AT&T to finally offer iPhone insurance

Posted on May 28, 2010

AT&T is bracing itself for the new iPhone with a long-anticipated insurance plan for the iPhone. A leak Friday said the plan, MobileProtect, would cost $14 per month but would cover the cost of an iPhone if accidentally broken. Unusually, customers would subscribe through the App Store rather than at retail or on the phone, although it’s not known if the app itself would cost any money.

The plan found by BGR would technically be covered by third-party firm Asurion and would hand over all the risk to that company rather than AT&T. Customers have previously had to risk paying the full price for an iPhone, which could be as high as $699 for a 32GB iPhone 3GS.

MobileProtect would be conveniently timed as it would launch on June 6th, just a day before Apple introduces the new iPhone at WWDC. Insurance has been a sticking point for some current or potential iPhone buyers, as virtually every other phone sold at AT&T’s stores has insurance as an option.

By Electronista Staff
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