 to replace your phone.

Before you purchase a specialist mobile phone insurance policy, it's a good idea to check if your mobile is already covered by another policy or benefit.

If you are already covered it's worth checking how much cover you have. Remember that home insurance policies may provide different cover levels compared to more specialised policies like ours.

Other factors to think about include that your home insurance policy may not cover your handset outside of your home. Also, don’t forget that the policy excess on your home insurance can be high (sometimes around £500), and should you make a claim for a phone on this type of policy, it could have an impact on your no claims bonus, increasing any future premium you take out.

It is important to ensure you take out appropriate cover to suit your individual needs, and is why we've chosen to offer two policy cover levels. Each of our policies have a series of benefits which come as standard:

  • If you're prone to dropping your phone you'll get accidental damage cover to protect against a cracked screen or LCD damage
  • You're also covered in case of malicious damage and liquid damage to your device
  • We'll help you if your phone develops a fault or suffers a mechanical breakdown
  • We cover the accessories you get when the phone is purchased - up to £150
  • Unlimited Worldwide Insurance Cover.
  • We offer cover for you & your immediate family when using the handset
  • You also get unlimited claims as standard across both policies.


For complete peace of mind our Full Cover policy also insures you against loss, theft, unauthorised mobile payments (up to £100) and unauthorised calls/messages/downloads (up to £1000). 

Check out the Insurance Policy Information Documents in the comparison table above for full details of what is included, and for information about what is not covered.

Whilst we can help bring peace of mind when it comes to protecting your phone, there are some things you can do to keep your device safe, for example, purchasing a sturdy case for your phone can help protect it against bumps and scrapes.

Additionally, when taking your device anywhere with you, you should keep it hidden and out of sight in your bag or pocket to deter pickpockets. You should never leave your phone unattended or in the possession of people you do not know or trust. If you must leave your device in the car, ensure your phone is out of sight and the vehicle is locked and all doors and windows are closed.

We also recommend that you regularly back up your device. Should the worst happen and you lose, or have your phone stolen, your contacts, messages, emails and photos will be up to date to the point you last backed up your phone.

It’s important to check the small print before choosing the correct policy for you. Your mobile insurance policy should reflect your lifestyle and have the appropriate level of cover for your device.

If you travel often to foreign countries, make sure your policy covers either the world, or the country you are travelling too. There may also be limitations in the number of days your ‘phone’ can be out of the country. Read the following to tips before choosing which policy is correct for you.

• Intentional Damage. This may seem obvious however, you cannot claim for repairs if you purposely damaged your own phone.
• Theft while unattended. Whilst certain policies cover for theft, you may sometimes not be covered if you have left your phone unattended, maybe in a coffee shop or on the train. It’s worth checking with individual insurers.
• A lost SIM Card. Mobile phone Insurance doesn’t typically cover lost SIM cards. You should get in touch with your network provider to organise a replacement.
• Reporting Lost or Stolen. If your phone has been stolen in the UK or abroad, you must report your phone as being stolen with the police. You can do this online or at a local Police station. If you don’t complete this step it’s likely your claim will be declined. Delays reporting your loss can sometimes mean you are not covered. Check with your provider or review the Terms of Insurance to get the full picture.

Yes! As long as it is 36 months old or under. We just ask that the phone is in good working order when you take out your policy and that it was new or refurbished when you purchased it.

In the case of refurbished devices, you will need to have obtained a 12 month warranty from the network or retailer who supplied you with the device.

You may be asked to provide a proof of purchase if you make a claim, so make sure you know where yours is before you purchase a policy. 

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