Consumers switching from mobile phone to Gadget Insurance for better value

Beware of iPhone snatchers – Top Safety Tips from

With the recent spate of robberies and muggings around the country, particularly of iphones, it is now more important than ever to get your gadgets insured.

Insure up to 5 of your favourite gadgets including your iphone from only €79.

At they know how important it is to protect your most valuable items from digital cameras to laptops and iPads, including the most valuable of all – your mobile phone including your iPhone or android phone.

Latest reports found that many people use a mobile phone to store contact info, passwords, access to social networks, and maybe even banking and medical data. In short, for a lot of people, a mobile phone is a highly portable-and easy to lose-computer.

Here are some extra quick tips for keeping your data to yourself:

Tip 1: Set a passcode. Keep intruders away from your info by adding a passcode to your phone. Start by going to Settings. If you have an iPhone, you’ll see a choice for setting a passcode. Android devices have a “Location & security” option.

Tip 2: Don’t leave your phone on tables in pubs or restaurants.

Tip 3: When you leave a bus or train station don’t use your phone immediately, leave it a while or if you are using it use your earpiece instead.

Tip 4: Don’t walk and text at the same time, you will be less aware of what is happening around you.

Tip 5: Keep calls in public places as brief as possible, the longer you talk, the more likely you are to be spotted by a potential thief.

Tip 6: Store your IMEI number separately

Tip 7: Register with MobileMe so your phone can be tracked quickly if stolen. This can be accessed via iTunes.

Gadget insurance policies will cover Accidental Damage and Theft up to 5 specified gadgets and there is a choice of 2 insurance cover levels, Premier and Premier Plus to suit your needs.

Worldwide Cover is provided so whether you are travelling on a short weekend break or lazing on a beach somewhere exotic you can rest assured your iphone, digital camera or iPad is covered. For protection around the world make sure you take out – don’t leave home without it!

Over 96% of Irish people now have mobile phones with an increasing number purchasing iphones or android phones.

iPhone insurance now costs up to €144 per year so gadget insurance for €79 makes more sense plus you can cover up to 5 gadgets including ipads/tablets, laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, sat navs and handheld game consoles.

“Most people don’t realise the amount of gadgets they carry around with them on a daily basis or take on holidays, so it makes senses to get worldwide cover with This new and innovative product can protect your gadgets against Accidental Damage and Theft so that should something go wrong the financial cost and headache of replacing the item can be minimized.” comments Ciaran Mulligan, Joint Managing Director,

There are other benefits, including a low excess of €25. Home insurance policies generally have an excess of between €250-€500 meaning in a lot of cases your claim for lower amounts won’t be covered. Many home insurance policies will also not cover your gadgets outside of the home. In addition if you do not have a home contents insurance policy it has been difficult to get your gadgets covered, but not anymore thanks to

Both Premier and Premier Plus insurance cover levels are priced competitively allowing you to take out cover at a cost which won’t break the bank.

Why Gadget

  • Cover up to 5 Gadgets
  • Cheaper than iPhone Cover
  • Low Policy Excess
  • Speedy Claims Service
  • Worldwide Cover


Insure your gadgets today, visit or call 0818 286456.

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For more Information please contact Ciaran Mulligan, Joint Managing Director, Blue Insurances Limited t 01 248902 m 087 8222233 or Maeve Slamon Product Manager, Blue Insurance e, t 01-2478900