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Post-Breakage Service Plan Debuts

Atlanta – Protect Your Bubble USA, which sells CE and majap product insurance direct to consumers, has launched a new smartphone plan that can be purchased after the device is damaged.

The program, called Closecall, will provide a refurbished replacement phone to consumers who sign up and send in their damaged device. The plan covers most popular models, including iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, and offers loss and damage protection for the replacement phone for an additional fee.

“It sounds too good to be true, but it’s real,” said Stacey Vogler, managing director of Protect Your Bubble USA, a division of extended-service provider Assurant Solutions. “People with uninsured, damaged phones can sign up for Closecall, get a replacement back in their hands and receive valuable coverage against future damage, loss or theft without paying hundreds of dollars out of pocket up front to replace their phone or waiting months for a scheduled upgrade.”

The plan, she said, allows consumers to spread the cost of purchasing an advanced replacement smartphone into easily affordable monthly payments. For example, the cost of a refurbished 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 for Verizon is about $16 a month over two years. Additional coverage for the replacement phone would be available for another $8 a month.