Fortegra, Union Wireless to launch "Bring Your Own Device" initiative

Fortegra Financial Corporation (“Fortegra”), an international specialty insurer and subsidiary of Tiptree Inc. (“Tiptree”), has announced a partnership with Wyoming-based Union Wireless to launch a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) initiative, the company said.

Fortegra will support Union´s existing BYOD offering, providing protection for used customer devices.

Ninety-five percent of Americans own a mobile device. But with many consumers keeping their existing phones longer, the wireless industry is looking to innovate to answer this consumer trend. Union Wireless´s BYOD program allows consumers to switch their device from one network or provider to Union´s network, without the requirement of a new device purchase. Through Union´s partnership with Fortegra, Union customers can enjoy long-term protection on these older devices.

Customers using BYOD protection are eligible for benefits 30 days from their purchase date, and the coverage continues until canceled. Through a diagnostic app, customers can determine if their phone is eligible for coverage, and all phones must have an existing operating system, like iOS or Android, that will successfully run on the application. Consumers can check to see if BYOD coverage is available for their device at https://www.unionwireless.com/byod/imeicheck.

Fortegra Financial Corporation (a Tiptree Inc. company) and its subsidiaries are a specialty insurer. Delivering multifaceted insurance programs to the market, and unmatched service experience for our agents and consumers, Fortegra solves immediate, everyday needs, empowering our agents and consumers to Experience More.

Originally started as Union Telephone company more than a century ago, and transitioning to cellular service in the early 1990s, Union Wireless in Mountain View, Wyoming, has made many advancements in data services technology over the past 25 years. The company has grown from a small-town local landline provider to a fast-growing regional wireless provider with national and international roaming partners.