AT&T offering “open enrollment” for mobile insurance through the end of March2
The value of such options are in the eye of the beholder, but most plans usually cost about $10 per month, and allow for a replacement of your device up to twice per-year (with a paid deductible).
As smartphones continue to advance in features and leading edge technology, so do size of their price tags. However, if you happen to be packing a 128GB model of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, that $200 deductible is easy to accept when you consider the replacement cost of either device ranges from $850 to $1,000.
When you buy a new device from any of the major retailers, even if you opt to not buy an insurance feature right away, you often have a grace period to buy one later if you want. For AT&T, the normal period is 30-days.
That window is being waived for customers that have had their smartphone or tablet for more than 30-days. Through the month of March, any AT&T customer can select a protection plan that suits their needs, and AT&T, to its credit, has a few.
The first option is AT&T Mobile Insurance. It costs $6.99 per-month, per-device, and covers loss, theft, damage, or out-of-warranty malfunctions. The second option is AT&T Mobile Protection Pack. At $9.99 per-month, per-device, it adds access to technical assistance with enhanced support for your device. Finally, there is AT&T Multi-Device Protection Pack. $29.99 per-month covers up to three mobile devices, including non-ceullular connected devices (like tablets), and laptop computers (at least one of the devices has to be connected to the AT&T network).
Click on the AT&T source link if you think Murphy’s Law might actually catch up with your unprotected precious. The offer is available until March 31st.
sources: AT&T via Android Authority