07.18.2016Personal Tech

It’s time to treat our phones with respect

By: Phillip Burrows

Americans need to show their devices a little more love.

Mobile phones are a constant presence in our lives today – from binge-watching TV shows, capturing photos and videos, to connecting with family and friends around the globe. With all that they do, you’d think that we would treat our phones with respect, right? Not so fast.

According to Verizon’s recent survey, over half of Americans (54 percent) drop their mobile phones at least once a week! And, adults with kids? Forget about it. Phone owners with children are more likely to break or lose their mobile phone (67 percent) than phone owners without children (38 percent).

More than that, our phones suffer some of the rudest treatment imaginable – from being sent through the wash (42 percent) to becoming Fido’s favorite chew toy (20 percent).

In recognition of Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Verizon is bringing attention to an overlooked part of the conversation – treating our phones with a little more courtesy.

Our phones have suffered enough. It’s time to give them the respect they deserve with Total Mobile Protection from Verizon.

Currently, fewer than 40 percent of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners have a protection plan. That means millions of other device owners do not have a backup plan for when the unexpected happens to their mobile phones.

Total Mobile Protection offers Verizon customers the most comprehensive protection solution – wireless phone protection, extended warranty, a tech coach and the Verizon Support and Protection app, all at a great value.