If you own an expensive smartphone or tablet, then it would be a good idea to invest in an insurance plan to cover your device, in case of accidents.
Well, Verizon customers who opted not to get insurance when they first purchased a device from the carrier, are now getting a second chance.
The carrier has opened up enrollment for its Total Mobile Protection insurance program. You can typically enroll with 30 days of buying a new device. Yet, if you haven’t so far, you can still jump on board Verizon’s insurance plan until May 31, 2018.
To add protection for your device, customers will be asked to pay a monthly fee, as follows:
Total Mobile Protection plan
- Smartphones and smartwatches – $13/month per line
- Basic smartphones and tablets – $10/month per line
- Multi-device support – $39/month (for three lines)
- Each additional line (4 to 10) – $9/month per line
Under the insurance program, customers can get deductible $29 screen replacements. Verizon knows that time is of the essence when something happens to your device, so it is offering next-day replacements for requests up until midnight ET.
Subscribers can choose whether they’d like a Verizon technician to come to them (option available in 360 cities) or if they’d prefer to go to one of the 325 repair locations. Or they can opt to mail their device in.
For mail-in repairs, new devices come in as soon as the next day for six days of the week. Even in the situation in which the replacement is needed in a location abroad. In case the foreign repair is done locally, Verizon says you’ll still be eligible for quick reimbursement.
Total Mobile Protection also offers coverage for loss, theft and water damage. What’s more, subscribers who have questions about their device can access Tech Coach to get the answers they need.
Did you get insurance when you bought your smartphone? If not, Verizon hopes you will reconsider your decision.