Samsung and Google are offering free phone repairs now to first responders – ABOUT MAG 2020

If you are at the forefront of the COVID crisis and have a Samsung or Google smartphone, you may be eligible for a completely free repair.

Samsung started the trend with a free phone repair offer of up to $ 300 on their smartphones. All you have to do is take a Samsung phone to an uBreakiFix location or, if you feel more comfortable, you can send it by mail.

Who is eligible? Samsung says doctors, nurses, hospital workers, paramedics, police and firefighters with valid identification can claim a free repair until June 30, 2020.

Repairs can be a Samsung Galaxy or another Samsung model, but only smartphones. It is probably best to check with a local to ensure that they have the appropriate parts before bringing it.

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Everything is part of “Free repairs to the front line”And it includes battery replacements and repairs to cracked screens. The company said that “America’s first responders and health professionals need to stay connected, perhaps now more than ever,” in a announcement about the program.

I heard about Hector, viewer of KTLA 5 Morning News, who said to me: “Thanks Rich for the information about Samsung’s offer to hospital staff, free cracked screen repair. I got mine done Friday and [it saved] almost $ 300. “He shared this photo from his receipt.

Hector’s receipt

Google currently has a similar program for Pixel smartphones, also in partnership with uBreakiFix.

The company says that any emergency responders or healthcare professional with a Google Pixel smartphone can present their device and an identification badge on more than 500 participating locations in the USA to receive a free repair, regardless of the type of damage.

Repairs can include a broken screen, charging port problems, battery replacement, and more.

The list of people qualified for the Google Pixel repair program includes law enforcement officers, police officers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and home and hospital workers.

UBreakiFix says they are equipped to do non-contact service on the sidewalk for repairs, so you don’t even have to go in.

Did you receive a free smartphone repair? Notify me on my social media @richontech! Make sure to send me before and after pictures so I can share them!

Paula Fonseca