Because the cost to replace such phones can be significant, it is highly recommended that any Smart Phone be protected within a sturdy case — such as those manufactured by OtterBox, LifeProof, and others. However, due to the circumstances of the Water and Wastewater businesses, the superintendents’ cell phones can be subjected to particularly heavy abuse and can still become damaged.
Unfortunately, I recently experienced such a mishap with my own iPhone 4, where a drop onto a concrete road shattered the front screen. At first, I thought the phone was irreparably damaged and would need to be completely replaced. After online research, though, I was pleased to have discovered a local firm whose specialty is repairing Smart Phones (and other devices) back to mint condition: STL Computer Docs
After speaking with one of the technicians on the phone, I boxed up the damaged iPhone 4 and sent it over for repair via UPS.
I also decided to spice up the look by having the case color modified during the repair from the original metallic-grey to a light-blue:
The repair was soon completed, and after paying the reasonable repair charge over the phone by credit card, the restored phone was shipped back to my office.
So if your Smart Phone has been dropped, shattered, water-damaged, etc… All hope is not lost!
Give the folks at STL Computer Docs a call. They might be able to restore your phone to like-new condition.
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