Lincoln Park Staff

Free Coffee & Donuts from Firecakes Donuts

Moving to a new location means we’ve got a whole bunch of new neighbors for you to enjoy while we repair your device! We’ve taken a quick liking to Firecakes because:

  1. They are friendly and awesome.
  2. We really like donuts.
  3. We also like coffee. In fact, we’re all kind of addicted.

FREE Donuts & Coffee

Free donuts and coffee
Free Donuts & Coffee

This is why we are so excited to feature Firecakes’ donuts and coffee during our Grand Opening celebration! From April 1 – 14 we will offer FREE coffee and donuts at our shop . Here is who is allowed to partake in this delicious treat:

  1. Everyone

You’ll notice that did not say, “our customers”. Of course, our customers are included in “everyone” so we hope they’ll indulge. Own or work at another Lincoln Park business? Come on down and enjoy donuts & coffee. Coming down to shop for shoes? Come in and enjoy. Did we mention they’re free?

I could continue doing this for a long time but I’ll spare you. If you’re reading this, you’re included in “Everyone” so please come in, grab a treat and some liquid energy and say hello. We’d love to meet you.

Now a bit more about Firecakes…

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Firecakes makes donuts exciting (as if donuts needed any help) by offering small-batch donuts made in-house! They started in River North, and opened up their Lincoln Park location in January of 2016. They’ve got some out-of-this-world donut flavors, like Red Velvet, Coconut Cream, and Espresso, but they take donuts to the next level with their Giant Birthday Cake donut.

Even more impressive is their Ice Cream Donut Sandwich. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve envied it from afar, and it is exactly what it sounds like. A tasty donut cut in half with ice cream in the middle. There has never been a tastier way to spend some time while your phone gets fixed!

Great donuts are only part of their attraction. They also brew great coffee by La Colombe. Americano? Check! Latte? Check! Cold Brew? Probably a check but be warned that I might have cleaned them out because I love it so much.

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Coffee makes us fix phones twice as fast.

We love Firecakes not only for their amazing treats, but for their originality and friendly team. At Jet City we believe in doing what we do well while striving to create a comfortable, unique space for our customers. We are always interested in supporting other businesses that do the same, which is why we think you’ll love Firecakes too! Come sample their donuts and coffee during our Grand Opening from April 1 – 14, and I bet you’ll want to pay them a visit again after.

Lincoln Park Staff

The World’s Best iPhone & iPad Repair Shop Has Moved!

You are already aware of our amazing and easy iPhone & iPad repair service if you’ve been to our Lincoln Park store in Chicago,

Haven’t been to see us before? You should know we don’t just fix your cracked screen, replace your battery, repair a charging port or offer a dozen other services. We have the most fantastic people working for us! They turn the pain and suffering of a broken device into a truly remarkable experience.

Don’t take my word for it – I’m biased. Just spend a little time checking out what people say about us on Yelp.

But there was one problem with our old location on Southport & Fullerton: We had outgrown it. We were like tuna stuffed into a sardine can. So we’ve moved 1 mile straight east on Fullerton Ave to 2425 N Clark St. The new “can” is much bigger and allows our delicious service to be served up on a sufficiently large platter.

Jet City's New iPhone & iPad Repair Location in Lincoln Park

We picked this new location for two main reasons:

  1. Enable our technicians to do even better work because they finally have a bit more space.
  2. Be an even more enjoyable space for our customers.

There’s one important thing you should be aware of if you’ve never had your iPhone fixed: You won’t have your iPhone to entertain you while you wait! Our service is fast (usually 20-30 minutes) but that still leaves 20-30 minutes for you to entertain yourself.

To that end we provide books, games, and a few other amenities in our store (like free coffee), but the real benefit of this new location is that it’s in the heart of Lincoln Park. We’re surrounded by amazing shops & restaurants! Fantastic coffee! Donuts!  Cupcakes!

