Health care workers are eligible for free phone repairs from Samsung and Google
Health care workers are eligible for free phone repairs from Samsung and Google

If you’re a health worker, fighting against the coronavirus, and you’ve accidentally severely damaged your phone, you need not to worry. Samsung and Google have got your back!

On Friday, the two companies, Samsung and Google announced that they would be offering phone repairs free of cost to healthcare workers and first responders who are working to fight against the COVID-19 on the frontline. The two companies have partnered with uBreakiFix to provide this free service to healthcare workers.

Eddie Trujillo, uBreakiFix Vice President of Partnerships said, “We’re grateful to work with our friends at Google to honour those serving on the frontlines of this crisis. We know that a broken smartphone is more than just an inconvenience right now, and it’s our privilege to do what we can to help first responders and healthcare heroes stay connected to what matters most during this time.”

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The company says that their program called the “Free Repairs for The Frontline,” will “provide free repair services for Samsung smartphones, including cracked screen and battery replacement, to all first responders and healthcare professionals through June 30.”

If you are eligible and you need to get your phone repaired, you just need to visit a uBreakiFix location near you or mail them. In addition to this, Samsung is also giving a 30 per cent discount on any purchase at Samsung.com to first responders and health care professionals.

Samsung’s program and Google’s free Pixel repair program are similar to each other. According to a uBreakiFix press release, “An emergency responder or healthcare professional with a Google Pixel smartphone can present his or her ID badge at any of uBreakiFix’s more than 500 participating U.S. locations to receive one free repair, regardless of the device model or type of damage.” Similar to Samsung’s program, this program also lasts through June 30th. Both programs look to be limited to one free service call per person.

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Additionally, to help maintain social distancing, uBreakiFix is also offering Curbside, mail-in, and in-home repairs. The company also claims to have increased its safety and cleaning protocols as a response to the COVID-19 to help put a stop to the spread of the illness.

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