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When It Makes More Sense to Repair Your Phone than Replace It

When It Makes More Sense to Repair Your Phone than Replace It

When It Makes More Sense to Repair Your Phone than Replace It

Cell phones are increasingly a large investment, but despite the high price tag, they can get broken and damaged pretty easily since we take them everywhere we go. There are many times when it makes more sense to try and repair it than to replace it, especially if buying a new one means dropping $700 to $1,000 or more. Here are a few instances where cell phone repair is the best option.

When Repair is Quick and Easy

One of the biggest negatives with cell phone repair is the idea that you might have to be without your phone for a long period of time. There are several features on a cell phone that can easily be repaired, and won’t require several days or weeks away from your phone, and if you take it to a local cell phone repair shop like PC Laptops, you may even be able to get some of those repairs done while you wait. No need to mail it off to a manufacturer in some foreign country and carry around that Nokia flip phone you found in your drawer in the meantime.

When Your Phone is Still Pretty New

If your screen cracks on the phone you bought six months ago, it probably costs a lot less to replace the screen than to scrap the device and buy a brand new one. Phones that are relatively new (purchased in the last 2-3 years) can often be repaired for a fraction of the price that a replacement brand new phone would cost, so it makes financial sense to keep the phone you already have and pay a little more to get the screen, battery, charging port, or other broken item fixed.

When Your Contract Isn’t Available for Upgrade

The most common way people purchase new smartphones today is with a monthly installment that is added to your cell phone bill. When a certain percentage of the total is paid off, you will be “eligible” for an upgrade with your carrier. If you’re still in the window where you can’t get an upgrade, you will probably have to pay off the difference of what you owe on the phone before you can upgrade to a new one. 

There are a lot of things on your phone that can break, including:

  • Screens
  • Charging ports
  • Speakers
  • Cameras
  • Back glass (Samsung phones)
  • Batteries

All these things are pretty simple to replace, and often the price tag of replacement is going to be a lot easier to pay than the price to buy a brand new phone.

PC Laptops specializes in iPhone and Android phone repairs. Our team is available at any of our convenient locations throughout Utah from Riverton to Orem, or at our Henderson, Nevada location. Bring in your phone today to get a quote on your cell phone repairs and see how easy and affordable it can be.