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You'll soon be able to walk in and out of a uBreakiFix store with a repaired Pixel or Pixel XL

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With Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL being the new kids on the block, the last thing buyers want is to have either of them damaged or broken. That might be why the search giant teamed up with uBreakiFix to offer walk-in repairs sometime in the near future.

uBreakiFix is not exactly the most well-known U.S.-based company, but it currently operates 240 locations in 187 cities across North America, with the company expected to have over 275 locations by the end of 2016. Regardless, every location will eventually be an option for those looking to get their Pixel or Pixel XL fixed, with owners possibly walking out of a store with a patched phone that very day.

If there is no physical uBreakiFix location near you, you can mail your device in for repairs.


“We are pleased to provide Pixel customers with the quality repair service and exceptional customer experience that have come to define our brand,” said uBreakiFix founder and CEO Justin Wetherill. “A broken device shouldn’t have to ruin someone’s day.”

The main thing to keep in mind are the costs of the walk-in repair service — getting your Pixel’s screen replaced will cost $130, while the price goes up to $150 for the Pixel XL. Furthermore, repairing the battery or charging port for either phone will cost $80.

The repair costs might not be the most affordable around, and folks might insist on sticking to an insurance plan, but the option for a walk-in repair will at least be available to Pixel and Pixel XL owners. Some might even take it upon themselves to get their phone fixed, an idea that is propelled by iFixIt’s recent Pixel XL teardown, which revealed modular parts that make it relatively simple to replace. However, getting there seems to be quite the risk, since the display assembly makes it difficult to open up the phone without incurring some sort of damage.

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