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WhatsApp to offer insurance and pension products in India

WhatsApp to offer insurance and pension products in India

For the most part, WhatsApp has stuck to its primary goal of being a messaging service for billions of users around the world. But it's going to be more than just that for 400 million+ users in India. Speaking at Facebook's Fuel for India 2020 event, Abhijit Bose, head of WhatsApp India, revealed that users would soon be able to purchase pension and insurance products on WhatsApp.

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Amazon Pharmacy offers prescription delivery, plus quick shipping and big discounts for Prime members

Amazon Pharmacy offers prescription delivery, plus quick shipping and big discounts for Prime members

Amazon is creeping its distribution fingers into another pie: drugs. Amazon Pharmacy lets customers link their insurance information if they have it and create what is said to be a secure profile to purchase and manage prescriptions. In addition, it is offering Prime subscribers the potential for massive savings online and at brick-and-mortar locations if they do not have insurance.

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OnePlus expands Protection Plans to 27 European countries

OnePlus expands Protection Plans to 27 European countries

Customers in 27 European countries interested in OnePlus 8-series phones can now pick up Protection Plans for both screen damage and more general accidental protection. The new insurance, which first rolled out in Europe starting on April 30th, has now arrived in 15 more countries including Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden.

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Preferred Care insurance for the Pixel 4 gets a price hike

Preferred Care insurance for the Pixel 4 gets a price hike

The introduction of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL into Google's phone portfolio brings some crosswinds to the current support structure for existing Pixels. If you've ordered yours with the Google Store and paired it with Preferred Care, you'll want to take note of some price changes.

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Asurion acquires uBreakiFix, adding phone repairs to its handset insurance business

Asurion acquires uBreakiFix, adding phone repairs to its handset insurance business

Asurion, an insurance company offering services including accidental damage protection and warranty extension for consumer electronics, has just acquired the retail phone repair outlet uBreakiFix. This follows the latter company's recent celebration opening its 500th store,

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Verizon Total Mobile Protection is getting a price hike to $15/month

Verizon Total Mobile Protection is getting a price hike to $15/month

Given that many phones are now in the four-figure territory, it makes sense for people to want to insure them. Unfortunately for those people, Verizon's Total Mobile Protection insurance is getting its second price increase in 15 months. Starting June 27, the service will cost $15/month, up from $13, and the only bonus from this is the addition of battery replacement services.

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AT&T starts open enrollment on phone insurance plans for prepaid customers

AT&T starts open enrollment on phone insurance plans for prepaid customers

If you break phones the same way you breathe air — as in you do it very often — having an insurance plan for your device might make sense to you. Manufacturers might offer policies, though most customers will go to their carriers... well, postpaid customers anyways. Prepaid customers haven't had much of an option in that aspect until when AT&T, with its partner Asurion, began offering its Mobile Protection plan back in April. This month, the carrier is working on boosting customer buy-in by offering open enrollment.

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Tip: Verizon Total Mobile Protection's open enrollment period is expiring in a week

Tip: Verizon Total Mobile Protection's open enrollment period is expiring in a week

Verizon's $13/month Total Mobile Protection is a nice way to ensure that you're not out several hundreds of dollars if you break or lose your phone. However, it can usually only be added within 30 days of a new device's purchase. But from time to time, Verizon will initiate an open enrollment period for Total Mobile Protection. The carrier opened one near the beginning of April, and it's going to expire in a week.

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Verizon Total Mobile Protection is soon increasing to $13/month, lowering phone replacement deductible

Verizon Total Mobile Protection is soon increasing to $13/month, lowering phone replacement deductible

As phones get more and more expensive, it seems logical that more and more people are purchasing insurance for peace of mind. Verizon seems to be aware of this, and it's upping the price of its Total Mobile Protection plan from $11 to $13 per month for phones starting very soon. However, the deductible for phone replacement is dropping by quite a bit to $89.

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Verizon Total Mobile Protection drops screen repair deductible to $29, introduces month-long open enrollment for phones less than two years old

Verizon Total Mobile Protection drops screen repair deductible to $29, introduces month-long open enrollment for phones less than two years old

Most carriers offer some sort of monthly insurance plan for your phone when you buy a new phone from them, and Verizon is no exception. But to make its Total Mobile Protection plans more appealing, Big Red has made a few changes, including a price reduction for deductibles and a new enrollment period for phones less than two years old.

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