When it breaks it is such an issue…
My daughters have dropped their phones more times than I care to admit (or they care to share); so much so that even the insurance for accidental damage is used up. And, heaven forbid the phone stops working completely. The day my daughter’s phone broke, and she thought the world would come to an end, was nothing compared to when her computer stopped working. I have to admit, now that I no longer have a landline phone, I could not live too long without a phone, but when a computer malfunctions and all the work you did previously can’t be accessed, or worse, may have been lost; it may feel like the world is coming to an end. The good news is that it isn’t. There are plenty of (more competent than I) repair services available right near campus for those moments.
I do, however, highly recommend a backup system for computers. I presently use CrashPlan but some of our writers use Mozy. Both back up your computer daily (or as often as you deem necessary) so if you ever run into a jam, there is no need to panic; all their work has not been lost. For Macbooks, many will back up to the iCloud. As for the phone, encourage them to back it up every once in a while to be sure all their contacts and photos are backed-up. I also highly recommend a good phone case. My daughters complained they were too bulky, but after the fatal dropping of their third phone, I insisted that the new one wear a phone-case at all times and they acquiesced. They will thank you later. They can find some fun cases on Casetify so perhaps they won’t complain as much about having a case on their phone. Casetify even offers a 15% student discount with a verified student status registration or link through and get 20% off entire order when purchasing two items. There is nothing worse than having your main computer or phone gets lost, stolen or broken
Here is a list of repair shops.
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile stores: There are several locations throughout Coral Gables and South Miami.
Dr Phone Fix & Repair Coral Gables
5835 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146
TechBar Computer & Phone Repair
7356 Red Rd
iPhone repair coral gables
1234 S Dixie Hwy #1123
The Student Technology Help Desk is a free computer support center for students. We provide a multitude of services including internet configuration, virus and spyware removal, system restorations, software installations and upgrades on laptops, desktops, and PDAs.
Click here for full details.
1140 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
7535 Dadeland Mall Cir W, Kendall, FL 33156
Apple Brickell City Centre
701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Apple Lincoln Road
1021 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
7535 Dadeland Mall Cir W #2416, Miami, FL 33156
TechBar Computer & Phone Repair
7356 S Red Rd
Miami, FL 33143
Best Buy Dadeland Station
8450 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143
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