Repair or Replace a Broken Phone?
Smartphones are getting more and more important in our daily life like shopping, navigation, virtual meeting, playing games etc. When the phone broken, we always confuse about that should we repair or replace the phone? Ok, I-Station will provide few points as below to help you to make your own decision.
1. What is the problem with your phone?
Before jumping on to conclusions, you must analyse and discover the actual issue of your smartphone. Cracked phone screens and broken home buttons are some common issues that can be solved by repair. However, if there are any further critical issues and despite repeated repairs these issues continue to persist, then only a replacement can suffice your requirements.
Everything starts with detecting the problem that is affecting your smartphone, only then you would be able to decide on the appropriate path to solving it. If you are not able to confirm the phone issue, I-Station provides the professional inspection.
2. What is the cost for Repair vs Replace your phone?
This is always the first issue to make your decision. If replacing the phone is going to cost $1,000 and repairing it will only cost $200 then repair might be your best option. You should also consider the value of your phone. There are several websites that can give you an estimated value of what your phone would sell for in good condition. If the cost of repair is more than the value of your phone, it might be time to replace it.
I-Station provides you a very transparent Phone Repair Price List to help you make your own decision.
3. How old is your phone?
Devices that are more than three years old might start having software incompatibilities in the near future. If you spend hundreds of dollars repairing your phone only to have the software become out of date within the year, that’s going to seem like money down the drain. You should also consider how many repairs the phone has already had. Every time your phone is opened up the chance of damage increases. If your phone has had three or more repairs done, it might be time to put it out to pasture.
4. Do you like your phone?
If you repair this phone, you can keep it and probably keep most or all of your data. A new phone will have a learning curve and you may lose apps, data and other information from the older device.
5. Can you offset the cost of a new phone?
There are plenty of people out there willing to pay for broken devices. Check with I-Station and find out how much you could make by selling your broken phone. Even a few hundred dollars can go a long way in offsetting some cost of a new device.
Do you feel more clear after reading these above tips?
If you are still not pretty sure about repairing or replacing please feel free to contact I-Station. We will provide you more details and suggestions. Currently, there is $10 off for online booking.
If you cannot afford to change a new phone, refurbishing your phone or buying a second hand one are both good alternative options for you. I-Station offers a 3 to 6 month* warranty for all phones even if the price of some second-hand phones is as low as $200 -$300.
(* Grand A Phone - 6 Month Warranty, Grand B Phone - 3 Month Warranty)