2015 Mission Repair Blog in review.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

We definitely hit a few “highs” this year on our blog, and by far reaching over 1 million unique new readers was one of the best.  I’ve been aiming for that goal for some time now, are we are on our way to 2 million!

One of our most read blogs is still from 2011 titled “What is an iPhone Digitizer“.  We’ve definitely gotten some mileage out of that one!

Thanks again for everyone’s readership, we really appreciate it.  Take your time traveling as the 2015 year closes and you can count on the fact that we will be here in 2016.

Sincerely, Ryan

 

How do I send my broken phone to Mission Repair?

Hello again folks-

We are constantly asked “How does your service work?” or something to that effect- and we’ve done a good job of explaining this on our website. But I agree that sometimes it can be a little confusing and websites might be easy for some, but unclear to others. Let’s see if this blog might help.

Firstly we take repairs in from all over the USA. We are not just a “local” walk-in type store; in fact, 90 percent of what we do is mailed in. Maybe you didn’t know that.

When a customer places an order with us, there are several options available to get the device in to Mission Repair.

1. You can just send your device into us however you’d like.

That’s right. Many of our customers have packaging material and a way to ship units into us. Simply just use mail, UPS, FedEx or any other carrier of your choice and when we receive it, we’ll input into the repair system.

2. You can have us email you a shipping label.

This is by far our most popular option. Customers can typically find some kind of box to ship their device into us. Once it’s packaged by the customer and an order is placed in our system, an email label will automatically be generated and emailed to the customer. It’s then printed out and taped to the box. This label is pre-paid and will be carried by FedEx. Once the label is attached, the customer then either calls FedEx for a pickup, drops the package at their business shipping department for FedEx pickup, or is taken to the nearest FedEx Office location for shipment.

3. We can send the appropriate shipping materials to you, with a FedEx return label already affixed.

This is for the truly seamless experience. We’ll deliver an appropriate box to you at your location. You slip your device into the box. You seal it with the provided tape. You call FedEx for a pickup, or deliver it to the nearest FedEx Office location. Simple, fast and even my grandmother could figure it out. You know grandmas need help from time to time!

4. Just drop it off at one of our locations.

This is clearly for those customers that are within driving distance from one of our stores.

Just stop on by during normal business hours and drop it off! We don’t require appointments, and are open 7 days a week for your assistance. Come on in and say hello, we’re happy to have you stop by. Don’t see a location in your area? Just hang tight. We are talking about our next location that will be announced soon!

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon with more great info.

Ryan

Mission Repair Movement. Marvelous.

Hello my blog reader friends…you can stamp this project “done”. We are officially moved into our new corporate headquarters expansion!

We were shooting for April 1st move date – so it’s a nice feeling to be done early. Thank goodness…it’s been a long set of days leading up to this point.

Now I can focus all of my energy on my newest location, Mission Repair Express, due to open on 4/1/14 as well. What’s all of the fuss about 4/1? Well, it is April fool’s day…but this is not a prank. In fact, it’s actually our company Anniversary. This is Mission Repair’s year to grow a bit, and what better day to dedicate our newest sites. April 1st will be a fantastic day for all of us here.

Mission Repair

What does it mean for you? Well we are celebrating the early completion of our corporate headquarters and move with an amazing discount code…I would tell you what it is, but you’ll have to read our Newsletter to actually find out the savings. How do you get our newsletter? Just sign up from our website. The signup form is on every page of the site on the lower left hand side (“Nav left” for those webmasters out there).

Once you do, you’ll receive a copy of our newsletter with the current discount. This one expires on 3/5/14, so signup fast and get in on it.

Have a great day! Ryan

**HINT: The newsletter coupon will give you 20% off your order**

My iPhone 5 Is No Longer Broken…And No Longer Mine!

Hello M:R Nation –

Earlier last week I wrote about my broken iPhone 5 and the dismal state it was in. Luckily, my iPhone 5 was still warranty and I was able to request service from Apple for the issues. I had mentioned in that post that I would talk about my experience and so here I go.

