If you are a fan of HTC devices, you’ll be pleased to know the company announced late Wednesday a new program named ironically named Uh Oh Protection for its flagship HTC One M9; it’s an option to carrier insurance.
If your brand new M9 smartphone is damaged in any way for the first 365 days, this new insurance protection will replace the phone with a new one, no questions asked, for free.
Obviously this comes with come caveats, the main one being the program will only work for twelve months from the original date of purchase. Which means those of you who like to throw your phone in frustration, or have one or more cases of a cracked screen, don’t expect an unlimited supply of new phones.
“With the HTC One M9, we didn’t stop with creating an award-winning smartphone and amazing user experiences. We created an innovative new program that ensures the best phone on the market stays that way,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas. “We want our customers to have the confidence to use their new HTC One and the peace of mind that HTC has your back if something unfortunate happens to it.”
The setup process is pretty self-explanatory. UH OH Protection is automatically provided with HTC One M9, which will be going on sale March 31st. With a call to HTC Care toll-free at 1 (866) 449-8358, stating your phones details, and an HTC Care team member will arrange to overnight a replacement phone. It is a simple and hassle-free process.
This is a great deal for those of you who opt-out of using your service providers monthly carrier insurance fees. A part of me wishes that Google supplied this for their Nexus devices.