With smartphones getting smarter and technologically advanced every day, their prices have also been climbing a steep. In a scenario where all of us are more or less consistently hung up on our smartphones, it certainly is heart breaking to lose or damage them. But life rarely goes as we plan it and all of us either end up damaging or at worse case scenarios – losing our smartphones. Not only does that burn a huge hole in our wallets but also makes us feel really sad and disturbed. Only recently, I lost my smartphone. And, I tell you, the blow of it is really, really indescribable. However, I came across the latest post of Xiaomi Nepal and couldn’t help but feel happy with their new plan.
Understanding the present situation, where over 50% of people worldwide have had a crack running across their smartphone screen at least once (in case of Nepal: 65%), Xiaomi Nepal has initiated a new idea: Mi Phone Insurance. According to this, customers will be provided with a very special insurance offer on every purchase of Xiaomi smartphones. This ensures our devices with theft protection, physical damage, accidental damage and also provides extended service warranty. That was something you would have loved to hear before you’d lost or broken your phone, wasn’t it?
Two criteria for insurance claim have been stated by the company:
- Accidental damage
- Stolen device (police report is a must)
One can claim up to 85% within the six months time period after sales and 50% after six months. This policy will be made effective from 8th August 2017 and will be applicable for the products bought after that date.
Previously, this breakage insurance policy was only made available for high-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8 and Huawei P10 Plus. This initiative taken by Vatsal Impex, the authorized distributor of Xiaomi products in Nepal, to introduce insurance policy for budget smartphones is indeed a commendable deed. Vatsal Impex was previously criticized for pricing the products at a much higher rate than in the Indian and Chinese market. But, introducing this sort of value added service under their wings provides them with a better platform to reach out to more and more customers for a reasonable price. Undoubtedly, this step taken by Vatsal Impex will prove to be a smart and strong marketing strategy to promote sales of the attractive, wide range of products from Xiaomi: Redmi 3s, Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Max, Redmi 4X and much more.
For now, the only thing we can hope for is that other distributors and flagship holders will follow suit and come up with more interesting and innovative ideas to encourage people to invest in their products.
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