By Randy Arrington
LURAY — Jeremy Seal knows the mobile phone industry all the way back to its beginnings.
“I’ve been in wireless sales for a long time,” Seal said. “I started in ’98 selling bag phones.”
He most recently worked for Sprint until its sale to T-Mobile. In search of work and tired of making long commutes, Seal saw an opportunity locally.
“I did recognize a need for repair service in Page County,” he said.
Last Wednesday, community leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting at Mend My Mobile to mark the culmination of Seal’s vision and a new service for local residents that launched in September.
“Welcome to the Luray business community,” Mayor Jerry Dofflemyer said. “It’s a great example of things you can do in Luray and Page County and not have to drive to Harrisonburg.”
After spending most of his career in sales, Seal took a 40-hour course at the Cell Botics Performance Training Center to become a Mobile Device Repair Technician. The hands-on training taught Seal how to deal with various problems with cell phones, tablets and digital watches.
Mend My Mobile also specializes in mobile phone screen repair and replacement, battery testing and replacements and problem shooting, as well as sales of pre-owned devices and accessories.
“We’re really happy for any new business in Page County,” District 2 supervisor Allen Louderback said during last week’s ribbon cutting, “and anything that keeps us from going across the mountain to get it fixed.”
“It’s something that’s definitely needed in Page County,” Sheriff Chad Cubbage added.
Seal previously worked with various Sprint stores across the region in sales management, and he noticed how many stores turned away customers with problems that a tech could fix, if they had been on site.
“I think I bought the first bag phone from you,” Louderback quipped. “Can you still repair those?”
While old technology, like bag phones are now obsolete, Seal is trained to work on the latest models of I-Phones, Androids and other products.
Mend My Mobile is located at 1416 US Hwy 211 West (in the Food Lion Shopping Center) and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call them at (540) 669-5993 or email: [email protected]
Check out their website at https://mendmymobilephone.com/
or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MendMyMobile/