New Lower Pricing on Galaxy S3 Screen Repair

Galaxy S3 Screen Repair PhoenixOne of the most frequent questions we get from our customers is “Can you fix my Galaxy S3 screen, and how much does it cost?” Many customers are shocked when they hear what many repair shops in the area are charging for this repair.

The high cost of repair on the Galaxy S3 is due to the construction of Samsung’s display assemblies, which include a layer of optical adhesive between the glass and the LCD. Until now, this made it very difficult for us to offer glass only repair without breaking the LCD screen in the process.  When we offered this repair we were forced to replace the glass AND the LCD, even though many of our customers LCDs didn’t technically need to be replaced.

We are now offering glass only repair for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and passing on the savings to you. Our repairs include a brand new layer of OCA (optically clear adhesive) between the glass and the LCD, just like they’re made in the factory.

Here is our new pricing list for glass only repairs for S3 and more:

Galaxy S3 Screen Repair  – $89 + tax Galaxy S4 Screen Repair  – $119 + tax

Prices valid as of 3/26/2015

 

All Mobile Matters opens 5th location in Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe, AZ

iPhone Repair Arizona Mills

We’re proud to announce that our company has grown to 5 locations. For our new store we chose Arizona Mills Mall in order to better serve our Phoenix and West Valley repair customers. Schedule an appointment or drop by our new location for while-you-wait repairs for iPhone, cell phones, iPad and iPod, and Buy / Sell Phones today.

 

Location info: The Arizona Mills Mall store opened April 9, 2013, and our kiosk is located just outside JC Penney.

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 406-3390

Hours: Mon – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm Sun: 11 am – 6 pm

5 Reasons to Save Your Packaging

unboxing_appleipad_320x240-150x150So you finally pickup up that long awaiting tech gadget and you tear into the box and trash the packaging right? We’ve all been there. But you might want to read this first before your next big tech purchase. No one wants to become a warehouse for tech packaging, but there are a few good reasons to neatly pack away you boxes.

 

Resale Value. Having done a great deal of buying and selling Mobile Phones, Tablets and iPods, I can tell you that you can fetch at least 10% more when you go to list your device in the reseal market. The reason is simple. Potential buyers will feel you took much better care of the device while you owned it and they are more inclined to believe that you are the original owner.

 

Returns and exchanges. Many retailers will gladly accept a return or exchange if you keep the original box and packaging. Without it, some retialers will charge as much as 30% of the original price as a restocking fee. Or worse, not offer a return at all.

 

Warranty and Repair. Most portable electronics manufacturers offer at least 12 months of guarantee  However, it may be difficult to facilitate a repair without some information that was originally packaged in the box.

 

Mail-in Rebates. Lets face it, rebates exist because a large percentage of the people who are enticed to buy because of the discounts either forget to mail it in, or throw away the box before sending in the renbate form.

 

Reduce eWaste. Millions upon millions of personal electronic devices were purchased just this holiday season. If we all kept the packaging from these devices we would vastly reduce the effect on our landfills.

 

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Reducing eWaste Caused By Cell Phones

cell-phone-recycleThe EPA estimates that 130 million cell phones are buried in landfills per year, which comes out to more than 2 million cell phones per week. With rapid changes in technology, and increase in percentage of population using mobile phones in their everyday lives, eWaste caused by mobile phones is becoming increasingly problematic.

Here at All Mobile Matters, we are helping mitigate problems caused by eWaste by extending the lives of broken cell phones that would otherwise be on their way to the landfill.

Repairing your cell phone instead of immediately moving on to the latest and greatest new smartphone reduces the amount of eWaste at any one time, allowing for more time for the cell phones in landfills and recycling centers today to be repurposed.

Don”t feel guilty if you just can”t resist the new iPhone. Selling / gifting your current iPhone / mobile phone to someone who needs it helps to lessen the damage caused by eWaste as well.

Repairing old cell phones is great for the environment, and your wallet, but there will come a day when you just won”t be able to resuscitate your faithful companion. That”s where recycling, the other solution to eWaste caused by cell phones, comes into play.

Aside from directly reducing the amount of cell phone eWaste, recycling actively helps avoid air and water pollution. Greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacturing of new cell phone parts are also partially reduced due to the ability to salvage components from older devices.

With the increasing percentage of the population using mobile phones, and innovations in cell phone technology/manufacturing, repair and recycling will become increasingly important steps in the life cycle of consumer electronics. Don”t wait, start now.

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Girlfriend Returns home, Phone-less! How to Protect your Device and its Data

I can't take this anymore!A few months back I received a frantic call from my girlfriend saying she thought she may have lost her phone. Sure enough, she returned home an hour later, phone-less and with tears streaming down her face. Have you ever lost or thought you lost your smartphone? There is no way to describe the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach, right? In recent times we have grown to appreciate the All-In-One value of our smartphones, but what we tend to forget that is if we are to lose one, the effects can be that much greater. Fortunately, there are a few precautions we can take to ensure that if this happens, it will have less of an impact on our lives. The first is to make sure you use some sort of backup program. Depending on your type of device, you can either backup via USB cable directly to your PC, or possibly even wirelessly. This method is free, and is pretty fool-proof as long as your also backing up your PC regularly. If you have an Apple product of any kind you can easily back up the most important data by connecting it to iTunes and right clicking on the name of the device and selecting “backup”. Its important to note that this method only makes a backup of Contacts, Pictures and certain settings. If you would like to backup Music, Apps Etc then make sure to compete a sync. Alternatively, most new smartphones have an automatic backup feature. On Android, your most valuable data is automatically backed up nightly, however you will need to initially set this up in your device settings. On any Apple product, simply set up iCloud in the initial setup and automatic backups will start nightly. Apple gives you your first 5 MB for free. As a final alternative most carriers offer a backup assistant service as well and these types of carrier features do usually carry a monthly charge.

