WINDSOR, ENGLAND, January 15, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A life-size Dalek, a 4ft tall vegetable (a yam), and gold dentures worth GBP6,500 are some of the more unusual items that have been left behind by guests at the Travelodge hotel chain*. And while it is questionable how these guests could have forgotten to take these particular possessions with them when they checked out, accidentally forgetting smaller, day to day items such as mobile phones, laptops and jewellery is a slightly more understandable occurrence.
Quoted on the BBC news website, a spokesman from the hotel chain said that in 2010 they had seen a real increase in left-behind portable computer and communication devices and accessories. Among the more common items left behind at the hotel were:
- mobile phones and phone accessories
- electronic devices including sat-navs, e-readers and digital cameras
- games consoles and laptops
- teddy bears and books
- handbags, briefcases and suitcases
- artificial limbs and false teeth
- hen/stag night accessories
Commenting on the story, Stephen Ebbett from iPhone insurance (http://www.protectyourbubble.com/ip-iphone-insurance.html
) provider Protect your bubble said: "The report highlights just how common it is to leave behind something that is so important to us in our day-to-day life.
"While it is unlikely you would accidentally forget to take your 4ft yam with you when you checked out of a hotel, certainly a small device such as an iPhone could easily get missed, especially if you are in a rush. And this goes to prove just how easy it can be to accidentally lose your gadget.
"Whether a phone slips out of your pocket while you are seated on the tube or when you are skydiving, losing an iPhone can happen no matter how vigilant you are with it. That is why having adequate mobile phone insurance that includes the option for loss cover - as we do at Protect your bubble - could save you a lot of money in the long run.
"If you did lose your phone, the cost to replace it could work out fairly hefty, with costs typically starting at around GBP420 for a lost 8GB iPhone 3GS and GBP599 for a 32GB iPhone 4.
"These costs are very considerable compared to the GBP6.99 monthly cost of iPhone insurance from Protect your bubble."
Mr Ebbett summarises: "We may not offer cover for loss of daleks, gold dentures or large vegetables - yet - but we can offer cover for your mobile phone against theft, accidental damage, break down outside of the manufacturer's warranty period, and accidental loss!"
Other than iPhone insurance packages, Protect your bubble also offers gadget insurance on cameras, camcorders, notebooks, Blackberry devices, iPods, iPads mobile phones, game consoles, MP3 players, PC's, PDA's, Macbooks and satnavs from GBP1.49 a month
*Travelodge story - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12123119www.protectyourbubble.com
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