AN ORKNEY based mobile phone repair business is expanding into Shetland to offer islanders a much-needed new service.
Up until now getting a smashed screen replaced on a smart phone could develop into an often lengthy and expensive nightmare.
Shetland Mobiles, Tablets and Consoles however promises to get repairs on most brands done within three days for a ‘value for money’ price.
Repairs carried out by the company include anything from damaged screens on iPhones to issues with Xbox or PlayStation consoles.
Michael Taylor, who lives in Kirkwall and has set up a similar repair service in Orkney, has identified the same gap in the market in Shetland and has now set up a system that will allow local people to take advantage of his Kirkwall workshop.
“We do repairs cheaper than what the brand names can offer; we also try to turn it around much faster,” Michael said.
“For most Apple products from Shetland we can do a three day turn around, which is significantly faster than sending it further south.”
And this is how it works:
- Contact him first via phone or Facebook to get a quote;
- Drop off your phone/tablet/module at High Level Music at Lerwick’s Market Cross who will send the items to Kirkwall;
- Repairs will be carried out the following day and once completed the customer will be contacted for payment;
- The day after, the repaired phone will be ready to for collection from High Level Music.
Michael said: “High Level Music is happy to be our collection and drop off point in Shetland. They post to us three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.”
He said prices would very much depend on brand and model. While a damaged screen on an iPhone 5 and a Sony Xperia could be replaced for £60, the same repair on an iPhone6 would cost £100, rising to £130 for an iPhone 6S+.
“We repair all major brands like Apple, Samsung, and Sony. All our products and parts replaced come with a three-month warranty,” he added.
Shetland Mobiles, Tablets & Consoles
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