Nokia’s parent company, HMD Global, has launched an extended warranty programme for its smartphones. Nokia will extend your smartphone’s warranty for an additional 12 months for only $10 (Rs 1,760), allowing you to keep it for much longer.
For the time being, the campaign is only available in the United States, but it is likely to expand to other regions across the world in the future. The extended warranty will cover mechanical and electrical faults in addition to the phone’s initial guarantee duration.
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In addition, HMD Global is launching protection options for consumers whose phones are more susceptible to moisture or accidental damage.
There are two types of protection policies available. The first choice provides 14 months of coverage, while the second provides 24 months. These plans will start at $19 and include the extended warranty service without the additional $10 charge.
These insurance plans, nevertheless, do not cover every conceivable calamity. The following incidents have been ruled out by the Finnish company:
- Damage due to negligence, gross misconduct, or normal wear and tear.
- Cosmetic damages (dent on outer body damage, stripping of color, scratches, etc.)
- Software issues beyond the Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty, malware, and damages to accessories.
- Theft or loss of the device.
- Damage or loss of insured equipment following a fire.
Only new Nokia handsets that have been activated within the last 30 days will be eligible for the protection service. Only phones activated within the last 90 days will be eligible for the extended warranty plan.