Samsung is now offering a new protection service for its handsets that will cover select devices against accidental damage, including spills, drops and cracked screens. In addition to accidents, the company’s new Protection Plus Mobile Elite plan covers mechanical and electrical equipment failure for up to two years. Samsung says it will replace a damaged or defective phone within two business days and that it will offer customers three claims for the duration of their service agreement.
As of now Protection Plus is available in the US for the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 4, with service costing $99 for S series devices and Note owners having to pay $129 for coverage. While these upfront costs will secure coverage for your phone, you’ll still need to dish out a deductible of $75 for Galaxy S devices and $95 for Galaxy Notes at the time of a claim.