Now here is help for those who have a tendency to forget their mobile phones on counter tops in stores or on public transportation.
LG Electronics has tied up with United India Insurance Co. Ltd. and is offering a Mobile Theft Insurance Plan for its customers at no extra charge.
All LG GSM handsets bought on or after April 1st 2008 will be insured against theft for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Anil Arora, Business Group Head, LGEIL, “Loss of mobile due to theft is a major concern for handset buyers. Customers stretch their budget to purchase latest handsets, and cannot afford to lose them. LG Mobile Theft Insurance plan would provide a perfect solution to this. We not only guarantee for providing the best phones in the market but also guarantee to safeguard customer’s interest in case of mobile theft.”
The buyer should lodge an FIR within 24 hours of losing the handset, block the SIM card with the respective service provider and send the information to the insurance company within 7 days.
The 4 steps to avail insurance are
– Fill the claim form.
– Attach a copy of the bill given to you at the time of purchase. The invoice must contain the IMEI number of the handset.
– Lodge FIR under Section 379 IPC for handset theft and attach a copy with the claim form
– Mail the documents to the insurance company through registered post.
The customer will be paid the market value of the mobile phone once the claim is accepted. The insurance claim shall be settled directly by the insurance company within 15 days of receipt of the claim.
This is a neat way of making sure buyers, especially ones with bad track records with their phones, switch to LG.