The pain of a smartphone breakage is two fold. Firstly, there’s the threat of a big financial hit and secondly, the prospect of time without your beloved companion.
While Samsung’s new accord with US phone repair specialist uBreakiFix won’t ease the strain on your wallet, it will guarantee you won’t have to cope without your handset for very long.
From tomorrow, 300 uBeakiFix locations around the United States will offer authorised repairs in two-hours or less. Furthermore, another 200 locations will be added by this time next year.
The Samsung Care service will replace screens and batteries and well as repairing ports and cameras for handsets both in and out of warranty.
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The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets will the supported from the off, as well as the S8, S7 and S6 ranges. The Note 8 and Note 5 are also serviceable at the brick and mortar locations.
There were no mentions of respective costs in the press release today, but users can get quotes by following through the repair process online.
In a press release Samsung advises device phones to schedule an appointment via its own website and then take it along to their nearest uBreakiFix location.
Samsung says the majority of people in the continental US live within 30 miles of one of the authorised locations, which is handy.
It also gives Samsung phone owners an Apple Care-like presence around the country, where users can get their devices services without having to send them off or trust an unauthorised third-party to carry out the work.
Given how the Galaxy S9 is going to be harder to fix than ever before, this announcement is timely.
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