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iCracked hits the UK to fix your broken smartphone screens

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of people trudging London’s streets with a smashed smartphone in your pocket, we’ve some news that might just brighten your day.

iCracked, the US-based mobile and tablet repair service has thrown off its stateside shackles and made the trip across the pond to launch in the UK.

With 31 per cent of Brits having suffered the plight of broken smartphone screens at some points, a study has found that 17 per cent of UK smartphone owners are still suffering through living with a damaged device.

While London has today become the first European city to offer the iCracked service, the company has revealed it will push into further British towns and cities during the next six months.

Primarily and iPhone and iPad repair service, iCracked utilises a group of regionally based specialist iTechs who – upon request – will travel to your location to replace your smashed smartphone or tablet screen.

With same and next-day services available, the iTechs can repair your devices on the spot with typical fixes taking between 15 and 30 minutes.

As well as the full iOS family – including devices such as the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 – iCracked currently offers screen repairs for four Samsung handsets – including the Galaxy S5.

“We started iCracked based on a clear consumer demand for a reliable iPhone repair service available when people need it,” iCracked co-founder and CEO, A.J. Forsythe, said.

“For most, their phones are an extension of themselves, so when it breaks it can have a huge impact on the way they go about their everyday lives.”

He added: “We’re here to provide a quality solution, one that doesn’t compromise on busy lifestyles or privacy, and London seemed like the ideal place to get started in Europe.”

At launch there are 30 iTechs in the London area. With demand expected to be high, iCracked has promised the service will add dozens more techs in the coming months.

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