ORLANDO, Fla., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading tech repair brand uBreakiFix has partnered with Phone Medic, Kansas City’s largest and fastest growing technology repair company. Under the partnership, Phone Medic will operate as a franchisee of uBreakiFix at all eight existing locations throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas, as well as three new locations set to open over the coming months. The transition is expected to take place over the next 60 days.

Stores in Blue Springs, Independence, Kansas City North Oak, Kansas City Zona Rosa, Lawrence, Lenexa, Olathe, and Overland Park will retain local ownership and management while operating under the uBreakiFix brand. The partnership will provide the stores access to uBreakiFix’s state-of-the-art infrastructure, parts inventory systems, staff training, and strategic partnerships with leading technology companies, including Samsung and Google. Under the uBreakiFix brand, Phone Medic will also open three new brick-and-mortar locations in Raymore, Liberty, and Kansas City at 85th Ward Parkway.

Since 2009, uBreakiFix has grown organically by providing tech repair that is convenient, affordable, and most importantly, delivers an unmatched customer experience. uBreakiFix’s customer-centric business model aligns closely with Phone Medic’s commitment to creating value for its growing customer base.

“We were impressed with Phone Medic’s commitment to continual growth, innovation, and improvement and found that their team’s culture and core values aligned closely with our own,” said Justin Wetherill, president and co-founder of uBreakiFix. “This partnership offers our team the opportunity to serve new communities across Kansas City and the surrounding areas, knowing the local store teams share our dedication to quality and exceptional service. We are excited for continued growth alongside this incredible partner.”

Phone Medic’s founders, Paul and Mike Kushnir, built a similar high growth business, Wireless Lifestyle, which currently operates over 200 Sprint stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Under the leadership of CEO Christine Ricci, Phone Medic is expected to respond nimbly to meet market demand and grow exponentially under the umbrella of uBreakiFix.

“uBreakiFix is one of the industry’s most trusted brands and strives to offer the highest quality service at an affordable price,” says Ricci. “Our top priority is keeping people connected. Partnering with uBreakiFix best positions us to support consumers and businesses with the very best, while fueling both organizations for tremendous future growth.”

uBreakiFix was founded in 2009 by millennial duo Justin Wetherill and David Reiff, who later partnered with Eddie Trujillo to transition their Internet-based brand to a brick and mortar model. By offering convenience, accessibility, and unparalleled customer service, uBreakiFix filled a gap in the repair marketplace and has since emerged as an industry leader in growth, service offerings, and authorized partnerships. Today, uBreakiFix has more than 385 locations across the U.S. and Canada, as well as strategic partnerships with leading technology companies, including Samsung and Google.

uBreakiFix services anything with a power button, including smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, drones, hoverboards, and everything in between. To date, uBreakiFix has completed more than 4 million repairs. While common fixes include cracked screens, software issues, and camera issues, the brand offers support for most technical problems on any electronic device, regardless of make or model.

For more information about uBreakiFix or to view a service menu, visit https://www.ubreakifix.com.

About uBreakiFix
Founded in 2009, uBreakiFix specializes in the repair of small electronics, ranging from smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, and everything in between. Cracked screens, software issues, camera issues, and most other problems can be repaired by visiting uBreakiFix stores across the U.S. and Canada. Since 2016, uBreakiFix has served as the exclusive walk-in repair partner for Google Pixel customers. In 2017, uBreakiFix expanded the partnership to include exclusive after sales support for Google Pixelbook customers. In 2018, uBreakiFix became a Samsung Care authorized service provider offering same-day, in-person support for Samsung Galaxy customers across the U.S. In 2018, uBreakiFix also ranked #18 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, #1 in the Electronics Repair category, and #1 on the Top New Franchises list. For more information, visit http://www.ubreakifix.com.

About Phone Medic
Founded in 2014, Phone Medic is privately owned with corporate offices in Overland Park, KS. Phone Medic specializes in technology repairs including smartphone, tablets, iPads, computers and drones, in addition to accessory and device sales. With nearly 35,000 customers served in the past two years within stores across Kansas and Missouri, Phone Medic will soon be opening stores in Raymore, Kansas City and Liberty. For more information, visit www.PhoneMedic.com.

For more information, contact:
Molly White
(404) 510-0491
molly@seesparkgo.com

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