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A few liability consideration- April 25th, 2017 Phonecast

On a regular basis I hear about people who do repairs at a very low cost or even free if the replacement parts are supplied by the phone user. Most of the time this won’t be a problem. But when it is who will take responsibility?

Dealing with competition- April 4th 2017 Phonecast

Just a few thoughts about maintaining quality in the face of cutthroat competition. If you can keep customer satisfaction high you can survive. It may not be easy at times but those who go cheap on quality cannot stay around forever.

March 31, 2017 Phonecast

Don’t panic about your iCloud being compromised but do change your password often. Is Verizon already making plans to sell your information to advertisers? Think twice before you buy a phone that is even easier to break. Samsung and fire keep showing up in news stories. Hopefully the S8 won’t have the same problem.

The Importance of Diversifying- March 27, 2017 Phonecast

If you repair phones for a living that should not be your only source of income. There are many other products and services that you can offer to your customers. As the industry continues to evolve be sure to expand your services so that you can survive whatever the future may hold. Today I talk about opportunities that you should consider.

March 24, 2017 Week in Wireless Phonecast

If your phone rings but you can’t answer in time think twice about calling any number with one of these prefixes. Apple launches a new iPhone 7 in red. Should we be excited? Your phone may contribute to premature aging of facial skin. Wanna see Dave Chappelle perform? You’ll have to live without your cell phone until the show ends…

This week in wireless. March 17, 2017 Phonecast

This week we’ve got advice for keeping track of your valuables, a “suspicious” amount of cell phone traffic in the D.C. area, an app that can let people instantly find you on Facebook, Apple’s mysterious calibration machine, exploding earphones and more.

Right to repair, find my iPhone status, and 6S backlight hazards

The right to repair hearing for Nebraska took place last week. Here are some thoughts on the live stream and probable outcome. It looks like Apple is officially opposed to anyone other than them and their affiliates repairing your iPhone but oddly this does not extend to other products, just the iPhone. Make sure to unplug your battery before replacing any phone screens especially iPhone 6s series. You might end up in the dark otherwise.

March 10, 2017 Phonecast

Right to repair the Blackberry Keyone, and changes to the LG G6 versus G5 are discussed on todays Phonecast.

March 6, 2017 Phonecast

Today I’ll discuss user submitted questions regarding the phone repair business. What is the hardest part of starting a phone re[air business? What is the best way to learn phone repair? How do you deal with competition? And more…