Asurion Protecting Walmart Smartphone Customers for Free
Walmart today announced that its Android and BlackBerry smartphone customers now have access to free virus protection. Customers who subscribe to Walmart's MobileCarPlus handset insurance may download and use the Asurion Mobile Security application at no extra cost. Asurion's app scans for viruses and malware, and offers safe browsing alerts when surfing the web to protect against malicious web sites. The Asurion app also allows subscribers to more easily locate and retrieve lost or stolen handsets, as well as lock them or wipe their contents, should the need arise. The Asurion app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or BlackBerry World.
C Spire Boosts WiFi Hotspot Access for iPhones
C Spire Wireless today expanded its WiFi On service to iOS devices, allowing its iPhone customers to more easily connect to some 20 million WiFi hotspots around the country. The WiFi On app is already available to Android handsets.
Sprint Intros Total Equipment Protection Plus
Sprint today rolled out an enhanced version of its handset insurance program. The new program, called Total Equipment Protection Plus offers to insure not only the handset, but the contents of the handset as well.
Google Simplifies Searching For Lost Phones
Google today made improvements to its My Accounts tool that should help people better manage their Google settings as well as their smartphone. Users can now access their account by saying, "Ok Google, show me my Google account" into the Google Search app.
Walmart Intros Walmart Pay for Android and iOS
Walmart today announced Walmart Pay, its own mobile payment service for in-store purchases. Rather than rely on NFC or MST wireless technology, purchases are conducted through the Walmart app.
Sprint Offering Open Enrollment for Insurance Program
Sprint today said customers who declined to enroll in its Total Equipment Protection program when they bought their phone may now do so through the end of the month. Pricing for Total Equipment Protection ranges from $9 to $13 per month, depending on the device.