Google and Samsung Offering Free Phone Repairs for First Responders
Samsung and Google are offering free phone repairs to health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. Both of them are offering the repairs in partnership with phone repair company uBreakiFix.
Samsung said it is proud to announce the Free Repairs for The Frontline initiative. This program will provide free repair services for Samsung smartphones, including cracked screen and battery replacement, to all first responders and healthcare professionals through June 30. Local heroes including doctors, nurses, hospital workers, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters, with valid ID, are eligible for one free repair for their Samsung smartphone. Eligible first responders and medical professionals can visit any participating uBreakiFix location or mail their phone in for repair. Additionally, all first responders and healthcare professionals are eligible to take advantage of special discounts up to 30% off any purchases at Samsung.com.
Google will offer free Pixel smartphone repairs for first responders and healthcare heroes in the United States, including law enforcement, police officers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and nursing home and hospital staff. 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. Common repairs include screen damage, charging port issues, battery replacements, camera issues, speaker issues, and even liquid damage in some cases.