Which means, of course, that if something were to happen to our little sidekick, it would be that much harder to accept. Unfortunately, according to a study conducted by Asurion, July is the worst month for cell phones, as water, heat and outdoor activity all present dangers and increase the likelihood of damage.
Don't want to even imagine the heartbreak you'd feel seeing your phone dropped on the concrete or dunked in the swimming pool? While none of us do, it is fortunate that we can find solace knowing that there are a few different ways to help protect your investment (read: save your money!) in smartphones thanks to RadioShack.
First, RadioShack's Mobile Product Support (MPS) is a free service available with any in-store mobile device or tablet purchase. MPS includes free expert support over the lifetime of the device and this 24/7 mobile support is accessible via phone, live online chat at RadioShack.com, email or online forums. Who doesn't appreciate being able to reach help when you need it?
Second, RadioShack offers their Trade & Save program for those unfortunate phones that are already beyond repair. This program allows customers to trade in an old mobile device or other retired technology and immediately apply the appraised trade-in value toward a current purchase. Shoppers can appraise their device at RadioShack.com/tradein, and then bring their device to the store to have the appraisal confirmed and complete the trade. What a deal!
Finally, RadioShack now carries Werx iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android screen replacement kits and I'm already enamored with just how genius these kits are for gadget-loving folks everywhere.
While seeing your phone or iPad with a shattered screen is far from a joyful event, these cool new kits allow you to send your device with its cracked touchscreen in to Werx to be fixed. Pretty simple, right? Simply send your phone in the included prepaid FedEx box and, within 72 hours, it will return home directly to you repaired and ready to go.
Even better? Included in the repair is a limited lifetime screen replacement warranty stating that if anything goes wrong the screen after it has been replaced (not including accidental damage) the customer will simply need to contact Werx for a for a free replacement.
Why did these kits not exist before?
Werx Screen Repair kits retail at RadioShack for $99 for the Android and iPhone/iPod touch versions and $199 for the iPad. Compared to monthly insurance, quick-fix shops or completely replacing your device, this is a much more affordable option!
Whether you treasure your phone, you have a family member who does, or you simply want to protect your investment, these kits from Werx can make the difference when it comes to saving your wallet (and sanity) when the unfortunate occurs with your smartphone.
Thanks to the generosity of RadioShack, one person will soon have peace of mind with their phone as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Werx Screen Replacement Repair Service kit for Android phones!
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A big thank you to RadioShack for providing a Werx Repair kit for the iPhone for me as well as a Werx Repair kit for Android phones for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.