It's something that's bound to happen and we all hate it, having a broken cell phone hurts. We are so reliant on our phones these day's so much that if we don't have it it feels like a part of us is missing. For most people, not having a phone is not even an option. Our phones keep all of our pictures, music, phone number and important information.
When you have a broken phone your life seems on hold. There are actionable steps to take to get you reconnected either by repairing it or replacing it, we cover both options below.
Getting your phone repaired
Getting your cell phone repaired should be the first option you should consider. This option is usually cheaper that a replacement especially if the repair is minor. Today's smartphones are so sophisticated that a tiny crack could render the entire screen unusable.
A cracked screen is the most common cause of damage, next is water damage, and can be repaired quickly by a reputable local repair shop.
Most people plan to trade in their current phone to upgrade to the latest model. This can save you big of the upgrade price however if its cracked or damaged guess what, you can't trade it in.
The prices on the high end phones continue to rise and every little bit helps when it comes time to upgrade and this is especially true when you get an iPhone screen repair. When you plan to get your iPhone repaired make sure that you deal with a reputable repair shop that has good reviews. Otherwise you may end up with an iPhone that is in worse condition than it was before.
We are located in Austin Texas and we specialize in repairing iPhone's. We also do iPad repairs, Samsung Galaxy repairs and almost all types of cell phone repairs too. And, if you are not located in Austin, try our mail in iPhone repair service where you can mail in your iPhone, get it repaired and get it back fast,
Getting a Replacement
A different option is to replace the phone with a new or used one. You can walk into your carrier store, spend up to $800 and get yourself a brand new phone. If you had payments on your old phone you will have to still pay that off too. If this is what you decide to do, you should really look into electronic recycling to make sure your old phone isn't sitting in your house. It's bad for the environment, so you should really visit https://www.premiersurplus.com/ to see if they could recycle your old phone.
Most people are not going to have the extra cash laying around to buy a new phone. Especially when the cost of a new phone can be as much as a car payment.
This is when you should consider buying a used phone. There are a bunch of good used phones ready to activate on your service that were left over from a previous upgrade. There are things you have to keep in mind when shopping for a used cell phone. You will want to make sure that the phone is compatible with your service and that there is nothing wrong with it. Buy a used phone on a classified site often means as is with no warranties.
There are business built around the sale of used cell phone and they should be your first choice. They often have been fully tested, clean, inspected and comes with a warranty.
Here at The Austin Cell Phone we do just that. Each phone we sell is hand tested, cleaned, inspected and verified clear to activate on your service. We also include the battery, wall charger and a 30 day warranty on all phones sold.
Check out our online eCommerce site at Best Used Cell Phones. We have all of our inventory listed there. They are available for pick up at our brick and mortar store in Austin.
Or, just go without a phone
Who needs to have a phone with them all of the time anyway? Sure, you wont be able to receive text messages, remember your parents phone number and you would have to log onto a computer to reply to emails. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
Challenge yourself to see how long you can last without your phone, you may just enjoy it. Get over your nomophobia and if you can get past the anxiety of felling like your not in the loop of things you may just start the trend we need as a society. Maybe that statement is a bit of an overreach but I can remember the days where there wasn't a cell phone in ever ones hand.
When the time comes to get reconnected with the world, whether you want to or not, visit us for either a repair or replacement. We will get you back on your feet the same day. You can also do baby steps by starting out with a flip phone first.