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Sprint’s Open Enrollment for Device Insurance Taking Place

For bumbling folks like me, going without phone insurance is like playing a constant game of Russian roulette – every time I drop a smartphone or tablet could result in its permanent death and untimely death. Problem is, I couldn’t obtain insurance even if I wanted to, because I never think I’ll need it at the time of purchase (even though I typically regret not purchasing it).

Sprint understands I’m not the only one in a pickle. Throughout the month of June, the carrier is allowing subscribers to enroll retroactively in the a device protection plan. Even if you chose to opt out at the time of purchase, you’re eligible to take advantage as long as your device is “functioning” and “in [your] possession.” 

Insurance is $7 per month for prepaid devices and ranges from $8 to $13 for postpaid tablets and handsets.

Here’s a breakdown of Sprint’s options:

Total Equipment Protection

  • Protection for prepaid devices
  • Covers loss, theft, and liquid or physical damage
  • In-store repairs and mechanical or electrical failures caused by defects and ware and tear
  • $8 to $11 per month, plus a deductible from $50 to $200

Total Equipment Protection Plus

  • Protection for higher-tier devices
  • All features of the Total Equipment Protection plan
  • Antivirus security, automatic backup of photos and videos, and tech expert hotline
  • First two device repairs/exchanges are free, then $25 thereafter within a 12-month period

Advanced Protection Pack

  • Protection for tablets, netbooks, and notebooks
  • Covers mechanical or electrical breakdown due to defects or normal wear and tear, accidental damage, loss, or theft
  • Includes technical support, including antivirus software
  • 90 days of online credit monitoring in the event of theft
  • $13 per month per device, plus a $100 deductible for accidental damage, loss, or theft
Via: Sprint

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