Cell Phone Repair
Cell Phone Repair is located at Booth #72 in the Yellow Room of the Fantastic Flea Market.
WE ARE ONE OF THE OLDEST FLEA MARKET IN THE GTA GOING AS FAR BACK TO 1976!!!
THE FANTASTIC FLEA MARKET HAS 100 SHOPS LOCATED AT THE LOWER LEVEL-DIXIE OUTLET MALL !!!
Our RETAIL HOURS ARE Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm
We are located at the Dixie Outlet Mall -Lower Level at 1250 South Service Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 1V4
- Cell Phone Repair
- Cell Phone Accessories
- Android Box
- Cell Phone Unlocking
Although there are a number of cell phone and repair store at the Fantastic Fleamarket, the staff of Cell Phone Repair has noticed a need for customers wanting their cell phones repaired. The modern cell phone in fact is really a computer and digital phone merged together. In 1994 IBM developed the first Smartphone dubbed the Simon which was offered by BellSouth. It Sold 50,000 units at almost $900/unit.The Simon was a combination cellular phone/PDA that included an x86-compatible CPU, a faxmodem, a PCMCIA Type II PC Card slot, 11 built-in programs, and a 4 1/2- by 1 1/2-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen (Source: ttp://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2012-06-29/before-iphone-and-android-came-simon-the-first-smartphone)
The Simon with 1mb or ram could:
“In addition to its ability to make and receive cellular phone calls, Simon was also able to send and receive faxes, e-mails and cellular pages. Simon featured many applications including an address book, calendar, appointment scheduler, calculator, world time clock, electronic note pad, handwritten annotations and standard and predictive stylus input screen keyboards”(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Simon)
Later In the late 1990s, many mobile phone users carried a separate dedicated PDA device, running early versions of operating systems such as Palm OS, BlackBerry OS or Windows CE/Pocket PC. These operating systems would later evolve into mobile operating systems. During this time Nokia, Erickson, Qualcomm and Palm designed and developed PDA/phones from 1993 till 2007. Even Blackberry joined the industry by manufacturing and selling phones built in Canada.It was not until 2007/2008 that the first IPhone from Apple came out. Not soon after Google.com launched it Android OS. This led many other manufacturers such as Motorola, Nokia, Samsung to build smartphones on this platform. (Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone)
Today there are over 1 billion smartphones in use world wide and over 1 billion shipped worldwide to customers in 2013. In the US there are 75 million smartphone and tablet users so in Canada there are at least 7 million equivalent users here.
In Canada most cell phone users have more than one phone and it’s a good bet that the other is a smartphone. One of the major issues with these units is that without a good hard case, if you drop the phone on a hard surface it will break of shatter the digitizer or damage the LCD. If you drop it in water, it’s time to buy a new phone as it cannot be fixed.
Here, the iPhone 7 takes the lead with the 6 and 6S close behind. The Samsung Galaxy S7, despite losing almost 1% share, remains in fifth spot with 4.91%.
More positive signs for Apple too, as the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X make moves up the rankings.
|Canada||5||Samsung Galaxy S7||4.91%|
|Canada||6||iPhone 7 Plus||4.71%|
|Canada||8||Samsung Galaxy S8||3.63%|
|Canada||9||Samsung Galaxy A5||3.26%|
|Canada||10||iPhone 8 Plus||3.24%|
The staff of Cell Phone Repair sees a lot of damaged phones and does his best to fix them and the average repair bill is $80-150.00. If he can’t fix it he can sell customers new and used phones.
Cell Phone Repair also offers new and used unlocked smartphones for customers. The owner deals with two types of customers, the first of which is looking to upgrade from an old phone. The shelf life of most smartphones is about 2 years. Usually they either become obsolete due to the introduction of more advanced models with better features or the constant wear and tear on the digitizer, expansion and cooling of the battery and physical abuse takes its toll. The second type of customer is one who cannot repair their phone due to the cost and want a cheaper replacement model.
At present Cell Phone Repair offers new and used Samsung, Apple phones for sale at its location. It is now selling Sky Devices smartphones a mid level replacement for broken/damaged phones or a cheaper alternative to the more expensive brand name smartphones. The price range is from $75 to $300.00.