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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Can you hear me now? Not good..

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..

5 comments:

  1. Haha, your endorsment made me laugh. :) That is amazing that phone has lasted so long, and my what a process to charge the battery. Though, I'm pretty impressed by your ability to keep it running. Hope you are well!

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  2. This phone is truly a warrior.  Definitely got my money's worth out of it.  I am well, thanks for asking.  and I hope that you and your project are getting along well, too :)

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  3. Nitro!8/30/2012

    I hear you loud & clear!!! lol!
    So, got any offers from Samsung yet?

    Btw, If it ever truly "gives up the ghost" & you decide to retire "Mr. Terminator A800", I know an artist who would love to use it in an art piece ..... just sayin'

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  4. This phone is truly a warrior.  Definitely got my money's worth out of it.  I am well, thanks for asking.  and I hope that you and your project are getting along well, too :)

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  5. Ha! You can have it.  This I gotta see.

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