The tired “dropped your smartphone in the toilet” cliche is really only funny until it happens to you. The same goes for running your phone over in the parking lot or dropping it down the stairs — no matter how you slice it, watching the destruction of a brand new phone is agonizing. The aftermath might be even worse, though, leaving you with an unusable phone that’ll cost hundreds of dollars to fix or replace.
Thankfully, that’s where extended warranties come in. Most companies sell unique benefits that go beyond your device’s one-year warranty, such as accidental damage coverage, next-day replacements, and even remote tracking and technical support. However, not unlike the smartphones which they cover, not all plans are created equal. Below is a rundown of how some of the most popular services compare.