T-Mobile is expanding its device insurance program today with a new Plus tier.
Premium Device Protection (PDP) Plus is launching this Sunday, May 7. The service offers all of the features of Premium Device Protection, including protection against loss, theft, and accidental damage, hardware service, remote wipe, and AppleCare, but with a few new features added on top.
The first new feature of PDP Plus is McAfee ID Protection. This’ll get you identity theft protection tools like 24/7 access to agents for Lost Wallet and ID Restoration services. These are backed by $1 million insurance for qualifying recovery expenses, too.
Also included is McAfee Device Protection, which helps to defend against viruses and other online threats, a password manager, and anti-theft features like the ability to take a photo and get the location of a person that has unsuccessfully tried to unlock your phone. This device protection covers up to 10 devices, including phones, tablets, and computers.
Finally, there’s Tech Personal Help Desk (PHD). This service will give you “VIP-level access” to technical support for products that connect to your T-Mobile devices. That includes printers, TVs, and game consoles.
Also announced today is JUMP! Plus, which is the JUMP! program with the addition of the PDP Plus services described above.
PDP Plus and JUMP! Plus are launching on May 7, but if you’ve bought a new device and added protection within the last 60 days, you can enroll in JUMP! Plus if you’d like. Pricing for both PDP Plus and JUMP! Plus is set at $12 or $15 per month, depending on your device.
With the regular Device Protection and Premium Device Protection programs, the focus is on protecting your smartphone and the info on it. Premium Device Protection Plus aims to take that a step further, giving you protection and support for your other devices as well as your identity. Not everyone will feel the need for these added services, but if you don’t already have protection for your ID and other devices, then T-Mo now has an all-in-one program for you.
Are you enrolled in any of T-Mo’s device protection programs? Are you interested in PDP Plus?