Does Apple Slow Down Old Devices to Make You Want to Buy the Latest One?

September 19th, 2017

apple slows old iphonesA rumor has been going around recently that Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones to make users want to buy the newest released one. There’s even mention of a Harvard study that “proves” this to be the case.

This, of course, has made a lot of people upset. No one wants to think they are being tricked into doing something they don’t want to do.

The good news is that this is FALSE.

There is no Harvard study that has proven Apple slows down old iPhones. The reports of this are simply falsified. People love to cause drama and this one definitely achieved that goal.

But…What If Your iPhone Really Is Slow?

So, why is it that you seem to feel like your old iPhone is slower when a new one is released?

It’s because you want the new one. It’s as simple as that. Humans are constantly yearning for the next big thing. They want something that new, shiny, and of course, faster than what they had before. “The grass is always greener…” So, it’s not that your older iPhone is slower than before when the newer iPhone came out. It’s more that you seem to look for faults in the one you have just so you have a reason to get the new one.

We rationalize really well when we really want something, right?

Now, what should you do if you do end up feeling as though your old iPhone is just not performing the way that you need it to, so you can get what you need out of it? Call iResQ.

Why It May Be Slow and How We Can Help

Many times, the reason for slow performance is because something has happened internally to cause a disconnection. Our techs can help by looking inside your iPhone to ensure all the working parts are working correctly. This diagnostics process is actually FREE. If they find anything wrong with it, you can then decide if you want us to repair it considering the quote we provide.

Don’t throw your older iPhone away because a new one has come out. Get it repaired by us, and continue to enjoy a device you’ve grown very attached to and love so much.

Source: http://www.snopes.com/harvard-study-apple-iphones-sales-slows/

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Which Is Better: Having Your Phone Screen Fixed Professionally or By a Friend?

September 12th, 2017

Though many people may decide to turn to a friend for help getting their phone screen fixed when it’s broken, this isn’t always the best plan. It’s actually going to be much safer and easier to get your phone fixed by a professional, even if your friend may be offering to do it on the cheap.

What If…

What if your friend doesn’t do a good job fixing your phone and you can’t say anything? What if your friend doesn’t get to your phone in a timely manner and you’re without it for days or (gulp) weeks? What if your friend breaks your phone worse, decides to charge you last minute, or forgets your phone somewhere…?

What ifs are everywhere when you ask someone you know personally to do a professional job. There are so many variables that it can almost make the whole thing pointless. If you decide to bring your phone to us, there is no question about when we’ll have it back to you or how much we’ll charge. And if you do have questions, you don’t have to worry about asking them.

Friends Aren’t Always Reliable

Especially when people do jobs for free or for less because of a personal reason, it can be hard to rely on them and to know they will do it right. Many people take on phone repair jobs as a hobby or a way to make extra cash and don’t really care about the results. This is why it is so much safer to have your phone fixed by professionals who are completely reliable because fixing your device is their job.

Mixing Friendships and Business Can Be Dicey

Someone always gets frustrated or hurt when mixing business and pleasure. Most of the time, we do this to save ourselves a little bit of money, but will it be worth it if you and your friend have a falling out over fixing your phone? It’s better to err on the side of caution and make sure you take your device to a professional, someone who doesn’t have a relationship with you and who is guaranteed to do a good job.

Bring In Your Phone Today

If your screen is cracked and you need help fixing your device, bring it to us. We’ll fix it quickly and easily, and you won’t have to bother with anyone else.

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Don’t Let a Broken Phone Stand in the Way of Getting Your Job Done

September 5th, 2017

Having a broken phone used to ruin the entire workday. You couldn’t send emails, you couldn’t make calls, and in many cases, you had to run out on your lunch break or even take the day off to get your device fixed as quickly as possible. But we promise when you come to us, we’ll make sure you can get your phone fixed around the hustle and bustle and that you won’t have to wait any longer than necessary to start using your device again.

We Come to You When You Need Repairs

Many repair technicians insist people bring their phones in, normally during business hours, which means you’ll be scrambling to fit this extra errand into your day and missing time when you could be working. Instead, we offer an option where we can come to your home, your office, or anywhere else you would like to meet and take a look at your phone there. If you decide to have your device fixed with us, we will repair it while you continue working.

