Want to mail in your device for repair? Coupon code inside!

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15% off all repairs for our “After-Christmas” Sale!

That’s right! 15% off all mail-in repairs until Sunday 1/24/16 at midnight! Use coupon code “BROKEN” to receive 15% off your new repair order made tonight through Sunday night on our repair website, or you can call in to place your order.

Every year we have customer call to have devices repairs that they received just a month earlier; it’s why January is so busy for us. We are receiving an unprecedented amount of broken devices in our service lab that customers received new as Christmas presents, but somehow had some sort of an “accident” that necessitated a repair. We are here for you and helping those unlucky customers with a 15% coupon for all Mail-In Repairs. Remember that this coupon cannot be combined with any other discounts or “Got Repair” benefit discounted repairs.

Have a good January, Ryan

 

People are really making counterfeit iPhones?

Yes, we’ve seen counterfeit – fake – iPhones come into Mission Repair for service. It never works out.

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Unfortunately, bogus iPhones aren’t always so obvious. Sometimes they appear in seemingly legit online ads or real-world stores (NEVER at Mission Repair!) Regardless of where they appear, they’re out there, and the people who buy them are being ripped off.

Just how many fake iPhones are being sold in the U.S. is actually hard to pin down. Apple won’t discuss the issue, despite repeated requests for information. Anti-counterfeiting watchdog groups say the problem is big, but they don’t have numbers.

But the anecdotal evidence is there: There was the recent seizure of more than 40,000 counterfeit iPhones in China. Sales of the fakes are not uncommon overseas. Among those who have been caught peddling fake phones stateside recently are a father-son duo in Orange County, Calif.; a teen in Utah; and two stores in a Maryland mall.

Fake iPhones are just part of a much larger counterfeit-electronics problem.

“Counterfeit consumer electronics were the second-most-seized commodity in fiscal years 2013 and 2014, with an estimated MSRP (retail price) of around $145.86 million and $162.20 million, respectively,” said Matthew Bourke, spokesperson for the Intellectual Property Rights Center at Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And remember: Those numbers represent just seizures, not the real volume of counterfeit goods being sold, which everyone involved assumes is much higher.

However big the problem is, what should you do when that guy slides up to you at the bar and offers you a great deal on a phone for cash — or if you’re looking at what you think is an iPhone on sale?

Do yourself a favor, don’t buy it. While it may be a good deal, and it could quite possibly be legitimate, it’s most likely going to cost you big time in the near future. Fake iPhones are not repairable…like at all. We can’t get parts for them at Mission Repair, and we have no idea who even made them. Or worse yet, the phone is real, but let’s say it crashes after 15 minutes of use after it warms up. We see this a lot…and you’d never know what kind of odd issues that piece of electronics is having without knowing it’s origin. Buyer beware, and we’re just here trying to help you out.

Good luck, Ryan

New lower price on iPhone 6 screen repairs!

Good morning friends,

Another blog coming this morning about a price drop on iPhone 6 screen repairs that is effective immediately…

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We’ve been able to procure better pricing on these screens so we are able to pass the savings on to our customers!

Our iPhone 6 screen repairs have been on the rise; since we are in an industry-wide shortage of iPhone 5 screens, this is even more apparent. By the way, we are expecting the iPhone 5 screen “situation” to resolve in about 30 days; until then we are definitely going to be low on some iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S screens, so if you’ve like to call and verify inventory, please do. 866-638-8402.

If you’re an iPhone 6 user there is no worry and starting today we are offering a new lower price for you to enjoy.

Have a good morning, it’s starting off as a great week here at Mission Repair!

Thanks, Ryan

Casey can tell you the differences…

My son Casey is in the market for a new phone. I can feel the push coming from him, and his iPhone 5 just doesn’t seem to be cutting it any more.

So last night I heard him talking to Dandra and making the “sales pitch” to her and trying to talk her into getting a new phone as well. She asked “what’s the difference between the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus?”

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It’s mainly about screen size. At Mission Repair we have found that both size screens are just are easily “crackable” as another; and both are equally difficult to repair.

The world’s iPhones have got thinner and lighter since 2007 but in late 2014 Apple really worked some iPad Air-style magic on the dimensions of its latest handsets. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm thick (shaving another 10% off the already slim 7.6mm iPhone 5S) while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has a thickness of just 7.1mm.

Again, the screen is where we find the biggest gap between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – it’s the main distinction between the models. The iPhone 6’s display measures 4.7 inches corner-to-corner at a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels (or 326 pixels-per-inch).

