Contractor Tips Blog

Oct
4

5 Reasons to Visit Your Local Cell Phone Repair Store

Do you own an iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy or a combination of these devices? If you do, you need to check out your local cell phone repair store. Most major malls and large retail outlets have a cell phone repair place that can offer many services you may not realize. Even if your device is working great, stop in and see what they offer. You may be surprised to find out they do much more than just repair cell phones. Here are five reasons to learn more about what your local store offers.

  1. Many cell phone repair places have great accessories in stock for your device. While it may not be their focus, you can often find a great screen protector or case for your iPhone.
  2. Cash for old devices. Many cell phone repair shops also buy old iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices. Get some money for those old phones hiding in drawers around your home.
  3. Mobile service. Next time you see a cell phone repair shop, stop in and ask if they offer mobile service. Some repair companies will come to you when you phone or tablet needs repair.
  4. Computer repair. Did you know some cell phone repair shops also do fast repairs on computers? Find out if they work on your brand.
  5. Warrantied repairs. Ask about their warranty on cell phone, tablet and computer repairs. Many have excellent warranties so you can rest assured your device will be repaired with quality parts and expertise.

You never know when you will need the services of a quality cell phone repair shop. Stop in and find out more about what they offer next time you see one during your travels.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Jul
21

Caring for Your Mobile Devices

Smartphones and tablets enhance our lives, keeping us connected wherever we are. We use them for work, school and play, which is why if one gets damaged it can send our life into a tailspin. While accidents happen, there are ways to protect your precious iPhones, iPads and other devices. Get the most life out of your newest device by following these tips for care. 

  • Cover and protect. Smartphones and tablets are too expensive to leave unprotected. Since they go wherever you do, they need armor to protect the delicate screen and case. Invest in a quality cover or case with a screen protector as soon as possible. It only takes one drop on tile, cement or asphalt to shatter your device. If you are active, opt for a case that is rugged for the best protection.
  • Don’t overcharge. One of the most common mistakes people make with their phones and tablets is leaving them on their charger. Not only can this detract from the battery lifespan, there have been instances of fires caused from devices left plugged in.
  • Water protection. If you will be near the pool or out on a body of water, put your device inside a waterproof plastic bag. A large clear plastic bag that seals will allow you to still see and use your device while protecting it from water damage.

Caring for your smartphones and tablets can help ensure they last – at least until you decide it is time to upgrade to the newest model. However, if your device does get damaged, there are local repair shops that can fix your device the same day so you never need to be without your beloved device for long.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Apr
19

Importance of Recycling Your Cell Phone

Electronic waste has become a major problem in landfills, especially items that are replaced often like cell phones. It is estimated that the average cell phone owner replaces their device about every year and a half, even when their current device is still working. The problem is where the old phones go once they have been replaced by a new model. Recycling is vital to keep these devices out of landfills to protect the environment.

Cell phones are made from materials that can be toxic to the environment. The metals and other elements they contain can pollute the water system and soil, never breaking down but building up to toxic levels. However, almost all the components in cell phones can be recycled or reused. By recycling a million cell phones, the following metals can be obtained:

  • 750 pounds of silver
  • 70 pounds of gold
  • 30 pounds of palladium
  • 35,000 pounds of copper

These metals can be used to make new cell phones and other electronic devices, instead of mining for more metals. This also saves on the resources needed to mine and process these metals, offering a double benefit to the environment.

Electronic recycling is recommended by the EPA and is the law in many states. Most major retailers of electronics offer e-cycling drop-off points where you can bring your cell phones, TVs, computers and other devices. But you don’t need to recycle your cell phones for free. Most cell phones are worth money, even when they don’t work any longer.

Check with your local cell phone repair store. Some of the major chains of cell phone repair also buy old cell phones for cash, recycling them for their usable parts and materials. It is a great way to finally recycle those old cell phones and get paid a little money for doing the right thing.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Apr
19

Give Your Old Phone a New Look

Cell phones have become more than just a way to stay connected. They are the unisex accessory that goes with you wherever you go. For many, the look of their cell phone is as important as the clothes they put on each day. It needs to be stylish and fit their personality. If you have been considering replacing your old phone because it no longer reflects your taste, why not just give it a makeover instead? Here are a few ways to give your old phone a new look to avoid the expense of replacement.

