New Repair: Samsung Galaxy S7!

Samsung Galaxy S7Hello everyone –

I’m excited to say we are now able to repair your Samsung Galaxy S7 screen. If the worst happens… and your new S7 takes a dive to the ground, we can now get the high quality repair parts in Black and Gold (“White” coming soon) and offer the S7 repair. Due to the S7 being so new, the part costs are still a bit high. Call us in advance and we can arrange to have the part in stock when you arrive.

Check out the pricing on missionrepair.com or give us a call!

Happy Monday!

Jeff

New Service: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Glass & LCD Assembly

Hello everyone –

As you might of seen in a few of our recent blogs, we are rolling out some lower prices on aging devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and even the S5. Now I’m excited to bring you a new repair, that is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Over the next week or so, I will continue to update pricing and color availability.

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Having used the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 myself, I can say these are great phones that you really can rely on for everything your busy life can throw at it! I know you can’t be without it for long so, call either Mission Repair locations to check if we have the parts in stock in the color you need.

When life happens… come see us at Missoin Repair!

Have a great day.

Jeff

Don’t forget that we’re the Galaxy Repair experts.

Hello friends,

I get caught up talking a lot about Apple repairs (mainly iPhones, right?) and as I was checking in on our technicians today I saw an opened up Samsung Galaxy S6 and thought I’d take a couple of pictures and talk about it.

Once repaired, it's a factory job without complications!

Once repaired by us, it will be a factory job without complications!

Samsung has a lot riding on its 2015 flagship, and this time it’s put its best foot forward. With its super-fast, homebrew processor, a pair of great cameras and a surprisingly clean version of TouchWiz, the S6 is the finest Galaxy Samsung has ever made. Now, if only it were waterproof 😉

We use complete assemblies when we perform these services. That is we buy them pre-assembled from the factory with the glass, digitizer and LCD assembled from a clean room environment. There’s a lot of discussion about companies replacing “just the glass” on these units, but I’ve seen the work and NONE of them would pass our quality control inspection. Our customers demand the best, and we’re not into providing customers with flecks of dust, dark spots or “ink stains” under the screen. That’s just not right and our assemblies are flawless.

Now that we’re repairing the full-line up of Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones, the demand for these services is higher than ever. Give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll be happy to help you find the right service that meets your needs.

Have a great day, Ryan

Android Phone 2015 Fall Roundup.

Good afternoon,

Curious about the hottest Android phones coming out this fall? Here’s what we know so far from GreenBot.com.

In this ever-changing world of Android, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on. There are new rumors sprouting up almost every other day, generating buzz for phones that even we didn’t see coming.

To keep up with all the hearsay, we put together a helpful listing of all the Android phones we’re expecting to see in the coming months. Some will be here sooner than you can read through this entire page, while others we’re expecting to arrive as late as October.

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Let’s start with the big one (literally): the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung’s fifth-generation phone-tablet hybrid is coming. We don’t know exactly when, or how Samsung plans to debut it, but we know it’s on its way soon. There are already plenty of rumors that seem to suggest it will debut in August and that its specs will be more powerful than its predecessors.

SamMobile has heard that the Galaxy Note 5 will come equipped with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It might also be powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 7422 processor, which will be the company’s first all-in-one chipset that combines a 64-bit oct-core processor with a GPU, RAM, storage, and Samsung’s own LTE chip. It may also be the first Samsung phone to support USB Type-C.
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Samsung’s making a mega-version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, too.

The phone will apparently feature the same 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display as the Note 5, but may use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor instead. The S6 Edge Plus may also come equipped with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 3,000mAh battery pack, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It’s likely we’ll see it announced alongside the Galaxy Note 5.

We already know the OnePlus Two will be announced July 27. The company will deliver the announcement via a virtual reality keynote. All you need is your own cardboard to experience the event.

OnePlus Two

The OnePlus Two will run a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, with at least a 4,000mAh battery pack. It’s also been confirmed that it will utilize a USB Type-C connector and come with an embedded fingerprint sensor. Those are all very impressive specifications, but OnePlus still has to work on that invite system to keep Android users interested in its product. No one wants to wait months just for the chance to drop $450 on a phone.

