The Galaxy S series of phones have been released as a direct competitor dating back to 2010 with the release of the initial Galaxy S. The 2010 release of this phone included a camera which lacked flash capacity, and had a single core processor. Lots has changed in almost 7 years, and the release of the S7 and S7 Edge as direct competitors to Apple’s iPhone 7 has made this a seasonal rivalry between Android and iOS that will likely see no end.
Another issue that has seen no end is the amount of Samsung phone users that end up cracking the display of their phone, to the point where third party cell phone repair shops have popped up and are offering fast, efficient fixes for issues like broken screens, poor battery life, and even liquid damage. When your carrier or manufacturer warranty either takes too long to resolve the problem, costs too much or even has expired, then third party cell phone repair is where you’ll want to look if you want to extend the lifespan of your phone.
In terms of the S7, the most common repair is definitely the screen and unfortunately it isn’t as easy or inexpensive as one would hope it to be. Like all Galaxy phones, the S7 has a Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that boasts 16 million colors and is covered by the well-known Corning Gorilla Glass. With all these improvements, there are still people dropping their devices and breaking the glass every day. If this is you, there are two scenarios you need to be aware of if you’re curious about a fix.
S7 Broken Glass Repairs
If you are looking down at a cracked glass overlay, but your display still lights up and responds to touch, we have bad news for you. Repairing solely the glass and leaving the underlying LCD in working condition is almost impossible, which means the entire front display (LCD + glass) needs to be replaced.
This means that even if there is a small blemish or crack in your glass, it will still cost you hundreds of dollars at this point in 2016 to get the issue fixed. Many experts are recommending that if the crack or blemish is simply aesthetic and doesn’t interfere too much, that you wait until the price for repair drops naturally. As demand increases, OEM quality parts improve in quality, however AMOLED displays are always more expensive in general, which is why we’d recommend investigating any third party insurance offered by your carrier or other companies, which may be able to subsidize the cost of this repair.
S7 + S7 Edge LCD Repairs
Another scenario many users may find themselves in is with a screen that is totally blacked out and doesn’t light up or respond to touch at all. This usually signifies that the LCD itself is broken, and thus the full display needs to be replaced.
The average cost for an S7 and S7 Edge full LCD replacement is upwards of $350; however third party repair shops can get this repair done in under an hour in most cases. Compared to the process offered by many carriers, this is usually the much more convenient option and makes sure you are without your phone for a minimal amount of time.
Find a local Fixer to repair your broken Galaxy S7 LCD in your area today by searching FixFinder.com!
Does your cell phone repair shop’s lead generation process need work? Do you need to decrease repair lead response time? We believe that no matter how well your lead generation process is performing, you can always do better. Statistics show that lead generation plays a significant role in your cell phone repair business’s marketing strategy. Knowing the fine details of the process of how your team handles incoming leads helps to ensure you’re handling them the best way possible.
Here are 3 ways to decrease repair lead response time:
Make a List
What are your most common cell phone device repairs? Does your technical repair staff know how to quickly process the leads for those device repairs? Chances are that your cell phone repairs shop cares for more than just one type of cell phone. Take a few minutes to think of what devices your top 5 lead inquiries are for. Then, make a flowchart with the current response to each of those repair leads. Then, have all employees save a copy so they can use FixFinder to quickly respond to the inquiry with the correct response.
Use Your Own Metrics
Do you have the information that you need to decrease repair lead response time? Is your cell phone repair shop getting the most out of the data that you pull from your reports? We believe sometimes it is best to create your own metrics to get the details that are important to you. If you notice your response time is over 60 minutes after having received a FixFinder repair lead, make your response time top priority for you and every member of your team. Answer these in less than 10 minutes, and shortly you will see an exponential increase of customers from FixFinder.
Create a New Email Address
Are your repair leads getting lost under other emails? Separate your emailed FixFinder leads from all other emails by creating a new email address only for your incoming leads. Get a free email account at mail.yahoo.com, mail.google.com or www.mail.com and associate it only with your FixFinder leads account. With most email clients such as Gmail, you can create folders, labels or rules to help manage how each device lead is handled.
No matter the method that you choose to use, it is crucial to respond quickly to FixFinder cell phone repair leads. Our customers want an immediate response after sending their details, and will usually take the first or second offer that is presented. Of course the cost of the repair is an issue, but people want to know that they are being heard. Because of this, usually the first cell phone repair shop that offers up a reasonable quote estimate will get the business.
Tom Turkey says…….Use Proper Cell Phone Etiquette at Thanksgiving!
Is family time at the Thanksgiving dinner table is important to you? If so, you may want to consider laying down some simple ground rules to help enforce proper Cell Phone Etiquette. Due to the findings in Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, ownership of cell phones has exceeded 90% by adults and 75% by teenagers. So, mostly everyone has a cell phone these days. And while this may be true, Thanksgiving is for families to come together and to talk about the past year’s events or highlights, and to think about old times.
Answer this, when was the last time you had a meaningful conversation with a relative that wasn’t sent from a text message or social media? Are you having trouble remembering? I admit, you’re not the only one. We need to focus more on our family. This Thanksgiving, let’s put away our cell phones and enjoy the precious time we have with our family.
Here are some excellent Cell Phone Etiquette tips to help keep your Thanksgiving from turning into a tech meeting:
- Keep your phones on silent or vibrate mode
- Create a “Cell Phone Free Zone” where no phones are allowed
- Take pics of family before or after the meal
- If you absolutely have to use your cell phone, take your conversation away from other people
- Schedule a “Phone Break” between dinner and dessert
- Take a pic of the table when everything is ready, before everyone sits down
- Leave phones in a basket, the first one to reach for their phone is on dish duty
- Choose someone to be the official Thanksgiving Day photographer
In conclusion, hopefully with these tips you’ll have a Thanksgiving that’s full of meaningful conversations and laughter, at least until nap time. These tips could also prevent you from having to find a cell phone repair shop during the holiday because of your phone slipping out of your Butterball fingers and cracked the screen. If you do find yourself needing a repair, use www.FixFinder.com (in a “Cell Phone OK Zone”) to quickly locate a cell phone repair shop near you that can offer a quote estimate on your device.
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From all of us at FixFinder, enjoy the games and have a Happy Thanksgiving!