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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 4:30:38 PM
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Re: Dish Fixes iPhones
I agree. I don't feel confortable inviting the cable company into my home to fix a smartphone. I see the appeal for such a service, but I'm out. 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/27/2016 11:13:14 AM
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Re: Dish Fixes iPhones
Great points here! I do agree with you. I don't know if I would trust a cable company to come in and fix my iPhone. I get that they're trying to expand their services, but what if they don't know what they're doing? Like you said they can mess the phone up even more.

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freehe
freehe
5/26/2016 5:29:07 PM
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Dish Fixes iPhones
I would be leary of a cable company fixing an iPhone. Just because a company says they have expertise in a particular product doesn't mean they really do. In addition, how does this affect the warranty, insurance and service plans for iPhone customers. Seems like it might be a bad deal for iPhone customers.

What happens if the repair man causes more damages to the phone or it stops working completely after they repair it. Will Apple replace the phone or will customers have to spend money to buy a new one. I am curious to hear what Apple has to say about this.

http://www.cnet.com/news/dish-network-apple-iphone-repair/#!

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 1:08:44 AM
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Re: House calls
@clrmoney I think it would be depends on the area of service... or ability to provide it...

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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/4/2016 11:47:44 AM
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House calls
I think that dish is supposed to make house calls if they are picking up with Internet from them because they are supposed to provide quality service.

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 11:09:23 AM
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Re: Batteries + More
@Alison I would say it depends as in Canada Ma & Pa shops still offer to repair phones, screeens and all gaming consoles from xbox/ps2 to xbox one/ps4... I think it depends on the consumers needs...

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/4/2016 8:58:53 AM
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Re: Batteries + More
@Alison - actually, I'd imagine it stands to be relatively successful. Replacing your phone, especially if you ended up with a monthly contract, can get really pricey. Even if you pay for monthly insurance, you have to pay the deductible, which can be anywhere from $100-200. If you just have to replace the screen, you might save money going that route. Phones are expensive anymore. I never had to replace anything of my phones until I had a kid, and then everything changed. Granted, I still do a lot better than other people I know, but every time I have to venture into that territory of possibly needing to replace my phone, I know I'm going to fork over an insane amount of money. 

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Alison
Alison
5/4/2016 7:06:15 AM
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Batteries + More
Here in Central Flordida Batteries + More -- which, in my mind is one of the oddest, most over-priced specialty franchise concepts around -- is now promoting its smartphone repair business. According to its ads (I have no personal experience), the company will repair broken screens, replace batteries (which does fit with its name), etc. Not sure what the margins are on this kind of necessary service but cannot imagine they are much -- nor that any firm reliying heavily on these servics can survive. 

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batye
batye
5/4/2016 12:07:15 AM
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Re: phone repair
@Mike Robuck  I think Dish trying to cover all of the customers needs :) and above 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
5/3/2016 5:11:05 PM
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Re: phone repair
So after reading a few more stories since this morning, Dish has been doing more than installing TV services over the past few years via its Smart Home Services program, which phone repair is part of. Other services include setting up surround sound systems and wireless networks in homes. 

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