T-Mobile raising Protection 360 device insurance prices in April


Heads up, Protection 360 subscribers, because the pricing for T-Mobile’s device protection program is going up.

T-Mobile is raising the prices of some of its Protection 360 tiers on April 18, 2020. While the pricing of tiers 1 and 2 will stay the same, tiers 3 through 5 will each go up. Here’s what the new rates will look like:

  • Tier 1: Current price is $7, updated price will be $7
  • Tier 2: Current price is $9, updated price will be $9
  • Tier 3: Current price is $12, updated price will be $13
  • Tier 4: Current price of $14, updated price will be $16
  • Tier 5 and BYOD: Current price is $15, updated price will be $18

If you’re paying for Protection 360, you’ll be charged the new rate on your first billing statement on or after April 18th.

“The average price of a new smartphone device has risen consistently, with many new flagship devices now costing over $1000,” says T-Mobile about why it’s raising Protection 360 prices. “In order to keep providing great benefits to our customers so they can protect their valuable devices, we’re adjusting the pricing structure for Protection 360 plans.”

Protection 360 is an insurance program that covers your device for hardware issues, accidental damage, loss, and theft. It also includes AppleCare services, JUMP! upgrades, McAfee Security with ID Theft Protection, Tech ID support by Assurant for your other home gadgets, and unlimited screen protector replacements from T-Mo.

If you’re signed up for Protection 360, will you be keeping it after these price increases or do you plan on dropping it?

Thanks Michael!

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Guillermo Eduardo Ortega-ibarr

    At this point.. Apple care plus with lost and theft protection its a most and better deal

  • Phil

    I will be dumping 360 after Iphone 12 purchase going Apple Care+

  • Albert Orange

    Worth Ave Insurance is better anyway…

  • Albert Orange

    Worth Ave Insurance is better anyway… Unlimited claims

    • Dacoldest

      i checked it out and the prices are better than protection 360 and it includes theft/loss unlike samsung premium care. i just preordered my S20 i will be switching over. Thank you for this! I had never ever heard of this company

      • Albert Is RichardYarrellsBOSS

        The only negative is you lose the ability to “JUMP!” with T-Mobile… but… I don’t really car about that.

        • Dacoldest

          same here. i am trying to get my phone bill down not keep having payments. their insurance is so cheap i might buy it every year. seriously thanks

    • BenW

      Another insurance option you could check out is Upsie.

  • Nikitao1

    And so the penny pinching to pay for the merger begins…

  • Android_God

    Yeah, prices have been MANIPULATED and the “increase” cost of phones is artificial. And TMobile (and other carriers) are the partners in crime! What a bunch of fucking scumbags

  • tommest

    Price goes up after sprint merge, should of been blocked.

  • Shakenbake

    5 years ago insurance was with 2.99 or 3.99.
    There was no tiers either, just one set price.
    Then they doubled the price
    That’s when I stopped paying.
    Insurance is not worth it imo

    • UniBroW

      I find it worth it for the first year that I have a device, as the device gets older the value of the device decreases making paying for the insurance (to me) not as worthwhile.

      For instance, I’d I spend $1,000 on a new iPhone and I shatter the screen two months into owning it or it gets lost or stolen, I’d be glad I had the insurance with the included Apple care however as the phone gets closer to two years old and the same thing happens the value is simply not there.

  • mikeZo6

    Tmo real A-holes raising again !

  • Linx

    Not happy about this, but if something happens to a premium device it becomes a good deal. Better $18 per month than upwards of $1400

  • Wayren

    Freaking pissed off. I have multiple devices on my account, this is going to suck.

  • Donald Zuchowski

    tmobile is the best value on the planet. we should have a day of the week where we thank tmobile… T-Mobile Wednesdays

  • Adam Nehr

    Dropping it!

  • Ricardo Landrau

    not worth it for a Motorola G6 Play. Ihave 3 of them and is about $50.00 monthly… price of the unit is about $165.00