Hi I’m Chris Phillips with CPR Cell PhoneRepair in St.

Louis Missouri.

I frequently hear customers stories about their brokencell phone or iPhone and their other mobile devices like tablets or iPads.

One customerleft his cellphone on the roof of his wife’s car and it got smashed after if flew off theroof onto the highway and run over by another car.

We’ve had clients whose mobile phones gotwater damaged from being dropped in bath tubs, and of course we’ve all probably heard storiesabout a cell phone or iPhone being thrown into a pool at a weekend party.

Usually our clients prefer to repair theirmobile phones but what if it is broken or damaged so badly that it is beyond repair? Most people will go back to the store wherethey originally purchased their cell phone and find sticker shock when they are confrontedwith paying the full retail price.

It can be as much as $700 or $ 800 to replace theirused mobile phone.

Well, I have good news, you do have otheroptions that many people don’t even know about.

Consumers can buy refurbished cellphones at prices way below the cost of a new one.

Before you purchase a refurbished mobile phoneor iPhone, here is some advice.

First, does the mobile or cell phone workwith your carrier? Mobile phones are not the same even though they may look like it.

Cellphones are designed differently depending on the network your carrier uses.

For example, if your carrier is ATT or TMobile,you’re on a GSM network.

If you buy a phone designed for Sprint or Verizon, they are ona CDMA network.

The refurbished cell phone you buy may notbe the right one for your carrier and it is important to double check before you buy.

Second, make sure your refurbished cell phonenot been reported as lost or stolen.

Buy from a reputable source.

Theft of mobile phonesis becoming a huge problem.

Don’t help the thieves and only buy from legitimate sourcesthat do not sell stolen phones.

Third, make sure that you get a warranty orextended service contract with the device.

You are buying a used or refurbished mobilephone.

The device could have been in perfect condition and simply traded in for an upgrade.

Or, it could be a phone that was damaged andrepaired for resale.

Both can be great phones, if you just make sure the source you are buyingthe cell phone from will stand behind the device.

I hope these tips have helped you.

If youhave any questions or need any advice, you can find a CPR Cell Phone Repair store inSt.

Louis that is close to you by going to our website at www.

Stlouis-cpr.

Com or textCPR to 87804 and we would be glad to answer any of your questions.

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