COVID-19 Is Wreaking Havoc on America’s Home Tech; Skyrocketing Need for Repair
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Our favorite devices are taking a hit. During the peak of the pandemic, tech care company Asurion saw nearly a 65% jump in repairs on broken home tech devices compared to the same time the previous year.
Since the pandemic began, people have heavily relied on their home tech to connect with family and friends, shop for essentials or simply to stay entertained. This heavy use has led to a rise in tech breakdowns including screens going black, slowing down or suddenly not working. Televisions nearly doubled, gaming devices skyrocketed 150%, computer repairs jumped 35% and tablet repairs jumped 40% during the second half of last year, Asurion data shows.
“Screen time has skyrocketed since the pandemic began, so it was only a matter of time before we started seeing a jump in people needing their tech repaired or replaced,” said Mike Dolezal, Asurion Vice President of Home Technology Innovation. “Our customers rely on their devices and we want to ensure they are able to quickly repair, replace, protect and support their favorite tech when they need it the most. Asurion Home+ gets customers back up and running quickly with services like same-day cracked screen tablet repairs at uBreakiFix locations and claim reimbursement in as little as 30 minutes for quick device replacements.”
Keep Your Tech Running
To keep your tech in good working order and reduce potential repair costs, a service such as Asurion Home+ provides hassle-free repair, replacement, protection and support with one plan that covers most of the tech in your home. When device issues arise, Asurion Experts also suggest visiting your nearest uBreakiFix store to receive a free diagnostic. Here are the top device warning signs to look for:
Connect, Protect and Enjoy Your Home Tech
The average U.S. home has nearly $5,000 worth of technology. For $24.99 a month, Asurion Home+ protects all your favorite home tech when they stop working. Regardless of the make or model, customers can protect and support their home entertainment, home office and smart devices, wearables and more.
Asurion Home+ services include fast and easy repairs such as same-day cracked screen repairs on most tablets; U.S.-based 24/7 Expert tech help via online chat or phone; claim reimbursements in as little as 30 minutes after a claim is approved; porch pickup and other convenient shipping options for covered tech devices that need repair; and friendly in-person help at any of the more than 600 uBreakiFix stores nationwide at no additional cost. If your home tech breaks down, we’ll fix it, repair it, or reimburse you for it – fast.
Asurion helps people protect, connect and enjoy the latest tech – to make life a little easier. Every day our team of 12,000 Experts helps nearly 300 million people around the world solve the most common and uncommon tech issues. We’re just a call, tap, click or visit away for everything from getting a same-day replacement of your smartphone, to helping you stream or connect with no buffering, bumps or bewilderment. We think you should stay connected and get the most from the tech you love… no matter the type of tech or where you purchased it. Learn more at Asurion.com.
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