Terms & Conditions

Agreement for Repair

 

 1. The terms set out in these Conditions of Repair shall apply to the service we provide to repair your electronics device and/or any accessories listed (Equipment).

 

2. Reference to “us”, “we” and “our” refer to The Phone Guy and references to “you” and “your” are references to you, the person addressed on this form.

 

3. All repairs (unless otherwise stated)

 

4. This Agreement shall commence from the date you sign the form and shall continue until we have repaired or otherwise returned your Equipment (Services), whichever is sooner, and received any payment due from you.

 

5. We shall make all reasonable efforts to repair your Equipment subject to the availability of any parts required and the terms of any relevant guarantee or warranty. We shall perform the Services using our reasonable care and skill.

 

6. Any time estimate for completion of the Service which may be given to you is an estimate only and does not form any obligation under the terms of this Agreement.

 

7. You Must pickup you device within 28 days( include not working days) of being notified the device has been repaired. we shall send a reminder and the device will be recycled if not collected by day 60. Any sum obtained on disposal will be used to meet any unpaid estimate or repair charges you are liable to pay and any remaining balance will be sent to you or will remain payable by you accordingly.

 

8. If we are unable to complete the Service for any reason, or the Service will incur further costs payable by you, we will notify you immediately via telephone and/or email. If no fault is found on your Device or you do not accept our revised estimate, we will return your Device to you unrepaired and we reserve the right to charge you an inspection fee in accordance with our standard charges.

 

9. Our out of warranty/chargeable repairs are guaranteed for 90 days from the date the Equipment is ready for collection. If the same fault should re-occur we will repair if free of charge. If the Equipment develops an additional fault unrelated to the original repair, the repair warranty contained in this paragraph will not apply.

 

10. We may in certain circumstances send your Equipment to another repair centre and sub-contract the repair work to a third party.

 

 

11. We do not accept responsibility for any progression in damage for Devices that have been damaged by liquid. Opening the Device could set off further damage which in some cases may be very serious and irreparable.

  

12. We do not accept responsibility for any progression in damage where your Device has been repaired elsewhere prior to your repair at The Phone Guy or any issues found in your Device (i.e. ‘Touch Disease’, ripped flex) which were not evident upon initial inspection. Should any issues become evident, once the Device is opened, we will contact you via telephone/email.

 

13. The Warranty is linked to a specific device as identified by its unique IMEI or serial number and to a specific Customer as identified by the records on our CRM system. It will cover the Customer for any re-occurrence of the original fault and for the part replaced / repaired only, however if additional faults arise, they will not be covered under the terms of this Warranty. Furthermore, the Warranty will not cover accidental damage, liquid damaged, nor will the cover extend should the device change ownership.

 

Additional terms for warranty repairs

 

Where repair is to be carried out under a relevant guarantee or warranty, we may ask you to provide sufficient proof of any guarantee or warranty,

 

 

If your Equipment is beyond economic repair, we may at our absolute discretion replace your Equipment with a suitable equivalent rather than carry out repair works.

 

If the nature of the repair falls outside the terms of your warranty or guarantee, then you may incur a charge for the repair under the terms as set in clause 4. We will endeavour to notify you of any such charge prior to undertaking any work.

 

If you provide misinformation to The Phone Guy regarding the age of your device, resulting in an expired warranty, The Phone Guy may charge a £10.00 diagnosis fee.

 

 

 

Additional terms for chargeable repairs

 

If the repair to your Equipment is not covered by a guarantee or warranty or the nature of the repair is beyond any terms of your guarantee or warranty we will charge you for the repair in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

 

  

The cost of repair will be calculated where possible in accordance with our standard charges as published from time to time. 4.3 The cost of repair may not fall within our standard charges where the Equipment is not generally supported by us, Equipment repairs are sub-contracted or the nature of repair is not within our standard rates of repair. In this event, we will provide you with an estimate of the cost of repair and we will not repair the Equipment until we have received your acceptance of that estimate.

 

 

If we are unable to repair your Equipment, no fault is found on your Equipment or you do not accept our estimate, we will return your Equipment to you unrepaired and we reserve the right to charge you an inspection fee in accordance with our standard charges.

 

We may keep your Equipment until all charges payable have been paid. [We may also charge an additional fee for storage of your Equipment.

 

 

Liability

 

Our entire liability in respect of any single cause of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter (whether for breach of contract, tort, including negligence, statute or otherwise at all) shall be limited, to the extent that the cause of action related to our supply of the Services, at our option to: (a) supplying the Services again; (b) payment of the cost of having the Services supplied again; or (c) repaying to you any amount that you have paid in respect of the Services.

 

 

If through our negligence or wilful misconduct, we damage the Equipment beyond economical repair, our liability will be limited to the cost of providing a replacement with a product that is the same as or similar to the Equipment.

