Anyone who previously picked up an internet-device (computer or tablet) from Sprint may have been a little frustrated with the lack of insurance provided by the Now Network. That all changes today, as it has finally decided to toss some coverage to its users that provides some peace of mind if anything were to happen to their netbook, notebook, or tablet.

The coverage is basically like any other carrier: the plan covers mechanical or electrical breakdown, accidental damage, and if the device is lost or stolen. The plan itself will set you back $13 per month with a $100 deductible, but that's a small price to pay to ensure device replacement if something were to happen.

For more information, including how to sign up, check out Sprint's Assurant landing page.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 26, 2011 - Sprint (NYSE: S) has launched a custom protection plan available to customers with netbooks, notebooks and tablets. The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack provides repair or replacement in the event a device suffers mechanical or electrical breakdown or is accidentally damaged, lost or stolen.

The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack, costs $13 per month* and includes features to help customers safeguard their devices. These features include a tool to locate a lost device, dedicated technical support with remote login, virus defense, data back-up of contacts, photos and media, and three months of credit monitoring if the device is lost or stolen. Customers may enroll in the program when they activate a new device on a Sprint data plan, or within 30 days of the new activation or new equipment purchase.

The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack is a wise investment that can save a lot of money and provide a peace of mind. Customers save valuable time with convenient, easy and ongoing tech support either online or on the phone. Customers also have control over and protection of their personal data if their device is lost or stolen.

Some of Sprint’s popular devices that would qualify for the Advanced Protection Pack include:

The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack is a comprehensive, bundled protection offering managed by Assurant Solutions. Certain protection products can be purchased separately. Customers may visit for more information and to register their protected device.

*There is a $100 deductible for lost, stolen, or accidental damage claims.