Samsung USA offers free device repairs to COVID-19 first responders
As part of its ongoing efforts to support the USA in the fight against COVID-19, Samsung is launching two new programs designed to help the nation’s first responders and healthcare professionals. In partnership with uBreakFix, Samsung USA now offers free smartphone repairs to local heroes including doctors, nurses, hospital workers, EMTs, firefighters, and police officers.The Free Repairs for The Frontline program covers repairs for cracked screens as well as battery replacements for smartphones. Tablets and Gear-branded devices are not eligible. The official page also mentions that first responders and healthcare professionals should ensure their phones turns on and don’t have any liquid damage, suggesting that the program might not offer free repairs for devices that don’t meet these criteria. Free repairs will be offered through June 30, 2020, while supplies last.Supporting first responders and healthcare professionals with discountsSamsung USA’s second initiative to support first responders and healthcare professionals provides new special discounts on orders placed through its online shop. Eligible customers can take advantage of discounts of up to 30% for any purchases.The company wants first responders and healthcare professionals to be able to obtain new devices with more ease. Samsung aims to help them do their jobs and stay in touch with family and friends during these times of social distancing in the wake of COVID-19.Last week, Samsung USA made a $1 million donation in support of Dallas fighting the spread of coronavirus. The resources will address supply shortages and curb the economic impact affecting workers in different fields.