What you need to know about…Water Damage

A split drink, a dive into a cup of tea, a splash from the kitchen tap, a dip into the bath tub or a clumsy drop down the loo- you can guarantee that we’ve heard it all! All we ask is that you openly admit that your phone has been dropped down the toilet, that detail will honestly not go a miss! And yes, it does happen to the best of us. Luckily for you, that’s were we come in handy. We have the perfect guide to help you in this crisis if your phone decides to have a rainy day.

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First things first, you must turn off your phone immediately. Remove your sim card and memory card and dab off any excess water with a towel. Wrap the phone into a towel and leave until you can call into your nearest Uberfone store- sooner the better to avoid any potential corrosion inside. Our fabulous TEK Team can book your phone in for a specialist water damage treatment.

Secondly, all we can advise you to do is to not fall into these following myth methods. Do not think that HEAT will solve the situation. Setting your phone on a radiator or in the hot press will definitely increase the chance of further damage. The battery can overheat, melt and swell up- you really don’t want it to burst. Whether your phone is made of metal of plastic, the frame or phone itself can start to melt, this can be serious as most times it is difficult to regain the original shape of the frame. A combination of heat and moisture creates condensation which can cause screen damage- a costly mistake. These are nightmare situations when your phone is your right arm, but if you listen to us, your phone might just be saved in time.

Lastly, please save the rice for the dinner plate!! Do not fall into this trap of soaking your wet phone into a container of RICE. This is a pure myth and it causes more damage than what you think. Upon carrying out the water damage treatment, quite often our technicians will find random grains of rice clogging up the charging ports and headphone jacks which could add further costs on to the repair which you do not want. Mixed with moisture the grains can expand and be harder to remove. You need to seek the help of a professional phone technician as soon as possible who can give you more advice on what steps to take next.

It is simply a combination of being a lucky one, or listening to our advice that can potentially revive your phone to working order. Try to avoid storing your phone in your back pocket as 98% of the time it is the most common fault people make and can be a costly one at that! So think twice about the radiator or when you contemplate the rice method- these are not the solutions! ABORT MISSION!

If you know someone who needs a water damage treatment, call into your nearest Uberfone store as soon as you can! You can find us in: Abbeycentre (Newtownabbey), Bloomfield (Bangor), Buttercrane (Newry), CastleCourt (Belfast), Fairhill (Ballymena), Forestside (Belfast), Foyleside (Derry/Londonderry), Rushmere (Craigavon) and at Uberfone HQ (Dunmurry)  

You can also book an appointment with our TEK Team via the free Uberfone app!

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The Power of Charging on the Move!

At Uberfone, we understand how frustrating it can be when you run out charge whether it be during an important meeting or when you’re out and about during your next adventure. This is why we pride ourselves in providing you with a variety of awesome portable and cost friendly Power Banks. To explain a bit more about the range we have in store and online, our Sales Guru/TEK Team member John is here to give you a review on the three best Power banks that we have in stock! 1,2,3 start the wish-list!!

The Uberfone 2 in 1 wireless charger is an essential product if you need to charge your phone fast and on the go! With an amazing 8000mAh battery size it provides ample charging power for all phones. The average phone battery is just below 2000mAh in size, therefore this mean machine will give you 4 full charges! (WANT). The key feature of this product is its compatibility to allow wireless charging. What’s that? You have a phone that isn’t compatible for wireless charging? That’s where our fantastic wireless adapters come in handy priced at £2.99 it will allow an apple or android phone to become wireless charging. Alternatively, if wireless is not your cup of tea, you can still continue to charge via a lightning or usb cable. What if your friend also needs to charge their phone? Uberfone have got you covered as this power bank features 2 USB ports- sorted!! What if you’re in the dark and can’t see? Don’t panic as this also features a torch! With this, alongside the wireless functionality, you can charge three devices at once! An absolute steal for only £19.99!! Also comes in black or white.

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The PowerJam 3 in 1 power bank is an excellent product for the music lovers out there looking for something a bit more fun. First and foremost it is a power bank with an 800mAh capacity which will allow for up to 50% charge of the average phones full battery with the use of your charging cable- perfect for when you need that little extra boost to revive your phone. Another cool feature of this product is that it is also a speaker for your phone to use via an AUX cable. Picture this, you are doing some work and you need some extra inspiration but your phone is low on battery. Grab your PowerJam, and charge your phone whilst playing your music with no decrease in the percentage! It is called a 3 in 1 Power bank as it is a charger and speaker including a handy little stand to prop your phone up and double up as the AUX connector. Not forgetting the vibrant, fun colours (Pink, blue, black and white) and bargain price of £12.99, the PowerJam speaker is a winner in our eyes!

