Data Protection: What you Need to Know about Data-Backup

Do you know what to do if your phone or Tablet gets damaged, lost or stolen?

Most devices that are purchased new come with a manufacturer’s warranty, but that warranty can’t always protect the data stored on your phone. If your phone is lost, stolen or badly damaged, you need to know the contents will be safe. That is where Device Protection+ comes in handy. It protects your devices from accidental damage and loss/theft and when a warranty expires. There is also data backup for photos, videos, and more.

What Is Included in Device Protection+ ?

For a monthly fee, Device Protection+ offers data protection along with its coverage for accidental damage, mechanical or electrical breakdown, loss and theft. The U.S. Cellular Protect app comes with Device Protection+ enrollment and helps secure your personal information, solve technical issues and optimize your device’s performance.

These data backup features allow you to backup whatever content you choose, plus restore files you have backed up quickly and easily to your device.

Two Levels of Plans

The Standard Plan offers up to 20GB of data backup, which help secure your most important files and information. But most users have more than 20GB of important contents on their phone, and could benefit from more space.

The Advanced Plan offers up to 100GB of data backup plus additional tech support, for any and all problems or questions you have about your device, live with Tech Support+. For iPhone users, the plan also includes 24/7 priority access to Apple support, as well as coverage for repair service at Apple stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

When Should You Sign Up?

You don’t have to sign up for the program at the time you purchase a new device with U.S. Cellular, but you will want to move quickly.

After activating any new device, you have 30 days to enroll in Device Protection+, so it’s best to enroll within that timeframe to make sure that your data is protected.