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Kiplinger: 6 Things You Must Know About Tech Warranties

1. The dog ate my smart phone.

In a recent survey of 1,000 parents, half said their kids had damaged a laptop, tablet or smart phone. Pets do their share of mischief, too. Plus, plenty of responsible adults drop a phone or laptop and crack the screen. So if you’re buying a mobile device this holiday season, purchasing an extended warranty or service contract that covers what the industry calls accidental damage from handling (ADH) could be a smart move. It will cover repair or replacement of your device due to mishaps that manufacturers’ warranties typically exclude.

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