Summary of Cover

MOBILE PHONE & GADGET INSURANCE POLICY SUMMARY

 

The information shown here is only a summary of what is covered. It does not form part of the contract between you and us. Please read your policy for full details of all terms and conditions and the excesses that apply to you.

This policy is underwritten by UK General Insurance Limited on behalf of Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE.It is arranged by Buymobilephone-ins Ltd and administered by Warranty & Creditor Services. It is a mobile phone insurance and gadget policy and covers theft, damage to the equipment and misuse of airtime for cellular enabled devices. In order to be eligible for cover you must have bought the equipment from a UK supplier who is VAT registered and at the time you apply for the insurance, the equipment must be less than 36 months in age, in your possession, in good working condition and free from any damage or defects.

Theft and damage

• If the equipment is stolen you will be supplied with the same model of equipment if available, if the same model is not available then a replacement with similar features and functions will be provided.

• Theft must be reported to the police within 24 hours of the incident, you must notify your mobile network to bar your handset within 24 hours of the incident and the administrator within 48 hours of the incident.

• If the equipment is damaged or breaks down after the manufacturer’s warranty expires then you are covered for the cost of repair including parts.

• If the equipment is damaged or breaks down after the manufacturer’s warranty and is beyond economic repair you will be supplied with the same model of mobile equipment if available, if the same model is not available then a replacement with similar features and functions will be provided.

• There is an excess for each and every claim. The excess is £75 for iPhones and £50 for all other equipment.

• Claims arising in the first 14 days of the policy are not covered unless the equipment is under 6 months of age at the time you take out the insurance

• The maximum number of claims that may be made where the equipment is a total loss (stolen or damaged beyond repair) is two.

• The policy does not cover the cost of repair or replacement of SIM cards, car kits, batteries, chargers, aerials.

• The policy does not cover some instances of theft where the equipment has not been properly secured.

 

Loss

Subject to payment of an additional premium your equipment will also be covered for loss

  • Loss must be reported to the police within 24 hours of the incident, you must notify your mobile network to bar your handset within 24 hours of the incident and the administrator within 48 hours of the incident.
  • deliberately leaving the Equipment out of Your own sight but in view of other people is not covered
  • you must promptly return to the place of Loss to try to recover the Equipment as soon as You become aware the Equipment has gone missing.
  • You must check the Equipment is on Your person before leaving any form of public transport or taxi
  • there is an excess of £100 for loss of iPhones and £75 for all other equipment

 

Misuse of airtime

• If the equipment is stolen or lost (if applicable) and has cellular capability and is then used before disconnection, the policy covers all unauthorised calls made on the equipment up to a value of £250.

• The policy does not cover the cost of any unauthorised calls if the theft is not notified to your airtime provider as soon as theft becomes apparent.

Duration

• This is an annual policy lasts for 12 months and may be paid by monthly direct debit. If you make a claim you must pay the remainder of monthly premiums due for the year before we can consider your claim.

• Your policy will renew automatically each year unless you tell us in advance that you do not wish to renew the insurance. We will contact you prior to renewal to tell you the terms for continuing the policy.

Making a claim

• To make a claim, please complete a claim form at wcsinsurance.co.uk or call 01256 471387 for a claim form

• For theft claims you will need to provide a completed claim form, a crime reference and evidence of any forced entry (where appropriate). For Loss claims you must provide a Lost Property report

For misuse of airtime claims you will need to send your original airtime bill showing the calls that were made following theft. For damage claims you will need to send your handset to our authorised repairer.

Cancellation

• You will have the right to cancel this policy within 14 days of the start of the cover by providing written notice to the Warranty & Creditor Services, 6 Faraday Office Park, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8QB. If you do not exercise your right to cancel this policy will continue in force indefinitely until termination by you or the underwriters.

 

 

Complaint

• In the event of a complaint please write to the Customer Service Manager at Warranty & Creditor Services, 6 Faraday Office Park, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8QB stating the nature of your complaint and the policy number in the first instance.

• If you are not satisfied with the outcome you may subsequently approach the:

      Customer Relations Department

       UK General Insurance Limited

       Cast House

       Old Mill Business Park

       Gibraltar Island Road

       Leeds

       LS10 1RJ

• Complaints that cannot be resolved by the Customer Relations Department at UK General Insurance Limited may be referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service (the “FOS”) Exchange Tower, Harbour Exchange Square, London E14 9GE.

Information about the FOS can be found at http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/ including details of the types of complaints the FOS will be able to consider. It can be contacted by email at complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk. Telephone 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9 123.The above complaints procedure is in addition to Your statutory rights as a consumer. For further information about Your statutory rights contact Your local authority Trading Standards Service or Citizens Advice Bureau.

Initial Disclosure Document

  1. We are Buymobilephone-ins Ltd of Quatro House, Lyon Road, Camberley GU16 7ER

 

  1. We are an Appointed Representative of Warranty & Creditor Services of 6 Faraday Office Park, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8QB who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Warranty & Creditor Services’s permitted business is advising on, arranging and dealing (as agent) in non investment insurance contracts (broadly simple insurance contracts with no element of investment involved). You can check this on the FCA Register by visiting the FCA’s website: http://www.fca.org.uk or by contacting the FCA on 0800 111 6768.

 

  1. We do not provide any advice or information on mobile phone and gadget insurance. We only offer mobile phone and gadget insurance from one insurer, UK General Insurance Limited.

 

  1. We will not charge a fee for our service.

 

5. If you wish to register a complaint, please write to the Customer Service Manager at Warranty & Creditor Services, 6 Faraday Office Park, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8QB stating the nature of your complaint and the policy number in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the outcome you may subsequently approach the Customer Relations Department at UK General Insurance Limited, Cast House, Old Mill Business Park, Gibraltar Island Road, Leeds LS10 1RJ. Telephone 0345 218 2685 Email: customerrelations@ukgeneral.co.uk. Complaints that cannot be resolved by the Customer Relations Department at UK General Insurance Limited may be referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service (the “FOS”). Information about the FOS can be found at http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/ including details of the types of complaints the FOS will be able to consider. It can be contacted by email at complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk. Telephone 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9 123.

 

    Compensation

Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE is covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. You may be entitled to    compensation from the Scheme if they cannot meet their obligations. This depends on the type of business and the circumstances of the claim. Most insurance contracts are covered for 90% of the claim with no upper limit. You can get more information about compensation scheme arrangements from the FSCS or visit www.fscs.org.uk.

Statement of price

Premiums vary from £3.99 to £9.99 per month depending on the equipment make, model and value. Premiums include Insurance Premium Tax. The premium is separate from the cost of purchasing your mobile equipment or paying for your airtime. Premiums for loss cover are an additional £1.99 per month including Insurance Premium Tax.

Statement of Demands and Needs

This insurance product meets the demands and needs of a mobile phone and gadget owner who wishes to protect their handset from the costs of theft or damage. It has not been personally recommended by Buymobilephone-ins Ltd

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