Nokia India and New India Assurance tied up to bring first of its kind service in India. According to this when you buy a new Nokia handset from Nokia store in selected cities( Delhi and the National Capital Region, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Cochin.) you get an insurance scheme with handset that allow you to safeguard your device against risks of the mobile handset loss and damage.This insurance plan was announced by Nokia India on Tuesday. This insurance plan will be active on March 14, 2013 through Nokia branded retail stores across country.
This insurance facility is unique in India. No other company like Apple, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry provides this type of service to their customers. The only thing with this service that I don’t like is that it is only available through their Branded stores. You will not able to get insurance of Nokia devices if you buy them online or from other stores.
Earlier Micromax also said that it also wants to introduce insurance plans for their handset. As company is getting more popularity by its big screen and cheap devices.And company wants to establish as a trusted brand, Micromax also said that it will also introduces expandable warranty plans for its devices. But still there is not any kind of official news from Micromax.
The plan covers Nokia devices against
• Third party threatening to use violence resulting in damage or theft of device
• Accidental damage to the exterior/interior components.
• Damage caused by external impact on the device due to dropping and/or other deliberate action by third party.
• Damage caused by accidental entry of fluid in the device’s internal circuitry
Theft & Burglary
• Loss of device through housebreaking.
• Loss of device riots, strikes and other malicious acts
• Theft of device from locked or unattended building, room or vehicle
Starting from a minimum insurance premium of just Rs. 50/-, the plan will cost 1.25% of the purchased handset’s value.
Mr. Segar Sampathkumar, General Manager, New India Assurance, said, “We are extremely pleased to partner a leading handset manufacturer such as Nokia to offer their consumers an exclusive insurance plan that not only protects their consumers against unforeseen events such as theft and loss, but also against device damage.”
Mr. Kannan Gopalakrishnan, Director Retail, Nokia India,”The NIA insurance plan is aimed at safeguarding Nokia consumers against the angst caused by loss, theft or damage of their devices, while offering them an affordable and effective solution to protect their investments. We believe with the changing consumer landscape and the growing penetration of smartphones in India, this plan is sure to see strong uptake amongst our consumers.”
The New India Assurance Company Limited, Market Leader amongst Non-Life Insurers, was established in 1919. New India is the largest Non-Life Insurance Company in India and also one of the leading Insurer in Afro-Asian Region.