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Restart podcastWhile commercial repairers of small electricals are increasingly hard to find on the high street, there’s one category of repair businesses on the rise: smartphone repair shops. Even though a lot of people are still giving up on their partly broken devices, often waiting for an upgrade, an increasing number of options exists for people interested in repairing mobile phones and tablets, at least from key brands.

Alex Perjescu is co-founder of Lovefone, a London-based repair company which has been innovating by offering quality service at a speed that is unmatched by manufacturers’ official repair centres. A large portion of their work focuses on iOS devices. During the show, Alex tells us about their new development: a repair shop housed inside an iconic London red phone box in Greenwich. Lovefone is testing the concept, hoping to open additional phone boxes in London and beyond in the future. Alex also shared Lovefone’s main concerns and challenges going forward, especially the miniaturisation of devices making them less easily repairable. He also comments on the recently documented flaw in the iPhone 6 touchscreen chip.

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2 responses

  1. Peter Musgreaves

    Hi do you have a repair session anywhere near Doncaster. South Yorkshire ?

    1. janetgunter

      Closest repair activity to you that we know of is in Sheffield! https://sheffieldrepaircafe.wordpress.com – and we heard Access Space is also doing DIY repair sessions https://www.facebook.com/accessspace/. If you’d like to host a Restart Party in Doncaster, take a look at our Kit http://rstrt.org/RestartParty

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