AKKO, a technology-driven startup offering protection plans for phones, electronic devices, musical instruments, sports gear and more, has received the top ranking in Gadget Review’s Best Phone Insurance ratings – beating out better-known competitors like AppleCare, SquareTrade and Geek Squad.
The San Francisco-based company earned its place at the top of the list by creating a simple, streamlined and cost-effective method for protecting valuable personal items.
“Before I started AKKO, I owned a lot of valuable gear, but the web of extended warranties and insurance policies I needed to protect it all was an absolute mess,” said Jared Brier, founder and CEO of AKKO. “I was paying AT&T for phone insurance, plus I had a three-year Geek Squad warranty for my laptop, an extended warranty on a pair of nice headphones, multiple Guitar Center warranties for musical instruments, and so on. It was way too expensive and inefficient, and I realized that this wasn’t just my problem – everyone is either dealing with this or going entirely unprotected.”
That realization led to the creation of AKKO, which launched in early 2020 and quickly gained recognition as a market leader. Gadget Review called it “perhaps the most simple and comprehensive” protection plan on the market, noting that compared to its competition, “you get a TON more coverage … at no extra cost,” including covering accidental damage and theft. It also carries a low deductible – a major advantage in an era of easily cracked phone screens that can cost hundreds of dollars to fix.
“In the midst of this pandemic, a lot of people are reevaluating their expenses and cutting unnecessary costs,” Brier said. “They’re looking for ways to cut their spending while protecting the gear that they rely on every day for work or school and simply can’t afford to replace. Not only is the AKKO plan affordable and comprehensive, but it offers a far more streamlined experience. Our app makes for hassle-free claims, and with same-day repairs and rapid reimbursement, we’ve eliminated the usual frustrations from the process.”
Learn more about AKKO at https://getAKKO.com