After receiving the box from Apple, I was faced with quite a conundrum… what am I going to use for a phone while I am waiting? Well, I ignored the question until about 4:45pm, because at 5:00pm Fedex would be knocking on the door to pick up all of our daily packages. I was in a panic and did what any respectable man would do in this situation… beg his boss to borrow his old iPhone 3GS for a few days.

Picture Perfect!

Picture Perfect!

With the 3GS in hand, I wrapped up my iPhone 5, packaged it in the provided box and sent it away. All was well, but I had to get creative with my sim card situation. I had a nano sim card. This would not fit in the large sim slot of the iPhone 3GS. I had to take a large sim card, trace the nano sim pattern onto it and cut that section out. From there, I fit in the nano sim and SUCCESS! I was back in the game of digital life.

I have to tell you, I understand that the iPhone 3GS in not that old, but going back to it really made me miss my iPhone 5. It has made me think twice before complaining about the battery life…which I do on a daily basis.

So I pained though the slow processing power and horrible resolution of the iPhone 3GS ( which is only that way because I am used to the 5) for about two days until a package was delivered to me from Apple. What I received was no shock. Apple had completely replaced my phone. It was scratch-less, glowing and beautiful, but just not MY phone. Being in the business that I’m in, I have come to learn that there is a certain sentimental value that personal devices brings and I just experienced it first hand. I remember every drop, every scratch and every picture taken with that phone and I kind of miss it.

Overall, I am happy with my in warranty service experience. It was kind of hard to get it started, but once I was able to order the box, it went off without a hitch. As you can see in the above photo, the iPhone 5 takes perfect pictures and life is good once again! If I ever have an in warranty issue, Apple is the place to take it. If its out of warranty Mission Repair is the only choice :-)!

P.S. The battery life is still horrible on this replacement.

Cheers, Troy

12-12-12

Hello M:R Nation –

Today is a special day as far as the Date is concerned. We are looking at the final repetitive date in our life time. For the last 10 years, we have have seen 01-01-01, 02-02-02, 03-03-03 all the way up to today, 12-12-12. Sure, in 100 years time, the 1-12 years will roll around again, but it will never be as special as these last 12 have been.

 

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We will let our grandchildren and great grand children enjoy their 1-12 when that time comes around, but for today, lets celebrate Mission:Repair Style! For this occasion and today only, I have created a special coupon code for…you got it, 12% off! So come on by, save some money and have that broken iPhone repaired! Use coupon code: 121212 

Cheers, Troy

As promised – “ACTION!”

Hello folks, did you see us last week on the air live?

Want to see how the best repair enter in the country (That’s us at Mission Repair) can repair an iPhone? It’s here live in our segment that aired on NBC!

Guess what? We have been invited to run 6 more of these spots over the next couple of months so stay tuned to that TV, I’ll be bringing more great live entertainment (and a few surprises) soon!

Thanks, Ryan

Another price cut. iPhone 3GS Screen Repairs = $39!

Hello again everyone and good afternoon!

We are at it again. I’ve negotiated some great prices on our 3GS glass screens, and as my previous blog post was titled “Wow. Let’s drop some prices together,” I really meant “some prices”.

Here I am, writing this blog, slashing prices, and trying to be cool for my webmaster to take a candid photo:

We are cutting $10 off of the iPhone 3GS screen repairs effective immediately. Just check out the service on our website for the iPhone 3GS Glass Repair, place your order, and we will handle the rest. From pickup and delivery to your location, 24 hour service, 1 year warranty and GOT REPAIR benefits that stick with your device forever (we are the only repair center in the WORLD that offers this!) It all adds up to the best value on the planet to remedy that cracked 3GS glass. . .

Makes you wonder why you’d ever think of going anywhere else? Over 3,000 happy customers each month and a team of individuals that are committed to making things right – Mission Repair is here for you.

BAM.

Thanks, Ryan