Recently opened at 1506 Main Street, Fortuna, Advanced Cellular Repair has parts for immediate replacement on most iPhones and iPods and can order parts for all other cell phones. They also carry a small line of items including cases for iPhones, Gumy Brand earphones, replacement data cables and wall chargers for the i-products.
”If fast, friendly, and professional service with competitive rates is what you are looking for then we can help you,” said Robert Slater, owner of Advanced Cellular Repair. “I am very pleased to be opening a cell phone repair store here in Fortuna. It gives us a chance to become part of a wonderful neighborhood family that allows us the opportunity to give back to our community. Every service we perform is done with a passion for perfection and an eye for detail.”
This spirit of giving back to the community has led Advanced Cellular Repair to partner with Cell Phone for Soldiers and help soldiers overseas stay in touch with their families and loved ones.
With ongoing deployments to combat areas and elsewhere, as many as 369,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas. By donating gently-used cellular phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Fortuna residents can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.
Siblings Robbie and Brittany Bergquist founded Cell Phones for Soldiers at the ages of 12 and 13. The charity has since provided more than 114 million minutes of free talk time to service men and women stationed around the world. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase pre-paid international calling cards. On average, Cell Phones for Soldiers distributes 12,000 calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals.
”Each year we have been humbled by the amount of people and organizations like Advanced Cellular Repair that take the initiative to support our troops,” said co-founder Brittany Bergquist. “We have also watched the communication gap between our armed forces and their loved ones continue to grow as more troops are deployed for their third or fourth tour overseas.”
Donated phones are sent to Michigan-based ReCellular for recycling. For every donated phone valued at just $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two-and-a-half hours of free talk time to deployed troops.
Right now, residents can donate their phones to the cause at Advanced Cellular Repair, 1506 Main Street, Fortuna. For more information, contact Robert Slater 725-1728, or visit www.AdvancedCellularRepair.com.