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uBreakiFix CEO Justin Wetherill spoke with Groupon about the importance of protecting your smartphone and the challenges of fixing a phone that has been dropped into a deep fryer.

On the worst thing you can do after cracking your smartphone’s glass screen

“Don’t just put it into your pocket and continue to use it,” Wetherill says. The broken glass can actually cause serious damage to the phone’s inner components and turn a relatively simple fix into a costly repair job.

On the repair process

"Look, this is something we do every day," Wetherill says. "You are not the first person to break a phone.” Collectively, uBreakiFix's highly trained technicians repair more than 20,000 devices a month, drawing from a library of high-quality parts that are tested twice before they ever get used in a repair service. Free diagnostics are a staple at all uBreakiFix locations, so customers understand the problem before any work is done.

On growing his business

uBreakiFix began as a business based out of Wetherill’s living room, and it now boasts more than 60 locations nationwide. “We are proof that the American dream is alive,” he says.

On unusual repair jobs

Wetherill remembers one fast-food employee who dropped her phone into a restaurant’s deep fryer. “It smelled pretty bad,” he said; however, the repairs were successful. Another customer lost his phone in a cement mixer. After some serious effort, the technicians were able to safely recover all of the important data, but the phone died a few hours later. As Wetherill pointed out, “it did go through a cement mixer.” Some miracles just aren’t meant to be.

On the importance of a one-day turnaround time

Repairs at uBreakiFix’s store locations can often take as little as an hour, according to Wetherill. This is a critical part of the shops' focus—something Wetherill personally understands. If forced to choose between spending the weekend without his smartphone or his left arm, he jokes that he would pick the arm. “Of course, this is assuming that there wouldn’t be any pain,” he laughs.

5492 U.S. 280
Birmingham,
AL
US

At four locations across Alabama, Phone Restore’s technologically savvy team keeps all manner of smartphones and tablets running smoothly. Customers can stop in with a variety of devices: iPhones; HTC, LG, and Motorola smartphones; or telegraphs implanted with tiny brains. Regardless of the machine, Phone Restore’s technicians can replace or repair an arsenal of parts, including speakers, power buttons, LCD screens, and touchscreens. The crew also services first-, second-, and third-generation iPads, as well as iPod touches. All repairs are performed onsite and typically take less than two hours. Phone Restore further puts customers at ease by confidently backing its work with a 90-day warranty.

1919 28th Ave
Homewood,
AL
US

Computers - Networks - Websites. Making IT Easy since 1996!

Computer Services: INSHOP - ONSITE- REMOTE SUPPORT - VIRUS REMOVAL - SPYWARE REMOVAL - INSTALL ANTIVIRUS - INSTALL SOFTWARE - INSTALL HARDWARE - INSTALL MEMORY - INSTALL HARD DRIVE - WIRELESS - HOTSPOT - BACKUP - TRAINING - COMPUTER TUNE-UP - DATA RECOVEY

1797 E Main St
Prattville,
AL
US

It's easy to concentrate on the one service everyone knows Alabama Power provides: electricity. But the company has grown to encompass even more under its umbrella while contributing to the communities it serves. Technicians now come to neighborhoods not only to restore power to lights and remote-control Vin Diesel robots, but to diagnose and repair appliances and prepare for storms. In an effort to do right by their customers, the company also boasts a 99% reliability rate and makes efforts to spread the word about energy conservation.

1200 6th Avenue North
Birmingham,
AL
US

Small business and residential computer and network support company. We offer value added services such as custom built computers, closed circuit, in home or small business security systems and restaurant POS systems. Whether its a virus or network install, our techs do an excellent job at a cost effective price.

2116 Old Montgomery Hwy
Pelham,
AL
US

Hoping to create a place where "geeks and gamers" could hang out, play games, and drink beers, the guys behind GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern took it upon themselves. The result is a gaming tavern with both tabletop games and video games projected on large-screen TVs—plus a full bar to order bottled beer, drink specials, and non-alcoholic beverages.

4017 Eastern Blvd.
Montgomery,
AL
US