Smartphones and tablets are no longer a luxury item for most small businesses. In fact, mobile devices like these are now a necessity in helping them successfully run their businesses. Yet, 1 in 4 devices, including those used by small businesses, will experience an incident any given year, according to technology protection leader Asurion.
To give them peace of mind and keep their business running in case something happens to their mobile devices, AT&T is offering an industry-first suite of mobile services for small businesses: AT&T Mobile Protection Pack, which provides Mobile Insurance, Enhanced Support, and Mobile Locate for smartphones and tablets.
Cathy Martine, executive vice president of AT&T Small Business Solutions, announced the new offering at the National Small Business Week conference's Town Hall forum in Washington, D.C.
According to the recent AT&T Small Business Technology Poll, 85% of small businesses use smartphones and 66% use tablets, with some 63% indicating it would be a major challenge to survive without mobile technology. Making sure business owners are protected in case a device is lost, stolen, or damaged is more important than ever.
The AT&T Mobile Protection Pack offers:
Customers that are within 30 days of new activation or upgrade can enroll for $9.99/month per mobile number enrolled, with insurance deductibles starting at $50. Most popular models of devices including smartphones and tablets are eligible, including models on most major mobile operating systems. Small businesses looking for more information should go to http://mobileprotectionpack.att.com.
- Mobile Insurance – Replace a lost, stolen, damaged or out-of-warranty malfunctioning device. Once a claim is approved, the replacement device is shipped and in most cases, received the next business day.
- Enhanced Support – Call or click for personalized service from basic functionality, set up and security to email connectivity and technical issues.
- Mobile Locate – Download this app to lock and locate a lost or stolen device using an alarm or GPS, to keep your information secure.