I really should have just said, “Donuts & Cupcakes,” because when you realize that we’re one block away from Molly’s Cupcakes and Firecakes Donuts, well, you might want to break an iPhone or have your daughter smash your iPad just so you can come down and see us.

Lincoln Park Staff
Our Amazing Lincoln Park Technicians
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Big Breakfast Plates at Couzin’s Cafe

Bellevue has some fancy places to enjoy breakfast, but sometimes you just want to grab some grub. You know what I’m talking about. Not flashy, hip, chic or modern. Sometimes a tiny waffle on a plank of wood just won’t cut it. That’s why during our last Jet City meeting shop meeting, we went to Couzin’s Cafe in Kirkland (what better way to discuss the business of fixing iPhones & iPads for people than over a stack of pancakes and a bottomless coffee).

Sure, it isn’t in Bellevue, but it’s not that far either. Plus, You’ll be hard pressed to find this sort of eatery in a city that houses the Bravern and Microsoft. The unassuming cafe sits right off NE 85th ave., next to Pub 85. A mere 15 minute drive from Jet City’s Bellevue store. If you blink, you’ll miss it, and I’m guessing that’s how the locals like it. You won’t find crowds of youngsters or large families piling in here. This is a real working class diner. “Shut up, and eat,” but with a smile.

You won’t find crowds of youngsters or large families piling in here.

The first thing I noticed was Couzin’s extensive selection of pancakes. Actually, that’s not true. The first thing I noticed was the cool fork-person holding the salt and pepper shakers, then the pancakes. Blueberry pancakes, banana pancakes, chocolate chip, and coconut pancakes. You want it: they probably have it. They all come in threes, and they’re all huge. You’ve been warned.

We ordered a cinnamon roll which is large enough to share with a friend, or just big enough to feel really good/guilty for enjoying it alone. The service was friendly and fast. My coffee mug, despite my best efforts, never dropped below half full (I’m the optimistic type). The dedicated coffee station next to our table was not only quaint and charming, but also ensured that everyone in the dining room would have the hottest coffee in an instant. I burnt my tongue.

The food was big and delicious. The place was cozy and warm. The bill was not very high. If you’re heading in to get your phone fixed, and you’re looking for a big plate of greasy spoon comfort food, consider stopping by Couzin’s Cafe in Kirkland. And get the cinnamon roll. You’ll thank me for it.

The service was friendly and fast.

Lincoln Park Staff

Kick the New Year’s Resolutions to the Curb. It’s Doughnut Time.

Hey, neighbors!

While setting up the new Jet City Device Repair location in Bellevue, we thought there was no better way to become acquainted with the city than stuffing our faces with delicious fried dough from Top Pot Doughnuts. Top Pot is a great place for our customers to grab a cup of coffee and a snack while we fix their iPhones and iPads. If you find yourself in Bellevue for any reason, you should stop by and enjoy some hot coffee, house-made sandwiches, and, of course, a doughnut or five.

Nestled at the base of the western residential tower at Washington Square is one of the doughnut chain’s over 20 locations. And what a gorgeous location it is. The cafe has a way of urging you to slow down and enjoy the simple things life has to offer. Inside, you’ll find all the classic trappings of a Top Pot cafe. I love the vintage eatery/library feel that Top Pot has crafted. To me, it’s the perfect blend of working class and sophistication. It’s warm, comfortable and extremely inviting. Whether you’re grabbing doughnuts on the go or settling in to get some work done, it’s always a joy stepping into the store and stepping back in time.

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While getting your doughnut fix, you’re bound to see some cool football memorabilia. Like a signed Russell Wilson jersey and, of course, a few 12 flags. They are the official doughnut of the Seattle Seahawks, after all. If children’s music is your thing (and why wouldn’t it be?), musician Caspar Babypants makes regular appearances here. Pick up his CD inside or visit his site to learn when you can catch his next free live show. We can be banana bread!

