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With advances in technology over the past few years, cell phones have become our “everything”. From social media, texting, dating, and even many ditching their landlines for mobiles, cell phones are a necessity in almost everyone’s life. Of course, to stand out from the crowd, we all want to put our own personal touch and style on our phones, breathe life into the accessories industry, and San Francisco has several choices for your shopping needs. We take a look at some of the best places in town to accessorize your lifeline.
3048 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Although you can visit the big box stores, something gets lost in the mix of all the hustle and bustle, the corner mom and pop can usually offer more than any big chain can’t: a great customer service. Motion Wireless in Cow Hollow has an excellent reputation for customer service, knowledge and willingness to always be there for you, the customer. Several types and styles of accessories are available, and the friendly staff are always ready to help you in any way they can.
245 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
With a few on this list, you might be surprised at how much a “repair” store has to offer. There are walls of accessories to offer, from phone and tablet cases to car and travel essentials, City Cell Phone Repair is your one stop shop for all things mobile. Although the website may cater to the iPhone, there is something for every brand and type of phone in the store. They’re also one of the best repair shops around, and with fast, friendly service and knowledgeable staff, you can get your phone back to full health.
10 Geary Street.
San Francisco, California 94108
Although more geared towards repair, Wireless Gadgets, located a stone’s throw from Union Square in the financial district, also offers a large collection of accessories for Samsung, Blackberry and, of course, iPhone. From Bluetooth devices to screen protectors, and even prepaid SIM cards, Wireless Gadgets offers free shipping to your office or hotel, plus corporate discounts.
842 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Near Haight, Fix My Phone caters to all styles and types of phone needs, specializing in iPhone and Apple devices. With accessories ranging from cases and covers to removable lenses, and everything in between, Fix My Phone also offers the largest iPhone color conversion in the Bay Area. If they don’t have it in store, they have a wide selection of accessories that you can order directly from the store.
687 Geary St.
San Francisco, California 94102
Conveniently located in the Tenderloin on Geary, Mobile Kangaroo offers several types of accessories for all your phone needs, as well as repair and maintenance for your phone, tablet and computer. Mobile Kangaroo delivers the idea of a big box with 12 Bay Area locations, but with the small business attitude and service we all crave. Not only to personalize your phone, they also offer unlocking, data migration, and hardware and software services.
Andrew Wilson started a music webzine to photograph and write about his favorite artists. He quickly rose to prominence as a writer and photographer, and has since been featured on various national news sites. Andrew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is pursuing studies in landscape photography.