okay, had the original droid for a year and had no complaints until it went whack on me at the end. got the iphone 4s and had no complaints. stupid arse thing is currently unusable because the screen is cracked and glass comes off in your hand.
apple - $200 to fix
verizon - $200 for new phone (using my son's upgrade)
kiosk @ tysons - $175 to replace the glass
so, i'm completely annoyed that it would shatter falling onto a linoleum floor from 3 ft and i'm tempted to just go with something else. i don't need a pull-out keyboard. i need email, internet, stupid games to entertain my kids, etc. i don't like the super thick phones and i don't want to have to wrap my phone in a 3" plastic case to keep it safe.
any good recommendations?
Fri Jun 01 2012, 09:10 AM #1
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Fri Jun 01 2012, 09:31 AM #2
If you have a Verizon upgrade, you can get a good Android phone from Verizon/Wirefly for $150 (top of the line) down to 1 penny.
Any phone you get either needs to be protected, or it will break if you drop it. Otherwise look into the Cascio Gz'One
Fri Jun 01 2012, 09:59 AM #3
Have Droid Razr with Diztronic case. Dropped it several times, no probs. Most folks are suprised that I have a cover on it because it's so thin -- I hate bulking a phone up too. But, it doesn't cover the screen. Phone supposedly has "gorilla glass" so that might help. It must be pretty good, it's not scratching. I think dropping it on something besides a level floor could be a problem if a corner of something hit right on the glass, but I'm very happy with my set-up and costs 6 months in.GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fri Jun 01 2012, 10:02 AM #4
Fri Jun 01 2012, 01:03 PM #5He who expecteth nothin ain't gonna be deceived.
Fri Jun 01 2012, 10:02 AM #6
by the way, i'd say the drop/point of impact may have been bad luck. i have no case on my 4S and have dropped it multiple times on multiple surfaces with no such damage. just some dents/scratches on the aluminum and 1 minor scratch on the glass."This no more resembles that than something unlike something else resembles that." - Loosely quoting PHNC
Fri Jun 01 2012, 10:17 AM #7I like turtles
Fri Jun 01 2012, 10:20 AM #8
That said - I don't have insurance on mine. If I am irresponsible and break my phone, it's broken and I figure out what to do. But for anyone with kids, and anyone who's broken a phone before, I can understand why they'd get it.
Fri Jun 01 2012, 10:24 AM #9"This no more resembles that than something unlike something else resembles that." - Loosely quoting PHNC
Fri Jun 01 2012, 10:27 AM #10