Total Equipment Protection Coming to iPhone?
Are you a new iPhone owner that opted to bypass AppleCare+, but are now wishing that you had some form of protective coverage on your iOS device? Well, it appears that you may be given a second chance sooner than later. We’ve received word that Sprint is in the process of bringing their Total Equipment Protection (TEP) coverage to the iPhone, which would finally provide customers with an alternative insurance program.
For those unfamiliar with TEP, it’s an insurance program with a monthly premium of $8 a month which covers your device in the event of it being lost, stolen, or damaged. There’s no word yet if the iPhone’s variant of TEP will carry a different premium or deductible from current offerings, but hopefully we’ll hear something official from Sprint and Asurion very soon. In the meantime you’ve still got thirty days from your original purchase date to add AppleCare+ to your iPhone.