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10013 Mammoth AveBaton Rouge, LA 70814
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Yeah, I'm sure y'all are a great company and all but one or two of your employees won the College Gameday Corn Hole toss championship yesterday against my team. And I'm just pretty upset about it because it was COLLEGE Gameday not OLDER ELECTRICIAN Gameday! So we just want to be compensated in some way! They got backstage passes to Gameday so we would like something of equal value! Thanks for your time and consideration! Sorry for the bad rating!
Went in there to replace my digitizer on my phone. The man tells me you cant put a new digitizer on without a new LCD. The sucess rate was low he kept saying. Also the digitizer wont seperate from the LCD. So i went home watch a youtube video how to do it and did it myself.100% sucess first time doing it.
The owner and workers here were simply beyond nice to me!! My phone was fixed and looked brand new and perfect within 15 minutes. The store had every phone case imaginable on their walls to look at and buy. They seemed very competent and 100% convinced that they were supplying their customs with the best service they could provide and I could not agree more with them. I am forever grateful for their kindness and fantastic repair!! This is the place to go for iPhone, iPad, etc repairs, I wouldn't recommend anywhere else!!
They overcharge for terrible repairs, assume their customers are lying to them, and are disrespectful to their customers. My husband's iPhone 5s screen was cracked, so he brought it in on Saturday, 6/28/2014 for a repair. He was charged $174.35 for a screen replacement. On Wednesday morning, 7/2/14, he noticed a small crack in the top right region of his screen. The phone was never dropped, hit on anything, or treated roughly since the repair 3 days prior. We brought it back to the shop on Wednesday evening to show the owner, and he said he'd open it, look at it, and if his work was bad he would replace the screen. He told us to come back about an hour later. We came back about 30 minutes later (around 6:30 pm) and he said there was nothing he could do. He showed us an extremely blurry video of him lifting up a screen "proving" the work was good. Nothing could be determined by the blurry video, and when I told him so I was met with extreme disrespect. I also pointed out that the phone screen has a blue tint, and we were under the impression the replaced screen was an actual Apple iPhone product. He denied the screen had a blue tint, blaming it on the phone's background. I opened up a webpage on Safari with a white background and the blue tint was glaringly obvious. He looked at the webpage briefly and said there was nothing he could do. He said people come in and lie to him every day, so he assumes that my husband is lying and dropped his phone. I told him he can't treat his customers that way and refused to speak to me further (saying “I don’t know why this lady is yelling at me”), directing his comments at my husband. He started to tell us about the cost of the screens ($86) and that he does not make a huge profit so he can't repair cracks after he already replaced the screen because everyone lies to him about how it got damaged. I told him, as customers "that is not our problem." He responded, gesturing toward my husband's phone, "this isn't my problem!" He concluded by telling us if we buy our own screen online and bring it in, he will put it on the screen for no charge (only after we told him we’d be reporting them to the BBB). We declined the offer and walked out of the store.I do not believe the high cost of the repair is warranted. Either the workmanship is not up to par, or the screen is far too delicate to justify the $175 price tag. We do not wish to purchase another screen and have him repair it since we already spent a lot of money and got nothing but a bad product for it. The owner's inability to be flexible and work with his customers proves that he does not care about making a quality product. I recommend either finding another store to repair your screen, or spending $269 to send it to Apple and actually get a legitimate repair.
Troy arrived about an hour after I made the initial call. He inspected and began troubleshooting after I explained my problem. He had everything fixed in a rather short time, then took the time to walk me through what he did and why. Incredibly courteous, timely and professional. I will be recommending Full Circle for anyone who needs a quality electrician, and will surely call them again if I have any needs in the future.
I'd like to save all of you some time and money. If you have a broken phone or just need something done to it (change color/unlock/etc) you're wasting your time if you go anywhere but here. These guys were incredibly helpful and professional. They were more honest about the process of fixing my phone than I would even expect myself to be in this line of work. I didn't get overcharged for anything. Truthfully, I'm writing this review because I feel like I robbed these guys blind. This is my story:I broke my brand new galaxy s3 somewhere around 4 months ago. I stopped into myPhoneMD first and it was a huge waste of time. They said their supply guy didn't have the screen I needed and the girl there kind of helped me try to figure out how to order it, but I presume they did not see much potential profit out of the situation and therefore sent me packing. My next stop was at iTiger. They immediately told me how crappy of a situation I was in because of the cost of the screen I needed, but they were completely willing to help me in any way possible. We eventually decided I could order my own screen from whatever seller I wanted and bring it in to get installed. They even gave me a phone on loan for the time being. So when the screen came in I brought it in to get installed for a reasonable price (it was prorated because it did not take a full hour). TWO DAYS LATER the crappy screen I ordered stopped working. I brought it back in to figure out if it was the part or the installation that caused this. We discovered it was the part, as there was nothing faulty with the connections (they were fully willing to cover the costs if it was something they did wrong). So after getting jerked around by the company I ordered from and never getting the replacement screen, the guys at iTiger found someone that sells repaired screens at a considerably lower cost than what was being sold online. They ordered it for me and installed it for me yesterday, at which time I returned the loaner phone they let me use for FOUR MONTHS. I'm sure this is not typical, and not to be expected in most situations, but I guess because it had taken so long and they felt bad for that (even though it was not even close to their fault) they didn't even charge me to put the screen on! Nor was I ever charged anything for the use of the loaner phone. I couldn't be happier with the way this all worked out.This is honestly my first review of any product or service, and I've written it as a thank you to these guys. They really went above and beyond to help me out. I've been in there a lot in the last few months and I've seen other things that make me think this really is the only place in town worth going to. There was some lady in there who's speaker stopped working on her phone, so the guys replaced it. However, that didn't seem to be the problem because it still didn't work so they didn't charge her anything! They agreed to take a look at it again on the weekend when the lady had more time. If you've made it through this novel of a review and believe anything I've said, give these guys your business because I promise you will not regret it.
