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My phone fell out of my pocket today, while sitting in a chair. Hit the floor from 2 feet in the air and the screen completely shattered. Normally I would have been livid. However the new phone I ordered on Wednesday arrives tomorrow! Take that stupid phone!!! I finally outsmarted my phone! I think.

Also. This makes 3 broken phones in the past 10 months. 1 dropped and landed precisely on the SIM slot. Probably couldn't do it again in a hundred years. The second was flung down a hall way and into a door frame during a fit of rage on horribly bad day. The screen completely exploded and the otterbox on said phone ripped apart. (That one cost me a lot to get replaced.) This one was being replaced because I wanted something newer. Granted the screen was already cracked from a fall it took climbing into my truck. However it was a small crack that never bothered me.

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Posting from my phone with a shattered screen. I upgraded in Oct and shattered the screen two weeks later. Guess I will deal with it for another year and a half.

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I must have one of the indestructible iPhones. Been threw a deployment dropped hundreds if not thousands of times lol. Been fished out of the drink 3 times, dropped in snow banks, kicked around the floor of my truck, taken blows while in my pocket. Worst thats happened is I've had to replace the back glass once and that was when it fell off the top of a MRAP while deployed and fell onto cement flat on its back. I've never had a case for it but its almost 4 years old still ticking i do go threw screen protectors like crazy though.

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I must have one of the indestructible iPhones. Been threw a deployment dropped hundreds if not thousands of times lol. Been fished out of the drink 3 times, dropped in snow banks, kicked around the floor of my truck, taken blows while in my pocket. Worst thats happened is I've had to replace the back glass once and that was when it fell off the top of a MRAP while deployed and fell onto cement flat on its back. I've never had a case for it but its almost 4 years old still ticking i do go threw screen protectors like crazy though.

Ive completely destroyed an iPhone 3. I threw it off the roof of a building we were working on. The operating system was unstable and it was being used as a play phone. I was using the hacked ghetto version of android on it. It crashed and I chunked it over the edge. It fell 95 feet to the concrete and broke into pieces. The otterbox didn't withstand the impact either. It shredded when it impacted the ground. Apparently otterbox's are not indestructible after all.

Also, you have the panzer of iPhones. Ive never heard of one taking that kind of abuse and still working.

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Posting from my phone with a shattered screen. I upgraded in Oct and shattered the screen two weeks later. Guess I will deal with it for another year and a half.

Go get the glass replaced. That is completely horrible that, that happened.

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I honestly believe cell phones are programmed to start failing after a year of use.  Never fails. 

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I honestly believe cell phones are programmed to start failing after a year of use.  Never fails.

Actually it's 2 years. That's when most "upgrades" are available and contracts are renewed.

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Because the guy who drinks water out of elephant turds knows so much about phones.

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You missed this thread before the mods edited it. We already covered the ingesting bodily fluid thing. LOL

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I think its awesome. You look up Bada** in the dictionary and that's the picture you will find.

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Pssssshhhhhhhh.... I've had this bad boy: http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-VN530-octane since it was released. I don't even know how long ago that was, probably 3 or 4 years now but it is still going strong. I can't even tell you how many times I have dropped it from shoulder height onto concrete... it is so scratched and dented it is pathetic. The silver bordering around the edges has actually cracked in several places and I can pull if off and snap it back on as I please. The paint is chipping off of some of the keys. I love this phone.

 

It was an upgrade from the EnV3. I despise touch-screen smart phones and I am going to make it as long as I can without buying one.... I fear that someday my QWERTY flip phones will stop being produced and I will have to buy a smart phone.

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I honestly believe cell phones are programmed to start failing after a year of use.  Never fails. 

Planned obsolescence...... Some of them seem to go wacky after a year or 2.  How much can these phones really cost to make when we can get 1 for free or next to nothing just by signing a new 2 year contract.  I knew a guy that was in R & D at BF Goodrich, told me they can make tires lasting 200k or more, but how would we sell new tires.  Same goes for phones, it's all about getting the latest technology.

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Your not getting the phone for free or even cheap snook, roughly $20 of the average $100 monthly smartphone bill pays for the phone. T-Mobile actually offers a much cheaper monthly rate if you don't opt for the phone promo. No free lunches as they say.

 

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Your not getting the phone for free or even cheap snook, roughly $20 of the average $100 monthly smartphone bill pays for the phone. T-Mobile actually offers a much cheaper monthly rate if you don't opt for the phone promo. No free lunches as they say.

I don't know about any $20, but I do know my bill is the same even after my contract has expired and continue  month to month service.  If I purchase a phone before my contract expires I'm going to pay somewhere near the retail price, most of these phones are upwards of $500.  As far as I'm concerned I pay a fee plus taxes for my service, the phone is free or cheap.  

Phone service is the old Gillette razor philosophy, free razor but the blades that fit that razor cost money, what good is the razor without the blades and what good is your phone without the service.

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They are definetely raking money in hand over fist and then dumping it into the networks. I build cell sites and the revenue being spent is insane. Literally 300-400k just to get Ethernet to sites. The next gen of LTE scope will basically tear down everything that we just put up on 1000's of sites and put up new equipment. Many towers will fail structural analysis and require a brand new tower itself just to upgrade equipment.

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