Paytm Mall ‘Mobile Protection Plan’: List of Smartphones to Get Accidental Damage Cover

Paytm Mall said smartphone users will offer year-long coverage against accidental damage including screen damage, liquid damage and theft.
New Delhi, November 21: Online marketplace Paytm Mall, operated by Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd on Monday said that it will offer smartphone buyers a ‘Mobile Protection Plan’ to safeguard their devices against accidental damages.  Paytm Mall in a statement revealed that under its new plan, smartphone users will offer year-long coverage against accidental damage including screen damage, liquid damage and theft.The company added that the service will be available for handsets of mobile phone brands including Apple, Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo, Oppo and others. Reports state that consumers will only be required to call up a dedicated toll-free number to avail the benefit. The damaged smartphone will be picked from the customer’s residence, or the consumer will be directed to the nearest repair store. If the device is beyond repair; the customer is eligible to get reimbursed for what the device is currently worth.
Paytm Mall said that the service will be available at about five per cent of the phone’s price. Paytm COO Amit Sinha in his statement said, “Mobiles are an important part of our lives. We spend a significant amount of money to buy our favourite smartphones, and are disappointed when it gets damaged accidentally and replacement cost is also typically quite high”.
Paytm Mall aims to offer a combination of the Mall and Bazaar concepts to Indian consumers. Paytm Mall has over 17 fulfilment centres across the country to offer consumers an efficient online shopping experience. Paytm Mall is also establishing its dominance in the Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector by emerging as the most popular destination to shop for products of daily need. Seeing the surge during the Diwali sale in October, the company is targeting six times growth in FMCG sales by the end of the financial year. Reports state that Paytm Mall is working directly with all the leaders in FMCG space including Hindustan Unilever, Nestle, P&G, Reckitt Benckiser, ITC, and Mondelez.
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