If you broke your cell phone watching the Superbowl, you’re not alone. Last year 23 million Americans damaged their cell phone while watching a sports event and fixing those phones cost over 2 billion dollars.
Below are my tips to fix yours:
Temporary Fix. Use clear shipping tape for a temporary fix over the broken glass and trim.
Shop around. Have a look for cell phone parts online to fix it yourself or head to the wireless store and investigate repair options. (at the time of this article Apple Stores are able to repair broken glass in their retail locations.) iPhone 6 $109, iPhone 6 Plus $129. $79 if you have Applecare coverage which is available at the beginning of receiving your phone and for $99 offers two years of coverage in the event of an accident. In many cases, your existing phone could be replaced during an upgrade qualification moment offering you a brand new phone for a whole bunch of free.
Repair comes to you. If you’re lazy, use icracked. Within an hour they will send a repair technician to you from their army which at last count has hit 500+ strong. Download the app or hit their website in order to see if you are within their service area.
Sell your old phone if you replaced it or upgraded. Go to other companies that can hand you a check for the current value of your old phone whether broken or not. Gazelle, Glyde and Gizmogul to sell your phone.