No question about it, a reputable phone repair store will have the experts available to determine whether or not it is cost effective to repair your broken phone. The right repair shop should keep you informed on cost amounts prior to making the repairs, so you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to repair or replace.
What to Consider Before Getting a Repair
Of course, before you repair your phone, you’ll need to consider whether you’d be better off upgrading your phone rather than investing money in getting it fixed. Making that decision might mean a quick call to your mobile carrier to get some information on your equipment and service agreement. You’ll want to find out:
- Is the phone still under contract?
- Is the phone under any kind of warranty?
- Does your line qualify for an upgrade? Sometimes carriers allow early upgrades, so be sure to ask.
- What costs will you be charged for activating a new phone?
- What costs will you be charged for replacing or repairing a phone under warranty?
Make sure you get these questions answered before proceeding. Even if a phone is under warranty, with deductibles, activation fees, shipping and/or other charges, it could make more sense to repair it on your own through a local repair shop.
Pay Attention to Warranty Coverage
If your phone still has any kind of warranty or service agreement, you need to choose your path carefully. In most cases, you’ll want to take advantage of that service, even if it’s not the most cost efficient or timely choice.
The reason for that is simple. Practically anything you do to a phone that’s outside what the manufacturer considers to be regular use of the phone will negate your warranty. That means you can pop off the back to remove the battery, or swap in a memory card. But if you remove a single screw to take that phone apart and look inside, they can declare your warranty null and void. So be careful.
Also, consider the future when deciding whether to forego a warranty service. You may save time and money now, but what if something else happens to your phone next month? What if the problem is something much more expensive to fix? You may want to take the steps that will keep your warranty intact.
So the next time your phone breaks – or maybe it already has – don’t despair! Contact the pros at North Georgia Cell Phone Repair. You can get face to face advice and an accurate estimate before any work is done. Even better, we can typically handle repair while you wait. Call 770-569-2002 to speak to the pros at our reputable phone repair store. We can fix that phone!