It happens to the best of us. You’re texting your friend, not looking where you’re going, when you run into a chair. Your phone slips out of your hand, crashing facedown on the floor. You gasp, kicking yourself for not using a screen protector. Cringing, you pick it up, knowing already what awaits you. Sure enough, there’s a huge crack right smack in the middle of the screen.
Well, that’s just great, you think. Now you have to buy a new phone during the holiday season.
Wait! Before making that purchase, know that you don’t have to buy a new phone just because of a cracked screen. It’s smarter to replace the phone screen than purchase a new phone.
Don’t believe us? Here are four reasons why you should replace your phone screen instead of buying a new phone.
1. Fixing Your Cell Phone Saves Money
Sure the latest and greatest model of iPhone or Android phone is fantastic. But so is the price tag that comes with it. According to The Verge, new phone prices have increased over the few years — from $200 to approximately $1,000. And chances are, you might still be paying off your current phone, which means not only would you have to pay for a new phone but pay off the remaining balance of your old phone. Yikes!
Of course, there’s a cost that comes with repairing your phone screen; however, it’s still the cheaper option than purchasing a new phone.
2. A Phone Repair Can Lessen Your Phone’s Impact on the Environment
According to a recent article in the Independent, cell phones are made with around 30 rare elements, including copper, gold, lithium, and cobalt. Because most of us upgrade our cell phones every two years, these elements are being consumed at an alarming rate. Scientists predict that these elements will be depleted in less than 100 years. With Americans throwing out approximately 350,000 cell phones each day, imagine the environmental impact on our Earth.
3. A Phone Repair Can Extend Your Phone’s Life
Now that you know the impact your cell phone has on the environment, you may be thinking about your device’s limited lifespan. We all know that as time progresses, the sensitivity of your cell phone’s screen is reduced. Now you have to pound on the screen to get the phone to work.
But by replacing your cell phone’s screen, you not only save money and the environment, but you also increase the lifespan of that cell phone. A repair can extend your phone’s life months, even years!
4. A Broken Screen Can Prevent Proper Use of Your Cell Phone
Maybe you’ve decided to keep your phone and wait until it’s time to upgrade. You can live with a crack on the screen, right? It doesn’t affect reading text on the screen, so why replace the screen?
Well, actually, it is more severe than you think. In fact, not fixing your phone’s screen can prevent you from not only using the most advanced features of the phone, but it can even affect basic use such as sending an email or text message, issues unlocking the phone, and problems taking a simple photo.
iDropped Can Fix Your Cell Phone Good As New!
So the next time you crack your phone’s screen, before heading to your cell phone provider’s store, head to your closest iDropped location. Our cell phone repair experts can fix any mobile device — from iPhones to Galaxy series devices to even laptop screens! Do yourself a favor and contact our repair technicians today to learn how we can help!