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Repair companies offering free cell phone dry-out

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A cell phone company is offering free drying services to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

From now until Sept. 30, Verizon retailer A Wireless is offering free phone drying services to Hurricane Harvey victims. More than 20 Houston-area and Louisiana stores are using Redux technology to remove moisture from wet cell phones, tablets and wearables.

Redux uses a patented technique to remove moisture from wet devices, returning most of them to working condition. Under normal circumstances, a successful wet device recovery is valued at up to $100. The technology can also recover liquid-damaged smartwatches, fitness monitors, hearing aids, tablets, Bluetooth headsets and more.

While we all recognize the importance of being able to call or text a loved one, Redux can also help save precious photos, videos and other important data stored on the phone.

Here's a full list of participating locations: 

TEXAS

  • Houston – 5201 W. 34th St. (713-300-0442)
  • Houston – 303 Memorial City Way (346-251-0879)
  • Houston – 10501-C Pearland Pkwy. (713-300-0443)
  • Houston – 15375 Wallisville Road (713-300-0441)
  • San Antonio – 6301 NW Loop 410 (210-399-1921)
  • Texas City – 3325 Palmer Hwy. (281-672-6171)
  • West University Place – 5310 Kirby Drive (713-300-0436)
  • Baytown – 8804 N. State Hwy. 146 (281-738-5302)
  • Beaumont Mall – 6155 Eastex Freeway (409-299-5805)
  • Crosby – 13815 FM 2100 Road (281-462-1400)
  • Huntsville – 255 Interstate 45 S. (936-649-3125)
  • La Porte – 8610 Spencer Hwy. (281-417-7640)
  • Montgomery – 18024 Hwy. 105 W. (936-582-1916)

LOUISIANA

  • Eunice – 1608 Hwy. 190 (337-305-8008)
  • Gonzales – 1301 N. Airline Hwy. (225-331-3838)
  • Lafayette – 2914 Johnston St. (337-366-9941)
  • Mansura – 7150 Hwy. 1 (318-563-5100)
  • Oakdale –341 Hwy. 165 S. (318-215-1059)
  • Prairieville –17350 Airline Hwy. (225-407-4523)
  • Ville Platte – 917 E. Lasalle St. (337-305-8018)
  • Youngsville – 103 Centre Sarcelle Blvd. (377-366-9935)

A Wireless encourages guests to call their local store to ensure it is open as some locations have been affected by flooding.

To help obtain a successful recovery, customers are encouraged not to plug the device in, turn it off immediately and remove the battery, if possible. For devices in which users cannot remove the battery, the battery’s state of charge may play a factor in the phone’s ability to be revived. The drying process typically takes less than one hour.

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