  • Fix that cracked screen. Have you been using an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy with a cracked screen for months? Not only does it look bad, it can jeopardize the phone’s components. Get that screen repaired – many quality cell phone repair stores can fix cracks in just a few minutes.
  • Update your case. Your cell phone can look like new again with a simple changing of its outfit. Cases come in thousands of options, including customized styles you make yourself. Pick up a few new cases and change the look of your cell phone to match your mood.
  • Add accessories. How your phone looks is not as important as how well it functions. New accessories like headphones, speakers and chargers can ensure your phone does everything you need.

Buying a new cell phone is expensive. If your existing phone stills works great, keep it and save the money by giving a new look and makeover. Fixing a crack or buying a new case is an affordable way to extend the life of your phone while keeping it fresh and stylish.

Posted on behalf of Cellairis

Dec
30

Broken iPhone: Repair or Replace?

It happens to even the most scrupulous iPhone user. Even with screen protectors and expensive cases, your iPhone is never completely resilient to damage. Drop that phone just right on cement or accidentally sit on it when it is in your pocket and you can end up with a cracked screen that just doesn’t function right anymore. Even a tiny crack will eventually grow, turning your trusty iPhone into an expensive paperweight. So when the unthinkable happens, do you shell out hundreds of dollars for a new phone or get it repaired?

The problem with many repair options is that you need to send your phone to be fixed or replaced, especially if you use phone insurance through your carrier. While this may seem like a good option, in the mean time you are without a phone. There is a good chance you will not get your same phone back, meaning you will need to reload all your apps and other settings on your replacement phone. The same is true if you buy a new phone. But there is one more option: same day, local repair.

Luckily, there are now mobile device repair shops in most shopping centers that can repair your iPhone on the spot. Some even offer mobile repairs where the technician comes to you. Most common damage issues can be fixed in as little as a few minutes, allowing you to keep your same phone, apps and settings, while repairing your cracked screen or other issues.

If you find yourself with a broken iPhone, iPad or other mobile device, check around before going through the hassle of sending it off for repair or buying a new device. You may be able to get it fixed the same day for a reasonable price right in your home town.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Dec
30

Reduce Electronic Waste by Repairing and Recycling Your Electronics

How many electronic devices do you have in your home? Too many to count off the top of your head? Most people own a cell phone, a computer and many other electronics for entertainment, all which will someday stop working. So what do you do when your computer keeps freezing up or your cell phone is on the fritz? Consider repairing these devices to reduce waste.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges people to recycle their electronic devices, but before they do that, consider repairing your device. Many times a computer that is having problems just needs a quick repair to get it back online again. Bring it in for a diagnosis to a local repair shop to find out the problem. It may just need a virus removed or an upgrade in software, saving you money off buying a new device.

The same is true for your cell phone. Why spend hundreds of dollars to get a new phone when for a fraction of that price, you can get it repaired. A cracked screen or dead battery is a simple fix that can extend the life of your phone for another year or more. This reduces waste while saving you money.

When it does come time to get a new computer or cell phone, make sure to be responsible and recycle. Did you know that the EPA estimates that recycling a million laptops can save the same amount of energy as it takes to power 3,500 American homes for a year? Bring in your old electronics to a e-cycling center. You may even be able to get money for old cell phones by bringing them into a local repair shop that buys old phones. Look at your options and make the right choice for your wallet and the environment.

Posted on behalf of Cellairis

Apr
10

4 Reasons to Repair Your iPhone or iPad Screen

Do you have an iPhone or iPad with a cracked or shattered screen? It is one of the most common types of damage to mobile devices. However, you may think you don’t need to repair or replace the screen. After all, it still works, even with the cracks covering the screen. While it may function even when cracked, the longer you wait to get it fixed, the more it could cost you. Here are four good reasons to bring your i-device in to a local repair shop for a quick fix on your screen.