Motorola’s third-generation Moto X

Motorola seems to have chosen the late summer to update its flagship device. That’s fine with us, but it also means we’re eagerly awaiting what the company’s planning to drop on us.

Thus far, all we really know is that Motorola is holding an event in New York City the day after the OnePlus Two announcement (July 28). Some news sites have pointed out the conspicuously displayed “XGX” signature in the official invitation means we’ll be getting a new flagship Moto X and a new Moto G. A Swiss retail site has already leaked the existence of the Moto G. Others have made note of FCC documents apparently concerning Motorola’s 2015 smartphone lineup. With all the mixed signals, we’re just going to wait to see what’s next.

One thing we do know: Motorola has publicly acknowledged its lackluster camera, and promised to “bring it” on the new Moto X.

Something—anything—from Sony

You’ll have to forgive me: I’m having a tough time keeping up with all the Sony announcements happening lately. The company recently launched the Xperia Z3+—er, the Xperia Z4?—but for whatever reason that hasn’t stopped speculation about the Xperia Z5. Thus, we’re expecting another major flagship announcement from Sony sometime during IFA 2015 in Berlin.

The rumors point to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor inside, as well as 4GB of RAM and a 4,500mAh battery pack, but that’s pretty sketchy. For starters, it seems pretty early for a Snapdragon 820-based phone to hit the market. Whether this phone will do anything to revive Sony’s struggling mobile business is another thing entirely.

Next Nexus 5—and Nexus 6?

We don’t expect anything new from Google until we get closer to Android M’s official launch date (probably in October or November, though nothing has been announced), but that hasn’t stopped the rumbling about whether it will be Huawei or LG to build the next Nexus phone. The Information confirmed that Huawei’s next in line, though we also hear that LG is making a phone. Perhaps Google will bestow upon us both a second-generation Nexus 5 and Nexus 6? We’ll find out soon enough.

HTC One M9+

HTC hasn’t debuted a phablet-sized phone since the HTC One Max back in 2013. The One M9+ exists overseas in Asia and Europe, however. HTC said not to expect that it’d come stateside, but we’re still waiting for something else to debut.

The rumor mill says HTC will release a phone later this year with “One” branding, though that doesn’t mean it will be a direct relation to the One M9.

Blackberry Venice—yes, really

I can’t believe I’m saying this: we’re actually expecting an Android-powered BlackBerry device to come out this fall. Noted Internet leaker Evan Blass revealed a few details about the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone earlier in July. The BlackBerry Venice handset, as it’s called, will be powered by Android and feature a slide-out keyboard. It’ll be sold exclusively at AT&T. BlackBerry and Google also recently made headlines by teaming up for Google Play for Work.

What about LG?

LG launched the G4 earlier this year and, so far, it’s been a critical success. Now there’s talk that LG might try knock it out of the park again with a competitor to the Galaxy Note 5.

Apparently, there’s an LG G4 Pro in the works. It’ll be a bigger, more powerful version of the G4, with 4GB of RAM, a 5.8-inch QHD display, and up to 64GB of onboard storage. Also, the rear-facing camera might be bumped up to a whopping 27 megapixels. The G4 Pro will also feature a refined, brushed-metal look, rather than the cheesy plastic-and-leather aesthetic the G4’s got going on. The rumors are pretty slim thus far, so we’re not expecting to hear much more about what LG’s up to until after IFA’s over and done with in September.
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I can’t take credit for all of this research or blog. It was all from Florence Ion at GreenBot.com, but I wanted to repost it as it was interesting and valuable information.

Or…you can just make a trip to the Apple Store, right? 😉

Have a good day, Ryan

Mission Repair Coupon Inside!

Hello and good afternoon!

We are running a 10% coupon special today and tomorrow – to save on your entire repair order including shipping. It doesn’t matter what device you need fixed – use this coupon and save on the iPhone or iPod repair today! Or MacBook. Or smartphone. Or Chromebook. You get the idea!

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It’s been a rainy morning here in Kansas City, so we understand the issues with getting out to visit one of our locations. Never fear, you can place your order online and bring your device in when you’re ready, or place your order online we’ll pick it up from your location anywhere in the USA – just as we have been doing for the better part of a decade…

In any case, if you place an order with us today or tomorrow, use coupon code “weather” when checking out. If you stop by one of our locations just bring a print out of this blog post or show it to your customer service rep via your hand-held device and we’ll get that coupon applied to your order.

