Samsung now offerings in-person service for Galaxy phones in the US

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The electronics maker on Wednesday announced that it is partnering with uBreakiFix, an independent repairs chain, to bring same-day, in-person fix service for more users of various Galaxy handsets in the US.

Samsung plans to expand the program across the country to another 200 uBreakiFix shops by early 2019, allowing it to reach almost all the population in the continental US.

Samsung says that appointments can be booked online, or you can simply walk into a retail location and drop off your damaged Galaxy smartphone.

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Samsung said "the majority" of the continental United States population lives within a 30-mile radius of an authorized uBreakiFix service location.

According to Samsung, "walk-ins are always welcome" and uBreakiFix will offer "same-day repairs" for most issues. Samsung typically puts a one-year manufacturer's warranty on its Galaxy flagships. That's why all our pros are Samsung-certified and only ever use Samsung parts. While the engadget article states budget Samsung phones are out of luck, clicking the "Start your repair" button on the uBreakiFix website, shows phones like the S4, and even the j3 and j7 listed.

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets will the supported from the off, as well as the S8, S7 and S6 ranges. Samsung is far and away the most popular manufacturer of Android phones in the U.S., but, like the rest of its peers, it hasn't offered the kind of extensive support provided by Apple and its myriad "Genius Bars" across the country. Just consider buying a case first.

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