As this world continues to advance in technology, there are more and more new devices for you to integrate into your daily life.
However, the technology always has the potential to break, which might be the case with your current smartphone.
Many people try to see a broken smartphone as an opportunity to purchase a brand-new one, but you might want to consider fixing instead.
Rather than opting for a new phone, fixing your current one can be a huge benefit for your livelihood. Here are several reasons you should fix your broken smartphone rather than paying for a new one.
Which would you rather spend money on: paying thousands of dollars for a phone or paying a few hundred dollars for a phone? You'd prefer the latter so that you can use the excess money elsewhere.
Buying yourself a new phone means committing yourself to pay back thousands of dollars over the next 2 to 3 years.
Meanwhile, the repair that you need on your broken smartphone may only cost you a few hundred dollars at maximum. That means you could have a fully efficient phone to use for the next several years.
You might want to do some research on what it might cost to fix the issues that you're having with your current phone. For example, fixing a broken screen has many different costs depending on what needs to be done.
Can you really justify buying a new phone when all you need to be fixed is the screen? How does that math add up?
Many people have the misconception that buying a new phone will save you time over having it repaired. That's not the case at all.
Buying a new phone is a lengthy excursion as well. It takes several hours of working with the sales rep, going through several plans, saying "no" to all their attempts at upselling you, etc.
Meanwhile, you can send the phone into a phone repair shop and have it looking as good as new.
If the repair is going to take a while, you can leave the phone with them and make other arrangements for having a cell phone in the meantime (such as using a family member's).
Either way, you save thousands of dollars over buying a new phone. Unless you think a few hours or days is worth the extra thousand, the repair time is completely justified!
Whether or not you've ever realized it, your habit of buying a new phone over fixing a current one has an environmental impact.
Consider the fact that, after you purchase your new phone, you might have a tendency to throw the old and broken one away. Most of the materials in your phone aren't recyclable.
Not to mention that the operations big phone companies use to produce their phones contain an alarming amount of carbon dioxide into the air on a daily basis. Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution.
Making repairs to your current phone will help prevent one more phone from being made. Over time, that math starts to add up to reduce the carbon footprint.
This hits home with a lot of people. The need to support local businesses is a growing concern among the consumer base. How can you support the companies in your neck of the woods?
When you purchase a new phone, you're giving your money to companies outside of your community.
However, if you take every measure to fix your broken smartphone, you're supporting the local phone repair business(es). That will help local commerce to thrive in a big way!
More importantly, you can start to grow business relationships with them and they can offer you outstanding customer service.
Rather than putting your phone needs in the hands of the big guys, give it to the small businesses that legitimately care about your phone's efficiency.
Say you purchased a brand new iPhone last year and it broke down, you haven't gotten a favorable return for the investment that you made.
You committed yourself to pay hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on that phone.
That's a significant profit for your phone's manufacturer if you decide to purchase another phone instead of fixing that one.
While you may tease the people that are still walking around with iPhone 4 or 5's, they have gotten usage out of every penny they paid for it... and more!
Why not put yourself on a budget of sorts? If you feel that the setback of your current phone is a sign you'll need a new one then create a plan.
Pay for the repairs on the current one now. Then, set a budget for the money you can put aside towards a new phone in the future. That way, when it comes time to buy the new one, you'll be setting yourself up for success.
You want the most bang for your buck as possible in your car, your house, etc. Why should your phone be any different?
Now that you've seen all the benefits of doing so, it's time to have your broken smartphone fixed today! Consider all of your options and make the best decision for your circumstances.
Looking for more in-depth information on repairing vs. buying new? If so, check out this article on which is best for your exact situation.
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