When I tell my peeps that I'm having phone troubles, I don't think I really do a very good job of explaining the situation. I'm sure that by now I have a voicemail chock-full of the good ol' "Why haven't you called?" So, I'm writing this one to sort of illustrate what I'm working with and hopefully paint a better picture.
This is my phone. The Samsung a800..
If I had to guestimate I would say that I've had this phone for close to 10 years and it has the battle wounds to prove it..
Coming apart at the seams (literally)..
When I shake it there's this rattling noise which I can only assume to be the antenna bouncing around inside because when I turn it on all I get is this..
..there are a few pockets throughout the city where I can snatch a bar or two and ironically shaking it is how I often achieve that.
Both of the charger ports are broken..
So, I have to take the battery out and "clamp" it onto this battery charger thingy that I picked up at a Mom 'n Pop shop..
When I'm not making a desperate attempt at communication I have to keep the phone powered off. While "looking for service" the screen stays lit and completely drains the battery. Then, I have to repeat the process of charging the battery which as you can see is not at all a delightful task.
It could be that I am a bit sentimental toward this phone, but I still cannot label it a piece of crap. For nearly a decade this phone has suffered more abuse than Tina Turner and like the Terminator it keeps coming back for more. Something I can say for most of the Samsung products I encounter which makes me a loyal customer.
Samsung gets the Nomad..