Telefónica Partners With Assurant to Provide Innovative Mobile Device Programs in Chile

February 23, 2016

This is the first mobile device upgrade and buyback program available in Chile

ATLANTA – Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has partnered with Assurant Solutions, a business segment of Assurant Inc., to develop and launch the first mobile device upgrade and buyback program in Chile.

The program, called Movistar ONE, includes device protection, device trade-in via retail stores and device upgrades.

“A fundamental pillar at Telefónica is a focus on the customer,” said Paula Figueroa, Chief Marketing Officer at Telefónica Chile. “By enabling our customers in Chile to upgrade their mobile devices when they want, we are providing more freedom of choice and expanding their ability to connect to their digital world.”

“These upgrade and buyback programs are another example of how Telefónica anticipates and adapts to customer needs,” said Gilles Giacosa, senior vice president of strategy at Assurant Solutions. “We are excited to expand our partnership with them to help enhance their customers’ connected lives.”

Assurant Solutions has worked with Telefónica for several years in other Latin American countries, providing mobile device protection programs in Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. Assurant and Telefonica have also recently launched a device upgrade and buyback program in Spain.

About Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the world's largest fully integrated telecommunication operators, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions, with presence in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Its core business is the provision of fixed and mobile telephony, broadband, internet, data, pay TV and value-added services, among others. The company operates in 20 countries and serves approximately 325 million customers.

About Assurant Solutions

Assurant Solutions has a proud history of protecting consumer finances, possessions and peace of mind. Today, Assurant Solutions is a global leader in keeping consumers connected to their digital lives. With operations in 24 locations and 15 countries, the company’s global team of 5,000 employees are dedicated to delivering the best customer service experience anywhere in the world. That’s why industry leading mobile carriers, manufacturers, retailers, financial institutions, vehicle dealers and funeral homes choose to partner with Assurant Solutions. From mobile devices to major appliances, from cars to computers, Assurant Solutions helps protect what matters most. Assurant Solutions is a great place to work with an award-winning culture valuing leadership and innovation. Visit us at assurantsolutions.com, follow us on Twitter @AssurantMatters or like us on Facebook.

Assurant Solutions is a part of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a global provider of specialty protection products and related services. With approximately $30 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue, Assurant is a Fortune 500 company and provides its specialty protection offerings primarily through Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, and Assurant Employee Benefits. Through the Assurant Foundation, established more than 30 years ago, the company and its employees are dedicated to supporting and partnering with organizations that improve communities. www.assurant.com and follow us on Twitter @AssurantNews.