Tech Business helps Montgomery stay connected – Our electronics can be kept in working order thanks to a new firm in Montgomery.
Strange founded XiRepair as a teenager after noticing a demand for consumer electronics repair services in Montgomery and opening a modest office in the area. However, demand quickly surpassed that facility, and in 2018, he opened a stand-alone store at 10684B Chantilly Parkway, which he shared with Begum.
“They had no idea it was a 14-year-old kid on the other end of the phone since I was really professional over the phone,” Strange claimed. “And then there’s me, with my tiny bag and all of my little tools, pulling up to get their $800 phone mended.”
They’ve now launched a second site at The Fresh Market at 1625 Perry Hill Road, where they offer data recovery, cell phones, and repair everything from restaurant point-of-sale equipment to game consoles to drones. “We could definitely fix it if it had a power line,” Strange added.
Begum’s Spike Phones has also moved into the new premises and enlarged its business, which now buys secondhand phones, inspects circuit boards, and certifies them for customer resale. “Many businesses buy phones in bulk,” Begum explained. “When they buy new phones for their staff, they bring their old phones to me and resale them.” That way, it won’t end up in the trash, and they’ll get something out of it.”
Meanwhile, as people adjust to new ways of life and work, XiRepair has experienced a rise in business throughout the pandemic. XiRepair offers skilled iPhone, iPad repair, and cell phone repair services. We have qualified experts who can perform a wide range of repairs on various iPhone models and smartphone manufacturers.
“We’re getting a lot of (Montgomery Public Schools) students and teachers bringing in Chromebooks so we can fix the screens,” Strange said. “A lot of homeschoolers have brought in their cell phones or laptops to be mended. They require this because of school or because of the way they already work.”
Strange said they want to hire up to five more in the next few months if they can. “It’s a bad time to be really needing people,” he said.
XiRepair is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. You can see more at XiRepair.com or SpikePhones.com.
XiRepair has been offering affordable, high quality and certified repair services since 2014.
Over the past decade we have repaired over 35,000 cell phones, computers, tablets and game consoles. There is a reason our mail-in repair service has received shipments from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, our prices and quality of work are just unmatched.