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08-16-10, 11:49 PM #1
iPhone 3G question
so the other day I fell on my iPhone and broke the screen. Destroyed it. Well, I go on the AT&T site and get a refurbed 3G for $50, but it requires that I extend my contract another 2 years. While I'm waiting for it, a buddy at work says he can fix the screen for $30 or so...the problem is that repairing it voids the warranty. I can return the refurbed one for a full refund and they'll cancel the contract extention. So here's the question: should I keep the refurbed one or fix the broken one? Or should I keep the refurbed one AND fix the broken one and sell it?
08-17-10, 12:34 AM #2
I would return it and get the refund, and then get an Android phone. But you could always get the iPhone 4.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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08-17-10, 01:00 AM #3
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08-17-10, 05:28 AM #5
The original iPhone screen, and its subsequent iterations, all had sturdy capacitive glass screens. More importantly, they had bezels that protected the edges. You actually had to work to break yours with some force. My buddy at work was a diehard iPhone 4 fan. He didn't believe the screen breakage hype until he dropped his from a height of three feet.
Maybe by the time you do upgrade to the iPhone 5, they'll be making the screens out of something sturdier...like dandelion wispies."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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08-17-10, 07:43 AM #6
Fixing the broken one sounds like the way to go. Can't be very difficult if YouTubers can do it.
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08-19-10, 01:35 AM #7
I'd get the screen fixed and not renew your contract. I believe Verizon will be getting the iPhone next year, so you'll be able to switch to a better provider and then get a new phone at a great price since you'll be a new customer.
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10-09-10, 12:00 PM #8
I found the Otterbox a great way to protect my IPhone. Dropped it several times, no damage. Just no 2.25" duty belt clip yet. Use a generic holder."Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
10-11-10, 08:46 AM #9
^^ And you think that would have been resolved by now.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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10-11-10, 10:11 AM #10"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
10-13-10, 04:47 AM #11
The warranty didn't do you any good on the phone this time anyway did it? So screw the warranty. If the screen fix works, then that's the best option. I also recommend you get an Otterbox. It makes the phone bulky, but it's good protection. I've dropped my iPhone a few times and have had no problems. The only thing I wish I had with my phone that I don't have is the wifi hotspot capability of the EVO. Maybe the iPhone5 will have that, but knowing apple, they will make you pay extra money to do that.CHIRP! CHIRP!
10-13-10, 04:53 AM #12
With how the Otterbox holster connects to the phone case, I wouldn't want a holster for my belt. That phone would fall off for sure the first time you get in a slight tussle or when you have to jog after someone. I generally do not carry my phone on me anyway. It stays in the car. If I need it on a call, I go back to the car and get it. And then I'll keep it in my cargo pocket where it at least won't fall out, until I get back to the car.CHIRP! CHIRP!
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