Unfortunately, many people are unaware that the initial purchase of a cell phone is subsidized by the carrier. The carrier does this because they know they will more than make up for that subsidy over the 2 years a person is a customer. This means someone can get a great phone for a fantastic price when they initially sign up. But if that phone is broken, the carrier has no incentive to provide the discount a second time and will charge a customer the full, retail price for the cell phone.
Let's use Verizon as an example. They offer the Samsung Fascinate for $199 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate. If a customer walks out of the store, drops it, smashes the screen and walks back in, they will discover that same phone now costs $579 to replace. While the prices are slightly different for the Samsung Captivate (AT&T) and Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile), the story is basically the same - a person will pay hundreds of dollars more to replace a phone than it cost to initially purchase.
Fortunately, Jet City Devices is now offering a much lower cost option for people with a broken Samsung Galaxy S phone - a screen replacement for just $125. That's a savings of around $400 over buying a new phone.
Currently Jet City Devices is offering this screen repair for three Samsung Galaxy S phone: The Verizon Fascinate, T-Mobile Vibrant, and the AT&T Captivate. This is a full-service screen repair that includes parts, labor, and a 90-day warranty. Seattle and Chicago residents can have their phone fixed in-person in about 30 minutes at a Jet City Devices shop. Samsung Galaxy S owners elsewhere can choose the mail-in option. Repairs done through the mail are completed and mailed back out within 24 hours of Jet City Devices receiving the broken phone.
"I love fixing these phones for people," says John Matthews, one of 5 Jet City Devices repair technicians. "They're such a beautiful and powerful phone and people are devastated when they break - especially when they find out it's going to cost them $500 to replace. That's where we come in. We get their phone working like new again, save them a bunch of money, and see them leave our shop with a smile on their face. It's really a great feeling."
If online commentary is any indication, Mr. Matthews isn't kidding. They have over 80 5-star Yelp reviews between their Chicago and Seattle locations. Their Facebook page shows over 300 "likes" and dozens of glowing remarks. A typical example is Michael from Seattle, WA who posted the following: "Jet City Devices in Chicago just fixed and returned my Samsung Vibrant screen (which had been cracked and wasn't working when I dropped it in Disneyland). The service and communication was excellent! The price for the fix was reasonable, and the phone is like brand new!"
So if you're unable or not willing to spend $500 to replace your Samsung Galaxy S phone, take a few minutes to check out Jet City Devices. There's an excellent chance they can fix your phone for a fraction of the cost of a new phone.
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Jet City Devices is a Seattle based cell phone repair company with offices in Seattle, WA and Chicago, IL. In-person cell phone repairs can be completed in 30-45 minutes while a customer waits. For people living outside Seattle or Chicago, a mail-in repair service that gets all phones fixed within 24 hours. They repair cell phones from Apple (iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4), Motorola (Droid, Droid 2, Droid X), HTC (Evo, Droid Incredible, MyTouch Slide), Samsung Galaxy S phones (Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant, Epic), and more. For more details, visit their website: http://www.jetcitydevices.com