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UK consumers have spent $8 billion to repair their mobile phones

Consumers have spent $8 billion on repairs to their phones.
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September 24, 2014
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Over the last two years, consumers in the UK have spent more than $8 billion on repairs to their mobile phones.

Fierce Wireless Europe alerts us to a study by SquareTrade (who offers global protection plans for phones) which states that a person in the UK spends on average $127 on mobile phone repairs per year. The study also estimates that over the last seven years in Europe, consumers have paid what amounts to $43 billion in mobile phone repairs.

Other findings include:

  • 37 percent of British smartphone users have damaged their smartphone in the last two years
  • 27 percent of British smartphone users do not use a protective case
  • 7 percent of iPhone screens in the UK are cracked or damaged
  • 33 percent of owners of damaged phones find they can’t use some or all applications

Just last week, SquareTrade released a study showing that the total amount Americans have spent on repair and replacement of their smartphones in the last seven years was over $23.5 billion.