With level four of South Africa’s national lockdown does allow for some movement, for the vast majority of people in the country, being restricted to their households is the new normal. It means heading to retailers to handle repairs and warranties is not always possible.

Acknowledging this fact is HMD Global, which recently announced that it would be extending the warranty period for all Nokia Mobile smartphones that fall within a specific expiry window.

That window is 15th March to 15th May, which means that if the warranty expired on your Nokia Mobile device in that time, it has been extended by a further 60 days. Hopefully by then, movement has become less restricted, and consumers can handle any repairs that fall under warranty.

There are of course a handful of networks which have opened up their retail outlets, with Vodacom keeping a large number during level five lockdown, and MTN recently re-opening virtually all of its stores too.

If you happen to be a customer of either of those carriers and have a Nokia Mobile device where a warranty issue has cropped up, it may be worthwhile contacting them to find out about booking a consultation, service or repair.

For the rest of the country’s Nokia Mobile users, you’ll likely have to hunker down for a couple more weeks, where South Africa is expected to move to level three, according to President Ramaphosa’s national address last night.

To find out more about the warranty extension, head here.