DrPhoneFix's technicians know their way around a circuit board. That's because they spend their days repairing and replacing electronic devices of all sizes, from hand-held smartphones to full tower computers, striving to power up their customers' products with as little downtime as possible. Their Apple repair services bring sidelined phones and tablets from the brink of the recycle bin by replacing smashed glass as well as touch sensors that only respond to the feel of their owners' toes. They can also remedy broken charger ports, crackling audio connections, and faulty power buttons that plague HTC and Samsung devices.
Over years of use, computers collect harmful software and infestations of data-eating ants that can slow or stop its functions. RD Computer Repairs roots out such problems with maintenance services, system restorations, and virus removal. Technicians also handle services for new systems, including hardware and software installations for small and large businesses.
Team Wireless Unlimited outfits customers with assorted new and refurbished smart phones, such as iPhones, Samsung Galaxies and BlackBerry Curves. The team also pairs existing phones with service plans from providers like T-Mobile and colorful cases in silicone, leather, and other sturdy materials. The shops' cell-phone accessories, meanwhile, range from screen protectors to chargers.
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.
Computer Sights was founded in 2007 to help small businesses in Ft. Lauderdale, Sunrise, Plantation get the most out of their technology. Over the years we’ve helped many small businesses relieve their technology worries so that they can concentrate on growing their businesses and realizing their goals.
Most Popular Service: Front glass repairs
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Appointments are the best option for getting the best service in a timely matter.
The English- and Spanish-speaking employees at iGadget Services reverse seemingly irreparable damage to tablets, smartphones, and other devices with their repair services, helping customers avoid buying new gadgets whenever they can. Plus, the technicians aim to finish their work that same day or the next day, which may help soften the blow of losing the MP3 file of your best yodel after you dropped your phone into water. Pickup and delivery services are available upon request for local customers.