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Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good doughnut every so often, but I LOVE me some hot coffee. Perhaps the underappreciated hero of the cafe’s menu, Top Pot puts just as much effort into their coffee as they do they doughnuts. Their coffee is sustainably grown and hand-roasted in small batches. They aren’t kidding when they say “Hand-forged Doughnuts & Coffee.” The full-service coffee shop offers everything from delicious drip to an Ovaltine latte. They also have an Ovaltine cream doughnut to pair it with. Prepare for the nostalgia bomb.

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Whether you’re in town shopping or you live here in Bellevue, you owe it to yourself to stop by our local doughnut shop. I know it’s still January, and we’re all still desperately clinging to those New Year’s resolutions (I’m looking at you, running shoes), but treat yo’self. For real. Slow down a bit. Grab a doughnut and a hot cup of coffee and enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures.

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Lincoln Park Staff

What Sets Us Apart

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is, “Why is your repair service better than your competitors?”

Let me say that there are other good repair companies out there. But I truly believe what sets us apart is our core philosophy:

To make people’s lives better. Our employees, our customers, and our investors – in that order.

If we create happy and motivated employees, we’ll have happy customers. Happy customers lead to a solid bottom line.

Looking at our Yelp reviews, with a 4.5 or better rating at each of our stores with over 1250 customer reviews, it’s clear this strategy is working.

Our Employees

Our Lincoln Park iPhone & iPad Repair Experts
Our Lincoln Park Staff

We pay an industry leading $17/hr, offer health and dental insurance, paid vacation, and a 4 day work week for all of our technicians.

We’ve also dedicated massive time and energy to creating a great hiring process to find people that not only are great at fixing phones and taking care of customers, but are also wonderful to work with. This interview process involves several rounds but the one that everyone loves? We have a board game night for the top candidate before formally offering them a position. Who doesn’t want to work for a company that plays board games as part of the interview process?

Our employees are empowered to make decisions. You won’t find a lot of bureaucracy at Jet City. We hire good people, train them, and then trust them to make their own decisions on how to best take care of customers. Do we always get it right? Nope. No company is perfect. But we believe a mistake you learn from is called training. You won’t get in trouble for that. (It’s the person that keeps making the same mistake over and over that we have problems with.)

Communication! We still have a ways to go on this front but, thanks to Basecamp, we’ve made massive strides over the past couple of years in making sure everyone in the company is well aware of what’s going on and why decisions are made. This communication is also critical in helping our geographically separate stores share best practices.

Our Customers

Our focus, beyond just providing a great repair, is to make the entire process as easy, fast, and pleasant as possible for our customers. Consider these facts:

1. We almost always have same-day appointments available. No waiting a week to get in for your repair.
2. iPhone get fixed in just 20-30 minutes.
3. Each store has fun activities while you wait (because you won’t have your phone to play with).
4. Because we hire great people, you’ll genuinely enjoy talking with our technicians. They’re not just a bunch of phone fixing nerds. They are phone fixing nerds with great personalities.
5. We give a lifetime guarantee on our work.

But you shouldn’t take our word for this service. You should check out what our past customers actually have to say. You can see a bit of that here, here, and here.

Lincoln Park Staff

iPad Mini Giveaway!

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To celebrate our new Bellevue store, we’re doing an iPad Mini giveaway! Here are the details:

You can enter up to 4 times, once by each method:

  1. In Store – stop in and drop your name in our jar! 
  2. Facebook – Like us and post a fun photo of why you need an iPad with the hashtag #jetcityipad
  3. Twitter – Follow us and post a fun photo of why you need an iPad with the hashtag #jetcityipad
  4. Instagram – Follow us and post a fun photo of why you need an iPad with the hashtag #jetcityipad

If you win you must be able to pick up the iPad in person at our Jet City Device Repair Bellevue location.  Entry deadline January 31st.

