While the peace of mind of extended warranty is no doubt welcome, we’re sure that not everyone sees the need to pay for it. However if you’re a T-Mobile customer, the carrier has announced that they will be giving free AppleCare+ protection to customers as part of its Jump upgrade program and Premium Device Protection plans.
While T-Mobile does not specifically mention AppleCare+, 9to5Mac notes that what’s covered by the carrier essentially amounts to the same services offered by AppleCare+. According to T-Mobile, “For just $12 a month, iPhone and iPad users can get complete peace of mind with protection from loss, theft or accidental damage, hardware coverage, the security features of Lookout Mobile Security Premium—and now, award-winning AppleCare Services.”
Of course customers will have to be part of the Jump upgrade program or have signed up for PDP in the first place, but assuming you have then this additional coverage will come at no additional cost to you. Clearly this is aimed at customers with iPhones and iPads, so if you’re an Android user we guess you won’t be able to take advantage of this.