It’s happened to most of us. You’ll be at a bar, at work, or simply standing in your driveway and it happens. The moment we all dread – your phone slips from your grasp, and seems to fall in slow motion, until it crashes facedown into the floor. Eventually, you muster enough courage to bend down and pick it up, only to come face to face with that which you feared most – a cracked screen.
For many of us, the process of getting our screen replaced is expensive. Not only does the screen replacement itself cost a lot, but the process is also time consuming. Because of this, a lot of us tend to put off taking our screens to get fixed in a bid to save some money and time. You’ll convince yourself that the damage “isn’t that bad” or “nobody else can see it”. However, regardless of whether the crack is miniscule or monstrous, one thing is for sure – the more you use your phone in this state, the more damage you’ll be doing.
Why you shouldn’t use a phone with a cracked screen
- Goodbye to your touchscreen
The first malfunctioning feature you’ll notice will probably be your touchscreen. Suddenly your password won’t enter as easily, and you have to punch in the numbers a few times before it registers. If you’ve got fingerprint access to your device, you’ll realise that this too will become a problem. But, it gets worse. If you insist on using your phone with a cracked screen, not only are you exposing yourself to small glass splinters, but you’re also putting your device at further risk. Oils, debris and dust are now able to get inside your phone – which could result in further internal damage.
- Goodbye to protection
This is an obvious one. A screen is a fundamental feature in protecting the internal parts of your device from any external damage. Bearing this in mind, something as simple as spilling a drop of water on your device, or wiping your phone screen with a wet wipe, makes your phone vulnerable to permanent damage.
- Goodbye to easy reading Not only is the crack a terrible sight to look at – probably making you cringe every time you pick up your phone – but now even something as simple as watching a series or reading an online article becomes a mission.
Huawei has the answer
Sooner or later, you’re going to have to face the music and get your screen seen to. Luckily, Huawei has gone the extra mile for cash-strapped consumers who find themselves with cracked screens. From 1 – 31 August 2019, Huawei will be offering screen replacements for R699. The price includes labour, VAT, and other fees, which saves Huawei users just less than R1,000 on the usual price. This special offer also includes a new Huawei battery and a 90-day workmanship warranty on your new screen.
The promotion applies to any of the following Huawei models: P8 lite (2017), P8 lite, P9 lite, P20 lite, P Smart 2018, P Smart 2019, P 10 lite, Y7 2018 and Y6 2019. The special runs on a first come, first served basis, with 95% of repairs expected to take a mere 24 hours. The fastest turnaround time will be at the Huawei Service Centres.
The promotion is available at Huawei Service Centres, selected Vodacom Repair Centres, and selected CelluCity Authorised Service Centres. All repairs take place on site, and do not require any pre-bookings. However, you are welcome to book your spot for this great deal by heading over to the Huawei website https://consumer.huawei.com/za/support/reservation/.
For more information, you can contact the Huawei Hotline on 0860 86 1111 or go to the .
Location: Huawei Service Centres
|Johannesburg||Shop H37G,The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Melrose North 2196|
|Cape Town||Shop 96, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City Cape Town|
|Cape Town||Shop G 231, Somerset Mall, Centenary Dr, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130|
|Durban||SHOP U91, Cornubia Dr, Mount Edgecombe Country Estate 2, Mount Edgecombe, 4302|
Location: CelluCity Authorised Service Centres
|Pretoria||The Grove||Shop L50, The Grove Shopping mall, cnr Simon Vermooten & Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 0081|
|Johannesburg||Bedford Centre||Shop U37a Bedford Centre, Cnr Bradford Centre & Smith Rd, JHB, 2007|
|KZN||Pavilion||Shop 171 Pavilion Mall, Jack Martens Drive, Durban, 3629|
|East London||Hemmingways||Shop G37, Hemingways Mall, cnr Western Services Ave & Two rivers Rd, East London, 5241|
|Port Elizabeth||Walmer Park||Shop 33 Walmer Park, Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Cnr Main Rd & 16th Ave, Port Elizabeth, 6070|
|Cape Town||Constantia||Shop 22B, Constantia Village, Constantia Main Rd & Spaanschemat River Roads, Cape Town, 7806|
|Cape Town||Cavendish||Shop L31A, Cavendish Square, Viney Road Newlands, Cape Town, 7700|
