Should You Repair Your Broken Mobile Phone or Upgrade Entirely?

You check your bank account, and while the news isn’t surprising, the number isn’t exactly a welcome sight, either: you’re broke, down to your last chunk of change.

The problem?

You have a broken mobile phone in your possession, and restoring mobile functionality into your life is going to require an investment of some sort. The question becomes simple: what’s the least expensive and headache-free way of getting things back to the way they were? Should you repair your broken mobile phone or upgrade to a new one entirely?

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Advantages to the Full Upgrade

No matter how “broke” you consider yourself to be, there are advantages to the full upgrade to a new mobile phone. For starters, a new mobile phone is less likely to break; your repaired mobile phone might have a tendency to repeat its same mistakes. For another, today’s mobile phone plans are often not nearly as expensive as you think, as long as you purchase them with long-term contracts.

In some cases, a full upgrade to a new mobile phone might be the only cost-feasible way of ensuring you have a mobile phone to use – especially if your old mobile phone’s repairs are going to cost you an arm and a leg. You can also sell your old phone online to cover some of the cost of the new phone.

Advantages to Repairing Your Mobile Phone 

Of course, sometimes repairing your mobile phone is the only cost-effective way out of your jam. If you can pay a friend to fix your phone for a fraction of what an electronics outlet – or the manufacturer – might request, then you can not only save yourself a lot of money, but you can save yourself the commitment of a new mobile phone.

Whatever your solution, don’t throw away the idea of simply upgrading to a new mobile phone. When you weigh the pros and cons of each choice, you might be surprised to see which option wins out.

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13 responses to “Should You Repair Your Broken Mobile Phone or Upgrade Entirely?”

  1. Paul D. Mitchell Avatar
    Paul D. Mitchell

    You may get a kickback from your cell phone carrier. If you upgrade, your cell phone carrier may show its appreciation by giving you a really good deal, and perhaps even a rebate of some sort.

    1. Olukunle Moses Avatar
      Olukunle Moses

      Yea Paul, thats a good alternative. But some countries lacks the carrier upgrade system, they have to go for a new one whenever their phone fumbles.

  2. Avatar

    Great Moses, Upgrading a mobile to new one is feeling like you bought a new mobile phone. Now a days, Every mobile can be upgraded to its latest version which makes your phone brand new. Repairing may be costly so i agree with Moses to sell your Mobile online for getting help in buying new one but only in that case in which you can’t upgrade old one or there is no options to upgrade.

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar

      Oh yes, you are damn right Jay.

  3. gabions Avatar

    I would love to upgrade my phone!
    Else would simply buy a new phone!

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar

      I’d recommend you buy a new one if the cost for upgrading your phone is not encouraging.

  4. Plaban Avatar

    Sometime repairing damaged smartphone can be too expensive. I’ll prefer to upgrade to a new phone instead of repairing badly damaged phone.

    1. Olukunle Moses Avatar
      Olukunle Moses

      Thanks Plaban, thats a nice thought, but some older version smartphones are stronger than the new dudes out there, you may want to repair to have a feel of the strong old school guy.

      1. Plaban Avatar

        There are some new durable phones like Nokia Lumia 920, Oppo Find 5 or recently announced Sony Xperia Z.

  5. Limo Hire Avatar
    Limo Hire

    Good info… Am with you on this one – upgrade all the way! The prices of the majority of all decent new handsets are from £300 – upwards – so I would study the phones on offer on a monthly tariff you can afford and go with it.. Oh and it’s always going to be worth insuring your new phone too 🙂 it can cost as little as £5 a month..

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar

      You guys are benefiting from the fact that there are lot of flexibility in payment structure over there. So it would be very easy for you to upgrade your device.

  6. gamestore Avatar

    Great article. One of my family members has a mobile repair lab.. Sharing 🙂

  7. john miller Avatar
    john miller

    I Would recommend going for repair your phone. it would be best to opt for getting it repaired because I had a cracked screen on my smartphone.

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