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When your holiday memories go down the toilet, literally

Posted: 11 September 2019 10:54 am
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    This traveller's toilet horror nearly ruined her trip to Europe.

    It's often said that we're constantly on our phones. Well, that statement couldn't be truer when it comes to a Cover-More customer. While travelling Italy, this unfortunate traveller dropped her iPhone down the toilet and all her holiday plans and 3000 photos with it.

    When she got home, she was told she would need a data recovery specialist if she wanted to recover her photos. Luckily, she'd purchased travel insurance. Better still, she found that her insurance covered her for data recovery. She contacted her insurer, submitted her claim and within weeks it was processed.

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    It might sound unlikely or like a load of er, nonsense, but stories like this are more common than you think. After all, how often does your phone keep you company in the bathroom? Since 2013, Cover-More has approved more than 11,000 phone-related claims, from data recovery to lost, damaged or stolen mobile phone claims. We take our phones everywhere, which increases the chances of us cracking, smashing or dropping them.

    If your travel insurance policy covers "Luggage and Personal Effects", you most likely have cover for up to $1,000 for your mobile phone. If you have one of the latest iPhones, $1,000 might not be enough cover so it might be a good idea to take out that extra bit of cover. Travel with Kit offers a device pack which can give you up to $5,000 cover for your devices (phones, laptops, tablets, etc) for as little as an extra 54c per day.

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