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CELL PHONE REPAIR KILLEEN TX - FORT HOOD TX
How to choose a Cell Phone Repair Shop
If you are looking for cell phone repair in the Killeen or Temple, Texas area you have multiple options. There are about seven different cell phone repair shops and computer repair shops in each city. Due to the extensive competition, it is fair to say that the prices for cell phone screen repair are very similar from shop to shop.
The difference between the repair shops comes down to quality of parts and screen inventory.
Some shops offer 90 day warranty, some of them 30 day warranty, and some no warranty at all. When repairing your cell phone, the last thing you want is to pay over a hundred dollars for the repair and have the screen fail on you just to find out that you have no warranty.
The quality of the screens in the market vary; for example when buying screens online you can find several different qualities; most of them are identified by grades. Grade A screens are usually cell phone screens that are new, while grade B and C are usually screens that have been refurbished or identified with defects in touch. These touch defects usually are hard to spot in the first few days of your repair. Some of them are as little as a pin spot on your screen, but they become very noticeable when you are texting and suddenly you find out the the letter “z” doesn't work. By the time you realize that, it has been probably a few weeks after you got your repair done.
It's very important to be sure that the staff in the cell phone repair shops are honest since there is no way for the untrained eye to verify the quality of the screen just by seeing it. My recommendation is for you to read the reviews of the shops where you are considering taking your phone.
Just because a shop tells you that they will offer you a 90 day warranty, that doesn't mean that they will, or even that they can. Think about this: A successful cell phone repair shop in Killeen, Texas repairs around 300 devices per month. So, if they offer you 90 day warranty, that means that if your screen fails 90 days later, they might have to go back and review 900 receipts to find your repair. If the shop tells you that they offer 90 day warranty and they ask you to fill out a paper receipt, they are probably lying to you. It would be very time consuming to review 900 receipts just to verify that you are actually covered by their 90 day warranty. Look for a cell phone repair shop that is in tune with the times, and it has computerized database systems to track your repair and warranty.
A good way to spot the honesty of the shop doing your cell phone repair is to ask them if they use OEM Apple screens. If they say yes, then you can be assured that they are lying to you. The only place you will find OEM Apple screens is in an Apple Store. Apple has strictly guarded supply chains, and the screens that you find in the aftermarket may be as good as those used by Apple, but they are not OEM Apple screens by definition. In fact big suppliers that sell their screens as OEM Apple screens have been under fire by Apple for copyright infringement. Technically no one but Apple can say this, at least not without being sued by Apple.
Another factor to consider is whether or not the cell phone repair shop that you are choosing is going to charge you for diagnosing your phone issues. There are certain damages (like water damage) that are very hard to fix. In some situations the technicians already know that your phone is not repairable. Why pay for a diagnostic when you already know it can't be fixed? Make sure you establish from the start that you will not pay for diagnostic.
When dropping off your phone for a screen repair, ask if the shop has the screen in stock, and how much it will cost. An experienced technician should be able to give you a quote for a known problem like that. Also make sure you are not paying for the screen in advance... Ask yourself: What kind of repair shop doesn't have the screens they need in stock, or it is not capable of ordering it without you leaving a deposit? Is like going to bakery and having to pay for the dough before they make the bread.