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The Best Mobile Phone Repairs in Canberra


In this day and age, we can’t live without our mobile phones. So, if yours breaks, you’ll want to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, finding a mobile phone repair service that’s both reliable and affordable is no easy task. In fact, many of us have had experience with shoddy repair jobs that cost an arm and a leg and just don’t last.

To help you on your search, we’ve done a little snooping and come up with this list of the best mobile phone repair businesses in Canberra. These guys are smartphone and tablet specialists – from iPhones to Samsung devices and everything in between.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

What Makes a Reliable Mobile Phone Repair Service?

Not sure what you’re looking for in a mobile phone repair service? Here are a few starting points:

  • Specialist technicians. Smartphones and tablets are complex electronics that require expertise. Look for a mobile phone repair company that’s run by technicians with real knowledge and experience.
  • Affordable services.No one wants to overpay for a service. The best mobile repair services in Canberra are affordable.
  • Fast turnaround. Like we mentioned above, most of us can’t live without our phones for long. You want a repair service with a quick turnaround – guaranteed.
  • Long-lasting repairs. What’s the point of getting your phone repaired if it’s only going to break a few months down the track?
  • Great customer service. You should feel comfortable and confident in your technician’s ability to make the necessary repairs. You should also feel like you can approach them with any questions or concerns.

The Top Mobile Phone Repair Services in Canberra according to you

We’ve done some local research and come up with this list of the top three mobile phone repair services in Canberra.

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Express Phone Repairs

Need your phone repaired fast? Express Phone Repairs are a fantastic option. Not only do they have an incredible turnaround time, but they are also super convenient. They’ll come out to your home or office and pick up your phone for you – no need to leave the house!

The technicians at Express Phone Repairs can troubleshoot and fix all issues affecting smartphones and tablets from all major manufacturers. What’s more, they also do carrier unlocking, so that you can secure a better mobile phone plan.

Happy Tel

The team behind Happy Tel understand just how important your mobile device is in your personal and business life. That’s why they work hard to make the repair experience quick, easy, and reliable.

Incredibly, the technicians at Happy Tel repair more than 2,500 mobile phones across the country each and every day.

Mobile Works

Why choose Mobile Works? They claim to be Canberra’s most trusted phone and tablet repair specialists. They understand the complexities behind both software and hardware issues.

The team at Mobile Works will come to your property to collect your device. From there, they diagnose the issue and aim to return the phone or tablet – fully repaired – in a matter of minutes.

Your Experience with Mobile Phone Repair Services in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had your phone in Canberra? We’d love to know how it went. Share your experience in the comments section below.

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Dame Canberra Dame Canberra 5:01 pm 02 Mar 15

I can recommend against buying a screen replacement online and attempting to fix it yourself. My seemingly tech-savvy partner tried to do that when I cracked my screen a few months ago and ended up rendering the entire phone useless. Not worth it.

switch switch 10:25 pm 02 Mar 15

Dame Canberra said :

I can recommend against buying a screen replacement online and attempting to fix it yourself. My seemingly tech-savvy partner tried to do that when I cracked my screen a few months ago and ended up rendering the entire phone useless. Not worth it.

I think it is very worth it. I fixed my smashed iphone screen. Followed a couple of youtube videos for the teardown/rebuild and told family “Do Not Disturb” until I’d finished. $32 for the screen on fleabay. Still works perfectly two years later.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 7:21 am 03 Mar 15

+1 to not doing the DIY repairs. My partner’s Galaxy S5 is now a brick after I attempted to remove a broken screen and ended up peeling the entire digitizer off instead. They aren’t repairable, you have to replace the whole screen and sensor thing and it’s better to do it professionally. Why is the glass so breakable? Why can’t they make it from indestructible stuff like Lexan or something? [Oh, yeah, we won’t be paying $200 regularly to get them fixed, meaning repair businesses go out of business…]

zllauh zllauh 11:46 am 27 May 15

+1 for universal phone repairs

johnnyR johnnyR 5:46 pm 10 Jul 15

AVOID the repairer on the ground floor of Woden Plaza outside Rebel. Rubbish workmanship and expensive. Broke the screen on my LG G2. The replacement screen is horrible, impossible to clean, and has developed a crack without the phone even being dropped or banged in any way. As bad a job as I’ve ever had for anything. Refused to provide a guarantee on his own work after he had “repaired” it.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 9:29 am 09 Dec 15

Bumping 2013/2014 thread.

maxblues said :

any chance of the promised feedback?

maxblues said :

The mystery of the cracked phone and the missing Dover…

Since Bend Over hadn’t responded I thought I’d throw in my 2cents worth.

Samsung Galaxy S4 – broke the glass after it dropped out of the shirt pocket.
Had protective casing on it, but hit the only part that wasn’t protected (small section at top and bottom, front side) – just my luck. It probably would have survived the drop undamaged had I invested in a proper cover.

Anyway, seeing this thread I went to Happytel in Canberra Centre.

Firstly, before I write the review, I want to share something about different types of repair.
I think some places can charge you less by only replacing the glass part (aka digitizer), as opposed to the whole screen (glass and LCD). More often than not the glass is the only part damaged, and the LCD is still in working condition, which is why people might opt for this option.

But, there is a huge downside to just replacing the glass.
Note, this is on a Galaxy S4 – it might be different for your phone.

The glass and LCD are fused as one through a manufacturing process. Yes, they can be manually separated by using some heating tools to soften the glue that fuses them together, but this is a very tricky process that could cause damage to other components (e.g. camera, touch buttons). Even if one does manage to successfully replace the glass people end up with the following issues:
1) LCD colour seems too blue or too red
2) Touch screen doesn’t quite work
3) Phone appears to be slightly thicker (e.g. won’t fit in the same protective casing)
4) Dew inside the screen, because it no longer is water tight
And this is regardless of how good the repairer is, given that someone is trying to mimic the precision of a machine that was designed to put it together.

Anyway, I asked explicitly to have both the glass AND LCD replaced – but it appears that there was no option for glass-only replacement.

Paid $180, 2 hours later, and I got a phone back that looked good as new… except it was slightly thicker (~1mm), and would not fit in my old protective case. Well, a new, more effective, case was in order and the phone fit snuggly in that, so that solved that problem.
6 month warranty on repair, but doesn’t cover for accidental shock or water damage. (I didn’t think these things where covered even under the original manufacturer’s warranty?)

I’m sure other stores now provide similar quality of service, but they got themselves one satisfied customer.

inxs52 inxs52 4:19 pm 15 Dec 16

Anybody know of somebody who repairs Bluboo mobile phones…..anybody ???

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