iPad Stories: The Amazing Duckling Rescue with an iPad

June 2nd, 2015

ipad storiesThe spring season is such a beautiful one. If you live near water, you’ve likely seen geese and ducks caring for their offspring. The parents are always close by, and if you ever get too close, you’ll know to back off by the alarming nature of their squawks and hisses.

The love that these birds have for their babies is incredible. In times of trouble though, just like humans, they will reach out for help in any way that they know how.

That’s what happened to one duck in Burton Bradstock in West Dorset UK. A couple was vacationing there and were surprised to hear quacking outside of their door. When they opened the door, they saw the duck and her babies standing there quite upset. After looking around for a few minutes, they heard some faint quacks beneath a manhole cover and immediately understood what the mother duck was trying to convey. Some of her babies were trapped underneath!

How the iPad Saved the Day

The couple called the area’s sewer workers at Wessex Water to let them know what was going on. They rushed over to the area and found two ducklings down the drain. They had floated away from the manhole, which made it impossible to reach them.

After a few minutes of brainstorming, one had the idea of recording the mother’s quaking on an iPad. The sound was then played back down the manhole.

It worked! As soon as the two ducklings heard their mother’s screams, they started to swim back to the manhole cover and they were able to be scooped up with a plastic colander.

Once captured, they were placed with their mother and siblings in a nearby stream.

What happened when they were all reunited? It’s enough to make you shed a tear. The mother and siblings were so excited to see the two ducklings by thrashing in the water for a minute. They then peacefully floated down the stream together as a family.

It was a touching scene for everyone that was there thanks to the awesome recording and playback functionality of an iPad.

 

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Unreturned iPads from Shady Repair Shop

May 26th, 2015

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Last week, we blogged about how a UK resident was unable to get his iPhone back from a repair shop (see that blog  here). After complaining that he did not receive his phone back repaired, the repair shop sent him the wrong one – a 4S iPhone. The repair shop wants the customer to return the 4S before sending the correct iPhone, but the customer isn’t convinced.

We found another story about this exact situation, but in the United States. In St. Louis, Missouri, several consumers have claimed they never received their iPads after sending them in for repair.

The repair shop’s rating on BBB is a “F” and it has 62 complaints against it.

What the iPad Repair Shop Has to Say About It

In an article on STLTODAY.com, an interview with a former employee of the repair shop stated: “If people are concerned about the return of their items, that will happen over time.”

What’s peculiar is that even though this person said he was a “former” employee, a couple of days after the interview, an email was sent from his name stating that the company did not have the resources to return their devices. The email then asked customers to pay to have their devices returned.

As astonishing as this case may be, it’s not the only one. Shoddy repair shops are all over the place. Don’t be a victim.

Our iPad Repair Shop Ratings and Commitment to Satisfaction

iResQ has a A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

We have a 4.9 out of 5 on Google reviews, and that’s from 591 reviewers.

You can’t deny that we have done our best to satisfy our customers. We would never pull what these fly by night shops have done to people. It’s just wrong. We’ve been in business since 1994 for a reason.

Get the service you deserve for your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Chromebook, smartphone, tablet and more from iResQ. Browse our services here to get started.

 

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Summer iPhone Protection Tips

May 19th, 2015

iphone repairSummer is approaching. This means people will be outside more than the rest of the year. The may spend time at the beach, pool, or just hanging out on an outdoor deck at their favorite restaurants. With all of the activities that often happen during the summer months, we often see an increase in the number of iPhone repairs we receive. We’d like to share the reasons for those repairs and provide some tips on how you can keep your phone safe.

The Most Common iPhone Repairs

The most common iPhone repairs that we see in the summer are:

  • Screen cracks
  • Water damage

Since we like to ask about the story behind the damage to make sure we don’t miss any other problems with the phone, we often hear that they either dropped their device on concrete or in the pool.