Coupon expires tomorrow June 6th, 2014 at Midnight, so act quickly! This coupon cannot be combined with any other discount.

Have a great day and stay dry if you’re in the Kansas City area.

Best, Ryan

Problem Solving 101

Hello M:R Nation –

Every few months, the Mission Repair staff takes a couple of hours out of our evening and meet up and discuss the ongoings of the business. During these meetings we talk about a lot of boring stuff, but if gets really good when we get around to the “Get to know you/ learn a lesson” portion of the night. We will go around the table and discuss something about ourselves and the format of that discussion changes every time we meet. Even more interesting are the lessons!

This meeting, we had an emphasis on problem solving. Every business and person for that matter has problems. From the smallest of small to the largest of large, every problem can be solved, it’s how you go by solving that problem that defines your success. The last thing you want to do is cause 99 more just to solve that one in front of you at the present time.

We find that what works for us here at Mission Repair is to get together and take the time to communicate and work as a team to solve the problems that we might have in front of us and we often find that the solution is SIMPLE. We have had much success in solving our issues this way and with every new employee we hire, we find it important to pound this into their minds :-)! To make this point, we used a very simple activity and a few volunteers.

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In the image above, you see technician extraordinaire Matt and shipping guru Derrick with their hands intertwined together with a piece of string. The challenge was simple: First – try to free yourselves without talking to each other and taking your hands our of the string cuffs. As you can tell in the image, Matt was reduced to tebowing and Derrick was just lost. So now on to the second part of the challenge: take some, talk about this and try to free yourself. Guess what, they figured it out and freed themselves without a hitch! Ok, so this might be a silly way to get a point across, but it was effective.

So that is just a peek of what is going on here at Mission Repair. I really enjoy these kinds of meetings and recommend it to any business owner or manager.

Make sure to keep reading these post to follow all the ongoings here at Mission Repair. We are making changes everyday and love to share these changes right here! Remember, we are here for you and your Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop repair needs!

Cheers, Troy

Happy MLK Day!

Hello M:R Nation –

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr Day and we are happy to celebrate it with you! While USPS and the banks will be closed today, Mission Repair is open from 8am – 6pm today! Come on in and have that iPad or Samsung smartphone repaired once and for all!

While we would love to take the day off in remembrance, we unfortunately can’t take off every federal holiday or our customers would be less than thrilled with our schedule.

So in place of taking the day off, like so many of you lucky folks out there, we have decided to research and share a few facts about this very special day! We all (hopefully) know what this day means and how important it is to our country, so I won’t give a long history lesson on the man and his greatness. Just a few interesting tidbits about the holiday itself.

1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated; Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., introduces legislation for federal holiday to commemorate King
1973 Illinois is first state to adopt MLK Day as a state holiday
1983 Congress passes, President Reagan signs, legislation creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1986 Federal MLK holiday goes into effect
1987 Arizona governor Evan Mecham rescinds MLK Day as his first act in office, setting off a boycott of the state.
1989 State MLK holiday adopted in 44 states
1991 The NFL moves the 1993 Super Bowl site from Phoenix, Ariz., to Pasadena, Calif., because of the MLK Day boycott.
1992 Arizona citizens vote to enact MLK Day. The Super Bowl is held in Tempe, Ariz. in 1996.
1993 For the first time, MLK Day is held in some form—sometimes under a different name, and not always as a paid state holiday—in all fifty states.
1999 New Hampshire becomes the last state to adopt MLK Day as a paid state holiday, replacing its optional Civil Rights Day.
2000 Utah becomes the last state to recognize MLK Day by name, renaming its Human Rights Day state holiday.

South Carolina becomes the last state to make MLK Day a paid holiday for all state employees. Until now, employees could choose between celebrating it or one of three Confederate-related holidays.

As you can see from this timeline, it took 15 years for this day to even become a holiday and up to the year 2000 for every state to put the holiday into effect. We are all used to states taking their time to get something done, but my goodness that was a long and drawn out adoption.

We thank Dr. Martin Luther King for the sacrifice he made for freedom in the USA. He was one of the greatest warriors that this country has ever seen.

Cheers, Troy