Our Quality Project

CellFurb has always strived to have high quality parts and only sources the highest quality parts. Over the past 12 months we have had a 2.35% RMA (Return Manufacture Authorization) rate which is quite low for the industry. With the low RMA rate we also had some screen quality complaints. Some screens had visible pixels and visible touch sensing lines. As of last month we have sourced OEM 100% Original Apple screens straight from Foxcon. These parts come at a premium, we pay 25% more but are only charging you $5 more! With our quality project we have seen a 0% RMA rate over 1 month! Not only have we sourced original screens but also batteries and all other small parts. With this shift you will notice a $2-$5 increase in prices but to compensate this our locals get $10 off throughout 2017 and possibly 2018! This shift has been implemented across the board, all of our locations have seen a 0% rma rate and a dramatic quality increase. We are looking for feedback on our screens, if you get an email after your repair please let us know how you are liking your screens!

Thanks for reading!

-CellFurb

Whistler Locals

The CellFurb locals discount will continue throughout 2017! This winter we are offering $10 off every repair. With this discount our iPhone screen replacement prices will be:

iPhone 7+ :$185
iPhone 7 :$175
iPhone 6s+ :$175
iPhone 6s :$165
iPhone 6+ :$155
iPhone 6 : $135
iPhone 5s,5c & SE : $105
iPhone 5 : $95

All prices include 60 day warranty and accidental drop warranty! You can upgrade to a lifetime warranty for $30 The discount does not apply to any sale under $60 and does not apply to labour charges, unlocks, water damage charges or deposits!

 

Book a repair at https://cellfurb.com/whistler – Full Terms At https://cellfurb.com/terms

Revy’s Locals Discount!

The CellFurb locals discount is back! This fall we are offering $20 off every repair with a $5 donation to CellFurb in the Community. CellFurb in the community is a charity branch of CellFurb that provides phones, phone repair, phone accessories and phone cases to charities that require the 21st century tech to communicate with it’s members and staff. With this discount our iPhone screen replacement prices will be:

iPhone 7+ :$190
iPhone 7 :$180
iPhone 6s+ :$180
iPhone 6s :$170
iPhone 6+ :$160
iPhone 6 : $140
iPhone 5,5s,5c & SE : $110

All prices include 60 day warranty and accidental drop warranty! The discount does not apply to any sale under $50 and does not apply to labour charges, unlocks, water damage charges or deposits!

 

Book a repair at https://cellfurb.com/revelstoke – Full Terms At https://cellfurb.com/terms

CellFurb Acquired WhistlerPhones

Today October 13th, after weeks of negotiations, CellFurb Inc. purchased WhistlerPhones Inc. This is a acquisition that will help CellFurb grow. CellFurb has never offered used devices and has always referred customers to used devices on WhistlerPhones. Now with the sourcing CellFurb can offer it’s customers more options after a broken device.

The transition will take about a month to fully transition but expect to see a few changes coming by late November. In celebration we have all the phones heavily discounted for the time being! Questions? Contact us!

Locals Discount Is Back!

The CellFurb locals discount is back! This fall we are offering $20 off every repair with a $5 donation to CellFurb in the Community. CellFurb in the community is a charity branch of CellFurb that provides phones, phone repair, phone accessories and phone cases to charities that require the 21st century tech to communicate with it’s members and staff. With this discount our iPhone screen replacement prices will be:

iPhone 7+ :$170
iPhone 7 :$160
iPhone 6s+ :$160
iPhone 6s :$150
iPhone 6+ :$140
iPhone 6 : $120
iPhone 5,5s,5c & SE : $90

All prices include 60 day warranty and accidental drop warranty! The discount does not apply to any sale under $50 and does not apply to labour charges, unlocks, water damage charges or deposits!

 

Book a repair at https://cellfurb.com/whistler – Full Terms At https://cellfurb.com/terms

What Is Tempered Glass?

If you’ve ever been to one of our stores, you might have seen our wall of tempered glass screen protectors. But what’s really the difference between tempered and regular glass and why do we always encourage our customers to have a tempered glass screen protector?

Well, the difference is right there in the name. When glass is tempered, it undergoes a process to make it more resilient and shatter-resistant.

To understand the difference between tempered and regular glass, it helps to understand a bit about tension and compression. Tension is the force an object is under when it is pulled apart and compression is the force that an object is under when it is pushed together. All materials have the ability to withstand a certain amount of both forces before they break, although some materials are better at one versus the other. For example, when you push a spring together, you are putting a compressive force on it, but it retains its shape and strength. When you tug on opposite ends of a rope, you put tensional force on it, but it retains its shape and strength. If you tried pulling a spring apart or pushing on a rope, both would lose its strength.

 

 

To make tempered glass, pre-cut sheets of glass are heated to crazy high temperatures (around 600 degrees Celsius) and then quickly cooled down with high-pressure air in a process called “quenching”. During the “quenching” process, the outside of the glass is cooled intentionally faster than the underside causing the center of the glass to rise up as it cools. This means that the center of the glass remains in tension, while the outer surface is in compression. You would want the high-traffic center of the glass on your mobile devices to be in compression because glass in tension is 5x more likely to break than glass in compression.

 

Quenching is not the only process that manufacturers use to create tempered glass, but it is the more popular because it’s less expensive. The other method involves soaking sheets of glass in potassium ion baths resulting in an ion exchange. This is the method that Corning uses to make their incredibly popular Gorilla Glass.

 

 

 

So now you know how it’s made, but why should you spend your money on tempered glass?

Well, it’s called toughened glass for a reason, it’s physically and thermally stronger than regular glass. It’s used for things like smartphone screen protectors, windows, and windshields because it’s strong and can withstand more than regular glass. It is also designed to crack into small pieces rather than shatter in large, sharp and dangerous shards. The bottom line is protection and prevention. Protecting your phone with good-quality tempered glass ensures that if you drop it, you’re much less likely to need a repair.

