Starting where your original warranty ends, the Best Buy Protection Plan cements may just be the best cell phone insurance for you. How many times have you been burned by your phone\u2019s manufacturer? Accidental damage not covered? Perhaps you discovered a few dead pixels; this plan aims to cover the unexpected.\r\nWhy We Like It - Best Buy Protection Plan\r\nBest Buy Protection Plan aims to service your phone for the unexpected\u2014bad pixels, in-box accessories, general upkeep. It\u2019s an extended warranty that starts where your original warranty ends.\r\n\r\nCoverage & Deductible\r\nWhat\u2019s included in Best Buy Protection Plans\u2014also known as \u201cGeek Squad Phone Protection Plans\u201d\u2014are based on which version you get: Basic or Complete. Basic covers: accidental damage, charging issues, bad pixels, in-box accessories, and general wear and tear. Complete provides the same, in addition to lost\/stolen coverage. That requires a deductible starting at $199.99, plus service fees beginning at $149.99. It too follows the value of your device.\r\nBackup Services\r\nWhile Best Buy Protection Plan doesn\u2019t have backup services tied to their protection plan, they do offer storage backup in-house. At the same time, you can always use free alternatives, like Google.\r\nCustomer Service\r\nCustomer service ranges from not-so-good to okay. Asurion is the insurance company providing the service through Best Buy, and typical of insurance companies is making you run in circles. As many reviewers put it, Asurion had them \u201cjumping through hoops\u201d for a cut-and-dry claim.\r\nSecurity Features\r\nLike Akko Phone Insurance, you aren\u2019t gaining any kind of security features. Best Buy primarily deals with physical damage. It\u2019s a bummer, but if you truly want it, it\u2019s best to speak with your service provider.\r\nValue\r\nTIn its simplest form, the cost of the Basic plan is based on the value of your phone For example: if your phone is valued between $0-49.99, a 1-year and 2-year Basic plan costs $15.99 and $24.99, respectively. Service fees start at $9.99 following the same trend. That only applies to devices below $499.99. Anything above that and value is drastically reduced. Monthly payments are available via Complete, starting at 10.99\/month. If your device falls below the $199.99 bracket, then Best Buy Protection Plan Basic is in order. The Complete plan has the most value, but doesn\u2019t kick in until your phone values at $500. To simpler plans, Squaretrade Cell Phone Insurance has just three.\r\nBest Buy Protection Plan Wrap Up\r\nOther than being confusing at times, the Best Buy Protection Plan is solid for those with expensive phones. Anything less than $199.99 should probably look elsewhere. There\u2019s very few reasons for covering a cheap phone. It is otherwise a great way to round out where your original warranty fails.