OnePlus Brings ‘On-Guard By Assurant’ To North America

November 19, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Phone insurance is usually a thing that most people associate with carrier phones only, but that simply isn’t the case. There are options out there for making sure one’s device is covered in the event something awful happens, like it taking a spill onto the concrete or being left at the table of the last place you had lunch. Assurant, the company behind many of the insurance coverage plans for smartphones across the country, is now offering ways to keep your OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X protected, as today in a blog post OnePlus has stated that customers who purchase either the OnePlus 2 or the newly announced OnePlus X in the U.S. and Canada, can now also pick up On-Guard by Assurant to cover their device.

The offers for On-Guard start today according to OnePlus, and they come in three different packages depending on what kind of protection plan people may need. While the device when purchased will come with it’s own manufacturers warranty, On-Guard provides extended service coverage past the original warranty time frame. The first package is called On-Guard 12 and will cover customers for an additional 12 month period for manufacturers defects of any kind. This means it doesn’t cover any physical damage imposed by the user, such as damage from drops. On-Guard 12 costs just $20 for both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X in the U.S. and $25 for ┬áboth phones in Canada.

The next two extended service coverage plans are On-Guard 18 and On-Guard Plus 24. On-Guard 18 comes with 6 months of coverage for manufacturers defects, as well as accidental damage from handling for a period of 18 months from the time of purchase of the phone, and will cost $65 for the OnePlus 2 and $50 for the OnePlus X in the U.S., while the costs will be $85 and $70 in Canada respectively. Lastly there’s the On-Guard Plus 24 plan, which covers the buyer for 12 months of manufacturers defects, and 24 months of accidental damage from handling to the device. On-Guard Plus 24 will cost $80 for the OnePlus 2 and $60 for the OnePlus X in the U.S., and $110, and $85 in Canada respectively. It’s worth noting that there doesn’t seem to be any mention of coverage for devices that are lost or stolen, only from physical damage such as drops, liquid spills, and cracks. Coverage of these plans is also only available at the time of purchase of the phone, so you’ll have to decide whether or not you want it when you pick up your device.

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