 

Any data or information that you may have stored on the Equipment shall remain your sole responsibility and we accept no liability for loss or corruption of such data howsoever caused. It is your responsibility to keep a record of any such data.

 

Nothing in this clause 5 shall apply so as to limit or exclude our liability for: (a) death or personal injury resulting from our negligence; (b) breach of any terms implied by statute; (c) any claim arising under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or (d) fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

In no circumstance shall we be liable to you for any indirect, special or consequential loss arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including any loss of business, revenue, profits, anticipated savings, goodwill or any other indirect or consequential loss or damage howsoever arising.

 

 

Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, all representations, conditions and warranties, whether express or implied (by statute or otherwise) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

We shall not be liable for any claim arising under this Agreement unless you give us written notice of the claim within 3 months of becoming aware of the circumstances giving rise to the claim or, if earlier, 3 months from the time you ought reasonably to have become aware of such circumstances.

 

 

Data Protection

 

1. We ask for your name and address and the other details set out overleaf (Personal Information) so that we can notify you when your Equipment has been repaired and so we can give you an efficient after-sales service. We may also send you text messages from time to time to alert you to new services that we may provide. By signing the questionnaire and using these Services you consent to our use of your Personal Information as described. If you do not wish to receive text messages at any time you should write to us at The Phone Guy.

 

 

General

 

1. We shall not be liable to you for any delay in or failure of performance of our obligations under this Agreement arising from any reason beyond our reasonable control.

 

2. Our failure to exercise or enforce our rights or the giving of any forbearance, delay or indulgence, will not be construed as a waiver of such rights under this Agreement or otherwise.

  

3. This Agreement sets out the entire agreement and understanding between you and us in connection with its subject matter. Nothing in this Agreement shall affect our liability in respect of any misrepresentation, warranty or condition that is made fraudulently.

 

4. This Agreement may not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing signed by or on behalf of you and us.

  

5. If any part of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable it will be severed from the rest of this Agreement so that it is effective to the extent that shall not affect the validity of the balance of the Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms.

 

6. Nothing in this Agreement shall confer on any third party any benefits under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

 

7. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

 

Payment can be made by Cash, Credit Card*, Debit Card* or PayPal*.

 

 

Prices

 

• Are subject to change. Promotional items state the price and duration and such prices only apply at the time of the promotion. All prices are inclusive of VAT and delivery charges except otherwise stated.

 

• No Fix, No Fee Policy – This does not cover all repairs, such as water damage and diagnostic. However, each case will be individually considered and a full refund will be handed out based on our discretion.

 

 

Non Refundable Repairs

 

A few of our repairs are non-refundable, this includes liquid damage repairs and/or liquid damage related repairs and diagnostics if you decide not to proceed with the repair.

 

 

Warranty

 

• All repair parts (with the exception of software related, battery and water damaged devices) come with different duration warranty. Screen replacement come with 12 month warranty(T&C apply), Battery replacement come with 6 months warranty, and any other servicing comes with 1 month warranty.. This excludes faults relating to physical or accidental damage or if the device is opened whilst in your possession. If the nature of the repair falls outside the terms of your warranty or guarantee, then you may incur a charge for the repair.

  

• Does not cover repairs on Wi-Fi Faults and accidental damage .

• If you take your device to a third party after it has been repaired by The Phone Guy this will void the warranty on your device. This includes both repaired and purchased devices. 

• All software related repairs will not be covered by our warranty.

• Only covers the original repair. For example, if you pay for a screen repair and the screen becomes faulty, you will be covered with a 1 year warranty. If any additional faults occur that are not related to the original repair this will not be covered under warranty and will need to be paid for.

 

Liability

 

• If your device is damaged beyond economical repair through our negligence or wilful misconduct, our liability will be limited to the cost of providing a replacement with a product that is the same or similar to your device. You have sole responsibility for any data store on your device and we accept no liability for loss or corruption of such data howsoever caused. It is your responsibility to keep a record of any such data.

 • When sending in a damaged device, our technicians will probably need to open up the device to either diagnose or repair it; this comes with an element of risk and may result in some minor damages to your device. We do everything possible to ensure this doesn’t happen, however, if it does happen and the damages are significant we will offer a replacement or repair.

 • We will not be responsible for any damage or fault caused by a previous repair.

 

 Repair Process and Delays

 

• We aim to repair your device within 24-48 hours of receiving it. Although 99.3% of all repairs get done on the same day, sometimes we encounter further issues that slow the repair down.

• If for any reason your repair will take longer, you will be notified with the reason and the estimated completion date. Alternatively, you can check the repair tracker to see if there have been any new developments in relation to your repair.

• If we need to order in new parts, the repair process may be delayed. We will keep you updated throughout the whole process.