  1. Water damage. When your screen is cracked, there is a good chance water will get into your iPad or iPhone. Even if liquid is not spilled directly on it, moisture can enter your phone since the screen is no longer sealed. Moisture of any kind inside your device can lead to other equipment issues.
  2. Repair vs. replacement. In some cases, your screen can be repaired instead of replaced, saving you money. However, the longer you wait, the more likely you will need a full screen replacement.
  3. Partial function. Yes, you can still make calls, text and update your social media. But how well? As the cracks grow, it gets harder and harder to see the details on your screen and use all your functions.
  4. You pay too much for your i-device. You spend too much on your iPhone or iPad to not repair it. Don’t end up needing to buy a new phone or tablet because you didn’t repair your screen.

iPad and iPhone repair shops can usually fix screen problems in a matter of minutes for a fraction of the cost of device replacement. Make the time today to get your mobile device screen repaired – it’s worth the time and money.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Mar
13

3 Reasons to Get Your Cracked iPhone Screen Repaired Today

It happens every day. An iPhone gets sat on, dropped or takes a tumble, leaving the screen cracked. If it happened to you, your first concern was whether your trusty iPhone still worked. You were probably relieved when you could still use the screen, even though it was difficult to see certain areas on the display. You vowed to get it fixed, soon. Days go by, then weeks and you are still living with the same cracked screen. While it may be working, somewhat, here are three excellent reasons to have that screen fixed today.

  1. Functionality. Your iPhone may work but when the screen is cracked, you lose function. There are parts of text that are difficult to see and areas on your screen that don’t respond to touch. Why live with partial function on your phone?
  2. Increased damage. The longer you live with a cracked screen, the more likely your iPhone will be further damaged. Moisture can seep into your phone through those cracks, causing more detrimental damage to the components in your phone. Plus, the screen will only continue to crack more and become more expensive to fix.
  3. You can get your screen fixed in minutes. Most towns and cities with a shopping center or mall have fast iPhone repair services that can fix your phone in just a few minutes. You don’t have to send it out of town or reload your apps onto another phone; just drop in and get it fixed in a jiffy while you wait.

You spend a lot of money on your iPhone – don’t live with screen damage another day. Stop by your local iPhone repair shop and have your phone looking and working like new again in minutes.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Jan
28

Turn in Your Old Mobile Devices for Extra Holiday Cash

The holiday season is upon us and everyone could use a little more cash in their wallets. From holiday parties and family dinners to a long list of gifts to buy, you could use a cash infusion to help get through the holidays. What if you could get a little extra money just for cleaning out your closets and junk drawers of items you no longer use or need? If you have old cell phones, iPods or tablets, you might have a small savings account in old mobile devices lying around your home.

That’s right, your old cell phones and other mobile devices can be worth money. You probably knew that you could sell the more recent models of iPhones. iPads or Samsung Galaxies, but it is not just these slightly used phones or tablets that are valuable. Even older models of cell phones may still be worth money, even if they no longer work or are in poor condition. The reason for their value is not in what they can do; it is in what they contain.

Most mobile devices like cell phones, tablets and iPods contain valuable materials that can be recycled. Gold, silver and other precious metals are used in their electronic components. If thrown in the trash, these devices are adding to our landfills and the valuable materials inside them are lost. That is why you should always recycle your old devices, so why not get money for them instead?

If you need some extra cash or just want to do the right thing by recycling your old mobile devices, contact your local cell phone repair store in a local mall or shopping center. Many of these stores will buy your old devices and give you cash on the spot. It is a great way to get some extra money for the holidays while doing what is right for the environment.

Posted on behalf of:
Cellairis (inside Walmart)
10900 E Briarwood Ave
Centennial, CO 80112
(720) 477-2552

Jan
28

Don’t Replace Your Cell Phone – Repair It!

Cell phones, especially smartphones like iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, are not cheap. In fact, many of these smartphones cost as much as a computer. The problem is that although they can perform incredible functions, these phones are very vulnerable to damage. Even with cases and covers for protection, it is common for these cell phones to have impact, water or pressure damage. If this happens to your expensive phone, what do you do? Before you fork out hundreds of dollars for a new phone, consider repair.

A decade ago, no one would spend the money to repair a cell phone. It was less expensive to just buy a new one or get an early upgrade for a nearly free phone. However, times have changed and it is more expensive to replace these new mini-computers. Instead, many people are choosing to repair their cell phones at local repair shops in malls and shopping centers. The benefit of repair over replacement includes:

  • Save money. Repairs on cracked screens or battery replacement are a fraction of the cost of replacement.
  • Keep your phone. You love your phone and are finally used to all its functions, so why start again with a new phone?
  • Save time. Getting a new phone means switching all your applications and features over to your new phone, which can take hours to complete.

The next time you drop your cell phone into the pool or accidentally sit on it, cracking the screen, bring it to your local cell phone repair shop. Often they can fix your cell phone in just a few minutes while you wait. It is a faster, easier way to get your phone looking and working like new again without the hassle or expense of replacement.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

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