When it comes to the topic of repairing a smartphone, there are a lot of naysayers out there who think that it’s just not worth repairing it.
As phone repair technicians ourselves, not only do we know that this is not true, but we also get to hear these comments first-hand from people who don’t think you can truly repair a broken smartphone.
While we understand that the allure of buying a brand-new phone is certainly strong and very, very tempting, today we want to bust some of those common myths and misconceptions about mobile phone repairs.
But before we do, we just wanted to let you know why we think it’s better to repair a mobile phone than replace it.
Why You Should Repair Your Smartphone
There’s a lot of conflicting information about whether you should repair a mobile phone or not.
Well, here at Fone Teknician, you can probably take a guess at what our answer to this question is. But it’s not just because it’s our bread and butter that we believe you should repair instead of replacing your phone.
Here are some of the reasons we think you should repair your mobile phone:
It is cost effective
A mobile phone repair is significantly cheaper than buying a new one – especially if you’re after a new smartphone! Repairs can start from as little as $79.
It saves you time
You don’t have to worry about going out to buy a new phone, waiting for one to be shipped to you, and the hassle of setting up a new mobile. We come to you to fix your phone and often, we can do it in under 30 minutes!
It is better for the environment
Repairing a mobile phone is the sustainable and eco-friendly choice. It’s estimated that there are more than 20 million mobile phones that are just sitting in people’s drawers at home being unused. If these end up in the landfill, that is a lot of unnecessary rubbish!
These are only some of the reasons why you should consider getting your phone repaired rather than replacing it.
Now, let’s move onto the myth busting!
10 Common Mobile Phone Repair Myths You Can Stop Falling For
Here are some of the most common misconceptions we hear when it comes to mobile phone repairs.
Myth One: A repaired mobile phone will never work as well as it used to
This is almost entirely dependent on who you choose to repair your mobile phone. You want to have your phone repaired by someone who is experienced, knowledgeable and uses original manufacturer parts.
If you decide to go for the cheapest fix, it may end up being a case of “you get what you pay for.”
However, if you work with someone with a strong history of repairs, great reviews and who only uses the best parts for their repairs, then there is no reason why your phone won’t be as good as it was before it broke!
Myth Two: Phone repairs are expensive and not worth it
Back in the day when smartphones were very new to the market, this might have been true. However, the cost to repair smartphones has dropped significantly, and is probably a lot cheaper than you realise.
What is expensive is buying a new phone. The latest iPhone can set you back close to $2000.
What makes a repair even better value for money is the fact that when you choose to work with a reputable and experienced technician (like us here at Fone Teknician), the work and parts installed during the repair will be covered by a guarantee. For us here, we provide a 3-year guarantee for our repair services.
Myth Three: Getting your phone repaired by someone other than the original manufacturer will void your warranty
This one is a common misconception, which has its roots in truth, making it totally understandable as to why people believe this.