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.
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.
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!
Verizon Drops Screen Repair Cost to $29 for Insurance Enrollees
Repairing a cracked smartphone display just got cheaper. Verizon Wireless today said those who subscribe to its Total Mobile Protection device insurance program will be charged $29 per screen repair, down from the previous charge of $49.
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