Just yesterday, POCO announced that it will be extending the warranty of its smartphones in India by two months. This will be valid for those users whose smartphone warranty expires in May or June. Today, Vivo has come up with a similar initiative. Vivo has confirmed on its official Twitter handle today that it will be giving service extension on its smartphone in India for 30 days period. The announcement by both the smartphone manufacturer comes in the wake of lockdown/curfews implemented in multiple states in India. With these types of initiatives, users who are unable to get their device repaired in a lockdown can take advantage of the extended warranty.
No worries, V are with you!
In order to effectively serve you through the lockdown, we have introduced the 30 Days Service Extension*
*Depends on the current status of your state. pic.twitter.com/VlUkZc4gKM
— Vivo India (@Vivo_India) May 12, 2021
Vivo smartphones get an additional 30-day service warranty in India due to second COVID-19 wave
Vivo notes in the tweet that the 30-day extension service will vary for each state. The brand mentions that this service extension will be valid for handset warranty, replacement, or other offers falling under the lockdown period. The company also further states that the 30-day service extension period will be counted on from the day when a service center resumes business. Considering that India is battling the COVID-19 second wave, all the smartphone service centers are closedown in most parts of the country. This no doubt is affecting users who want to repair their devices in the lockdown period. We can expect a similar announcement by more smartphone manufacturers in the upcoming days, considering that lockdown is being extended in many states frequently.
With the rise of COVID-19 cases, we also saw smartphone maker like Realme, POCO, ASUS, and Micromax canceling the smartphone launch event which were scheduled in May 2021. Realme was set to launch the Realme X7 Max smartphone and new TVs in India on May 4th. However, considering the rise of COVID-19 cases, the brand decided to cancel its May 4th launch event. Similarly, we even saw ASUS canceling the launch of the Zenfone 8 series in India. These new flagship devices by ASUS were expected to launch in India on May 12th. The company’s Business Head Dinesh Sharma confirmed in a tweet a few days back that unless the current COVID situation in India improves, ASUS won’t be launching the Zenfone 8 lineup.
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