Now, lets say you’ve already experienced a phone loss. There are a few things you can do to attempt to recover your device. Each type of OS offers some sort of lost phone tracking service. The most widely used is Apple”s find my iPhone. This service enables the user to track the whereabouts of the device and even completely wipe the contents of the device remotely. For Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices you make need to download a third party application to have this functionality. And if your main concern is privacy, add a passlock to you device the minute you set it up. Once enabled, the only way to pass it is to completely wipe the device which erases all your personal data and settings.

Perhaps the most irritating thing about losing your phone is knowing that the person who found it may not have taken the chance to return it but instead either used it or sold it. In the past, it would have been very easy to reuse a lost or stolen phone. However, today the carriers are forming alliances to permanently prevent a lost or stolen phone from being used again. They are forming lists which track the phones serial number and block them from reactivation.

If your issue isn”t total loss but rather data loss due to a broken, water or otherwise damaged phone, we can help. We offer data retrieval services. Pricing and availability vary so see stores for details.

In the end, losing a phone will never be a pleasant experience, but taking a few precautions could reduce the impact you will experience from it.

For more information regarding this or any of our posts, please call, visit a store or see our website. https://www.allmobilematters.com/index.php/stores

Liquid Damage Exposure and Repair

waterdamageLiquid exposure is the second most common way to damage your mobile device. The first, of course, is dropping it causing LCD or Digitizer damage. Did you know there are over 615,000 pools in Arizona alone? Exposure to even small amounts of liquid can cause batteries to function erratically, charger ports to charge intermittently, software to corrupt or even total power failure.

So what can you do to prevent this from happening to you? From a prevention standpoint, you can start by using a protective case that covers the sensitive areas of your phone. One such case that we know to be effective is the Otterbox. These cases are not only water resistant, but they also absorb most of the shock should you drop your device on hard surface. We offer this product line in our stores. Another way is to not bring your device in the shower area or sauna. The condensation created here can be enough to cause damage. And even if this doesn”t cause actual damage to the device, the steam is enough to engage your devices (LDI) or Liquid Damage Indicator which is what your carrier will use to determine if your qualified for a warranty claim.

But what if you”ve already experienced liquid damage? First and importantly, turn off your device and remove the battery. Leave it off for 24 hours to dry. You can try the rice trick (leaving it Beyond defensive driving online course are, as far as we know, the only nationally operating company to guarantee fully legal and compliant off-road driver training. in a bag of rice), but be aware that this method is effective only to help dry out the device, its not effective in repairing the damage. After 24 hours of dry time, attempt to power on the device and test all the functions. If all working your all set! If not, we offer a Liquid Damage Repair service at all of our locations. With this service, we completely disassembly your device and clean all remnants of the damage including corrosion, contaminants and rust. In certain cases we will replace components that were too badly damaged. We”ve been completing this service for our customers for over 3 years and we have tracked our success rate at over 60%. The average cost to complete a water damage repair is approximately $50. If in the event we cannot revive your device, the only fee due is a $15 Diagnostic fee. With replacement cost averaging $400, this is a cost effective way to go!

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iPad Mini Review

ipadminiThe Apple iPad Mini is here! We got our hands on one and would like to share our initial thoughts.

The first thing you realize when holding it for the first time is its size. Duh?! Its considerably smaller and lighter than any previous version. Weighing roughly half of the original iPad at only .68 of a pound! It can easily fit in one hand which makes it easier to carry around. What also surprised us is that it fits in your pocket. For us, this makes it a device that can be used on a daily basis. We’ve used it now for about 3 days and the experience is as close to using your iPhone as you can get and still have a large viewing area. We can already see that the combination of portability and reduced price compared to iPad will make it a popular choice for the teen and young adult crowd. Here are a few notable pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Sized right: Small enough to fit in a pocket and large enough to give you a great browsing experience
  • Price: Starts at just $329 making it much more attractive to a wider audience
  • Compatibility: Over 275K Apps available and counting
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 Hours
  • Camera: HD 1080P Video recording
  • Lightning connector: Easy to use and less likely to break either the charger itself or the port inside the device.
  • Connectivity: Available in Wifi only and LTE models (LTE Models coming soon)
  • Facetime:  Will work on Wifi and Cellular

Cons:

  • Display: Smaller and Lower Resolution Display compared to iPad 3/4. (Although this is true, we didn’t really feel like the display was too bad for a device of its size)
  • Lightning connector: (Yes, we know we listed this feature on both sides. The lightning connector is very cleanly designed and it nice to be able to connect it either direction, but you will find yourself spending money on additional accessories.
  • Finish: It’s easy to scratch. (Yes, a smart cover is available but the body is still easily scratched. We strongly recommend a protection skin of some kind such as our Phantomskinz.
  • Limited availability: You may find it hard to score one @ launch date. (When will Apple solve this issue?)

For an in depth review you can also visit:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/30/apple-ipad-mini-review/

Overall Apple has a winner in iPad Mini. This device will undoubtedly find its niche customer. Will it be you?

Looking for iPad repair Phoenix? Stop by one of our many phoenix valley stores today.

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