Like many aspects of a consumer’s life, insurance is one of those necessary evils. The logic is that you are not likely ever to need it and therefore, from the consumer perspective, you are paying for something with the belief that it will never be used. However, like any insurance, having it when you do actually need it is the most important safeguard you can have. Smartphones are not so different and with their costs continually seeming to escalate each year, the need to have your device protected against life’s accidents is a growing concern for many. As well as a growing business opportunity for carriers.
Back towards the close of 2015 T-Mobile announced that from March they would be changing their insurance prices and with March now here, it seems AT&T is also joining in the insurance announcements by confirming the opening of its insurance enrollment, just as they did pretty much this time last year. Typically speaking, insurance is one of those aspects which consumers are expected to buy at the time of a product purchase, or at the very latest within the first 30 days following a purchase. However, it is this very aspect that AT&T are now following trend and opening the enrollment for. Essentially, allowing AT&T device owners to purchase insurance for older devices.
In terms of what AT&T are offering, those interested in taking out insurance on their device will have to enroll between today (March 1st) and April 30th. On offer are three plans. The first of which is the ‘AT&T Multi-Device Protection Pack’. This plan is designed to be the most comprehensive plan and will allow for as many as three “eligible” smartphones or tablets to be added. Those looking for more individual coverage can opt for the second plan, the ‘AT&T Mobile Protection Pack’, which looks to offers coverage for singular devices. While, at the very base level is the ‘AT&T Mobile Insurance’ which simply looks to offer coverage against “loss, theft, damage, and out-of-warranty malfunctions” and will set you back $7.99 per month. Those interested in finding out more about any of the plans or their finer details and caveats, can do so by heading through the source link below.