AT&T on Tuesday opened enrollment for its smartphone users to add a protection plan to their qualifying devices.
Through April 30, customers will be able to choose from one of three protection packs that provide coverage for devices that are lost, stolen or damaged. Normally, AT&T said, customers must add such coverage within 30 days of a device activation or upgrade.
Available packages include AT&T Mobile Insurance, which covers loss, theft, damage and out-of-warranty malfunctions, for $6.99 per month; AT&T Mobile Protection Pack, which also covers loss, theft, damage and out-of-warranty malfunctions, but adds next-day device replacement, ProTech support and 50 GB of storage and lost device location services for $10.99 per month; and AT&T’s Multi-Device Protection Pack, which provides coverage for up to 3 smartphones or tablets for $29.99 per month.
A business protection package is also available.
The move follows a similar tactic from Verizon, which opened enrollment for its four smartphone protection plans in January. Verizon’s open enrollment is slated to close on March 10.