Updated August 29 at 10:40am

Dialed in on phone repair

Derek Coelho was considering his next career move when he needed to find a repairman for a smartphone he’d just bought. “I went to the guy’s house on a Friday night and he replaced the battery and the speakers,” said Coelho. “I was in and out in 10 minutes and he charged me $80.” Soon after Cellular Medic was born, first in Massachusetts in 2009 and since March at a second shop on Atwell’s Avenue in Providence. Above, co-owners Eli Acevedo, left, and Coelho help customer Raylah Philip.

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Dialed in on phone repair

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Derek Coelho was considering his next career move when he needed to find a repairman for a smartphone he’d just bought. “I went to the guy’s house on a Friday night and he replaced the battery and the speakers,” said Coelho. “I was in and out in 10 minutes and he charged me $80.” Soon after Cellular Medic was born, first in Massachusetts in 2009 and since March at a second shop on Atwell’s Avenue in Providence. Above, co-owners Eli Acevedo, left, and Coelho help customer Raylah Philip.

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