Between now and March 8, customers who purchased a new phone but declined any type of insurance on said phone have a chance to opt-in thanks to open enrollment. You qualify if you upgraded to a new device or activated a new phone within the last two years but did not enroll in an equipment protection program in the first 30 days.
You have 3 options should you choose to add on coverage during this open enrollment period:
- Total Equipment Coverage: At $6.99 per moth for phones and $10.99 per month for tablets, TEC is the most comprehensive plan that protects against loss, theft, damage (including water damage), and mechanical and electrical defects after the warranty as expired. You also get access to their Mobile Recovery app that allows you to remotely lock, track and wipe your device should you lose it or have it stolen.
- Wireless Phone Protection: At $5.18 per month for phones and $9 per month for tablets, this covers damage to your phone, but from what I can tell, does not give you access to their Mobile Recovery app.
- Extended Warranty: At $1.99 per month, this extends the factory warranty on your device for as long as you continue to pay the $1.99 fee.
If you wish to sign up for coverage, you can visit the VZW Protection Plan site.