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Device Protection

With Device Protection+, you won't have to worry about a costly replacement if the unexpected happens. Your wireless device is covered if it malfunctions due to mechanical or electrical breakdown*, or if it is accidentally damaged, lost or stolen. Enroll in Device Protection+ today!

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What's Covered?

Device Protection+ covers the device and accessories provided as part of your original device purchase, when required, in the event of:
  • Drops, spills and cracked screens
  • Accidental damage - including liquid damage
  • Loss
  • Theft

In addition, you will have free next business day delivery for replacement devices on approved claims, when available.

Device Protection+ Pricing

  • $6.99/month - for each basic phone, modem, router, Mobile Hotspot,
    Messaging Plus and Home Phone (fixed wireless terminal).
  • $8.99/month - for each Smartphone and Tablet.

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The Pocket Geek® by Assurant® app for Smartphone and tablet users provides added performance and protection features**

Enrolled Smartphone and tablet users have access to the following features** via the Pocket Geek® by Assurant® app:
  • Data Backup—Back up contacts and content you can't live without, up to 5GB. Plus, previously backed up files can be restored when needed.
  • Locate, Alert, Lock and Wipe—Locate your lost or stolen device, sound an alarm even if it's on vibrate or silent, remotely lock it, or wipe sensitive data.
  • Anti-Malware—Protect your device against potential hackers and other threats even while you're sleeping, with business-grade software
  • Performance Monitoring & Troubleshooting—Run diagnostics in the background to optimize performance, plus self-help pointers solve small issues before they become big ones.
  • Geek Tools℠—et the most from your available storage, steer clear of data overages, get accurate battery readings and forecasts, and check your Wi-Fi or cellular data speeds so you can choose the best connection for your needs.
  • Geek Tips℠—Receive device-specific useful information to get more out of the device including: "how to" features, and tips and tricks.
  • My Coverage—Enjoy one convenient place to look up what's covered, read terms and conditions, and even file a claim.

Visit to take advantage of the performance and protection features today!

You can add Device Protection+ at any point of sale or by dialing 611 from your U.S. Cellular phone***, within 30 days of activation. For your convenience, the Device Protection+ monthly charge, plus any applicable taxes, will appear as an individual line item on your U.S. Cellular bill.


Easy Payments

You won't have extra invoices or checks to write. Your monthly charge will appear as an individual line item on your monthly U.S. Cellular bill. If you have Simple Connect Prepaid service, EZ-fill will need to be set up as your refill method to have Device Protection+.

Device Protection+ Questions?
Visit to find answers to many of your questions. You can also call 1-800-480-0167 and a customer service representative will help you during the following hours of operation:
Mon-Fri: 6 AM - 11 PM CST
Sat: 8 AM - 11 PM CST
Sun: 9 AM - 7 PM CST
Questions about a claim?
Check the status of a claim 24 hours a day / 7 days a week at or call 1-800-480-0167 for automated assistance during non-business hours.
For more information, see the Device Protection+ Summary of Coverage.

*Mechanical and electrical breakdown coverage begins after the manufacturer's warranty expires. For Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) devices, the coverage begins upon enrollment.

**Download and register to have access to Pocket Geek's features which are provided by a third party. Availability and features may vary by device and operating system. Data charges may apply. During registration you will be provided the End User Licensing Agreement from that third party which will include your rights for the product and the product's terms of use. Pocket Geek® by Assurant® and the Pocket Geek logos are registered service marks of Assurant, Inc. Pocket Geek is not an insurance product or a service contract.

***The plan only covers devices in working order. If dialing 611 to add Device Protection+, a U.S. Cellular representative will place a call to your device to validate your service. Your coverage begins when you answer this call. Device Protection+ may be terminated for non-payment of your wireless bill.