We love summer for the fun family getaway options. The beauty of travel and working is that we can still be connected thanks to our mobile devices. Not only for our email, families are using mobile devices for taking pictures (69%), getting maps/directions (47%), listening to music (45%), posting social media photos (45%) and playing games (40%).
In fact, a recent survey from Asurion, the recognized industry leader in technology protection, found that 8 out of 10 (77%) of travelers say their phone is either very or extremely important to have while traveling.
With travel, though, phones can get lost, stolen or damaged where according to the company this accounts for more claims in July and August than any other months of the year. This includes Miami, San Jose and New York being the top cities for loss and theft.
Due to this, we know how important it is to invest in device protection, especially with the added amount of travel, outdoor activities and time spent around the water, so that you can remain connected, entertained and up to date during this time of year.
To help you with your vacation plans, Asurion also shared some fun tips (see below) about mobile trends and travel.
Check them out below, and be sure to enter our giveaway where you could win a gift card for your summer travel plans this year.
While trip planning can be tiresome, your mobile phone can actually turn into your most important travel accessory: a digital travel bag. That means leaving behind your paper boarding passes, maps, travel guides, cameras, iPod and books. Instead, check out these mobile phone apps that have made packing light with the ultimate travel companion, your smartphone.
It’s prime time for summer getaways. But before you dust off that suitcase, take some time to assess the protection of one of your most valuable travel tools — your smartphone. Since nothing ruins a vacation like a lost, stolen or damaged cellphone, you should consider these tips before heading out, from investing in a good screen protector and case and keeping it out of the hands of thieves. You’ll also learn common vacation settings where your phone might get stolen and ways to prevent theft.
Without classes and afterschool activities, kids will likely spend more time on their smartphones this summer. It’s important for parents to teach their kids how to keep their phones safe. Tips include: Helping children understand the value of their device and encourage them to use them responsibly; insuring smartphones to help defray the replacement cost for broken and lost phones; and protecting phones from water by keeping them in a waterproof case.
For more information, please visit: www.asurion.com.
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