Vodafone offers complimentary insurance for smartphones.
Vodafone India has introduced Vodafone Red Shield, a complete device security solution with complimentary insurance for smartphones that assures a protection cover of up to Rs. 50,000 (fifty thousand) on brand new handsets and those up to six months old. Currently available exclusively for Vodafone RED Post Paid customers, Vodafone Red Shield is the only device protection offering in the industry that offers theft cover, beyond basic handset damage cover and extends complimentary insurance cover to handsets that have been purchased up to six months earlier.
The Vodafone Red Shield App, available at Google Store and iOS, offers a comprehensive security solution to smart phone devices. In addition to the theft cover, Vodafone Red Shield comes with malware protection and other security features.
Vodafone Red Shield is being brought to the customers through an association with Shotformats Digital Productions Pvt. Ltd. This insurance cover is provided through New India Assurance Company Ltd.
While actual premium amount will be borne by Vodafone, the subscription fee has been maintained at a pocket friendly price point so that maximum number of customers can avail the benefits of Vodafone Red Shield. The annual subscription of Rs 720 will be debited to the customer’s monthly bill through 12 equal installments (Rs. 60 x 12). Vodafone Red Shield comes with a validity of one year.
Another aspect which makes Vodafone Red Shield unique is that customers can claim insurance cover up to two times in a single year.
To avail this service, Vodafone customers can download Vodafone Red Shield App and then sms DSS to 199 from their handset. The app will diagnose the mobile handset and approve if it matches the criteria.