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March 3, 2017 Phonecast

The Nokia 3310 will be available in four different colors plus a Titanium version that will set you back $3,000 but will it work with your carrier? New rechargeable battery technology might eliminate lithium ion cells. A phone that fits in your what?! Updated rumors on the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8.

You iPhone warranty is no longer voided by third party repairs…sometimes

Apple will not automatically void your iPhone warranty just because it was repaired by someone other than them. Sounds fair enough right? We don’t all live next door to an Apple store and, well, lots of other reasons. But, what is the real reason behind this decision? Could it be in preparation of their fight against the right to repair movement?

iPhone 7 Plus battery explodes. Next Asus phone will allow live stream “beautification”. Apple fixes iPhone shutdown issues… partially. Samsung won’t be selling refurbished Note 7 in India. The top five phones for battery life. iPhone 6 and 6 plus can now be hacked by third party. The week in wireless is here.

Support Your Right to Repair

If you own a phone you should want to have freedom of choice when it comes to fixing problems. Whether or not going to an independent repair facility is first choice it should always be exactly that- YOUR CHOICE. Help support the same type of legislation that we have when it comes to service of any kind. Parts and information should be available to those who can make good use of it.

February 17, 2017 Phonecast

Should you have a right to repair your own phone? You wash your hands after using the restroom but what about your phone? Is phone insurance a good investment? There are new proposed laws regarding phones and driving that may affect you.

February 13, 2017 Phonecast

Verizon is offering customers same day phone screen repairs for select models. Should you be concerned? Sprint iPhones might be a much better value than people think. Galaxy S7 Edge displays can be a pain. Dealing with customers that want to haggle, and more…

February 10, 2017 The Week in Wireless Phonecast

iPhone 8 rumors. Will it be the 8, the X, the 10th anniversary edition? Hard to say for sure but maybe we will see inductive charging added to this years model. The word is that Apple may break the $1,000 price tag this time. Another Samsung battery catches fire… well a whole pile of them apparently. The Nougat update may reduce your battery capacity by 10%, and more… This is the week in wireless Phonecast.

Considerations for where to buy phone replacement parts

When buying parts for phone repair there are a lot of things to consider. All vendors are not equal, quantity is a factor, and the Chinese New Year celebration puts things on hold for at least a week every year. Do-it-yourselfers and professionals should not necessarily buy from the same suppliers.

February 3rd, 2017 Phonecast

Does Donald Trump still use a Galaxy S3? Company that hacked iPhone 5C gets hacked. If a telemarketer says “Can you hear me?” Hang up. Samsung will not be showing off the Galaxy S8 this month but may be contracting with a Japanese battery manufacturer for this model. Sony sells less but earns more…

January 30, 2017 Phonecast

Apple has removed the iCloud activation lock status page but… there’s a workaround at least for the moment. Is pricing the only thing that differentiates you from your competition? Then you’re doing it wrong! Let’s talk about taking calls from potential customers and taking them to the next level- commitment.