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How is mobile phone repairing services as a career option?

Date: 04 Mar 2016    Group: Career Guidance    Category: Other Jobs   

I want to start mobile phone repair services. However I have not received any training in this field. What type of courses should I complete for being successful in such career? Also how much initial investment is generally required for starting such ventures?

Author: Karthikeyan    04 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

I felt is a good idea to start a mobile phone service stores as there is a big demand for such stores nowadays. The number of smartphone sales in our country getting increased day by day. We already beat United states in the number of smartphone users and stand next to China in second position. The more number of smartphone sales n turn increase the need of more number of service shops.

Mobile repairing courses
Mobile repairing courses are offered by various universities across the country. Many top institutions and universities provide part time certificate courses in this sector to help people from background sector and helps them to become entrepreneur in this field.

Below are some of the institute offered courses in mobile repairing field.
2. Bangalore Mobile Repair Training Institute
3. Bangalore Laptop Mobile Repair Institute
4. Alfa Institute Of Mobile Technology
6. Some of the government ITI institutions
7. Some of the government polytechnic colleges

How much investment required?
Investment depends upon the locality where you want to start the shop. Shop rent, advance amount, spare parts require more investment. You can avail special loans provided by the government to start a mobile repair shop.

Author: [Anonymous]    04 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Mobile repairing is not a big career line but if one is greatly determined to have great career, he or she may have by putting required efforts and money.

Regarding courses required for this, there are many short term courses available for Mobile repairing and even people who are already in this service are accepting people to give proper training for the same at reasonable cost. But it is advisable to go for proper certification in the same if you want to have your own service center.

If we talk about investment, as per my knowledge, you will require an area for shop, basic infrastructure and furniture and lastly all tools required for mobile repairing. This will be initial investment and this can be increased as per the requirements later on.

Author: Juana    04 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Opening just a mobile phone repair service might not earn you enough money to be able to sustain. What I suggest is that you open a mobile phone service centre and alongside sell handsets also. You can also include selling of SIM cards, covers, cases, skins, screen protectors, chargers and batteries etc. This will bring in more customers and help improve your business.

There are 2 ways of opening a service centre –
1. Become professionally trained to be able to attend to customers
2. Hire/employ a technician who can repair mobile phones

Either way you will have to make an investment. If you want to run the show yourself you will first need to get trained and then find a place to setup shop. You will also need to buy/hire shop furniture and equipment to carry out repairs.

If you hire a person the training part can be ruled out, but you will still need to look at the other aspects mentioned above.

Suggesting a training institute at this point is impossible as you have not indicated your location. I suggest you inquire with ITIs located in your city. These institutions are known for professionalism, quality and excellence. They have experienced teaching staff and you are given hands on training.

Alternatively, you can check with private technical colleges for the kind of courses they offer. Mobile Phone Technician courses can range from 1 month to 6 month certificate/diploma courses.

My advice to you is to check how old the institution is and the strength of each batch of students. Find out whether the institution provides practical training in an industrial setup. Also check if the institute has a placement cell and whether students passing out from it are absorbed by service agencies. This will help you determine the quality of training being imparted.

Author: Mahesh    04 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Mobile repairing is a good option considering the mobile devices are in demand. The issues with the mobile after the service warranty then that would open more options too. The thing with the mobile repair shop is that there is a low margin. And once you have acquired enough users then you can earn decent money. However you have to understand that it is not easy to make financials with it. Make sure that you open the shop in crowded marketplace so that you can easily get some customers.

Depending on the location the institutes and the places where you can get the training will definitely differ. That being said, I suggest you to get the course that teaches you some other repairing as well. For example repairing laptops, tablets and other electronic devices. This is because relying on single way of repairing would not help at all if you choose to start your own shop. If you wish to work with other companies then in such case that would be harder too.

Author: [Anonymous]    06 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, mobile phone repairing services as a career option is one of the best choices nowadays and for future demand for this profession too. There are some institutes those provide extensive training for three to six months Diploma in mobile phone repairing course. You may try to search the nearest city and its institute to join and learn the course.

It is not necessary that one has to be higher study person to join this course. The one who have qualified above 8th or 10th can join this Diploma course and work for a mobile service shop or industry for few months to get practical training and knowledge. After that, one can open their own service shop too.

There are few mobile company who offer free course if selected in a right direction. Nokia was once assisting for free Certificate course of Mobile repair from selected cities for selected candidates. I don't know present situation, however, you can now try it and get a better prospects from this course which help to troubleshoot the gadget like a smartphone, basic model phone, phablet and Tablet PC and so on.

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