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What are the benefits of carrying insurance on your Sprint device?

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Depending on the type of insurance plan, insurance on a Sprint phone can cover protection against phone loss, damage, theft or malfunction, plus data backups. As of 2015, insurance coverage from Sprint called Total Equipment Protection offers benefits such as 24/7 claim service, automatic data backups and next-day phone replacement.

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As of 2015, Sprint offers several levels of insurance coverage on its devices. The Total Equipment Protection plan offers coverage against loss, theft, damage and malfunctions, and it provides next-day replacement in most cases. More extensive optional coverage in Sprint's Total Equipment Protection Plus plans provides 20 or 100 gigabytes of automatic backups, antivirus support, proactive alerts and US-based expert support.

Third-party services such as Asurion also offer mobile protection against damage, loss or theft, along with support for technical questions. SquareTrade, another popular and cheaper option for insurance, provides protection against malfunction and damage but not theft.

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