Thursday, March 11, 2010

Phone Problems

Ug, I broke my phone again. That's twice in the last month. I had my beloved Palm Centro for almost two years (with one replacement in between). I loved that phone. I let Luke hold it in the car one time when he was getting fussy and he sucked on it. Little did I know that a bunch of drool went into the charging port and killed the phone. Too much water. I was not eligible for a new phone. The very nice sprint guys told me that it would be the best deal if I could just buy a used phone on craigs list until I was eligible for a new phone. I did that. I found a Palm Pre for 200 and bought it. While that seems like a lot of money, I didn't want to pay full price for a phone at the Sprint Store. Brand new phones usually run anywhere between 400-600 dollars.
Yesterday, I was nursing Luke in the backseat of the car before we left the store. I tossed my phone up into the cup holder before I crawled to the drivers seat. I started crawling up and saw where my phone had landed. In my coffee cup, half full of coffee. DOH! I took the battery out immediately and tried to recover it. I let it dry but the touch screen is broken. What now? Well, since I used to work at sprint I have a two spare phones. One that has no charger (which is dead so unusable until I find the charger) and one that has a faulty screen every once and a while. I had no choice but to go with the faulty screen. It's a pretty little red LG phone that I used before my Palm Centro. I forgot how much I loved the phone. I mean, it's no where near as awesome as the Palm Pre, but it's such a great little phone. I'm so thankful that I have an extra phone. I don't know what I'll do now but I'm so glad I don't have to make an impulse buy today or try to track another phone down on craigslist. Even though I didn't really like my job, I'm thankful that I had extra phones lying around.
Ben is so great to me. He really is insistent on me buying another Palm Pre. He keeps saying that he wants me to have a nice phone. I use my phone a lot, especially to browse the internet while I'm nursing Luke. He's not even mad at all that I ruined my phone, what a great husband. I don't know that I can just buy a new expensive phone just yet. I'll try and see what my options are. But for now it's my little red LG and my wonderful husband.


Melissa said...

I go through at least one phone a year- sometimes my fault, sometimes not...thankfully Verizon usually sends me early upgrade emails so I take advantage of those promotions often!

Pickle said...

Sprint doesn't do that for me lame. But, I took it to the store today to see if there was any way to fix it. The guy put the battery back in and IT WORKED! Whoo hoo!

Pickle said...

oh and thanks for the comment, it's been the first one since i started blogging again :)