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Swisscom Repair Center: Mobile returned repaired in three hours

Bern, 29 August 2016

Broken mobile display or a defective volume key? Swisscom can help with problems like this quickly and reliably in its nine Repair Centres. The manufacturer's warranty remains valid. After successful tests in Zurich, Winterthur and Lausanne, Swisscom will be opening six more Repair Centres in the Swisscom shops in Lucerne, Geneva, Bern, Basel, Freiburg and St. Gallen by the end of the year.

But waiting days for a defective smartphone to be repaired is unpleasant for many customers despite the free replacement phone. Swisscom helps its customer quickly and easily in the nine Repair Centres: The mobile is working again within 24 hours – and on request in a maximum of 3 hours thanks to a fee-based express repair.


1000 repairs every month in the Repair Centres

Swisscom currently repairs over 16,000 smartphones a month - already over 1000 of these in the first three Repair Centres, where the concept was tested. Every fifth mobile bought at Swisscom will be repaired at least once. If the mobile is sent in, the repair takes on average nine days. “Our in-shop Repair Center is right here. Come in, leave it for repair and pick it up again a few hours later,” explains Helia Burgunder, Head Shop & Retail Channels. "Our customers value the fast, easy and competent service. Thanks to the certified specialists the manufacturer’s warranty also remains valid." Display repairs as well as battery and software problems are the most frequently resolved issues. Customers valued the service during the test phase: customer satisfaction in repairs rose sharply in the redesigned shops.


Growing customer need for mobile repairs

By expanding the offer, Swisscom is reacting to a growing customer need. The number of search queries for “mobile phone repair” on Google makes it clear that the interest in such services has grown steadily in recent years. Swisscom is currently the only Swiss mobile network operator offering such a service.


The Swisscom Repair Center at a glance:

Already open:

- Winterthur Stadthausstrasse

- Zurich Füsslistrasse

- Lausanne Haldimand

Opening by the end of 2016:

- 3rd of September: Lucerne

- 17th of September: Genève-Rive

- 1st of October: Bern Bubenberg

- 15th of October: Basel Greifengasse

- 29th of October: Freiburg

- 12th of November: St. Gallen Neugasse


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern