Cell phone damage often comes as a result of dropping or smashing the phone and can cause the screen to be cracked. Depending on the severity of the crack, apps may stop functioning, or the actual phone and text messaging features may no longer work. When that happens, people often choose buying a new phone as their first option, but getting your phone repaired may save you money.
It Won’t Be Cheap
While it will be cheaper to have your screen repaired than it is to buy a new phone, that’s not to say you shouldn’t expect to pay for quality service. In fact, if a repair service offers you a cheap deal, you should eye it with suspicion. First of all, it’s important to understand that the major cell phone manufacturers (Apple, Samsung, etc.) don’t sell replacement parts, so a third party guaranteeing original factory replacement parts is not being honest with you.
This means other companies are providing replacement parts and, just as it is in any business, there are the top-quality producers and the cheaper knockoffs. If you’re getting an unbelievably low quote, there’s a reason for that. While cheaper parts may work just fine, it can be hit or miss. While you won’t be able to get those original Apple or Samsung replacement parts, there are high quality replacement parts that are of comparable quality. How do you find them?
Choosing the Right Cell Phone Repair Business
When you’re looking for iPhone or Galaxy repair Lexington Ky, it’s important to find a business that’s reputable and provides quality service. It’s not enough that they use OEM (original equipment manufacturer) comparable parts; they must also employ trained and skilled technicians and must stand behind their work.
This means finding a business that’s not a fly by night operation, or, worse, trying to scam you. The first thing you should do is to personally visit their place of business. Have a look around. Talk to employees and any customers you see in the waiting area. Read any signs they have hanging in the public area and ask about their policies for guaranteeing their work.
Next, talk to co-workers, family, and friends to find out if they know anything about the business. You might also ask them if they have used a local repair shop to service their own phones and find out how they felt about those experiences. This is a great way to find out which shops performed quality service and which ones stood by their work.
Also, search for reviews of the business online. One great way to find reviews of local businesses is to use Google Maps. Navigate to your city or region and search “cell phone repair” in the nearby areas option. Use your mouse to select each business that pops up. A small window will pop up, giving details of the business and, if you scroll down, there will be customer reviews. You can also search sites like Yelp and the Better Business Bureau for more reviews.
When it comes to your phone, you want to ensure the business you choose to repair it is both reputable and qualified. It may take a little longer to find the business deserving of your patronage, but you’ll be thankful you were more selective in the end.