Your smartphone is basically a small computer. The purchase prices reflect this. We’re not carrying $100.00 phones around with us anymore, and this makes cell phone insurance even more attractive.
There are some serious problems with using insurance to replace your phone. Did you know you might be better off repairing it? Let me give you a few little known facts about refurbished cell phones.
Your Insurance Plan Probably Isn’t As Clear As You Think
You paid for it, usually as a monthly recurring charge through your cell phone service provider, but do you really know what you bought?
Sadly, most of us don’t read the fine print, and there could be all kinds of bad news hidden in there. For starters, your service provider probably isn’t the insurer. They’re just marketing the service to you.
The contract is really with some business entity you have no real relationship with. Their terms and conditions may not be what you expect.
Most insurance contracts only agree to replace your phone with a similar device. That device may be refurbished itself, which means the manufacturer repaired it after another user reported malfunctions.
Occasionally, you might receive a floor model, but most of the replacement devices under insurance are refurbished models.
If you want a brand new phone, you may have to pay full price. It’s also possible to find out too late that there is a large deductible on your plan.
Are There Risks In Receiving Refurbished Phones?
Even Business Insider has reported on increased failure risk in refurbished phones. Basically, you have no idea what you’re getting.
I’m not saying that companies are deliberately passing off phones that are defective, but problems happen. Sometimes malfunctions are difficult to foresee. When you add another user in the chain, the risks increase just on a common sense basis.
Your refurbished phone may not have the same warranty benefits as a new phone, and you could encounter a run around if you need to have that device replaced.
Can I Repair My Cell Phone Easily?
There are several businesses dedicated to repairing cell phones. We can help you right here at Rockit Repairs. We specialize in cell phone repair, tablet repair, and desktop device repair. We can fix broken screens, and more.
1. LCD Screen Repair
2. Glass Only Screen Repair with Liquid Optically Clear Adhesive
3. Charging Port Repair
4. Power Button Repair
5. Battery Replacement
6. Home Button Repair
7. Mic Repair
8. Speaker Repair
We have three convenient locations in Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Stafford, Virginia. You can even arrange for repair services right through the mail.
Before you commit, you can live chat with a Rockit Repairs representative who can answer any questions you may have.
We guarantee our services with a 90 day warranty on the parts we repaired or replaced.
What Will It Cost To Repair My Smartphone?
Bring your device in or mail it to us so we can tell you more about repair costs. We only need a $25.00 deposit to review the damage. We can order any necessary parts and will call you to explain the necessary repairs.
At that point, you can give us the go-ahead or arrange to pick up your device.
Repairing Your Cell Phone: Good For You And Good For The Environment
Not only can you save money through having your cell phone repaired, you’ll also have a safer product. That’s all good for you, but you’ll be doing some good yourself for the world around you.
In this disposable culture of ours, we tend to create a lot of needless trash. Keeping the repair market viable is important to reducing our footprint on the environment.
You really have nothing to lose because there is no risk in reaching out for more information. Save yourself from the potential pitfalls of a faulty refurbished device and a run around from your cell phone insurance provider and call us today.
Don’t forget to check out our friends over at REPAIR.ORG who are doing big things in terms of advocacy for our industry! Share your support and learn more at https://repair.org/electronics/