Google and Samsung have entered into a partnership with uBreakiFix to show solidarity towards healthcare workers and first responders that are battling COVID-19 on the frontlines. Both of the tech giants have come up with a commendable initiative wherein certain discounts are being offered along with free repairs.
Samsung’s program has been named ‘Free Repairs for the Frontline’ whereas Google’s program is called ‘Free Pixel Repair’. According to Samsung, its program will ‘provide free repair services for Samsung smartphones, including cracked screen and battery replacement, to all first responders and healthcare professionals through June 30’. If you meet the criteria, you will only have to pay a visit to the nearby uBreakiFix location or mail your Galaxy phone to enjoy the free repair. Samsung also offers a hefty 30% discount to first responders and health care professionals if they purchase from their website.
You will need valid health care or first responder credentials to enjoy this offer though. Moving forward, speaking about Google’s collaboration, uBreakiFix says, ‘An emergency responder or healthcare professional with a Google Pixel smartphone can present his or her ID badge at any of uBreakiFix’s more than 500 participating U.S. locations to receive one free repair, regardless of the device model or type of damage.’
These programs will, however, only provide one free service call per person. uBreakiFix has implemented enhanced safety protocols as a measure against the COVID-19 pandemic to curb the spread of the illness.