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

CityStore Address
JohannesburgShop H37G,The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Melrose North 2196
Cape TownShop 96, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City Cape Town
Cape TownShop G 231, Somerset Mall, Centenary Dr, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130
DurbanSHOP U91, Cornubia Dr, Mount Edgecombe Country Estate 2, Mount Edgecombe, 4302

 

Location: CelluCity Authorised Service Centres

Cellucity  Outlets
RegionStoreAddress
PretoriaThe GroveShop L50, The Grove Shopping mall,  cnr Simon Vermooten & Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 0081
JohannesburgBedford CentreShop U37a Bedford Centre, Cnr Bradford Centre & Smith Rd, JHB, 2007
KZNPavilionShop 171 Pavilion Mall, Jack Martens Drive, Durban, 3629
East LondonHemmingwaysShop G37, Hemingways Mall, cnr Western Services Ave & Two rivers Rd, East London, 5241
Port ElizabethWalmer ParkShop 33 Walmer Park, Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Cnr Main Rd & 16th Ave, Port Elizabeth, 6070
Cape TownConstantiaShop 22B, Constantia Village, Constantia Main Rd & Spaanschemat River Roads, Cape Town, 7806
Cape TownCavendishShop L31A, Cavendish Square, Viney Road Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
Cape TownV & A  WaterfrontShop 6193, V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Road, Granger Bay
Cape TownGardensShop 36, Mill Street, Gardens Shopping Centre, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Cape TownTygervalleyShop 581b, Ent. 8 Tygervalley Centre, Bill Bezuidenhout Ave,  Cape Town, 7530
Cape TownMaitlandUnit 45, M5 Freeway Park, Upper Camp Road, Maitland

 

Location: Vodacom Repair Centres

RegionStore NameAddress
CentralVodacom Shop Repairs KimberleyShop 20A, New Park Centre, Cnr Bultfontein and Long Street, Kimberley
CentralVodacom Shop Repairs Loch Logan, Bloemfontein (Superstore)M FLOOR ,  Loch Logan Waterfront, Henry Street, Bloemfontein
CentralVodacom Shop Repairs  Mimosa Mall, Bloemfontein (Superstore)Shop U2, Mimosa Mall, 131 Kelner Straat, Brandwag, Bloemfontein
CentralVodacom Shop Repairs Vodacentre, Bloemfontein3 Collins Ave, Westdene, Bloemfontein
Eastern CapeVodacom Shop Repairs Vincent Park, East LondonShop L18, Vincent Park Shopping Centre, Devereux Avenue, East London
Eastern CapeVodacom Shop Repairs GeorgeShop  95, Garden Route Mall, Knysna Road, George
Eastern CapeVodacom Shop Repairs Langeberg Mall, MosselbayShop 18A, Langeberg Mall, Mosselbay
Eastern CapeVodacom Shop Repairs Port Elizabeth (Superstore)Superstore,Shop 115, Greenacres Shopping Centre food court,Ring road,Port Elizabeth,6045
Eastern CapeVodacom Shop Repairs UmtataNo.26 Madeira Street, Mthatha, 5099
Kwazulu-NatalVodacom Shop Repairs Durban (old fort)121 Old Fort Road, Durban
Kwazulu-NatalVodacom Repairs Durban HubUnit 19, Thynk Industrial park, Cnr Nandi and Brickway, Briardene, Durban
Kwazulu-NatalVodacom Repairs Port Shepstone13 Connor Street, Port Shepstone
Kwazulu-NatalVodacom Repairs Umhlanga5 Zenith Drive, Shop 8 Shop 8 Il Palazzo, Umhlanga, Durban
LimpopoVodacom Shop Repairs PolokwaneShop 19, Lifestyle Centre , Cnr market and Landros Marais Rd, Pietersburg
MpumalangaVodacom Shop Repairs NelspruitNo 4 Russel Street, Nelspruit CBD, Nelspruit
MpumalangaVodacom Shop Repairs  WitbankShop no 225, Highveld Mall Cnr of N4 & Mandela Drive Witbank
Northern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs CenturionShop 131 A, Centurion Centre, Cnr Hendrik Verwoed & Heuwel Street, Centurion
Northern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs Menlyn (Superstore)Shop LF45/46, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre Atterbury Road, Menlyn Park, Pretoria                                            
                                    
Northern GautengVodacom Repairs Menlyn Alisom HQ17 Impala Avenue, Highway view, Doringkloof, Centurion
Northern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs MmabathoShop 29A Mega City, Shopping Complex, cnr Mangope and Sekame  Street, Mega City, Mmabatho
Northern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs PotchefstroomShop 47, Cnr of Nelson Mandela & Mbeki drive, Mooirivier Mall, Potchefstroom
Northern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs Value Mart, RustenburgShop no 2, Value Mart, Augrabies Street Rustenburg
Southern GautengVodacom Repairs AlbertonNew Market Mall, Shop 33, Ring road,Alberton
Southern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs Eastgate (Superstore) Shop U5 upper level ,Entrance 5 Easts gate shopping centre Bradfield Road, Bedfordview       
Southern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs FourwaysFourways Mall
Southern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs Lakeside Mall, BenoniShop U40 Lakeside Mall, Tom Jones Road, Benoni
Southern GautengVodacom Repairs Sandton City, SandtonSandron City
Southern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs Jabulani, SowetoShop no 70, Bolani Street, Jabulani Mall, Soweto
Southern GautengVodacom Shop Repairs Vanderbijlpark139 Rossini Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark
Southern GautengVodacom World, Midrand (Destination Store)Shop 8, Vodacom World, 082 Vodacom Boulevard, VodaValley, Midrand
Western CapeVodacom Shop Repairs Century City, Canal Walk (Superstore)Shop 118, Lower Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Entrance 4, Century City, Cape Town
Western CapeVodacom Repairs Cape Town HubUnit 17 Maitland Bus. Park, Mowbray Road, Maitland, Cape Town
Western CapeVodacom Shop Repairs Somerset WestHelderberg Village Walk, Shop 23, Mainroad, Somerset West, 7130
Western CapeVodacom Shop Repairs TygervalleyShop 118, Lower level, Tygervalley Mall, Tygervalley    14 Oxford street, Tygervalley