Telecom Lead America: In a move to provide insurance
cover to its 4G customers, T-Mobile USA, in conjunction with Assurant Solutions
introduced a new mobile device protection program.
The new device protection program called Monthly4G
Handset Protection (MHP) is available for T-Mobile Monthly4G customers in the
As per a recent smartphone protection survey by
Kelton Research, two in five Americans have had their smartphone lost, stolen or
damaged. In addition, the survey said that only 35 percent insure their
“There has been increased consumer demand for
no-annual contract wireless plans and our Monthly4G plans are being adopted in
record numbers with our prepaid business doubling over the past year. We want
to provide these customers with security and protection options like we do our
postpaid customers and are happy to launch MHP with Assurant Solutions,”
said Mike Katz, vice president of marketing and head of prepaid, T-Mobile
The program includes coverage for accidental damage,
water damage, loss, theft, and mechanical or electrical malfunction after the
manufacturer’s warranty has expired. T-Mobile customers can avail the benefits
of this insurance program for $7 per month.
“Keeping their customers connected to the people and
interests that matter to them most is a top priority. We are pleased to support
T-Mobile in this effort by providing comprehensive protection and peace of mind
to their Monthly4G customers,” said Manny Becerra, president of Assurant
Solutions Mobile Services.
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plans for business customers.
The new plans are expected to address the growing use of
mobile broadband devices such as tablets, laptop sticks and mobile hotspots.