When your smartphone needs repair, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You may think it’s smarter to replace your mobile device instead of trying to repair it. You may not have a warranty plan or the type of damage isn’t covered. Fortunately, Triangle Cellular Repair can repair most smartphones quickly and affordably. Here are five myths that customers sometimes believe about smartphone repair.

Smartphone Repair is Too Expensive

Many people think that smartphone repair is too expensive so they might avoid coming in for a consultation; however, repairing your smartphone is often cheaper than using insurance or buying a new device. Depending on the repair, it might be more cost effective to repair the phone than pay for a warranty deductible. Typically buying a new phone is more expensive, even if your carrier offers a subsidized payment plan.

My Cell Phone is Too Damaged to Be Repaired

Sometimes the damage to your smartphone seems so extensive that a repair might not be possible. In most cases, TCR has seen a smartphone that’s more damaged than yours and has been able to fix it. Whether you have a water logged phone or a severely damaged screen, the best thing you can do is to bring your smartphone into the store and have a professional smartphone repair technician take a look. You might be surprised to find out that your mobile device can be fixed.

Repairs Void Warranties

Accidental damage like a broken screen or water damage isn’t typically covered by your smartphone’s warranty. Manufacturers offer limited warranties that cover manufacturer defects but not accidental damage. Some cellular carriers offer extended protection, but you’ll pay a large deductible to have your smartphone repaired. Even these programs rarely cover water damage.

Only the Company Who Manufactured the Phone Can Fix It

It’s easy to think that the best company to fix your phone is the one that manufactured it or sold it to you. If you head to an Apple store, you’ll have to fight through crowds and schedule an appointment which is often not the same day. Also, you’ll typically pay a higher price for the repair. If you go to your cellular provider, they may try to sell you a new phone. When you go to a third party repair shop, like TCR, you’ll experience faster service, pay a lower price, and be offered professional advice and service by highly trained experts.

I Can Repair the Phone Myself

Some tech savvy customers think that they can repair their smartphone on their own, sometimes by using an online video tutorial and parts they ordered online. Due to the sensitive nature of smartphone repairs and the required expertise, many of these DIY-ers end up damaging their phones even further.

Smartphone repair has become a viable option for those who want to save money and have their phones fixed quickly. Since you never know when you’ll damage your smartphone, it may be a good idea to write down TCR’s number: 919-263-2699. You never know when you’ll end up needing it.