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The ultra thin standard Uberfone Power bank is our smallest and most basic one in the range. It features a 2400mAh capacity that will allow a full charge on the average phone battery with more to spare for several outings. This power bank comes with built in connectors for a micro USB and lightning ports so that you can charge on the move without the hassle of carrying around any extra cables! With its compact and sleek design, it is our most portable power bank to date! At a bargain price of £4.99 and available in black or pearly white, who can argue with that?!

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Drive in Style with Uberfone!

Ok, so you bought a new car and you’re thinking…how will I charge my phone?Where can I safely put my phone if I need to use google maps?How can I play some tunes from my phone?…We have all the answers to your questions and we can pimp yourrr rideeee!

These days, wherever you go, your mobile phone does also, as the features that some models have help us out throughout our daily routine. We not only specialise in phone covers and repairs, we also have a wide selection of phone accessories suitable for the car so that you don’t lose out with your phone on your journeys and adventures.

Charging on the Move 

Keep your phone or tablet full of charge and ready to go when you are in the car with our BWOO DOUBLE CAR USB! (£5.99) It connects to your cigarette lighter and along with one of our TRILINK iPHONE/ MICRO (£9.99) usb leads, you will have instant charge on the move!! You’ll not miss that call from your date or from the kids school!

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Easy Viewing with Universal Car Mounts and Stands

We understand the struggle you may have when it comes to using google maps whilst driving or being a delivery driver, or a taxi driver who are busy multitasking while keeping an eye on the road. Don’t panic anymore!! We have the best solutions for you. Try our SILICONE SUCKER (£5.00), it is a universal car mount that attaches with ease onto your windscreen or dashboard for quick viewing if needed. They come in a variety of colours if you want to match the interior of your car! (Yes, we are guilty for that too!) purchase for £9.99, lick it and stick it to your windscreen and drive!

In addition you could use the UBERFONE MAGNETIC AIR VENT HOLDER (£4.99) which simply attaches on to any vent openings in the car and the magnetic part attached onto your phone and they connect together to make…another phone holder!!

Alternatively, you could use one of our trusty Rubber Mat Stands (£2.49) which conveniently hold the phone securely while you rally around town!

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Get all the Action with the Car Cam

Our Dash Cam (£19.99) has got to be one of the best products that we stock in the car accessories range. It attaches on to the windscreen and allows you to record your journeys! It features a 4X digital zoom, Motion Detection, a built in microphone/speaker, HD, supports auto ignition boot and turn off shutdown control. We have been bought out by several taxi firms and drivers who generally want to protect themselves from any damages.

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Jive While You Drive 

We all love to pretend we are Beyonce or Freddie Mercury in the car so its only right that you should be able to play your favourite music when you are out and about. Our BWOO 3.5 AUX AUDIO CABLE (£4.99) can help you out with that! They are available to purchase in three metallic finishes- Silver, pink and gold and they look so chic in the car.  They have an antic knot feature, fast transmission and are compatible with most current phones on the market today! Connect it from your headphone jack to the aux port in the car and jive while you drive!!

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Gadget of the Month…

This month we welcomed with excited faces and open arms our new product, the VR BOX Headset! We are always on the search for the next best gadget that is budget friendly yet still unbelievably fun, so that’s why we are now stocking this amazing product that you will all enjoy using no matter what age you may be! With limited stock they are selling out fast and here’s why…

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Keep yourself entertained with the new VR BOX Headset and transport yourself into a virtual reality world full of fun and games! The main focus is to allow you to feel like you are part of a different world, experiencing a new version of gaming to a whole new level.

The product features a sleek yet solidly sleek design which makes it suitable for any age to play with. With Christmas around the corner before you know it, we recommend this product as the perfect gift this year! With the addition of strong head straps and and a comfy face cushioning, you will have fun exploring jungles, roller coasters and haunted mansions to name a few! The kids will love it and due to its’ robust and sturdy aesthetics, little hands will be able to handle it with ease.