• Please be aware diagnostics may take longer than usual repairs as our trained technicians take time to look at every element of the device and check for faulty parts.

• Please be advised we cannot guarantee your device will be repaired after we diagnose the fault. 97% of devices that we diagnose are repaired.

• Any Motherboard related repairs can take up to 7 – 14 days.

• Any Software related repairs can take up to 7 – 14 days.

• Any time estimate for completion of the repair service, which may be given to you, is an estimate only and does not form any obligation under the terms of this agreement.

• If we receive your device and we find there is nothing wrong with the device, we will send it back and refund you the difference. However, there will be a £9.99 handling fee deducted; this covers postage & diagnostic costs.

 

Additional Repairs

 

When you send your electronics  device in to us for a repair, it is rigorously tested by a number of different testers and departments, sometimes additional faults are found. If we find an additional fault with your electronics  device we will send you an additional repair payment request via email. It is your decision if you choose to proceed or not. If you choose to go ahead with the repair, once we receive payment, your electronics  device will be passed back to our technicians to continue work, if you choose to decline, we will stop work and send the electronics  device back as it is. If you have any queries about the additional repairs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

Water Proof Repairs

  

• Electronics devices that are sold as being waterproof are originally sealed in the manufacturer’s factory with special machines and special liquid proof gaskets.

• When we carry out a repair on a waterproof device that involves opening and closing the device we cannot guarantee that your device will be 100% waterproof after the repair process has been completed. We replace all gaskets required but only the manufacturers of the device have access to the specialised equipment required. However, we always use grade A parts and use the best possible techniques.

 

Testing

 

Our trained testers and technicians always test the device on arrival and before it is dispatched. We test many different aspects of the device, including the buttons, vibration, sound, cameras, charging port, Wi-Fi, speakers, signal, front screen, LCD display, power settings and much more, to ensure we don’t miss any faults and provide the best service possible.

 

Your Data

 

Please ensure your data is wiped or back up via your operating system before sending your device to us. Our repairs are done in a professional manner but we cannot guarantee data will be on the device on return to you. We do not offer a data recovery service. Pin Locks and passwords must be removed before you send your device to us. We advise that all Sim and memory cards be taken off the device before sending to us for repair.

 

Cancellations

 

• If you wish to cancel your repair, you must do this before we commence any repairs. We will fully refund your order if the request is made before any repair commences. We aim to carry out your repair on the same day your device is received. We are unable to cancel any repair that has already commenced.

• We reserve the right to make changes to this website and terms and conditions.

• We operate a no fix, no fee policy.

 

Weekend Service

 

• As office hours are restricted during the weekend our service will be slower than usual and we may take longer to respond to emails and messages.

 

Emailing & Messaging.

• We aim to answer all emails and messages within 24 hours. This may be slightly longer if you email or message us during a Sunday or Bank Holiday.

• Please note that messages left using our messaging app may result in a longer response time compared to emailing us directly on mattd@crystalcleariphonerepairs.co.uk

 

Blocked Devices

• At The Phone Guy we will not repair any device that has been blocked. The device will be sent back and the customer will be refunded, however, if it was sent in for a diagnostic or liquid damage this will not be refunded.

• If the device has no IMEI number then we will not repair the device. This is for security and warranty purposes, the device will be sent back and the customer will be refunded, if it was sent in for a diagnostic or liquid damage this will not be refunded.

 

Returns

 

We will attempt a re-repair on your electronics  device twice after the initial repair. If after this, the electronics  device is still faulty we will issue a refund (minus postage costs). We will need to see the electronics  device and make sure its faulty prior to issuing a refund. This does not include diagnostic and water damage related repairs.

 

Error 53

 

If we have carried out a liquid damage, screen or mother board related repair on any of the following devices and error 53 appears on the device, we will not be held accountable. This is an issue with Apple and not due to the repair carried out by The Phone Guy and it will not be covered by our warranty.

 

Devices Included

• Ipad mini and Air 2

• IDevice 5 

• IDevice 5c

• IDevice 5S

• IDevice 6

• IDevice 6 Plus

 We shall not be liable to you for any delay in or failure of performance of our obligations under this Agreement arising from any reason beyond our reasonable control.

 

Our failure to exercise or enforce our rights or the giving of any forbearance, delay or indulgence, will not be construed as a waiver of such rights under this Agreement or otherwise. This Agreement sets out the entire agreement and understanding between you and us in connection with its subject matter. Nothing in this Agreement shall affect our liability in respect of any misrepresentation, warranty or condition that is made fraudulently. This Agreement may not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing signed by or on behalf of you and us. If any part of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable it will be severed from the rest of this Agreement so that it is effective to the extent that shall not affect the validity of the balance of the Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. Nothing in this Agreement shall confer on any third party any benefits under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.