The 6 Plus ups this to 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (401ppi). These figures put the iPhone 5S firmly in the shade, with its 1136 x 640 pixel, 326ppi display.

All that means you get more pixels on the 6 Plus spread across a larger area. Website text will be bigger, movies can be viewed from further away, text will be sharper, and so on. It also makes the device harder to hold in just one hand, but the one-handed mode built into iOS 8 (the operating system that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ship with) should be able to alleviate some of those problems.

Both of iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus feature the same camera lens technology. That means an 8-megapixel shooter (as with the iPhone 5S) but an improved f/2.2 aperture and processing algorithms, so your pictures are going to look better than ever in all conditions.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unsurprisingly make the jump to Apple’s A8 64-bit dual-core processor, giving it more oomph for your games and video editing. On-board RAM remains constant at 1GB, however, so for most day-to-day tasks you’re not going to notice a huge difference in the capabilities of these two phones.

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus match in terms of storage capacities too: for the first time there’s a 128GB level to join the 64GB and 16GB options. You can pick any of these three with any handset, though the iPhone 6 Plus is more expensive across the board, so you’ll be paying more for the same amount of space in return for a larger device and clearer display.

I’ve used both phones and happiest with the smaller iPhone 6. I personally think that the 6 Plus is a bit overbearing…plus it doesn’t fit into the cup holder in my Toyota as nicely as the smaller version.

Just in case you were wondering…Ryan

Mission Repair Deal of the Month is having some surprising results!

Ok, It’s mid-day on Friday here in Kansas City;

That’s a good sign that the weekend is almost here! We’ve got a big weekend planned that’s for sure; our company picnic is on Sunday and there’s a little bit of planning and preparing left to do. Good thing is that I’m not doing any of it. Lennie, get to work!

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There’s still time to jump on our iPhone 6 Screen repair deal that’s going on and blowing up (in a great way). We’ve taken record number of iPhone 6 Smartphones in for repair in the last few weeks, and this deal is good through the end of the month so don’t delay…

If you need a black screen repaired rather than a white one (that’s pictured above) that’s no problem. Just click here.

OK, I’m always about sharing our specials so if you have any questions, give your nearest Mission Repair location a call!

Take care, Ryan

iPhone 6 screens repairs. Yes, we’re busy.

Hello friends of the electronics world.

Holy bananas, we’ve received in a record number of iPhone 6’s with cracked screen over the last two weeks. It’s clear to me that the demand for this service is on the rise.

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iPhone 6 Screen Repair – Black
iPhone 6 Screen Repair – White

Since we’ve got a large inventory of these parts we’ve gone ahead and lowered the price to a never-before-seen-so-low deal, we’ve got our hands full will iPhone 6 device repairs at the moment.

Well, it’s not totally “full”, we can always take more 😉 At least I say we can, but I’d bet our technicians would think otherwise!

So head on into your nearest Mission Repair location to have your cracked iPhone 6 repaired, there’s never been a better time.

See ya, Ryan

iPhone 6 repair lineup.

Hello folks,

Our iPhone 6 repair lineup is beginning to overtake the iPhone 5 repair lineup here at Mission Repair. In fact my feeling is that in the month of June this year, we will see a shift from the 5S to the 6 as a more popular repair. Call it a hunch.

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This is helping us here at Mission Repair drive down the costs and bring down our pricing. I know that there are a lot of our competitors that just hate it when we lower our prices – I know this because they email me directly at times – but this is a competitive business and when it’s time to move, it’s time to move. Half of me wants to apologize, but the other half says “good luck and try to keep up”.

Our “GOT REPAIR” price has come was down as well…if you didn’t know, we are the ONLY REPAIR COMPANY IN THE INDUSTRY with the exclusive “GOT REPAIR” program. This means that if you have your iPhone 6 screen repaired with us and if you ever break or crack it again…you never pay full price again. It’s a thank you and a testament to our loyalty to our customers all over the country. Try going to that mall kiosk and ask them how much will it be if you break your screen again after you have it repaired – in fact, you need to question whether they will even be there the next time you visit. We put it in writing, honor any repeat business, and thank you for coming to see us again. And yes, we will be around in a year. It’s been 8 years already and going strong, with more locations opening soon!

It’s one of the reasons that some many schools use our services; they repeatedly break devices like iPads, and sometimes we will see the same device in several times.

Thanks again for reading, I’ll talk to you again soon. Ryan