Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to you: You’ll drop your phone and end up with an iPhone cracked screen. You’ll hear that awful crack at impact. After you’re done howling and cursing, what do you do? Try to fix it yourself? Use a mail-in service or a local shop? And which option is worth the cost?
In this day and age, you’d think the repair would be easy, but it doesn’t always seem to be so. These screens are more than just glass; they are high-tech touch screens that connect to the brains of your phone. As a result, most of the repair options are quite expensive, and some options aren’t always reliable.
Let’s take a look at the options available to you when you are dealing with an iPhone 4 cracked screen:
Option 1 – The Apple Store
If you have a cracked iPhone, the Apple store will replace for $49 – if you bought their AppleCare insurance plan. If not, it’ll cost between $150 and $200. Ouch. And this isn’t necessarily a reason to buy AppleCare; AppleCare for iPhone costs $99 up front. And you’d still have to fork out another $49 for the actual repair. As wonderful as Apple products are, the repair costs can really be a pain.
Option 2 – The Local Fix
Especially if you live in an urban area or college town, you probably have independent repair shops that perform cell phone repairs. You drop it off, go run some errands, come back, and it’s fixed. If you want the job done right it might be better to use a local reputable repair service. In some cases, the repair from a local shop can still be cheaper than the deductible on an insurance claim, and when you choose the right shop it will get done correctly the first time.
Option 3 – Mail-in
You might save a little by mailing your phone into an internet repair service, but it is important to keep in mind you will likely be without a phone for several days. It’s for the time factor alone that many people choose a local repair shop instead.
Option 4 – Do It Yourself
Trying to handle the repair work by following guidelines available online may be appealing, but in all reality it is probably not a good idea. There is a large risk involved with DIY phone repair without the services of expert technicians. A professional approach is required for any iPhone in order to first pin point the defect and then to repair the phone without subjecting the device to unnecessary hazards. Consider the risk if you botch the job, factor in your research, your tools and parts, and the time you are going to spend on it—a professional repair job is a much better deal for you.
North Georgia Cell Phone Repair is an experienced, trustworthy and reliable cellphone repair shop, and we have the satisfied customers to prove that we do what we say we do. Depending on the severity of your iPhone 4 cracked screen, we should be able to finish repairs while you wait.
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