This leads us to the obvious iPhone protection tips we want to remind you about:

Keep the protective cover on your iPhone.

Don’t hold your iPhone when you have other things in your hands.

Keep your iPhone far away all water (pools, oceans, ponds, slip n’ slides, etc.).

We love our iPhone as much as you do, so we know you don’t want to be without it for any time. This is why you may want to look into a waterproof cover for it. They have special containers that won’t allow water into them to protect the contents inside. These are perfect for water parks, but you can use them at any time.

Do What You Can and Call iResQ

Sometimes, you just can’t prevent damage to your phone. You may think you’re being so careful, but the next minute, it’s laying on the ground. Don’t stress over it. That’s why we’re here for you. We provide you certified technicians that know what they are doing, no matter what is wrong with you phone. That way you can get your device back quickly working and looking as good as new.

Check out our list of iPhone repairs to find the one you need when you need it. We have 24 hour service and flexible shipping plans. Low prices guarantee for high quality parts and service!

 

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iPad Repair for Businesses

May 12th, 2015

ipad repair for businessesBusinesses often use iPads to help their customers. Since they hold so much information and can connect to the cloud, it makes serving customers easy.

The problem is that with all of the use that iPads get, they are bound to break or malfunction. Most of the time it’s that users accidentally drop the device and the screen cracks. Luckily, this type of damage just requires a simple screen replacement. With iResQ, it could be done within 24 hours.

Other problems that iPads can see is a malfunctioning Home button, speaker, or camera. Usually, this has to do with dropping the device, while other times it’s just because the part was faulty. The best way to repair these problems and many others is to have the parts replaced. iResQ only uses high quality parts when replacing Apple iPad ones because we know that’s important to you.

There are situations in which iPad users do not know what is wrong with their device. It might just not act as it did a week or two ago. The only way to find out what’s wrong is to ask an iPad expert – a certified iPad technician. iResQ has certified technicians and offers FREE diagnostics and iPad repair quotes. Our iPad experts review iPads, find out what’s wrong, and then contact customers to let them know what they’ve found. It’s up to customers whether or not they want to follow through with the repair.

iPad Repair for Businesses Program

We have a special program for business owners. These corporate accounts come with a representative that will take care of all your iPad repair needs. Whenever you need a repair, you can simply call your representative and get it taken care of quickly and easily.

Most business owners choose to use us as their iPad repair service versus buying insurance. They find our prices are much more cost effective compared to pay for insurance. You may find the same after speaking to our iPad experts. Call us today for more information about our business program for iPad repair – 888-447-3728.

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Repair Your Phone or Choose Verizon Edge?

May 5th, 2015

Many people are choosing the Verizon Edge program these days. This program allows people to turn in their phones before their two year contract is up. The only catch is that they need to pay for the program every month. So they may have to pay $50 a month of the new phone they get, and whenever they want to upgrade, they go in and do it.

While this may seem like a great deal, Verizon has to make money somehow. They wouldn’t have this program if it’s didn’t end up giving them more money in the end.

With Verizon Edge, it may seems great that you get to pay a monthly cost rather than the $200 price of a new phone when you upgrade, but if you think about it, you’re spending way more than that with the Edge program. If the phone you choose comes along with a $50 monthly fee, you will be at the $200 upgrade cost of the phone in just 4 months. What that means is that you pay for the phone many times over – how is that a deal?

The Better Deal

We completely understand what it feels like to have a new phone. We love our tech toys too. However, there’s something about being able to keep the one you’ve invested in two years or more. Everything is on that device, and it’s familiar to you. That can be really nice!

Since the device is vulnerable to damage, don’t think you have to trade it in when you crack it or something else happens to it. You can always have iResQ repair it for you. After our certified technicians repair it, it will look as good as new.

So before you decide to do the Edge program, consider keeping what you have and just using our repair services for your iPhone, Samsung, or other phone you have right now. You’ll save a lot of money and time trying to learn a new device.

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