My Cracked Samsung Focus

I've done something I never thought I would ever do. When I had my iPhone 3G, not once did I ever scratch it from the time I got it in December 2009 to September 2011. It did have a case on it for a month or two, but even after I took that off, I never dropped my phone. It was nice and clean. I try to keep the things I own almost new looking. Then when my contract was up for my iPhone, I decided to try Windows Phone and got the Samsung Focus. I got that specific phone because on Amazon Wireless it was a penny, and I couldn't pass that up. Plus I thought it was a nice phone. When it arrived on my doorstep, I was so excited to open it up and start using it. For months, I was so sick of the slowness of my iPhone 3G. Everything took so long to do. Don't get me wrong, I like iOS, and sometimes I miss having an iPhone for the apps and the experience I got from it. I just thought Microsoft was innovating in many ways Apple wasn't. So for months I was happy with my Samsung Focus and with Windows Phone.  This phone is never slow. Everything takes a second to open and complete. While I've had this phone, it has slipped out of my hands and fallen on the ground a couple of times. To my surprise, every time it happened, not a scratch on the device or any parts inside shaking around. This phone is really light and durable. I was happy with my phone, until a week ago. I was in the gym locker room. I was getting my jeans out of the locker, when I see something rectangular falling out. It was my phone, and before I could react, it hits the ground, front first. As I said, I've dropped my phone a couple of times so I know what it sounds like when it hits the ground. This made a different sound. I picked it up and the screen was cracked. At that time, I had a Beavis and Butthead moment. All I thought was "huh huh huh, that was cool." It wasn't 'til I got home and realized what happened to my phone. My 5 month old phone was no longer new looking. I thought I was going to need to get a new phone for it to work right.

Now, me thinking I would never drop this phone, I never got a case for it, and never got any warranty on it. But I hoped that maybe it had a year warranty on it anyway. So I called Amazon Wireless, and they told me that unless I got the warranty on it when I bought it, I was out of luck. But they told me to call AT&T to see if I had a warranty plan on their end. I called AT&T and they told me they only cover defects from the company. I was out of luck.

But then I turned it on and started using it, I noticed everything still worked. The touch screen has no broken spots on it, there are still no shaking parts inside the phone rattling around, and it still calls people! I gotta say, as angry as I am that the screen cracked, I've got to thank Samsung for making a solid device. After a lot of abuse to the lightest weighing phone I've ever felt, it's still kicking.

My contract for this phone ends on March 3rd, 2013, so hopefully it stays securely in my pocket for another year.

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