15 November 2014
The 5 best ways to deal with a cracked Smartphone
In recent times, Smartphone have become inseparable part of human lives with its function cutting across all aspects of business endeavours. It has become man’s closest companion. One challenge about this awesome gadget is that chances of damage is almost unavoidable and screen cracking is very rampant especially if you have no skin or case for your phone protection. Posed with this disturbing trend, below are some of the 5 best ways you can deal with a cracked Smartphone. Manufacturer’s extended warranty Manufacturer’s extended warranty is a great option for you to explore. One of the manufacturers’s who offer this service is Apple; or Microsoft. You can purchase AppleCare+ or any of such service. As you contact the manufacturer, you need to find out about the restrictions in case you do not purchase extended warranty at the initial point. For instance, AppleCare+ costs almost $100 and covers iPhone. Accidental damage claims costs $49 per incident. Keep at the back of your mind that you are limited to two incidents per year. In case of shattered screen, Apple offers those outside its range of operational vicinity flexibility by fixing it on a spot at its Apple retail shop. Or can give you a refurbished model of the same device. The most important thing to do is to ensure you back up the data in the Smartphone before you proceed to the local Genius Bar in case of immediate attention. Insurance coverage for accidental damage Another way to deal with cracked Smartphone is to opt for accidental damage insurance coverage. You can sign up within thirty days of purchasing your phone. If you are willing to chose this part, you will pay monthly premium which is often less than $10 depending on the type of coverage you desire; and you will be assessed a deductible when you file a claim. Deductibles range from $50 to $200 per incident and this is limited 2 years per incident. T-Mobile and Verizon are partners with insurance provider, Asurion which usually replaces a Smartphone with a new one of the same model. You may get a refurbished one when you file a claim. It all depends on your insurance provider. Service of Repair shops Virtually all locations have one or two repair shops which can offer help to fix the cracked screen of your Smartphone. A little enquiry will lead you to the nearest best mall where you can find repair kiosk around your vicinity. You can equally surf the internet for local repair shops. Screen spray One of the trending techniques to deal with cracked screen is application of phone screen spray. The cost of this spray is around $100 and it offers quick and easy fix to smoothen out your screen and thus hide the crack. It also saves waiting time you would ordinarily expend. All you need is to spray the solution and wipe it down with added lens cloth, though depth of crack of each screen may differ. I fix it yourself You can fix it yourself. It’s one of the technical DIY guides you may need to get, study and acquire all the essential tips on how you can save your cracked screen. You can surf YouTube videos on how to repair your cracked screen yourself.
Rahima Aktar on Saturday, November 15, 2014 · Leave a Comment