Sprint adds TEP Plus for device and data protection

American telecom carrier Sprint today announced the availability of a protection service called Total Equipment Protection (TEP) Plus that will provide protection to device, data from loss, damage and device malfunctioning.

TEP Plus combines a customer’s existing TEP coverage and adds built-in antivirus security, automatic backup of photos and videos, and one-click access and is available for $13 per month per device.

The Sprint Protect app is powered by Asurion that features automatic backup of contacts, photos and videos and built-in security with enhanced features that guard against viruses, optimize battery use, and monitor access by third-party apps.

Sprint customers who currently use the Sprint Total Equipment Protection App (and have Android 4.0 phones and above) will now be able to migrate to the upgraded Sprint Protect app.