Florida Ranks Second Among States With the Most Damaged Cell Phones

Florida ranked second, only after Washington D.C., in this year’s “Clumsiest States Index,” a report done by SquareTrade, a company that works with damaged phones.

Monday, Dec 16, 2013  |  Updated 1:56 PM EDT
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Floridians were at the top of a list this year. It's a list for clumsiness when it comes to breaking, ruining, drowning, dropping or crashing their cell phones.

Florida ranked second, only after Washington D.C., in this year’s “Clumsiest States Index,” a report done by SquareTrade, a California-based company that works with damaged phones.

“We think it’s interesting to see how states compare when it comes to device clumsiness and how that ranking changes from year to year,” SquareTrade’s CMO Ty Shay said in a statement.

The top 10 states on the list included Georgia, New Jersey, Utah, Texas, New York, California, Louisiana and Wyoming.

SquareTrade said that in Florida, they have received numerous water-related claims that include phones drowning in with pools, beaches or spas.

The report was based on claims made between Oct. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2013. Florida did not make it to the top ten on last year’s report.

“We know that millions of Americans damage devices during sporting events: did the Washington Capitals and Redskins’ success last season increase DC’s clumsiness ranking? Were Hurricane Sandy-related damages responsible for pushing New Jersey into the top 10 this year? Did the addition of long-awaited Wi-Fi on the New York City subway system nudge the state into the top 10?” Shay said. “Many factors are at work when you look at a year’s worth of data but we’re able to point to certain things that we think impact a state’s ranking.”


 

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