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Right-To-Repair Legislation illustrates benefits of living in New Zealand

Monday 18 February 2019, 11:36AM
By Media Giant

Eighteen states across the United States passed legislation for the “right to repair” - allowing consumers to fix their iPhone using independent repair services - and now the European Union is set to follow suit.


A growing demand by consumers to allow independent repair for their devices has been equally driven by a lack of transparency from global technology giants. One popular belief is that companies are opposed to people being able to fix their own devices for the sake of greed. Previously, this would have required consumers in the United States and the European Union to replace their iPhone by purchasing a replacement, much to the chagrin of consumers everywhere.


“The right to repair movement really stems from consumer frustrations with products that break long before they should and can’t be repaired because it’s either too expensive, or it’s too much of a hassle. Increasingly, it’s because products aren’t designed to be repaired,” said Libby Peake, senior policy adviser at Green Alliance.


New Zealand allows consumers to have their iPhone and similar products repaired by qualified repair technicians, such as CellCity, a North Island electronics repair business servicing Wellington, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt consumers.


CellCity is a mobile phone repair company, specialising in repairing iPhones, Smartphones and MacBooks in the Wellington & Lower Hutt region. Since 2010, the team at CellCity in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt have shown continued dedication to providing high-quality iPhone repair that enables New Zealanders to continue using their iPhone at optimal condition.

All iPhone repairs performed by CellCity iPhone repair technicians come backed with a 90-day warranty. Almost everything on your iPhone can be replaced by CellCity, with popular services such as iPhone Screen Replacement taking no longer than one hour, with no appointments needed.

The CellCity team has repaired 50,000 phones since 2010, offering affordable and timely iPhone repair, iPhone Battery replacement, Charging port replacements and more. Visit or call 04 566 6433 to contact their Lower Hutt team today.