Update: It looks like Sprint decided to extend the Open Enrollment for another month, so if you missed it last month, you get another chance!

2011-09-07 16h55_35

Thanks, Captain Anonymous and Raj!

In light of Sprint offering protection plans on all notebooks, netbooks, and tablets, the Now Network has also decided to allow all customers to enroll in a protection plan during the month of August, if they so choose.

2011-07-28 15h35_03

In the past, users could only enroll in a protection plan within the first thirty days after purchasing a new device, but from August 1st thru August 31st, you'll be able to snag an insurance policy on an applicable device (though we're not sure how they're defining "applicable" here), regardless of how long you've had it.

To add this service, all you'll need to do is login to My Sprint after August 1st, select the device that you want to cover, choose "change service or add a line," accept the terms of service, and click save, and boom -- all done.

Here are the details of the service:

  • Same or like model delivered next day if ordered by 10 p.m. Central time (compared to 2-3 days previously)
  • Phone arrives activated (no need to call Care)
  • Ability to manage contacts through Web backup
  • Additional security features include device locator, data back-up, lock, and wipe.

The plan will set you back $8 more per month, but at least you'll be covered if something unexpected happens.

[Thanks, Captain Anonymous!]

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