How Much Does Your Smartphone Really Cost?

Maribeth WardTech Tips0 Comments

When your mobile phone stops working, it feels like your world is ending. Once you get over the shock of not having it, you have to make a big decision. Get it repaired or dive in and buy a new phone.

There are several things to consider while making this decision. Just because there are a lot of new gadgets coming out doesn’t mean the it’s smart to get a new device right now. Even if your phone has a crack, scratch, or dent you could be wasting some serious cash by replacing versus repairing your smartphone.

It’s smarter to keep your phone and repair it versus replacing it if:

You simply want to upgrade because there is something new out there. If money is tight or your phone is less than 3 years old it’s smarter to keep your old one. Try getting a new case and giving your phone a new look rather than buying a new phone.

It’s smarter to keep your phone and repair it versus replacing it if:

You run out of storage for your apps, music or videos. Try picking up a larger storage card if you have a slot on your phone. You can also move the data you don’t use much to your computer and free up space on your phone.

It’s smarter to keep your phone and repair it versus replacing it if:

Your screen is cracked. One in ten people are walking around right now with a cracked screen. WynWay can fit it for a lot less than the cost of a new phone. If your phone is so broken you can use it, let us look at it. We might be able to fix it–that includes water or other liquid damage.

It’s smarter to keep your phone and repair it versus replacing it if:

You are not due for an upgrade yet. Ditching your phone before you’re due will cost you a lot of money. Plus you often have to pay at least a $40 upgrade fee

It can cost anywhere from $60 to $300 for WynWay to repair a broken phone. It all depends on what is broken and what kind of phone it is. While this may seem costly, it is often considerably less than purchasing a new phone.

Here is an idea of what a new phone costs:

The iPhone 5S runs from $549 to $757 (depending on where you purchase it).

The iPhone 6 runs from $649 to $765 and the iPhone 6+ starts at $749 and goes up to $804.

A Galaxy Note 4 ranges from $699 to $825 and the Galaxy S5 starts at $519 and can range as high as $749.

A Nexus 6 starts at $649 and goes up to $795. The LG G3 starts at $429 and can be as high as $699. The HTC One M8 starts at $649 and goes up to $723 on Amazon.

Most phone carriers offer you a down payment plan of something like $199. Unfortunately that is not the full price. For instance, after figuring the total of the down payment and extra monthly charges the iPhone 6 16GB model with an MSRP of $649 can cost as much as: $800 from AT&T; $830 from Verizon; $9230 from Sprint and $660 from T-Mobile.

So if you have a broken screen or a button that isn’t working on your current phone, you might want to consider taking a less expensive route and having your phone repaired rather than purchasing a new one.

If we have the part already in stock we can usually repair it in less than a day.

WynWay is conveniently located in downtown Greencastle — no driving to Terre Haute, Indianapolis or Bloomington to find somebody to repair your device. We offer the lowest prices possible and the convenience of being local. Plus, we guarantee our work.

Besides working on smart phones, we also provide virus removal, printer setup, data recovery, computer cleaning, computer training, battery repair and can build you a personal website.

For business owners we offer, Google Apps for Work, web design and hosting, business emails, social media, graphic design, virus removal, mobile app development and data recovery.

Contact us at contact@wynway.com or call us at 765-692-3100 for information about what we can offer you. If you need a repair, just go to wynway.com/contact, fill out the form and we’ll get you an estimate in 24 to 48 hours.

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