South Africa’s third mobile operator, Cell C has launched C Surance, an insurance product for mobile phones, underwritten by Etana Insurance Company.
C Surance offers cover of up to R12,500 at cost effective premiums and will be available to both new and existing contract and top pp customers, Cell C said.
The policy guards against theft, accidental loss, physical damage to devices and unlawful usage of the SIM (after the phone has been reported lost or stolen).
C Surance will also cover against any outstanding amounts on a customer’s account in the event of death, disability or retrenchment, offer an extended warranty (of up to 24 months) on devices that have manufacturer warranty of less than 24 months and SIM card cover.
People who own mobile phones with a value of up to R1,000 would pay a monthly premium (VAT incl.) of R29.00, while for those with phones valued between R1,001 and R2,500 would pay R39.00. For phones between R2,501 to R5,000, a cost of R59.00 would be incurred, while devices between R7,501 to R12,500 would see a charge of R149.00.