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The VR BOX is compatible with any mobile phone that features a gyroscope function in order for the screen to rotate to give you the ultimate viewing experience! It is suitable for android and apple devices and can fit a phone size up to an iPhone 6 Plus model which makes this product suitable for most these days.

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How do I play games? It is simple, all you have to do is search for free ‘VR GAMES’ apps and download them then they are ready to go! There will be some you can pay for but we think the free ones are cool and easy enough to function. You can also download and watch 3D films for a more cinematic experience! Some games will be trial and error and there will be games better than others but luckily our awesome Uberfone team have been on the ball demoing the best games to you in-store. ( we have discovered who the big kids are!) You know who you are, LAURA! (cough, cough). Here is a list of free VR games that you can try when you purchase the VR BOX:

  • Lamper VR
  • Little VR Shooter
  • Need for Jump VR
  • VR Mac- Pan
  • Roller Coaster VR
  • VR Water Park
  • Jurassic VR
  • VR Player- allows you to watch Youtube in VR and any movies you download

Watch 3D movies in sbs (side by side) format or use sbs player to watch normal movies on your device. You can find 3D movies on Youtube, just search for 3d movies and when you find one, select in the setting ‘side by side’- sit back and relax!

 

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Are you the ultimate gamer?

Demo and purchase the VR BOX Headset at your nearest Uberfone store only £19.99!!!!!

Child Friendly Products From Uberfone

We understand that when you, the parent, purchase expensive mobile phones or tablets that you want to get the most out of. It is even more stomach churning when you realise after your splurge that you’ve bought this outstanding phone and have young kids at home screaming to watch kinder egg surprise on Youtube! What do you do now? Who do you turn to?

That is were we come in handy! You can still buy your nice shiny new phone and you’ll find Uberfone just around the corner! Our Accessory Gurus are fully trained in recommending the best products to protect your phone from damages, mostly caused by little hands.

With technology moving so rapidly these days and kids being born into a high tech world they seem to be familiar with tablets and phones from only a few months old (trust us, we know). Here is Sonya recommending the best products that we believe and trust in to make your phone and tablet stay with you for longer! We can all try and avoid to give children our phones and tablets, but lets be honest, it’s like fighting a losing battle sometimes!

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Heavy duty cases are literally the best case invented and highly recommended for parents with young children or… the simply clumsy. The case features a hard shell which your phone is incased in, a built in plastic screen guard and a rubber outer layer and are available in 6 vibrant colours which the kids will love If you’re scared of your child dropping it and it taking a tumble then this is a great product for you! The case makes you feel more at ease with letting your child use your device too.

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The iBuy case has been the most popular case for protecting an iPad model due to its child friendly features to every parents delight! The iBuy is available in a range of bright colours and are made from a sturdy rubber material that will give the iPad a bit of a bounce effect if dropped or have a tantrum and throw it which is rather accurate, right?! The built in soft handles make it easy for little hands to hold and it’s feet are chunky so that it can stand up for an enjoyable viewing experience! The cases are currently available for the iPad Mini models and iPad 2/3/4/ and iPad Air 1 & 2. Prices range from £17.99-£19.99 and you can bring your iPad model into the store to demo the product!

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If Sonya could recommend her favourite product for protection, it would have to be our Tempered Glass Screen Protectors and you’d be mad not to put one on your phone or tablet! If your child drops your phone, depending on the impact, this product will crack and chip before it gets to your phone screen. Not only will it limit the damage, it will limit the amount of heart attacks that you parents may have on a regular basis!! Protect it before you wreck it for £9.99 and we will even fit it for free!

None of our products are designed to fully save your device, however they are designed to limit the damage caused by accidental drops and physical wear and tear. Phones and tablets cost a fortune these days, but with the right guidance from us, you will have them for longer!

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STAFF FAVOURITES!

Gadgets, accessories, cases, chargers and action cameras are a few products to name a few that we offer and demonstrate every day. We aim to provide the best and coolest mobile phone and tablet accessories on the high street that make you as entertained as they do us! The Uberfone team wanted to share with you what their favourite Uberfone products are at the moment, all views are their own, and all opinions about the products are honest and true! So here we go, start prepping your wish lists because these goodies are just too good not to have!

Kicking us off, we have Helen who is currently loving the new Uberfone Wireless Bluetooth Speaker due to its handiness featuring a bluetooth connectivity allowing portable access around the house or on all your adventures! With 8 hours of battery life brilliant sound quality and at only £19.99 it’s a thumbs up from Helen!

