AT&T Will Let You Insure Non-Connected Devices
AT&T today announced a new insurance program that will allow customers to insure multiple devices that aren't connected to AT&T's network. Beginning May 23, customers may enroll in the AT&T Multi-Device Protection Pack, which offers a number of benefits. Customers must designate a primary device for the insurance plan, such as a smartphone, and then may add up to two more devices, such as tablets or laptops, whether or not they are connected to AT&T's network. The program offers device replacement for lost, stolen, or broken hardware; live support via phone or chat; and the ability to locate, lock, or wipe lost/stolen devices, or sound an alarm. Customers who don't file any claims for a period of at least six months may see their deductible drop by 25% to 50% over time. The AT&T Multi-Device Protection Pack costs $30 per month.
Google Updates, Renames Android Device Manager
Google today updated its Android Device Manager application. The app has a fresh design and, more importantly, a new name.
T-Mobile Device Insurance Plan Adds ID Protection
T-Mobile today rolled out a new option for those seeking to protect not only their expensive smartphone, but themselves. The new Premium Device Protection Plus monthly insurance plan adds McAfee Security for T-Mobile with ID Protection.
T-Mobile Adds Free AppleCare to Its Device Insurance Plan
T-Mobile today improved its monthly insurance program by offering AppleCare at no additional cost. Customers who subscribe to T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection and Jump!
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.
Verizon Opens Total Mobile Protection to New Enrollees
Verizon Wireless today said customers who don’t yet subscribe to its Total Mobile Protection insurance plan can take advantage of an open enrollment period between now and May 31. Some of the benefits include next-day device replacement, numerous repair options/locations, international support and device replacement, technical help, and multi-line support.
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