This place has saved my life/iPhone like 5 times. Super friendly and helpful staff and hey do quick work. Definitely recommended
There are different kinds of electricians. Some mostly work with contractors to install and map out electrical circuits inside homes and commercial buildings while others lay wire for large projects such as telephone lines and traffic lights. Keep this in mind when narrowing your search for a professional. If you need a tradesperson to work on your home or building, contact an inside or house wire expert. These professionals specialize in designing and putting new electrical systems in place for houses and commercial buildings.
When you contact an electrical contractor, describe the job that needs completing. Maybe you have a large project, like a remodeling plan that requires new wiring, or a small one, such as replacing a light switch or socket. Let the electrician know. Not every person you call will have the training and know-how to do more complex work.
To further hone your search, make sure you ask electricians the following questions before hiring:
1. Are You Licensed?
Trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical work require contractors to carefully install complicated systems that could be hazardous if they're installed incorrectly. Therefore, most states require electricians to receive training and obtain a license before working. An electrician that's licensed is one that's competent and knowledgeable enough of his or her trade to install and maintain electrical systems.
Electricians must complete thousands of hours of training in order to get a license to practice their trade, so make sure not only the company you choose but the employees doing the work show you their license. When you view the license, ensure that it's up to date and that it's issued by your state.
2. Are You Bonded?
There's potentially a lot that can go wrong if a tradesperson like an electrician installs wiring the wrong way. To spare you and your home or office from subpar work, make sure the electrician is bonded. Being bonded means the professional has an intermediary that can pay for any damage caused to a property or foot the bill if the contractor fails to finish the job.
3. Are You Insured?
Besides a bond, you also need an electrician that's insured. Many states require contractors to carry some form of insurance along with their license. Insist that whomever you hire has the proper amount of insurance for the work you need done and call the insurer to check the policy.
See that who you hire for the job has liability and workers' compensation insurance so you don't end up paying for injuries or accidents caused by the company's work. Workers' compensation insurance means the business can provide for any of its employees if they're hurt on the job.
4. Is Your Business Licensed?
Not only should you check that the electrician is licensed by your state, you should also ask if his or her company has the certification to operate in your area. Both the electrician as well as the business he or she works for need licenses either issued by the state or local municipality.
5. Who Will Do the Work?
Ensure the person who actually comes out to complete the work is licensed, bonded and insured. You need to know not just the company that's doing the work but the person they're sending out to your home or building. Make sure the employee doing the job isn't an unsupervised apprentice. If it happens that the business uses a subcontractor, check with both the company and the tradesperson that the same kind of bond and insurance applies for that subcontractor as it would for an employee.
6. How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
If you have a small and simple job that needs completing, such as a new light switch, then ask the electrician how much they charge for it before hiring him or her. When it comes to larger, more intensive and time-consuming work, you'll want to inquire about the contractor's hourly rate. Many tradespeople will offer to come out to your home or building, examine it and give you an estimate as well as tell you how much they charge per hour. It's best to get this in writing before proceeding.
While you're at it, call several electricians to come out to your home to give you an estimate on the work. This way you can get an idea of what the average price of the job will be.
7. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Many reputable tradespeople provide warranties for their work. Inquire if both the labor and parts the electrician uses are under warranty and how long the work is guaranteed for.
8. Do You Have or Need a Permit?
Depending on what kind of repairs or installation you need, your city could require a permit for the electrical work. Ask your electrician if the job calls for one and have him or her put the permit under his or her name. Ensuring the tradesperson obtains a permit will safeguard you from any blame if the labor turns out to be subpar.
Finding a trustworthy electrician isn't hard, but you must do your due diligence. Make sure whomever you hire is licensed, bonded and insured, and that the professional can show you proof of all three as well as get the necessary permit for the job. Besides these important factors, you can take further steps to guarantee you obtain a reputable tradesperson.
1. Get Referrals
Ask your family, friends or neighbors if they can recommend a professional to you and inquire if they're pleased with the work. Better yet, ask them if they can show you the project the electrician completed and ask them how long it took the worker to complete it.
2. Look Online
It can't hurt to also check electricians out online. Look for reviews, ratings and, most importantly, see if they have any complaints on file with your municipality or with your local business bureaus. If former customers filed grievances against them, you may want to steer clear.
3. Ask for a Quote
Reputable electricians will give you a quote for small work over the phone if you ask and will travel to your home to quote you a price for larger jobs. Be wary of one that declines to give you an estimate or insists that he or she charge you for coming out to your house.
4. Ask Them About Their Experience
Being bonded, licensed and insured is all well and good, but you also need an experienced professional to do the work. With that said, interview electricians about past projects they completed and how many years they've been in business or how much training they have.
5. Be Wary of Suspiciously Low Estimates
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.
While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs. They are usually split up into three groups: outside, inside and residential.
Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
Residential: If you're a homeowner, you'll most likely need to hire an electrician that specializes in residential wiring. Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Like many trade groups, electricians learn their craft by going to vocational schools and shadowing professionals on the job. In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level.
If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Many do-it-yourself enthusiasts might be inclined to fix electrical problems around their home, but they risk shock and bodily injury. It's always best to call a licensed electrician, even if you have something as small as an improperly working wall outlet.
Keep the following safety tips in mind: