Sprint users who originally opted out of the company’s device protection plan now have another chance to purchase the added protection. During the month of March, Sprint is allowing users of its smartphones, tablets, mobile broadband cards, netbooks, and notebooks to enroll in their device protection plans, even after waving the plan when they first purchased the device.
The Total Equipment Protection (TEP) plan, administered by Asurion, covers wireless phones, smartphones, and mobile broadband cards. The TEP plan costs between $8 and $11 USD per month per line of service depending on the device model, and has a $50 to $200 non-refundable deductible per claim depending on the model of the device.
The plan covers loss, theft, damage and mechanical or electrical failure caused by defect or normal wear-and-tear as well as routine maintenance.
Customers will also be able to download the Protection App to locate, lock and protect their device remotely from a computer.
Users looking to protect their tablets, netbooks, and notebooks can enroll in the Assurant Advanced Protection Pack from Assurant Solutions for $13 per month per line of service with a $100 non-refundable deductible per approved claim.
The plan covers the same damages as the TEP plan, and also provides support for users to protect and keep track of their devices remotely.
In order to be eligible for open enrollment in the device protection plans customers must have the device in their possession and the device must be functioning.