Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No Phone

My dad lost his phone the other day. In a mix of helpfulness and greed, I offered him my phone as a replacement so that I could inherit my wife's Razr that she no longer needed since she just upgraded to the Blackjack II. I know that the Razr isn't exactly famous for being much good, but it does look kind of sexy and my wife had never had any issues with it at all.

So I give my dad my working phone, my SIM card into the Razr and I'm good to go. Within one day of owning it, it just stops working. Just like that. It shuts down for no reason that I can tell. Great. Now I have no phone and I'm early enough into my latest contract that I can't get any deals on upgrades anywhere. Now I have no phone. We went to the AT&T store last night but everything was way expensive. (I kind of liked the LG Shine, but no matter.)

For how long will I have no phone? It's hard to say, but it's going to be tough with our car situation. I depend on the kindness of coworkers for rides to and from work and now we can't coordinate easily. However, there is a small ray of hope. My wife, in the several months that she owned the Razr, never turned it off. She'd charge it nightly, but she never shut it off allowing for a full battery charge. So there's a possibility that it's just a battery issue. The AT&T store was out of batteries last night but we might check Batteries Plus on Nolensville Rd. tomorrow.

If that fails, I guess I could ask my dad for my phone back and let him solve his own lost phone issue. Heck, he might have even been eligible for a free upgrade in the first place. But I felt like such a nice guy giving him mine. So much for that. I should have just given him the sexy Razr.

Good times as always. Anyway, here's "No Phone" by Cake. If for the title alone, it just seems appropriate.

8 comments:

The Old Man and His Dog said...

I've owned motorolas for the last 5 years. My latest is a Razr. They all have quirky motorola software. Sometimes just shutting the phone off and charging it worked, but other times all I had to do was remove the battery and put it back in. Love motorola phone reception and sound quality, but their software????

Leesa said...

What service do you use?

Sara said...

Sorry about your phone. I know how you feel. I've had three LG Chocolates in the span of less than a year because they just keep dyin' on me. As soon as I can upgrade in December, I'll be shopping around.

Katie said...

I have a samsung ACH 930 you can have for free with the charger... It's a verizon phone. I've had it for two years, and only got a new one because I could get one for free.

Lemme know! I also have another verizon phone from four years ago that works very well you could have too. I should put these on ebay, but am far too lazy. :)

chez béziat said...

katie: Thanks for the generous offer. However, I'm with AT&T and I'm told that a Verizon phone won't work as a replacement. Ugh.

Thanks again. Guess I'll hit ebay tomorrow if the battery idea doesn't work out.

kate said...

I have a phone I had on AT&T / Cingular - I wonder if that would work for you. the only reason I stopped using it is because we went to Verizon when husband moved south. If you want it, it's yours.

chez béziat said...

kate: I'm interested. Shall we meet and see if it works for me?

peach said...

Oooh, I do hope Kate hooked you up with a phone. I know I would be totally lost without mine! Hell, I came to work Sunday without my laptop and about died! Until I realized I could check my email from my cell phone. Can't send any emails but at least I felt connected to the outside world.