Posted on 1 Comment

How To Save On Phone Bills During Covid-19

How to save on phone bills during covid-19

How to save on your phone bills during an post-COVID-19 is a fair question when we have a record high number of 34 Million unemployment benefit applications (at the time of writing this post).


In order to help you save as much money as possible, we must first examine data such as your current device capabilities, preferred carrier (eg. AT&T, H20, T-Mobile, Simple Mobile, Sprint, Verizon…), your current plan details and more importantly your needs for talk, text and data.

Understanding your plan is not optional if you intend to save. Something as simple as keeping what you need and removing what you do not need will help you save.


Your preferred carrier should not be about a brand name. Rather, it should be about reliability in your coverage area and your your device compatibility. There is unfortunately no one size fits all solution, so do not be sold by the brand easily.

In other words, don’t go for a specific network just because someone else says it’s a good network. 

Don’t be lazy. Do your research or use our activation services.

For starter, you can always look up enough information about the carrier you want to join and ensure that the bands are compatible with your phone, tablet or smart watch with cellular capabilities.

Most major carriers provide a Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D) page where you can easily check your device compatibility. For example, you can check out Sprint/T-Mobile compatibility here using your 15-digit IMEI number. If your device is not compatible, you can always unlock it for use with other carriers or find the best available prepaid plans.

Posted on 43 Comments

A Few Tips To Fix Your Broken Phone for Less

A few tips to fix your broken device
Little do we realize, we have already come to depend on our smart devices to a point of no easy return. That’s why we have put together the necessary tips to fix your broken phone, tablet and computer for less whenever needed.


Not only do we rely on our smart phones to stay connected with friends and family, we also rely on them for work to a point we can barely disconnect. 

With the looming of 5G as well as the development of Artificial Intelligence (A.I), it’s fair to assume that we’ll be in trouble until we find a balance.

On one hand, smart devices appear to make Life more convenient and on the other, they are “zombie-tizing us.” Anyway that’s another topic to explore  on a future SmartLife blog release.


A few tips to fix your broken phone, tablet 

or computer for less.

Whether you are buying Apple, Samsung or another brand, we always recommend spending the extra money from the start

 to buy the right accessories and prevent costly repairs.


We also believe in making economical choices by finding the right protective cases and screen protectors at affordable prices 

unless you are ready to invest more in brands that offer certain warranties should anything go wrong. 


Check out our selection of protective, fashionable brand name  Accessories at discounted prices.


We cannot emphasize enough on making the right purchase from the start including Insurance or Extended Warranty.


Since we are very dependent on our smart phones and devices to function efficiently, 

we should rather think of them as investments rather than toys and treat them with utmost care.


Having been in the cellphone and computer sales and services industry for the past few years, we have come to witness the many unhappy faces when the cost to fix a broken phone is as much as buying a new device.


When the time comes for you to fix your smart phone, tablet, smart watch or computer, panicking is not necessary when you know the necessary tips or book your repair with our in-house ScreenFix department..

So remember the following tips:

  • Check your device Warranty
  • Check for Service Providers
  • Do It Yourself
  • Hire a Pro

1- Check Your Device Repair Care & Warranty

Never attempt to fix your device without checking your device warranty. 

Did you know that just like cars, there are warranty repairs for things that the manufacturer may have too many complaints about? 

On that note, remember Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall once the batteries proved to be unreliable.


So when your device is relatively new and you experience functionality issues without any accidental fault of yours, 

first contact your manufacturer through your account or the store where you purchased the device.


Remember there are existing consumer laws to protect you should things not go as planned with the manufacturer’s claims.


Contacting the device manufacturer by email is always a good starting point, but in some cases, 

taking a trip to their nearest contact point provides faster resolution. You may also be asked to ship it out.


Be aware that  deductibles can be higher than getting it fixed by a professional third party repair shop even if you have insurance, 

not to account that manufacturers may use their chosen third party to deny you all warranties and make you pay out-of-pocket 


2- Check For Service Providers

A little research goes a long way in saving time, energy and most likely a few dollars.

As time changes and the right technologies become available to small businesses including mobile repair shops, local shops, and franchise stores, you the consumer can benefit by using the competition and your spending power.


Check out existing marketplaces to secure the best deals or simply contact us.


Keep in mind that every shop will have their pros and cons so checking out their reviews will be of great help to making the right call.

Furthermore, slightly negotiate the price without expecting much discount as there will be no such room due to slim profit margins. Most stores may be able to offer you a 5% discount if you ask nicely.



(We offer a 10% Off Repair Labor to all 1st time Mail-ins and Booking Customers. Book your repair now


Another thing to watch out for is the quality of the parts, but like we described in our ScreenFix Tech page, either Aftermarket screens or Originals can be used to satisfy a repair especially when the main goal is to save money.

Because a repaired device can show other symptoms later, always select to have a professional shop with an extended repair warranty. 


3- Do The Repair Yourself

Unlike the myth, it may not take much to fix your broken device. Do not attempt without the right tools ands tutorials.

From our perspective, taking time out to do some research and finding ways to fix your own device can be financially advantageous.

Although finding the right trusted parts can be a challenge, it is rather worth trying yourself. 


Of course, doing so may void any existing manufacture or store warranties.

With some focus and a little patience, you may find the right guide and tools to help you fix your own device 

without incurring the labor cost associated with using a repair shop.


Always keep in mind that any attempt to fix your own device will void your warranty if any.

So be extra thorough and have a good idea of what is involved before getting started.

Do it yourself at your own expense. Take it slow and stay organized along the way.


4- Hire a Professional Repair Technician

There are many pros available in shops and many mobile repair techs on the rise.

Hiring the right pros to fix your broken phone should not be difficult, but only a few will go the extra mile to help you stay connected. 

The right pros will offer quality service as well as warranties should anything go wrong. 



If you want to enjoy peace of mind knowing that your repair is handled with the right care without gimmicks, use our repair services.

 You are always welcome to book your Mail-In Repair as well for a fast return shipping as most repairs are completed within 2 days of receiving the device and subject to parts availability.



That’s all there is for now for our list of tips to fix your broken phone.

Now that you have an inside scope of how to fix your broken device, we hope you remember that the best remedy is prevention rather than cure.

Should you have more useful tips to help others save money on repairs, please let us know.