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We spend a lot of money on our mobile phones. Whether that is by blasting our money outright, or paying month-on-month with a contract.
In fact, it's probably fair to assess that most of us care for our phones more than we care for our friends and family.
Put it this way, if you drop your phone nothing is funny. Nothing. If your mate falls over in the street, that is a cause for tears of laughter.
Our mates are not necessarily fit for purpose, our phones, legally, have to be.
They have to be of satisfactory quality and be 'as described', if not, the consumer, is entitled to a remedy.
So, when a mobile provider, retailer or network sells you a phone on a two-year contract, the phone should last exactly that. Two years.
It is for this reason that the warranty or guarantee should be at least for this period. If it doesn't then, technically, it's not fit for purpose.
The only circumstance in which they can get around this is, when you are sold the phone, you are told: "You have a two-year contract and handset included - oh but the handset may not last two years so you may have to buy a new one mid-contract."
And who has ever had that said to them?
With the new iPhone due to be released this week, it could be perfect to have this knowledge, especially when the cost of the new phone is considered.
Apple announced they will launch the iPhone 8, 8+ and X in the coming days, weeks and months - the latter costing up to the best part of £1,149.
In fact, it's cheaper to fly from Europe to America to pick it up, than it would be to buy on the mainland.
buying iPhone X in europe? why not add a free weekend trip to NYC pic.twitter.com/K3IbdF4WNL- juan (@juanbuis) September 13, 2017
and yes, €275 return flights europe - NYC actually exist pic.twitter.com/tWCgT93I8u- juan (@juanbuis) September 13, 2017
The American tech company has decided that all iPhone warranties should be extended from one to two years.
Unless the retailer suggests otherwise, you can expect the phone will work properly throughout.
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