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Important steps to follow to get your phone fixed: whether to Repair or Replace?

Author: Amy Jaidka
by Amy Jaidka
Posted: Sep 06, 2020

The vast majority in the present are being surrounded by mobile phones. However, only a few acknowledge that how significant role they play in our day to day lives. There certainly are sometimes when you are in such a hurry that accidentally you drop your phone. Sometimes, you are just enjoying the company of your friends around the pool and completely overlooked that you were holding your phone before diving in.

When you get cracked screen on your phone, or faulty charging port, or the phone is water damaged, faulty camera, speaker or the mic etc. would you look for getting it fixed or completely replace it with the new one? Well, getting a mobile phone fixed looks hard and need some research to find the suitable service or repair centre. Moreover, the repair seems not worth it when it comes to certain models of the phones.

One must take the following steps into consideration while looking out for getting their phone fixed:

Check the warranty period of your phone

Before moving forward to the decision, check if your phone is still under warranty. You wouldn’t want to pay for what is covered under warranty. Next step is to check how much the repair will cost if the phone isn’t under warranty.

Looking for the phone repair service centres

Deciding whether to spend on the repair or getting a new phone is the crucial decision. One needs to compare both of the costs. Phone repairs can be either done by the big company owned service centres like Apple and Samsung, or it can be done by the local phone repair shops.

Looking for the local repair shops is one option other than looking out for the service centres operated by big companies. You might need to consider getting your phone repaired from the local shops as we all know that how expensive it is to get the phone fixed from the company owned service centres plus the time they take to get your job done.

Check for the local repair shops in your area and contact them to find out if they can provide the service you need and ask the quote for the same. Look out for at least three options before choosing one repair shop. For example, in an instance of broken phone screen, look for the local phone repair shops that provides the repair on the same day with reasonable price and the warranty. Some of the shops also provide the phone accessories to prevent your phone from the drop or water damages and phone cases to keep your phone safe and working.

Checking if the phone is worth the repair cost

After figuring out the cost included in getting your phone back to life, the next step is to check if the model of your phone is worth the repair cost if it ran out of warranty. For instance water damaged iPhone4 repair isn’t worth spending too much. But, again it depends upon the choice of the owner. Although, getting the iPhone repair for the models that ran out of warranty sometimes is the best option rather than replacing it. However, some of the Samsung cracked screen repairs can cost you as much as getting a new phone. Consider all the facts like time, expenses and most importantly the warranty provided on the repairs before getting it fixed from the local or company owned centres.

Finally, compare the prices and benefits of getting it fixed and getting a new one.

About the Author

Amy from City Phones is a technology lover. A person who is passionate to seek and provide right information about the phones and technology people use nowadays to get connected.

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