Industrial And General Insurance Plc, in conjunction with Slot Systems Limited, has introduced a new insurance product, which protects mobile phones and other telecommunication gadgets against damage to screens.
A statement obtained from the IGI on Sunday said under the insurance policy, the cost of replacing any damaged or smashed screen of mobile devices insured would be borne completely by the insurance company.
The firms said it was aimed at saving owners the stress associated with the replacement of cracked or shattered screens of mobile phones, iPads and others.
The Managing Director, Slot Sytems Limited, Mr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo, stated that this is a value-added service and a first-class after-sales support offered by Slot.
“We encourage our customers to take advantage of the insurance policy, which provides cover and compensation in the event of any damage to the screens of their precious mobile devices,” he said.
The Deputy Managing Director, IGI Plc, Mr. Sina Elusakin, said mobile gadgets had become part of people’s everyday lives.
“This insurance is a cost-effective way to protect our valuable phones and other mobile gadgets for a modest premium,” he stated.
He put the repair period within seven days and the limit of the liability to the cost of screen replacement once a year.
Elusakin listed the gadgets covered by the insurance as iPhones, smartphones, tablets, iPads, iPods, mobile phones and MP3 players, noting that other similar devices would be accommodated in due course.