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Our newest of the UberCrew is Daniel and his favourite product is our Pro Glass- Tempered Glass Screen Protectors because for him, using one of these on his phone will reduce the risk of a cracked screen when he is out and about. His advice? Protect it before you wreck it!! At a cost of £9.99 or £4.99 with our repair service, save your bank balance and try one for yourself!!

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Family man Damien currently finds the BWOO Display Multi Charger his best accessory at home. It features 8 USB charging ports ready for you to use any phone/tablet cable, but for Damien the best feature of this product was the cool display screen which shows you how much charge you have in your product! Perfect for families or those who have lots of gadgets to charge!!

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Jess is all about the fun & when new gadgets come in and she gets excited about it, we know it’s a good’un! Jess is obsessed with our new PowerJam 3 in 1 Power Bank, because of its three cool features that you wouldn’t get anywhere else! This product is both a wireless speaker, mobile phone stand and a power bank!! At an amazingly good price at £12.99 for three useful features we can understand and relate to the excitement. For Jess, the mobile stand is the best feature for her when in work she can watch Netflix on her break!

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Lynn is a girl that loves all things that glitter and shimmer, so naturally she was immediately attracted to the Uberfone Glitter Skins! (she was first to purchase one!) It is a sticker that you can apply to the back and front of the phone to give it that unique look instead of having a case! Lynn recommends using a clear gel case after the skin to get longer out of your sticker yet still protecting your mobile phone! Ranging from £4.99 the skins are available in all your favourite sparkly metallic colours for selected Samsung and iPhone models!

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We stock a wide variety of phone car accessories but a product that stands out for Michael is the Portable Car Camcorder at an amazing price of £24.99!! The product attaches on to the dashboard and records your car journeys. If you want to be extra careful in the car like Michael, then this is the product you need!!

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With his new Shiny Samsung S7 Edge Vick thinks he’s quite the looker, and even more so with his new Uberfone Wireless Charger! This product is portable with no wires and will charge anywhere, any place with QI compatible models when charged fully. Vick is man that does not like to be tied down to one place so having this in his pocket suits him and his bank balance perfectly at a steal of £9.99!

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Bluetooth Wireless Keyboards are the way forward and Laura is loving the compact features of it! You can carry it around with you and is compatible with your mobile phone and tablet. For only £24.99 and a computer on the go? Talk about handiness!

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See a gadget or accessory you like? All products featured here are available to purchase from any Uberfone store near you!!

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Gadget of the Month…

At Uberfone, we go wild for everything techy and you will see our eyes light up when new gadgets arrive! We are the ultimate geeks and when it comes to testing out the new products we are like kids in a playground (no really we get wayy too excited!)

With the highly anticipated comeback of ‘Pokemon Go’,  fanatics have been on their feet moving on the go, transporting themselves from the real world to the virtual world throughout the whole day and night. With this in mind, what will you do if your phone runs out of charge mid-battle? Unfortunately, you won’t be able to rely on Great Balls, but you can rely on an Uberfone PowerBank!!- Our worthy Gadget of the Month.

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The Uberfone PowerBank has launched into stores now! The device features a battery capacity of 2400mAh, which is perfect to give your phone that quick extra boost when you see the charge drop. We designed the power bank to have a sleek appeal featuring a slimline design making it as portable as possible to take around with you on your travels, especially when you ‘Gotta Catch Em’ All!’ Being the perfect size, it fits into your pocket or bag and is easy to carry around. The power bank is available in two basic colours- white or black however, we are hoping to launch more colours very soon! (keep your eyes peeled).

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Our power bank is suitable for both Apple and Android users as it features a lightning port and a micro usb port which covers a wide range of phones available on the market now! How’s that for handiness! Once fully charged, you can get up to one full day of charge on the power bank depending on how advanced your phone is. We wanted to create a power bank to suit everyone and save your phone in a time of need (we all know your life is over when your battery dies!) Just remember to put it back on charge when you can so that it is ready to go when you are. With the Pokemon hype back in full force, we have decided to do a special offer on these at £4.99! Could you really argue with that?! Cheap, portable, slimline, sleek design and fast charging on the go? YES PLEASE. Highly voted by the Uberfone team and a big thanks to our customer feedback, the Uberfone PowerBank is our GADGET OF THE MONTH. GET YOURS NOW!!