We look forward to your photos! 🙂


Jet City Device Repair specializes in quick and easy iPhone and iPad repair, but they are not your average repair shop.  The boutique like setting sets them apart from competitors.  Comfortable lounge areas and free coffee add to the overall pleasant experience you get visiting any of their stores.

With an appointment, customers can get their iPhones fixed in as little as fifteen minutes.  They offer lifetime warranties on all their repairs, glass protection plans for iPhones, as well as a line of protective cases and tempered glass screen protectors.

The store will be open Monday through Friday from 10 to 7, and Saturday 10-5.  Although walk-ins are accepted, customers can book appointments online at www.jcdrepair.com for faster service.

For more information about the new Bellevue location, contact Zoe at marketing@jcdrepair.com or call the store at (425) 209-0105.

The first Jet City Device Repair location opened in Seattle in 2007, since then the company has grown to seven locations in Chicago and the greater Seattle area.  Their elevated approach to traditional repair shops continues to delight customers and add to their success as they continue to expand to new locations.

 

Lincoln Park Staff

Free donuts and an iPad Mini giveaway to celebrate our new Bellevue location!

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Our new Bellevue store is now open!  We are located at 968 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, in the City Square Apartment building. There is even free retail garage parking available! 

To celebrate our move into this new neighborhood we are having free coffee and donuts every morning this month at our new store, Mon-Sat, 10am-Noon .  We hope you will come by and say hello!

In addition we thought it would be fun to have an iPad Mini giveaway! Here are the details:

You can enter up to 4 times, once by each method.  If you win you must be able to pick up the iPad in person at our Jet City Device Repair Bellevue location.  Entry deadline January 31st.

  1. In Store – stop in and drop your name in our jar!
  2. Facebook – Follow us and post a fun photo of why you need an iPad with the hashtag #jetcityipad
  3. Twitter – Follow us and post a fun photo of why you need an iPad with the hashtag #jetcityipad
  4. Instagram – Follow us and post a fun photo of why you need an iPad with the hashtag #jetcityipad

Thanks for celebrating with us!

Lincoln Park Staff

Our new Bellevue store is now open!

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We are very excited that our fifth store in the greater Seattle area is now open in Bellevue!  Our official grand opening is January 2nd, and to celebrate we are going to have free coffee and donuts Monday-Friday from 10-Noon for the whole month of January! We hope you’ll stop in and say hi!  Appointments are already available to book through our website www.jcdrepair.com.

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In addition to the coffee and donuts we are also running an iPad Mini giveaway! We’ll also be launching that at the beginning of January, with three chances to enter (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!). Stay tuned for details on social media, or stop in our store in January to enter!

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Our Bellevue team is led by our Store Manager Vinny, who used to be part of our Redmond team.  He is very excited to have our new store up and running, and being part of the Bellevue community.  The store is located at 968 100th Ave NE, and will be open Monday-Friday 10-7, and Saturday 10-5.  (425) 209-0105.

 

Lincoln Park Staff

Is your iCloud back up turned on?

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Don’t lose those moments…

One of the most stressful things about something happening to your phone is losing data.  Those photos you just took of your newborn, a family reunion, or even that perfect vacation you just got back from, often only exist in one place.  Your iPhone.  If iCloud is turned on, copies are saved on Apple’s servers, and your other Apple devices might also be able to access that photo stream.  But what if it’s turned off?  Not only did your phone just fall into a lake, but all those memories might be destroyed along with it!  When it comes down to it, an iPhone is replaceable, but your data isn’t. Continue reading “Is your iCloud back up turned on?”

Lincoln Park Staff

Looking for a Great iPhone/iPad Repair Teammate

Looking for a great place to work? How about a 4-day work week? Want health care? Maybe $17/hr plus bonuses? A company that’s growing and exciting to work for? Amazing co-workers?

Then you should apply to work for us. We’re looking for a great repair technician for our store in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

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