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I expect carriers to have replacement repairs at a fair price in the near future...here are a few replacements that I have found! What do you guys think, and yes insurance is a way to go, but I feel replacements may be a way for some as well as carriers repairs soon!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-i93...+lcd+digitizer

 

http://www.xphoneparts.com/china-who...ent_p3952.html

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy...pd_sim_sbs_e_3

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GT-i93...pd_sim_sbs_e_1

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Wow those are some pretty expensive parts!

Try telling a friend who wanted me to fix his broke screen on an international GS2 that the digitizer and glass combo is 200. Even if you didn't have insurance on your phone with Sprint it would cost 35 for a repair which is cheaper than most of those parts for the GS3.

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Try telling a friend who wanted me to fix his broke screen on an international GS2 that the digitizer and glass combo is 200. Even if you didn't have insurance on your phone with Sprint it would cost 35 for a repair which is cheaper than most of those parts for the GS3.

 

I wouldn't expect Sprint to keep the $35 repair fee for much longer. Parts for the new smartphones are simply becoming too costly to be able to subsidize like this anymore.

 

I see Sprint going back to the way it used to be, or something similar. Different costs depending on the damage. With Screen repairs/replacements going back to the $100-200 range. As it is now, the $35 for any repair or potentially an entire replacement just isn't sustainable.

 

 

Fun Fact: The monthly TEP cost that many customers pay entirely subsidizes the cost of all service and repair operations that Sprint has. With parts costing more from the OEMs though, I can't see that staying the same, even with the increased cost for TEP on the newer high end phones.

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Fun Fact: The monthly TEP cost that many customers pay entirely subsidizes the cost of all service and repair operations that Sprint has. With parts costing more from the OEMs though, I can't see that staying the same, even with the increased cost for TEP on the newer high end phones.

 

As long as it makes the money to cover the bills, I don't see this getting changed drastically in the near future. Probably nothing more than just an incremental increase here and there.

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I wouldn't expect Sprint to keep the $35 repair fee for much longer. Parts for the new smartphones are simply becoming too costly to be able to subsidize like this anymore.

 

I see Sprint going back to the way it used to be, or something similar. Different costs depending on the damage. With Screen repairs/replacements going back to the $100-200 range. As it is now, the $35 for any repair or potentially an entire replacement just isn't sustainable.

 

 

Fun Fact: The monthly TEP cost that many customers pay entirely subsidizes the cost of all service and repair operations that Sprint has. With parts costing more from the OEMs though, I can't see that staying the same, even with the increased cost for TEP on the newer high end phones.

 

Before I pay Sprint 200.00 to repair I'd send it to Samsung next day there and back for 178.50. Not to mention the cost for some parts in my second link was 25.00....really!

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Before I pay Sprint 200.00 to repair I'd send it to Samsung next day there and back for 178.50. Not to mention the cost for some parts in my second link was 25.00....really!

 

Yeah, about that. The glass is fused to the display on the GS3, so that $32.99 replacement glass is worthless.

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Yeah, about that. The glass is fused to the display on the GS3, so that $32.99 replacement glass is worthless.

 

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-Teardown/9391/1

 

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-Teardown/9391/2

 

http://samsung-updates.com/3149-video-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-disassembly-diy-repairs/

 

It's "Not" for the faint of heart for sure Scott, and to avoid warranty issues $178.50 next day air round trip to Samsung is a fair deal considering Sprint has charged 25.00 next day air shipping! No 132.00 yearly deductible needed. Now if you are worried about other issues like loss/theft or water damage keep your TEP.

 

This thread was only meant to alert people to other alternatives to TEP, and to show how cheap the replacement parts can be for repair. I don't feel that you should have to sent your phone in when the phone works with a cracked screen. That's my personal opinion, and I list the reasons why I feel that way

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