Starting on November 15, 2016 AT&T will be launching a new protection program in select markets. This new protection program works hand-in-hand with AT&T’s current insurance program but focuses on same-day screen repair. The screen repair service will cost $89 (applied as a deductible with existing insurance) and will initially only cover certain Samsung and Apple phones.
This new program is being launched in conjunction with Asurion as it uses Asurion-certified technicians to do the same-day screen repair. Same-day service is not guaranteed and certain colors of phones and specific models may not be serviceable. Initial markets that will be covered are limited to larger cities, but AT&T will add more cities over time. To view a full list of areas and more details, visit AT&T’s protection information page here.
Devices that are eligible for this extended insurance are listed below:
With cracked screens being the number one claimed incident for all smartphones, AT&T is honing in on the insurance service market by collaborating with Asurion. Like any insurance, consumers will have to weigh the negatives and positives of this plan to determine if the extra protection is worth the additional cost.