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Sprint "Open Enrollment" lets anyone add insurance to their smartphone, even existing customers

News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday June 03, 2014.

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Adding insurance to the costs of a monthly insurance plan can sometimes be a worthless expenditure that subscribers never claim, which is why many elect not to sign-up when purchasing the device. Sprint has today announced a new program that will allow any existing customer to change his or her mind and sign up for a device protection plan. The "Open Enrollment for Device Protection" plan runs for the entire month of June and gives subscribers a do-over for chances to get coverage and support in the event that something happens to their device.

Sprint says that regardless of device type, it will let existing customers sign-up for a plan ranging in costs from $7 to $13 per month depending on contract type and coverage for loss, theft, damage, or malfunction. Of course, "Open" still has its limitations. Devices must still be in functional condition, so users won't be able to walk into Sprint and immediately replace the phone with the cracked screen they've been using for months. Sprint, Boost, and Virgin customers will also have to pay standard fees when making an insurance claim, which is administered by Asurion, and monthly charges related to the protection plan.

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