It’s pretty clear that school’s in session!

Hello there and good morning!

I was checking my Facebook page today, and it’s obvious that school is in session! Every one of my friends that has a school-age child(ren) has taken a picture and posted their “first day” back on campus.

This is my first year in 21 years that I haven’t taken a picture; it’s because this is the first year that all of my kids are in college! Holy bananas.

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At Mission Repair we are feeling the effect too. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week our lobbies were full of parents “hurrying” to get devices repaired; I think that in a 3-day run that was a busy as I’ve ever see it. Yesterday was back to normal because most kids started back yesterday. It was a nice break!

We are going to continue our back-to-school special and now through Sunday 8/16/15, we are have a 10% off coupon that good on your next repair with us. Just enter “campus” when checking out online, or print a copy of this blog and bring it to your local Mission Repair for the discount. This coupon cannot be combined with any other discounts including “Got Repair” benefits. Hurry on in, we are Open today until 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm!

Take care, Ryan

It’s a sign.

Hello there, good morning blog readers!

Good news about my new location in Colorado, and we’re now officially “Finished” with this site. The new sign went up on Saturday!

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I know, it’s just a sign. However this is a new venture for me because normally our signs are pretty simple and constrained by the city in which we reside, or the building limitations, or some other factors.

My Corporate headquarters and flagship retail store in Lakewood Colorado has what I would consider a “real” sign that’s LED lit and ready for action!

The process is not an easy one; personally I take business signs for granted and don’t think twice about them when I see them. Now that I’ve been in the “sign market” for about a year ordering, designing and having signs installed on our Mission Repair locations, it’s a task all in itself!

At this location, the fruits of my labor have paid off, and we can put this project to bed. See you in the store!!

Take care, Ryan

7 pound burrito. I kid you not!

Hello there from sunny Colorado!

We are here working at our Lakewood Mission Repair location for a couple of days; gearing up from a new program and making some slight changes to the business.

I lived in the Denver area a few years ago, and most locals already know about Jack N Grill with their world-famous 7lb burrito made with love. I had to buy one for Chris, Lennie and Derrick:

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We split it 4 ways and even as a team weren’t able to finish it off. It’s just too ridiculous of a meal to attempt alone; only in America, right?

Lennie did his best putting on a good show and effort:

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In the end I still had quite a bit left on my plate. It was a good introduction to these guys that have never lived in the “pain” of trying to put one of these down, and not even Adam from “Man vs. Food” was able to finish it off.

So we had some good laughs, an awesome burrito smothered – in my favorite – pork green chile. It’s worth a try I promise. Just take it from me, don’t try it alone.

OK, back to the grind stone, Ryan

Apple passes Google as the heavyweight champ of brand names.

Good morning everyone,

I was reading through my typical industry news this morning and read that Apple has regained the top spot as “Most Valuable Brand” overtaking Google again.

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The top ten include Apple, Google, VISA, Coca-Cola and a surprise to me at the number ten spot: Marlboro…cigarettes! I don’t know why this surprises me so much, but it did. I know that tobacco companies have a huge marketing budgets, but I personally use every brand on the list except for the cigarettes. No wonder there are some kids using tobacco so early, it’s tough not being exposed to branding every where you turn.

Well, congratulations Apple. I’ve been right there with you to the climb to the top. I personally started repairing Apple devices back in 1994 – and if you can believe it, we were actually repairing Apple Floppy Disk Drives by the thousand. You know that you’re a “vintage” guy when you know the difference between an “Auto-Inject” and “Manual-Inject” floppy drive. Oh how times have changed.

Have a great morning, I’ve got a lot of blogging to catch up on, I’ll be back soon!

Take care, Ryan

Treat that iPhone like a baby.

Hello friends of the electronics world,

The iPhone 6 is the phone I personally use, which translates to “The iPhone 6 is the phone I drop on a daily basis”. With that being said, I have to tell you that I’ve dropped my iPhone 6 several times and it’s HAS broken once. This is my FIRST cracked iPhone since they came out! This was a pretty gnarly corner drop too. I was certain it was finally time for me to use our iPhone 6 Glass Repair Service. I am not doing this on purpose. I really dropped this thing on accident and it usually happens when I forget that I set it in my lap when I’m driving…then get out of the vehicle. SMASH!

You'd better baby that iPhone!

You’d better baby that iPhone!

I have come up with some muscle memory reactions when my iPhone slips out of my hands:

  • Foot Cushion – This seems to be my go to reaction when I drop my iPhone. I simply stick my foot out to cushion the fall. This equates to about a 2″ fall after all is said and done.
  • Quick Grab – More often than not, I am able to catch it mid-fall. This is not a great tip, but hey….
  • Jump And Dive – This is just not safe, but I find myself at times diving for my dropped phone. Yes, I have actually found myself on the floor more than once trying to prevent a crack.
  • Walk On Carpet – When interacting with my iPhone, I will often make a point to do so on carpet. I know this is ridiculous, but I have yet to crack my glass on carpet so I’m adding it to the list.
  • Cover My Eyes – I do this most of the time. Now that I think about it, I’m just a lucky guy that just happens to not drop it the right way most of the time.

But until the day comes again, I will continue with my beloved foot cushion and closed eye method which has worked for me through today.

What’s your method of saving your phone? Let me know!

Of course the bottom line is that if you should happen to crack that screen in the event that one of your acrobatic maneuvers doesn’t work, call us at Mission Repair and we’ll get you fixed up fast. After all, we have been awarded the GOLD AWARD by TOP TEN REVIEWS 6 years in a row for our iPhone service. 866-638-8402.

Take care, Ryan