Stupid Phone Broke
One minute my phone was chillin on my counter fine. Then i get a text, but the sound of the alert tone sounds cut off. I go over to look at it... Phone is off? Pick it up, phone starts to turn on, then turns off, and on, and off, and on, and off, and on, and i unplug battery. As soon as battery is plugged in it does this repeatedly until i take it back out. So it doesnt turn the whole way on, so i cant get anything off of it.
Called company and they will send me another phone, but until then i am phoneless. Also i now lost my pictures of beloved lost pets, and several forwards that i loved, because they said they cant get that back for me. Not to mention all of my contacts, some of which are from people who have abolutely no other ways for me to contact them. Ugh! Im so angry! No warning either, it just... broke.
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, Pearl, Wendy, Nightmare
,Albino Dwarf Cories
, and Nerite Snails
- Community Fish
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I understand your frustration; my Crackberry ( ) had a special text alert that was supposed to go off when I got a text. It worked until about half a year down the line and I went into Verizon to get it checked out and the employee told me that it was a hardware malfunction, and they would sent me a phone in the mail. I went through 3 Crackberries in a week, they all had the same problem. I hate unexplained malfunctions.
Do you have a sim card or a memory card on your phone? You may be able to salvage some info that way and put onto your new phone.
That is beyond frustrating! Isn't there any way at all that at least some of what was stored on the phone can be retrieved? Is there a memory chip or a miniature hard drive that might still have stuff on it? Have never owned a so-called "smart" phone, or any cell phone, for that matter, so not sure how that would work, except from what I've seen of them, they seem to be more like miniature, hand-held computers. You can get the internet on some of them and all kinds of aps ... I would think some halfway bright person at the place you got it from would have some idea if anything can be salvaged and how to do it. If I were you, I wouldn't just take no for an answer -- I would persevere to see if something can be done ... Maybe the person you spoke to isn't that knowledgeable ... Check into it some more -- it's worth at try, anyway.
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Korith makes a fine point!
I'd also encourage you to google the phone make and model with the issue. You may find that some other users have a solution.
As an example... I have a TV that just up and stopped working one morning after watching a movie the evening before... with a quick google I was able to repair it (blown fuse) for less than $5!
I've had a phone mess up and had to recover stuff from it. Another idea, is to log onto the cell phone companies website and you can pull up a list of numbers you have called and received, that can maybe give you an idea of numbers of friends and such. Some companies you can can even pull up text msgs too I think online. I know this is a bit late but no one makes or even thinks of making backups until it's too late. Since I dropped my old phone in water, took me a while to rebuild all the contacts, I've always made it a point to now plug the phone into the computer and back it up every month or so. A little bit of work every month or two saves a lot of headaches later.
Originally Posted by Trillianne
I think that's going to be more of an issue as we come to rely more and more on our phones as our own personal information source.
They are going to have to come up with some back up system like they have with computers...
I'm dreading just switching my contacts to my new phone, and I don't even have that many...lol...I just hate re-entering them all by hand...
Sorry about your phone!
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