Whether you have opted not to extend your AppleCare or it has expired, out of warranty iPhone replacements through Apple are always a costly affair. To try and save some money on the repairs or for smartphone owners not comfortable with the do-it-yourself revamping option, it is recommended to opt for a third party iPhone repair service provider who is either local or accepts mail-ins to perform the underlying work for them.
Unfortunately, choosing the right high-end phone repair specialist is not always as easy as it seems, and for a good reason. In the past few years, all sorts of firms have cropped up all over the world specializing in iPod, iPad, iPhone repair. Regrettably, not all of these repair service providers use genuine parts or know exactly what they are doing. Here are some things to think about when selecting a third party smartphone repair service provider, but in no order of importance.
An obvious question you need to always ask is whether or not your selected phone repair service provider provides a warranty for their work. A reputable phone repair company provides a warranty for not only parts but defects in workmanship. In this case, ninety days is the typical warranty duration across board, however, some firms guarantee their work a little longer. Ask your selected repairer to explain what exactly is covered under the warranty.
And if they accidently break your phone during the course of repair, the best among them replace it with a brand new one. It is quite unprofessional to tell a client that they made a mistake and hence can’t repair the device when their technicians actually caused more damages. This being the case, don’t be afraid to ask what happens if they break your device during repair. Remember accidents do happen. Your selected smartphone repair firm must at all times have a ready answer and that you are willing to accept.
Always ask the repair service provider what types of parts he or she is using or where they come from. While it is possible to get quality parts from Amazon and eBay, but for a higher price tag, any reputable repair phone company wouldn’t take this route. There are quite a number of suppliers that offer reliable high-end phone repair firms great part deals depending on the amounts they order per month. The more they order, the higher of a discount they will get on their wholesaler account. This notwithstanding, reputable phone repair firms are more concerned with providing a quality service over saving a few bucks per component.
Highly regarded smartphone repair firms are quite open with clients who ask about where they obtain their parts. In fact, some of them even go further and give the clients links to some of their supplier sites when asked. Unfortunately, not all phone repair service providers will do this. The best you can do in this case is to make certain they provide warranty on the parts for a reasonable amount of time.
Cheaper is not always the best
All genuine iPods, iPads, iPhones, etc are costly devices. This includes their repair. While it is always great to get a good deal, an iPhone repair is not something that can be compromised on. So, if a given repair technician is offering to perform a screen replacement or any other major repair at rates you think are too low, then he or she might not be using genuine or high quality components. Counterfeit or knock off parts are cheaper for a good reason; they have an incredibly high defect rate. Also, beware of phone repair shops whose charges are too high as these do not warrant your time or money in most cases.