The storm has passed. And a coupon!

Hello there storm watchers!

If you’re in the Kansas City area (or at least in the Olathe/Lenexa/Overland Park area), you know that we just had a gnarly storm pass through that knocked out some power, moved some patio furniture around and caused some panic amongst us locals for a bit.

Skies are clear and the storms have passed!

Skies are clear and the storms have passed!

It’s amazing how we get riled up so quickly- just before the storm hit not only did I get an alert on my phone, but 3 different text messages from 3 different people warning me about it. I do appreciate the “heads up” when it comes to anything that can cause me to be in danger, I’m not so worried about that. However I have seen, in multiple instances, that when the weather “authorities” start to sound panicked, the rest of us tend to follow along. It’s worse when there’s snow out…

Now you can hear it from me, the weather “authority” for this morning…it’s OK to go outside now!

The storms have passed and customers are starting to arrive in normal numbers at our stores here in Olathe and in Mission Kansas. Our Colorado store never had any issue of course. It’s just been rockin’ like normal – they’re thinking “what storm?!?” like the rest of the country 😉

If you do get our and visit either our Olathe or Mission stores today, don’t for get to PRINT OUT YOUR COUPON for savings today, tomorrow and Friday.

Talk to you soon! Ryan

Same-Day iPhone 5C Screen Repair Only $109

Good afternoon! The iPhone 5C Screen Repair Service is growing in popularity. I suppose it could be because owners of this device are choosing to get theirs repaired instead of purchasing the latest iPhone 6. Our iPhone 5C Screen Repairs are only $109 and our certified technicians will get your front glass replaced in just 24 hours.

So if you have a cracked screen on your iPhone, now is the time to get it repaired. Established in 2008, Mission:Repair is your premiere iPod, Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop repair center. Our certified technicians will replaced the cracked screen on your iPhone with a brand new part including the glass, LCD and digitizer.

10598489_1467831270166459_1018278681_n

If you are in the Kansas City area and  going to stop by one of our walk-in locations we can repair your device in an hour to an hour and a half with our ‘Front of the Line’ Service. For this service, we put your device in front of all of our other repairs so we can get yours repaired as fast as possible. So, if you are in need of an iPhone screen repair, do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-866-638-8402, email sales@missionrepair.com or visit us in Olathe or Mission.

Have a great day,

Melanie

Today is Our 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off!

Good morning! It is one of my favorite days of the year today at Mission:Repair. Our 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off is taking place this afternoon and I’m really excited! There’s nothing like a little friendly competition and a chance to win cash from the boss. We have two different categories for our Cook-Off 1. Best Chili and 2. Best Side Dish (including desserts!). The winner of Best Chili will take home $100 and the Side Dish winner will take home $20. I sneaked upstairs this morning to the kitchenette to take a peak at the competition and I cannot wait to try them all – my stomach is already growling!

IMG_5463

Our judges have been recruited from a neighboring business to keep the competition fair and judging begins at noon sharp! Stay tuned this afternoon when we reveal the winners right here on our blog.

Have a great day,

Melanie

What Is A Digitizer On An iPhone?

The word “digitizer” is used a lot when it comes to iPhones and iPhone repairs but what exactly is it? It wasn’t until I started working at Mission:Repair that I finally asked this question. Our technicians are all too familiar with iPhone screens, glass and digitizers. They repair thousands of them every month, so who better to provide the answer?247641_10152389828687913_2821550898266323372_n

The digitizer is the electronic component that senses the touch of your finger through the glass. It is designed to allow the device to be controlled by a finger tip and is fused under the glass.

The digitizer is part of the glass, therefore you cannot replace it alone. If your screen is not responding to touch, the glass AND digitizer need to be replaced. So, if you get a news glass put on your device, you will also be getting a new digitizer. It’s just the way it’s designed.

Need the glass/digitizer repaired on your iPhone? Take a look at the repairs we offer at Mission:Repair:

You cannot replace the glass or remove your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone. It doesn’t work like that. These assemblies must stay together, they are built together. So, if you are in need of a Glass Repair be sure to click on our services above or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402.

Have a great day,

Melanie

More iPhone 6 “Sapphire Glass” discussion.

Hello again everyone-

If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot of talk about the sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 due to release shortly, and we’ve learned lately that it’s possible the the 64GB model will indeed come with a sapphire glass.  In fact, we’re prepping services for the iPhone 6 as we speak:

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 12.56.41 PM

We know that the technology and production is there; companies like Apple are making sapphire screens using manufacturers like GT Advanced Technologies. Apple may limit the use or release the sapphire screens on a limited basis initially; my personal guess is that if Apple unveils the “iWatch”, it WILL have a sapphire crystal screen on it. There might even be a “hybrid” sapphire glass formula a few sources have reported.  But heck, I really don’t know for sure.  I’m not Apple.

It still begs the question: Will customers really fall in love with the sapphire screen?

It’s logical that it will be more scratch resistant. That’s good. However I’ve personally owned just about every iPhone and I have never had a “scratched” screen problem.  It seems to me (coming from the repair industry) that a scratched screen would most likely mean a cracked screen. There’s little info on how well a large sapphire screen will stand up to a typical “cracking” scenario.

I’ve read that sapphire is more brittle than glass and is likely to be more prone to breakage than Gorilla Glass. Time will tell, but personally I’m not sure if I’d spend the extra money on a sapphire “option” quite yet – if there is one coming next week.

Food for thought…what have you heard?  I’ll talk to you again soon, Ryan

Oh The Weather Outside Is…Well, Not That Bad.

Hello M:R Nation –

November is gone and it is now time for December. Time for snow storms, icy roads, salt melt and hot chocolate… you would think. For the first 2 days of the month, it has felt more like spring than winter. Today we will see a high of 61 and tomorrow 62! However, come Thursday, we will feel the full wrath of winter and enjoy our first snow of the year! I guess thats what you get when you choose to lice smack dab in the middle of the map.

iPhone 4 busted

How about 22% off of this service?

So with the stars of a new month means the stars of a new “Deal Of The Month”! We offer a new deal all month long on one repair service and it is certainly popular! This will be no different, however, with out Cyber Monday Deals that we have going on today, I don’t want to release this months deal today. In its place, I will add to our Cyber Monday deals with a special 1 day only deal on the iPhone 4S screen repair services!

iPhone 4S Glass and Screen Repair (AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) – White

iPhone 4S Glass and Screen Repair (AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) – Black

Click one of the above links to save 22% on the repair service today only! That is actually 2% more than any of our other Cyber Monday deals!

Cheers, Troy

Oh, The Weather Outside Is…Not So Frightful?

Hello M:R Nation –

We are having some interesting weather in Kansas City during the month of January. We finally had our first snow of the winter, the have experienced well below zero temperatures (which is not at all uncommon) and today, it is sunny with the high of 69-72 degrees.

Now, I have lived in this area for most of my life and this has got me scratching my head. Kansas and Missouri are known for their extreme temperatures in either direction, but this is just crazy. I guess we will enjoy it while we can… I hear there is also snow in the forecast for this week!

Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 8.05.34 AM

I could get used to this!

We are going to have a pretty eventful week here at Mission Repair. With some new service additions and programs that we have taken on, It is going to be Superbowl Sunday before we know it. Time truly flies when you are up to your eye balls in projects to work on. Don’t worry, we won’t let these deter us from coming back here on a daily basis to talk to our favorite people, The M:R Nation!

So watch out this week for specials, discounts and new services pertaining to everything Apple, Samsung, Amazon , HTC and much more.

Cheers, Troy