|Cape Town||V & A Waterfront||Shop 6193, V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Road, Granger Bay|
|Cape Town||Gardens||Shop 36, Mill Street, Gardens Shopping Centre, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001|
|Cape Town||Tygervalley||Shop 581b, Ent. 8 Tygervalley Centre, Bill Bezuidenhout Ave, Cape Town, 7530|
|Cape Town||Maitland||Unit 45, M5 Freeway Park, Upper Camp Road, Maitland|
Location: Vodacom Repair Centres
|Central||Vodacom Shop Repairs Kimberley||Shop 20A, New Park Centre, Cnr Bultfontein and Long Street, Kimberley|
|Central||Vodacom Shop Repairs Loch Logan, Bloemfontein (Superstore)||M FLOOR , Loch Logan Waterfront, Henry Street, Bloemfontein|
|Central||Vodacom Shop Repairs Mimosa Mall, Bloemfontein (Superstore)||Shop U2, Mimosa Mall, 131 Kelner Straat, Brandwag, Bloemfontein|
|Central||Vodacom Shop Repairs Vodacentre, Bloemfontein||3 Collins Ave, Westdene, Bloemfontein|
|Eastern Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs Vincent Park, East London||Shop L18, Vincent Park Shopping Centre, Devereux Avenue, East London|
|Eastern Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs George||Shop 95, Garden Route Mall, Knysna Road, George|
|Eastern Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs Langeberg Mall, Mosselbay||Shop 18A, Langeberg Mall, Mosselbay|
|Eastern Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs Port Elizabeth (Superstore)||Superstore,Shop 115, Greenacres Shopping Centre food court,Ring road,Port Elizabeth,6045|
|Eastern Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs Umtata||No.26 Madeira Street, Mthatha, 5099|
|Kwazulu-Natal||Vodacom Shop Repairs Durban (old fort)||121 Old Fort Road, Durban|
|Kwazulu-Natal||Vodacom Repairs Durban Hub||Unit 19, Thynk Industrial park, Cnr Nandi and Brickway, Briardene, Durban|
|Kwazulu-Natal||Vodacom Repairs Port Shepstone||13 Connor Street, Port Shepstone|
|Kwazulu-Natal||Vodacom Repairs Umhlanga||5 Zenith Drive, Shop 8 Shop 8 Il Palazzo, Umhlanga, Durban|
|Limpopo||Vodacom Shop Repairs Polokwane||Shop 19, Lifestyle Centre , Cnr market and Landros Marais Rd, Pietersburg|
|Mpumalanga||Vodacom Shop Repairs Nelspruit||No 4 Russel Street, Nelspruit CBD, Nelspruit|
|Mpumalanga||Vodacom Shop Repairs Witbank||Shop no 225, Highveld Mall Cnr of N4 & Mandela Drive Witbank|
|Northern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Centurion||Shop 131 A, Centurion Centre, Cnr Hendrik Verwoed & Heuwel Street, Centurion|
|Northern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Menlyn (Superstore)||Shop LF45/46, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre Atterbury Road, Menlyn Park, Pretoria |
|Northern Gauteng||Vodacom Repairs Menlyn Alisom HQ||17 Impala Avenue, Highway view, Doringkloof, Centurion|
|Northern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Mmabatho||Shop 29A Mega City, Shopping Complex, cnr Mangope and Sekame Street, Mega City, Mmabatho|
|Northern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Potchefstroom||Shop 47, Cnr of Nelson Mandela & Mbeki drive, Mooirivier Mall, Potchefstroom|
|Northern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Value Mart, Rustenburg||Shop no 2, Value Mart, Augrabies Street Rustenburg|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom Repairs Alberton||New Market Mall, Shop 33, Ring road,Alberton|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Eastgate (Superstore)||Shop U5 upper level ,Entrance 5 Easts gate shopping centre Bradfield Road, Bedfordview|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Fourways||Fourways Mall|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Lakeside Mall, Benoni||Shop U40 Lakeside Mall, Tom Jones Road, Benoni|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom Repairs Sandton City, Sandton||Sandron City|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Jabulani, Soweto||Shop no 70, Bolani Street, Jabulani Mall, Soweto|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom Shop Repairs Vanderbijlpark||139 Rossini Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark|
|Southern Gauteng||Vodacom World, Midrand (Destination Store)||Shop 8, Vodacom World, 082 Vodacom Boulevard, VodaValley, Midrand|
|Western Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs Century City, Canal Walk (Superstore)||Shop 118, Lower Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Entrance 4, Century City, Cape Town|
|Western Cape||Vodacom Repairs Cape Town Hub||Unit 17 Maitland Bus. Park, Mowbray Road, Maitland, Cape Town|
|Western Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs Somerset West||Helderberg Village Walk, Shop 23, Mainroad, Somerset West, 7130|
|Western Cape||Vodacom Shop Repairs Tygervalley||Shop 118, Lower level, Tygervalley Mall, Tygervalley 14 Oxford street, Tygervalley|