We Repair Phones in 24 Hours

We know how hard it is to get anything done with a broken phone. And the longer this goes on, the harder it’ll be for you to get your job done. That’s why, once you decide to have your device repaired with us, we promise to have it returned to you within 24 hours. This means you won’t have to wait longer to get your phone back and that you won’t have to miss out on getting work done.

We Will Give You a Free Diagnostic

You may not even know what is wrong with your phone, and that’s okay. You shouldn’t have to take time out of your day to read online articles telling you what the issue is with your device. Instead, just let us perform a free diagnostic, and we will tell you what’s up. If you decide not to have your phone repaired with us, that’s okay, and if you do, we will be sure to get it back to you fast.

Call Today to Find Out More

Why should a broken phone get in the way of your workday? You should still be able to make money and get things done. Let us help you fix your phone and allow you to work while the repairs get done.

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Don’t Sell Your Broken Phone. Have It Repaired Instead.

August 31st, 2017

Many times, we are faced with the choice of getting a broken phone fixed or selling it to a friend or on Craigslist in order to get the money for a new one. But the former choice is always going to be much easier than the latter, and we promise if you bring your phone to us, we will fix it quickly, easily, and for a nominal fee.

Repairs to Trade In

Providers often refuse to take phones for trade in that have cracked screens or other issues. Because of this, they cannot resell the phone. However, if you choose to come to us and have your phone repaired, you will be able to trade it in to your provider easily. We fix phones quickly and make them as good as new so that you can either continue to use them or turn them in to get a better option from your provider. It’s as simple as that!

Selling Phones Is a Hassle

When you decide to sell your phone to someone else on Craigslist or a similar site, you have to price it yourself, make the individual aware of any cracks or scratches, and, in many cases, travel to where the individual lives just for them to get a look at your device. After all this, the person could still turn down your phone. It’s a frustrating activity, and it’s much easier to just have your phone repaired.

Many people are looking for the best deal possible, so it isn’t likely you’ll make a profit when you try to sell your phone online. Instead, the best way to know you’re getting a good deal is to have it fixed by a professional. This way, you’ll be able to do whatever works for you: turn your phone in for an upgrade or keep your newly fixed device.

Let Us Fix Your Phone

We offer a free diagnostic test to every customer when they come in with a broken phone, tablet, computer, etc. This means we determine what the problem is and let the customer know how much it will cost. Then, with your permission, we fix your device within 24 hours of you bringing it in. This makes the whole process much easier than waiting on someone else to buy your broken phone.

Call today to make an appointment for us to come to you or just stop by!

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5 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Phone

August 24th, 2017

Getting a crack in your phone screen or water damage to your device can be a real bummer. Here are some ways to prevent these issues from happening.

1. Get a Strong Case

Though maybe not as pretty as some of the flimsier options, it’s a good idea to get a strong, heavy case for your phone if you are concerned about damage. Many of these cases are sold at your providers and online, and some of the most durable (while expensive) can save you from many accidental drops and other issues that would normally cause serious damage to your device.

2. Get a Screen Protector

Some of these barely protect your screen from dents and bruises, but the majority will keep your phone screen from cracking if you happen to drop your device. Most providers carry screen protectors and will put them on your phone for you for free, which makes things a lot easier.

3. Get Out the Rice

It sounds like an old wives’ tale at this point, but putting your phone in a bag of rice after it gets dropped in water really does work. In some cases, it might just work to revive your phone long enough to get all the data onto an undamaged device, but this is a way to protect your phone from sustaining the serious damage associated with dropping it in water.

4. Hold Tight

Be conscious of your phone when you’re using it. Hold it firmly and try not to place it on your knee or somewhere else precarious where it is likely to fall. Make sure you treat your phone carefully. We all can be a little cavalier sometimes, but these devices are expensive, and we’d do well to remember that.

5. Be Aware

Make sure you always check your pocket for your phone when you are leaving somewhere and that you know where your device is at all times. Many people lose their phones in an instant because they just weren’t paying attention. Unfortunately, this is often more serious than just general damage because you’ll lose all your data unless it’s backed up.

What If I’ve Already Damaged My Phone?

Bring it to us. We will do a free diagnostic and then fix your phone within 24 hours. This way, you will get your device back fast and good as new.

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