Mobile phone repair is expensive, but the process is simple and painless, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by researchers at Duke University, was published Tuesday in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
It found that people were willing to pay more to have their phones repaired at a professional than they were willing for a service at a convenience store, according the Associated Press.
A recent survey of 1,000 adults found that 76 percent of respondents said they’d pay for phone repair if it meant a better relationship with a friend, according ABC News.
That means people are willing to spend hundreds of dollars for a repair, the study found.
And a 2014 study found that more than half of Americans would pay $500 or more for phone repairs, according USA Today.
What’s a repair?
To start, you’ll need a phone that has been turned on.
If you can’t get your phone to work, you can check your carrier’s website to see if it has a repair program.
You can also try to contact the company directly.
In addition to the repair process, you may need to take a break from the smartphone for at least 24 hours, according AP.
Another option is to visit a phone repair shop, according Fox News.
It’s also a good idea to try to get the phone serviced at a nearby location.
If it’s an older phone, a local phone repair service may be able to get a fix for you.
“Phone service is expensive.
But it’s so simple,” Dr. Andrew Seidel, director of the Center for Health Technology Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, told the AP.
“There’s just one little thing you can do: If you can find a nearby phone repair facility, get it serviced.
You’ll be saving yourself $50 to $100 per month.
That could be the difference between a good relationship and a bad relationship.”
The AP’s Katherine Green, David Weigel and Jenna Johnson contributed to this report.