SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SquareTrade today announced a new lower price for its #1 consumer rated iPad Accident Protection Plan. A 2-year SquareTrade iPad Care Plan is currently priced at $89 and provides coverage against iPad drops, spills and general human clumsiness.
SquareTrade's new price reflects a commitment to always providing consumers and small businesses with the best value in extended warranty protection against drops and spills. The iPad service includes free express shipping to and from SquareTrade's depots, with most repairs taking less than 48 hours. Users who prefer the convenience of their local Apple Genius Bar have the option to take it there, with SquareTrade reimbursing the repair costs. Devices that cannot be repaired are replaced.
"As the iPad becomes increasingly integrated into people's lives, consumers need affordable options to protect themselves from the cost of drops and spills," notes Steve Abernethy, CEO of SquareTrade. "The iPad is no longer just a toy for playing Angry Birds or checking email, it's an increasingly important tool for doctors on the go, students in the classroom, and proprietors of small businesses. SquareTrade provides iPad users with a great way to protect against the high cost of replacement."
In addition to iPad coverage, SquareTrade also provides drops and spills coverage for cell phones, laptops, cameras and other portable gadgets. SquareTrade's record for service is easily researchable on the internet, with tens of thousands of customer reviews that consistently rate the service 5-stars. Warranties are available at www.squaretrade.com.
Founded in 1999, SquareTrade works with top retailers to offer warranties that make sense with a no-hassle service to protect consumer electronics and appliances. SquareTrade's service is uniquely researchable with millions of customers who have consistently rated SquareTrade's service 5-star reviews. SquareTrade was named one of PC Magazine's Top 100 Websites of 2010 and is the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Stevie Awards for Customer Service, as well as the 2012 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Customer Service." SquareTrade is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. Recently Bain Capital led a $238 million growth investment in SquareTrade. For more information, go to www.squaretrade.com.