Our CellFurb Inc. Screen protectors are made with Tempered Glass because we don’t think you should risk your expensive device by putting a weak screen protector on it. While we’re always happy to fix your screen for you if it cracks, we know you’d rather not have to go through the hassle and headache that comes with dealing with a broken phone.

If you’re interested in protecting your device with premium tempered glass, come on by to a CellFurb!

-Mia Glatter

SLASHED PRICING

To remain competitive in our marketplace and to remain fair to our customers we have slashed ALL our iPhone screen repairs in Whistler! We took $100 off some of our repairs! Our new Whistler pricing is as follows!

Whistler Screen Repair Pricing

iPhone 7 Plus: $190 from $290

iPhone 7: $180 from $220

iPhone 6s Plus: $180 from $230

iPhone 6s: $170 from $200

iPhone 6 Plus: $160 from $200

iPhone 6: $140 from $169

iPhone SE: $110 from $125

iPhone 5s: $110 from $125

iPhone 5c: $110 from $125

iPhone 5: $110 from $125

More Pricing

Plus applicable taxes. Our locals discount has now expired. These prices are subject to change but are scheduled to remain. CellFurb is moving to marketplace! Tell us what you think by contacting us! Anyone who has had their phone replaced in the last 1 week can get a store credit for the difference.

 

Handy Tech For Lefties

If you’re one of the 10% of the world who happens to be left-handed, you may have experienced a lot of frustration with gadgetry. Everything seems to be designed with righties in mind! Fear not, there are some small solutions and tools you can implement into your everyday tech life.

Computer mice tend to always be to the right of the keyboard, with a design fit for the right hand.  You can find some great left-handed mice, though, if you just know where to look. The Human Solution boasts many lefty-friendly computer mice. Their Handshoe Light Click Mouse boasts a contoured shape to fit your hand perfectly while protecting it from repetitive strain. This mouse can be ordered in a variety of sizes so you can pick the correct fit for your hand. They also have both a wired and wireless model. The Evoluent Vertical Mouse by The Human Solution is specially designed for left-handed individuals only. The grip is upright, placing your hand in a relaxed handshake position that will prevent your forearm from twisting like with other mice. For all the gamers out there, Razer makes the DeathAdder, the world’s first ergonomic gaming mouse for lefties.

Keyboards are designed for righties, but there are left-handed keyboards out there that will make your life a lot easier.  Ergoguys makes a USB wired keyboard for lefties that has an “A-shape” key layout to prevent repetitive strain injuries. DSI also makes a great left-handed USB keyboard that boasts a full 104 key layout with the standard numeric keypad on the left side.

You no longer have to feel like your computer wasn’t designed with you in mind. Upgrade your mouse and keyboard and instantly feel more at ease while working and surfing the Internet.

Locals Discount Is Back In Whistler!

Whistler’s Local discount is back for a limited time in Whistler! This year’s local discount will feature a $10 discount on the total repair cost before taxes and all tempered glass screen protectors will be featured at $5 ($5 off). To claim this discount you must select the “I am a Whistler local” button while booking. We only accept 3 local discounts per day so book fast!

You must be able to prove you are a Whistler local. We accept ID or a piece of mail with a proof of name. The locals discount can not be applied to Unlocks, Accessories or any repair $50 or less before taxes.

For the full terms please visit our Terms And Conditions

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Recycling & Reusing Old Electronics

Now that the holidays have past and people have gotten used to their new devices, it’s time to consider what to do with the old ones. Tossing old electronics in the trash is terrible for the environment and completely unnecessary because there are much better alternatives for disposing of unwanted devices.

 

Before doing anything else with an old device be sure your personal information is removed. Once you’re sure it’s cleared, you can choose the best option depending on the condition, age, and potential of the device.

 

First, you have the option to reuse it. Is there a child or younger sibling who has always wanted your device? What about a less tech-savvy friend who has been asking advice on electronics? Give them your gently used one. Many electronics that get replaced are still in good, working condition and can be re-gifted to someone else. This can give those who are interested but unsure if they actually want a device the option to test it out and see if it’s for them. It could also be used as the designated kid-device if you have children who constantly ask to play games or watch videos. An old phone is a great toy for toddlers, although it’s best to remove the battery because even phones without a calling plan can make an emergency 911 call.

 

Second, you can repurpose it. Keep an old phone in a vehicle with a car charger so you can call for emergency assistance if there’s ever a need and your regular phone is dead or forgotten. An old tablet can become a digital picture frame: upload pictures or videos, turn on the slideshow, add some velcro to the back and hang it on the wall. There are apps that can be downloaded to turn your old tablet into a remote control. Load an old tablet or phone with songs and keep it in the car as a music player.

 

Third, you can sell it. Amazon will buy many used devices and pay with Amazon gift cards. Gazelle is a national company that will buy used phones and computers for cash. Other possibilities are eBay, Craigslist, or a local Facebook seller’s page.

 

Lastly, you can recycle it. If a device is broken beyond repair, old enough that no one else wants it, or just past its usefulness, you have a responsibility to dispose of it properly. Most devices are not safe to simply throw in the trash, due to substances like lead, mercury, and lithium that are used in making the device and its battery. Instead of just tossing it in the trash, give it to one of many places that take old devices and dispose of them. Options include electronic stores like Best Buy, wireless providers, some grocery stores like Whole Foods, even some public libraries have cell phone & small electronics recycling bins. If none of these options are available in your area, a local recycling center can also take old electronics.

 

Whatever you decide to do, please remember to be responsible when disposing of old devices and don’t simply throw them in the trash.