Do you remember those times when you actually got together with friends and family and half of the time you didn’t know what to do?
You just turn the TV on and try to find something you all like. Now all we need to do is search Youtube or our phones and within 30 seconds we will find something we enjoy.
Oh, and the best part is we can practically be wherever we want to be. Hanging out in your friend's basement isn’t needed anymore. You can go hang out outside, and watch practically whatever you want whenever.
We never have to worry about being bored anymore because of the capability of our smartphones.
We have apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat that will keep us busy for days. Although were all mesmerized by our phones and could literally scroll for days, this does present a problem.
It might not be what you’re thinking. The problem is that the more we use our devices the more likely we are to wreck them, let them take a swim in the toilet, or just straight out have them crash on us.
Smartphones are by no means perfectly made (yet) and a $700 Iphone still has its flaws. Despite such a high price tag. Their not made of stainless steel and aren’t unbreakable (yet). Hopefully in the future.
If they can make cars run on electricity than I feel they should be able to make smartphones made of a lot more durable material than they are currently.
Back to what I was trying to say, smartphones are not indestructible and we use them every day.
If we use them more often than ever before, more mistakes or accidents are bound to happen. That's life.
It wasn’t until 2 weeks ago when I actually broke my phone by letting it dance with the pavement that I started to realize something…..
I’m bound to continue dropping and breaking my phone as the years go by.
It’s just reality. So I searched online and came across this startup called Protection that actually allows you to protect your Iphone or Ipad for a low monthly fee. I thought, what a wicked idea!
If you were to break your phone while using their service you end paying to get it repaired at a local repair shop. Then you go on their site and submit a claim, and instantly they will reimburse you 50% of the cost to repair your phone.
When I read how simple and effective this was I wish I had gotten it before I broke my Iphone. Whoops!
But according to their site they still allow you to sign up if your phone is currently broken and you still get the 50% discount. That doesn't sound too bad at all.
The days of paying for a new iPhone screen for $200+ are gone if you sign up for Protection. Most of the time when you break your phone, you just end up buying a brand new one that is two or three times the cost of the repair.
Now we can all protect our phones for a low monthly cost. While not feeling guilty that we had one too many drinks last weekend and ended up breaking our phones.
We all know we’re going to drop it at some point right, so maybe it's time we start looking into protecting our phones.
What do you think?
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Clinton is a COO at Influencive.com, which is a site dedicated to sharing Unconventional Wisdom From The Minds of Influential Millennial Entrepreneurs that reaches over 6 million people per week. He's a published writer at The Huffington Post, Director of Partnerships for the Next Gen Summit, is a [...]