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Buying a Used Smartphone: How to Spot a Scammer

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“Gently Used,” “Pre-Owned,” and “Second-Hand” are all terms that people are typically wary of when purchasing a smartphone. But it’s not the “used” aspect of the phones that should make buyers cautious—it’s the potential scams they might face in the buying process. Quick reminder: TPK Wireless has smartphone buy/sell services you can trust. We offer reasonable prices, detailed phone descriptions, and exceptional customer service. Scammers and frauds are everywhere in the technology world, so in this blog, we list a few red flags to be on the lookout for when buying a pre-owned phone. Strangely Low Prices In your search for...

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Sneak Peek: The Latest Apple iPhone Release

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It’s official! The iPhone 12 is here, and it has some incredible features for both Apple lovers and Apple newbies alike. Launched on October 23, the iPhone 12 has a family of four models: the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In this blog, we’ll cover the need-to-knows of each model. By the end of the blog, you’ll want to get your hands on one of these—trust us! (Quick reminder before we get started: Our technicians are continuously trained on new Apple models as they are released. So if you...

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The Scariest Tablet Repair Mistakes

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A broken tablet makes it impossible to work, stream, shop, or participate in social media, which quickly becomes inconvenient and frustrating for you. Even more inconvenient, though, is ignoring the problem with your tablet and allowing it to worsen before taking it to a professional. The good news is—most tablet damage is repairable and affordable, especially if you come to TPK Wireless! You can count on us for cheap iPad repair. In this blog, we’ll discuss common issues with tablets and ways to prevent these issues from worsening. Cracked Screen The most common tablet or iPad repair issue we see...

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How to Choose the Best Local Phone Repair Shop—And Why It’s So Important

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Knowing who to call when you need smartphone repair can save you a lot of time and money. And now during quarantine, with the uncertainty of some Apple shops opening while others remain closed, the hunt for an available local phone repair shop can certainly weigh you down. Googling “repair shop near me” or “phone repair shop near me” gives you a plethora of results. With so many options, how do you decide who to trust? Should you just choose the repair shop that is closest to you? Or should you choose the one that offers the cheapest services? In...

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Students: What to Do When Your Laptop Breaks

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School is back in session - and you’re already exhausted. Chances are, your laptop or desktop is too. Even if you’ve invested in a MacBook 15” Pro with a packed RAM of 16 GB, that space fills up quickly with Zoom Meetings, study guides, and PowerPoint slides. And when you’re not running out of storage, you’re dealing with a slowed-down hard drive, maybe even apps that keep quitting on you. So what do you do when you’ve already poured your life savings into textbooks and getting the laptop in the first place? What are your most inexpensive options? With so...

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