I can’t tell you how many times a day my breath gets caught in my throat because I almost drop my phone. I am one of those people who definitely held out on getting a smart phone for a long time because I didn’t want to give in to the craze. Sure people made fun of me here and there about how my phone must be made of stone, you know something hilarious and clever like that. Finally I got a new smart phone only because my contract forced me into it. It was the only affordable option. So I went ahead with the deal because it was the right thing to do financially.
I was hooked.
Like I didn’t fall asleep at night because I was playing on my phone hooked.
And if I am being totally honest, I knew this was going to happen and that was a huge reason why I held out.
Now my room mate, who is not clumsy, has herself some super cute cases for her phone. I am always so jealous because she has an iPhone 5s and I have the 5c which means her phone fits a ton more cases than mine does. Mine is green though, so that’s awesome. Even so, I bought myself one of the few cute cases instead of an Otterbox because I was sure I wouldn’t have any issues with my phone breaking.
Then the dreams started. Dreams where my phone was sinking to the bottom of a lake. Dreams where my phone shattered into a million pieces and I couldn’t get all the pieces and glue them together. Dreams where dragons would come and swallow my phone whole.
That is when I decided I should probably do something about it but had to wait until I had the money to get a big case like an Otterbox. Then a friend of mine told me that there are companies out there that offer cell phone repair services. They can fix broken home buttons, replace batteries and can also provide iPhone and iPad screen repairs. It was such a novel idea to me. I felt silly that I didn’t think there were companies out there that provided services of this nature but it makes sense. I assumed they would be incredibly expensive since it’s such a needed service. My friend assured me that the services they provide are actually quite affordable! But, I asked with speculation, how long will they have my phone? My friend surveyed me with shrewd and amused eyes and told me it could take less than two hours.
Well I was sold. I mean, I am still going to get an Otterbox but I can rest so much easier knowing that I can get my iPhone repaired if need be. It seems so silly to me that I didn’t consider this an option at all when it comes to my phone. I am really excited I have a phone and now know that if something goes horribly wrong and I drop it that I have options.