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Cell phones are incredibly useful devices. However, they also can be relatively fragile. Because of this, they can get easily damaged if they are dropped, stepped on, scratched, etc. If your cell phone breaks, then you have two options; you can buy a new one, or you can get your broken one repaired.

Some people instantly make the decision to buy a new one when their cell phone breaks. However, this can be a big mistake. Here are some great reasons why you should consider getting your broken cell phone fixed at a cell phone repair shop instead of buying a new one.

 

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Broken iPhone 6 cell phone

 

Benefits of Cell Phone Repair

  • Repairing is generally less expensive
    • Oftentimes, it can be significantly cheaper to fix a cellphone than it is to replace it. For example, it often costs roughly $100 to fix a cracked screen. However, it can cost $500 – $700 to buy a brand new smartphone. Many other issues are also less expensive to repair than to replace.
  • Faster to repair than replace
    • Repairing a cellphone can be done very quickly. Some repairs can even be done in minutes such as replacing a broken screen protector. Many others take a half hour, an hour, etc. When you compare this to the amount of time that many people spend researching phones, going to the phone store, dealing with the salesperson, and possibly even ordering and waiting for a new phone, repairs can be much quicker.
  • Don’t lose your data when repairing your phone
    • Oftentimes when phones are replaced, data can be lost. This can include contact info, apps, photo and video files, and more. It can be a major hassle to have to go through and try to build all of this data from the beginning. Getting your phone repaired versus replaced can help you to prevent undergoing this in many circumstances.

 

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S6 Cracked LCD Replacement

 

Common Cell Phone Repairs

 

  • Cracked screen
    • Roughly one in five smartphone users has a cracked screen. This is because when a cell phone drops, the screen is often the part of the phone that is the most delicate, and the most subject to damage. Broken screens can be easily fixed at cell phone repair shops.
  • Broken Home Button
    • A broken home button can be a major issue. This is because unlike a cracked screen, a broken home button is not just a cosmetic issue. It can actually effect your ability to operate your phone. If you have a broken home button, it can be extremely inconvenient. But that doesn’t mean you should through away your phone and buy a new one! Most cellphone repair shops will be able to easily fix this problem for you. They can do this with cleaning techniques, or by replacing your home button.
  • Broken Charging Ports
    • This is another common issue that cellphone repair shops frequently deal with. Charging ports can be vulnerable to damage. This is because if a phone is accidentally yanked while it is charging, it can harm the port. Over months or years of use, this or similar events can happen many times.

Conclusion On Cell Phone Repair

In some circumstances, it may be impossible to repair your phone, and you may be required to buy a new one. For example, water damage can oftentimes ruin a phone beyond repair.

However, in many circumstances, cell phones can be repaired. Repairs can be cheaper, faster, and significantly more convenient than buying a brand new phone. This is especially true for cracked screens, broken home buttons, and broken charging ports, three of the most common phone issues.

If you are looking for a great cell phone repair shop, RockIT Repairs is a great option. RockIT Repairs can repair all of your cell phone issues, and they can get the job done quickly and professionally. So, next time your phone breaks, don’t just automatically assume replacing it is the best thing to do. Fixing it may be the better option by far!

 

 

 

 

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Thieves in the United States steal millions of mobile phones every year. Beyond offering services related to phone repairs, we also show customers how to improve their lives when using their phones and other devices. The following three security tips can help make dealing with phone theft easier:

Lock your cell phone

One of the most important theft deterrent features on your phone is its lock screen. Although thieves can find software for hacking phones, many thieves only take phones that offer them immediate open access. Make your phone unattractive by setting up the lock screen with a passcode, drawing or gesture and then using the lock every time you’re away from it.

Install hidden tracking software

You’re probably already familiar with geolocation trackers that allow you to share your phone’s location on social networks so that family, friends and followers know where you’re located at any given moment. Although you can sometimes use this software in a pinch to find a stolen phone, thieves typically turn off obvious tracking apps. Instead, install remote access GPS tracking software that has been specially designed by a security firm to remain hidden until needed.

Change your outdoor behaviors

Your behavior has a direct impact on whether you become the victim of phone theft. Many people take unnecessary risks while running errands, enjoying a night on the town and traveling during business trips and vacations. In addition to using the lock screen, always check that you have your phone on you before leaving any location. People frequently leave behind their phones accidentally in cars, on retail store counters and restaurant or bar tables, and at gas station pumps. They also commonly lose their phones on seating in public transportation vehicles, movie theaters and churches.

At our two RockIT Repairs Virginia cell phone repairs shops, our expert technicians can help you repair damage to a retrieved stolen phone and show you additional tips and tricks for keeping your phone data safe from thieves. We provide both local and long-distance cell phone repair technical support. For more information, contact us by phone or email today.

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When it comes to technology, we’ve quickly become a culture of ‘keeping up with the phoneses’. The concept of haste makes waste has been buried in a landfill under latest is greatest. Even in the thesaurus, the word ‘replace’ has become synonymous with ‘repair’. Where’s our common sense gone?

It seems as though every new season offers an opportunity for consumers to shell out bigger bucks for the smallest smartphone updates. And what’s more, a cell phone needing a minor repair provides just the right excuse to market those little updates to you.

People used to fix things; they weren’t so quick to pollute the earth with discarded trends and inconveniences. Smartphone repair may seem less than chic, but it is far more intelligent than buying new every year – for several reasons.

Cell phone repair is practical

It means more money and more freedom staying in your pocket. Most smartphone repairs are far less costly than the purchase price of a new smartphone. The average retail price for a smartphone is about $600, or you can save the retail cost up front by paying for it with a long-term, locked-in service contract. For freedom lovers everywhere, the most frugal choice is cell phone repair. A good cell phone repair shop is as American as the Apple iPhone!

It’s environmentally conscious

Cell phone repair, laptop repair – even Xbox repair – helps to preserve the landscape. Even when taking recycling into consideration, all those discarded batteries, plastics and chemicals have to go somewhere.

But perhaps the most appealing reason to repair a smart phone instead of replacing it every year is what you’ll see when you look around the bend (pun intended). Remember, a penny saved IS a penny earned, and it just might be fun to sock away a few of those saved technology dollars for something REALLY new and interesting. With flexible cell phone screens, smart bangle bracelets, accordion phones and other weird and wonderful technologies rolling out in just a few years, you’ll be glad that you were smart.

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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/

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Cell Phone Repair or Insurance…What is the best option?

Smartphones are expensive. The new iPhone 6S is in $600 range and many of the newer Android phones are right around that price point as well. It seems like every time a new phone comes out, the prices go up. Because of the increasing price tags, most people can’t afford to simply replace their cell phone if it breaks. So, they buy insurance. But what if there’s a better way? Read more “Cell Phone Repair vs Insurance”