About Casey P.

President & Founder of Gophermods since 2010, I've dedicated myself to providing exceptional service in the consumer electronics sector. From our origins at the University of Minnesota, we've evolved into a key player in ecommerce, specializing in the buyback and selling of premium devices. Annually, we service more than 50,000 gadgets, supporting businesses, educational institutions, and mobile technology deployments.

Important Update: Scheduled Closure of Woodbury Store

Announcement We share this news with heavy hearts. After serving the Woodbury community for over a decade, we've made the difficult decision to close our store. Our last day of operation at this location is Friday, May 17th, at 5 PM. For eleven years, we've proudly served Woodbury, building lasting relationships with our valued customers. Your support has been instrumental in our journey. While we're saddened to leave this location, we are excited to continue serving you at our Eagan store. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach a mutually agreeable lease agreement with our landlord for the Woodbury location. Their [...]

By |2024-05-13T11:31:45-05:00May 13th, 2024|

Repair Challenges: Understanding Our Service Decisions

The demand for fast and dependable device repair services is more pressing than ever. With over 500,000 devices serviced to date, our track record speaks volumes about our commitment to excellence. Supported by more than 2,500 reviews and an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5, our qualifications are not just numbers; they are a testament to our unwavering dedication to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. This article aims to bridge the gap between customer expectations and the realities of device repair, demonstrating why Gophermods is not just any repair shop, but a hub of expertise and trust, committed [...]

By |2024-02-19T14:56:51-06:00February 19th, 2024|

Important Update: Scheduled Closure of Apple Valley Store

Announcement It is with a mix of gratitude and sadness that we share an important update with you. After over a decade of serving the Apple Valley community, we have made the difficult decision to close our Apple Valley store, located at 7700 147th Street West, effective Friday, January 26th, 2024. Since we first opened our doors in November 2013, your support and loyalty have played an essential role. Thanks to our valued customers, Gophermods has grown from its humble beginnings in a college dorm room to become a trusted name in Minneapolis for mobile technology repairs and support, all [...]

By |2024-01-23T07:24:32-06:00January 23rd, 2024|

Google Pixel 7A Review: An Exceptional Camera Nestled in an Average Phone

Introduction In my tenure within the wireless industry, the camera quality often emerged as a pivotal point of discussion during phone sales. It's evident that the era of single-lens cameras has bid adieu, with the rear camera design becoming a defining trait for modern smartphones. The Google Pixel 7A embodies this trend to the hilt. Despite its mediocrity in other aspects, Google clearly entices users to revel in the phone's camera prowess. My last rendezvous with an Android phone before this was the Google Pixel 3XL. Even with its lone shooter, the camera commendably stood its ground, receiving accolades from [...]

By |2023-10-01T13:27:11-05:00October 1st, 2023|

Understanding the iPhone 15 Trade-In Deals

As the iPhone 15 hits the market, carriers are rolling out enticing trade-in deals to woo customers. This guide is aimed at equipping our staff (and you!) with the knowledge and insights needed to guide and assist our customers in navigating these deals. We'll break down the specifics of the trade-in incentives from the big three carriers - Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, ensuring our team can offer the best advice and clarity to our valued customers. Pre-Ordering iPhone 15 pre-ordering begins 5:00AM PDT on Friday September 15th, 2023. Devices will be available Friday, September 22nd. You have 30 days to [...]

By |2024-05-06T09:39:49-05:00September 14th, 2023|

How Does Apple Trade In Work?

How Does Apple Trade In Work? Apple Trade In is a straightforward process that can be done either online or in-store. Online Trade In If you prefer to conduct your business from the comfort of your home, the online trade-in process is for you. You'll answer a few questions about your device and its condition to receive an estimate. After that, you'll mail your old device using Apple’s complimentary shipping label or trade-in kit. Once Apple receives your device, their experts will evaluate its condition. If their assessment doesn’t match your initial description, the trade-in value will be adjusted accordingly. [...]

By |2024-05-06T09:39:58-05:00August 6th, 2023|

What to Do When Your iPhone’s Back Glass Cracks

What was once a tool for capturing adorable pet photos and sharing your thoughts on social media has now become a potential hazard for your fingers. Yes, you can still engage with your favorite posts, but at the risk of a painful injury. The Double-Edged Sword of a Glass Back The glass back of your iPhone isn't just for aesthetics or to give you a thrill every time you drop it. It serves a practical purpose: enabling wireless charging due to its low conductivity. However, this feature also makes your iPhone more susceptible to damage. Apple asserts that the glass [...]

By |2023-09-16T17:22:36-05:00August 4th, 2023|

How Long Does Apple Support iPhones: What You Need to Know

Understanding Apple's iPhone Support Lifespan Apple's commitment to supporting its iPhones is impressive, often extending beyond six to eight years, far surpassing the support lifespan of most Android devices. If you're curious about the longevity of your iPhone's support or considering an upgrade, this guide will provide you with the necessary insights. We'll dive into the support duration for each iPhone model, including the latest iPhone 15, and highlight which models are now classified as obsolete or vintage by Apple. iPhone Support Duration To comprehend the duration of Apple's support for its iPhones, it's crucial to understand what it means [...]

By |2023-09-16T17:45:57-05:00August 2nd, 2023|

Cleaning Your Phone Charging Port

Our smartphones have become indispensable tools in our daily lives, powering our communication, entertainment, and work. Yet, one aspect we often overlook is the cleanliness of our charging ports. Over time, dust, lint, and grime can accumulate in these tiny crevices, leading to charging issues. This guide provides a detailed method to safely clean your iPhone or Android phone's charging port, ensuring optimal performance. The Importance of Cleaning Your Phone's Charging Port The charging port on your smartphone, while small, is a critical component of your device. It's through this port that your device receives power to charge the battery, [...]

By |2023-09-16T17:44:46-05:00July 31st, 2023|

How-to Guide: Changing Your Device on AT&T

Why Would You Want to Change Your Phone on AT&T? There are several reasons why you might want to change your phone while staying with AT&T. One common reason is the end of your device's leasing period. Many customers choose to lease a phone from their service provider for a set period, usually one or two years. At the end of this period, they have the option to buy the device or trade it in for a newer model. If you're someone who always wants the latest technology, getting a new phone will be an attractive option. For instance, you [...]

By |2023-09-16T17:26:40-05:00July 29th, 2023|


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