Fortegra and Appalachian Wireless Announce Partnership for Mobile Device Protection

By Scott McLaren - CMO Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Comprehensive mobile device protection plans are now available for Appalachian Wireless customers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March  7, 2017)Fortegra®, a Tiptree Inc. company (NASDAQ:TIPT), today announced a partnership with mobile carrier Appalachian Wireless® to provide their customers with a ProtectCELL mobile device protection program. The program will be available for new customers starting May 1, and existing customers will also be automatically rolled over to ProtectCELL.

“Appalachian Wireless was looking for a way to give their customers something more, without having to pay a lot to get it,” said Fortegra VP of Warranty Kevin Cundiff. “By partnering with us, and taking advantage of the unique set of options we can bring to the table as a vertically aligned insurance company, their customers are getting something great. We’re proud to help Appalachian Wireless customers Experience More.”

The specialized comprehensive coverage plans will be available for all mobile device makes and models. Each monthly, on-bill plan ensures new and converted customers will receive a ProtectCELL certified device should the need arise, and all come complete with Fortegra’s ‘No Hassle’ service experience. Plans also include: 

  1. SafeStore™ Cloud Storage – Shareable storage for photos, videos, contacts, and music for up to 10 devices
  2. SafeStore Family Security – Remote locate, lock, and wipe for missing devices, plus other security features
  3. Identity Theft Support powered by LifeLock®

“It wasn’t just about what they’re going to do for our customers,” said Appalachian Wireless Customer Relations Director Darlene Howell. “Their commitment to partner business as a whole is unmatched. They’re going to provide a great service not only to our customers, but to our organization as well, ensuring a successful partnership and rock solid program execution.” 

About Fortegra
Fortegra Financial Corporation (a Tiptree Inc. company) and its subsidiaries comprise a single-source insurance services provider that offers a range of consumer protection options including warranty solutions, credit insurance, and specialty underwriting programs. Delivering multifaceted coverage with an unmatched service experience for both partners and their customers, Fortegra solves immediate, everyday needs, empowering consumers to worry less and Experience More. 

About Appalachian Wireless
Appalachian Wireless is Eastern Kentucky's leading provider of high quality telecommunications products and services since 1991. Headquartered in Ivel, Kentucky, Appalachian Wireless operates advanced cellular telephone and data networks, and is dedicated to providing today's most innovative communications products and services at affordable prices to local communities across Eastern Kentucky. Through its parent company, East Kentucky Network, Appalachian Wireless also operates a redundant ultra-high bandwidth fiber-optic telecommunications network.

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