Make Uberfone your first stop for your phone and tablet gadgets, there is always something new and something fun! Check out your nearest Uberfone store to view our entire range of Power banks and accessories!

THE PERKS OF BEING AN UBERFONE CUSTOMER!

Our awesome members of the TEK team combined forces and have created the highly anticipated Uberfone App! We always aim to make your shopping experience that little bit better and with your feedback, the app has landed and has been a success since it’s launch a few weeks ago!

Discounts!! Everybody loves them, and every little helps sometimes! We want to honour our customers for their valued loyalty for trusting us as a company and for returning frequently for their mobile needs. As a big thank-you we would like to offer you to be a member of the Uberfone family.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO? All you have to do is complete two easy steps- 1. Download and 2. Sign up to the Uberfone App which is available for both Apple and Android devices.

THE PERKS? The rewards are epic! For your loyalty you will receive 20% off all accessories AND 10% off repairs FOR LIFE, like forever and ever! Endless discounts for you to treat yourself with! We have a continuous turnover of new stock so with each visit there is something new to choose from! All you have to do is show your sign up on the app at the till point and we will apply your discount.

Need your phone repaired? With the Uberfone App you can now book an appointment with a technician on a day of your choice and in a store that’s convenient for you! You can also browse the latest products and new collections on the app too! (Cue the wish lists!)

We are truly thankful for everyone who has used our services since we opened 5 years ago, and we aim to make your shopping experience as memorable as the last!

Don’t forget, we’ve got you covered!

The Uberfone Team x

The Best Holiday Accessories!

It’s holiday season and you’re thinking…‘I really want to bring that, but I’m scared of breaking it!’ Ignore the fear and follow Uberfone’s advice on what products to choose to ensure that you get the most out of your device!

First of all the most important thing you should do is buy a PRO GLASS screen protector from Uberfone. The benefits of having this additional protection on your screen are brilliant as they are designed to absorb most impact if the device is dropped or in a lot of cases…sat on. They are not designed to save your initial screen entirely, but they are there to limit the damage on your screen. So, beneficially, there will be no more worrying if little hands drop it, or if it falls off the sun lounger or simply being in your bag or pocket with other items! At a cost of £9.99 with free fitting, would you prefer that or £100+ for a new screen? We know what we would choose!

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Earphones!! You want some ‘me-time’ on holiday and theres no better feeling than relaxing by the pool blasting some tunes. Or perhaps you want to block out the sound of someone snoring on your flight? We have got you sorted. Our new BWOO ZIP EARPHONES are the perfect portable accessory to help keep you entertained. They come in three different colours costing £7.99 and you will stand out for all the right reasons with their funky design.

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HEAVY DUTY CASES are the best case that we have on our shelf and we recommend it to anyone who is clumsy, works in an industrial style job, if you have little children or in this case go away on holiday! This case features a durable shell with a built-in hard case and a rubber outer layer with a built-in screen guard for that extra bit of security! They range from £9.99 and are available for all iPhone models and iPad.

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Capture all the fun times with THE ACTION CAM. This is another cool accessory for your suitcase as it is portable and light in weight making it accessible for all those holiday adventures and tourist attractions. They are even waterproof meaning you can splash to your hearts content in the pool! Cheaper than a Go Pro but vastly similar, at a cost of £39.99 you can’t complain!

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The PHONE FAN  is quite possibly the best little gadget from our summer range. There is no need to charge it- it runs via your battery and attaches into your charging port! Instant cool off by the pool or sea! Available in five different colours and features a lightning adapter end and a micro usb end. At £2.99 it is the ultimate bargain!

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Our WIRELESS SPEAKERS are the talk of the summer bbq’s and parties due to their vibrant colours and immense quality of sound and reasonable price of £11.99. They function via Bluetooth making it easy to transport about wherever your summer adventures take you!

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THE ULTIMATE SELFIE STICK! Our newly designed 2 in 1 selfie stick also acts as a durable case. At a cost of £19.99 it’s not bad considering you are getting two products! The case elongates to a selfie stick giving you different levels of length for you to take the perfect holiday selfies!!

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We often feel the fear when we in a place we don’t know and you lose battery life. You CAN avoid this by investing a little ££s into a POWERBANK CHARGER from Uberfone!! Charge it before you leave and use when you run out of charge with no cables needed with you! These key-ring powerbanks are now on special offer at £4.99!! The perfect ‘to go’ accessory for those ‘on the go!’

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