Streamlines Auto Insurance Comparison for Mobile Phones

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (Mar. 17, 2015), a car insurance comparison-shopping site that offers side-by-side policy choices for 14 carriers, has launched a new mobile platform that allows visitors to purchase policies with just a tap of their screens in as quickly as 10 minutes.

“Comparing quotes on smartphones can be a minefield, especially if you want to see quotes from multiple companies at the same time,” said Managing Editor Des Toups. “Most sites don’t ask all the questions needed to show you a real rate you can actually buy, or they sell your phone number to a bunch of insurance companies. We think mobile users want to see real rates right away, the way shoppers who visit our website do.”

The new mobile site features a simple walk-through about prior insurance coverage and vehicles, reviews discounts and coverage options, then displays rates from insurance carriers side by side. For those with questions or concerns, users can connect with a licensed agent at any point in the quote process. does not share shoppers’ contact information.

This no-hassle approach to auto insurance shopping allows customers to get real-time quotes anywhere, regardless of whether that’s at an airport or a dealership, Toups said.

“One in five of our customers use mobile devices,” Toups said. “Our new platform allows them to compare rates and buy when the need arises.”

More than 1 million users have saved an average of $540, the company says, with policies sold through providers that include Progressive, Esurance, The Hartford, Travelers and 21st Century.

To see the new platform or see side-by-side quotes, use your phone to visit

About, based in Foster City, Calif., is an online resource where consumers can compare side-by-side, real-time auto insurance quotes from multiple insurance carriers. Since its inception in 2001, has delivered more than 11 million quotes to consumers – who, in less than 10 minutes, fill out one form and save an average of $540 annually – making it one of the largest independent insurance marketplaces in the U.S. Participants include some of the biggest names in auto insurance, including Progressive, Esurance, The Hartford, Travelers and 21st Century. Experts from are available for interviews on all issues pertaining to auto insurance.


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