Google is teaming up with the third-party tech repairs company uBreakiFix to offer free, Google-approved Pixel repairs to all first responders and healthcare professional. This includes all:
- Police officers and other law enforcement personnel
- Firefighters and EMTs
- Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other nursing home/hospital staff
The free repairs will be available at over 500 participating uBreakiFix stores until June 30. Anyone eligible for a free Pixel repair can get their device serviced in one of four ways:
- Curbside service at any uBreakiFix locations
- Carry-in dropoff
- Mail-in repairs
- “Come to you” appointments, where a uBreakiFix technician will come pick up your device and perform any necessary repairs
Getting a free Pixel repair is easy enough—all you have to do is provide valid ID proving you’re employed in one of the first-response fields listed above when you take your Pixel phone into a participating uBreakiFix store for repairs. Due to the outbreak, most uBreakiFix locations are requiring customers to set up a repair appointment in advance, which you can do at uBreakiFix’s website.
And just in case you’re curious about uBreakiFix’s sanitation policies: All repairs are carried out with CDC-required safety protocols, including “increased hand-washing frequency, increased cleaning of workspaces and high-touch surfaces, minimal person-to-person contact by wearing gloves when handling devices and wearing mask coverings where required by applicable law and thorough sanitation of all devices upon receipt and return,” according to a press release announcing the program.