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In article <Y%5vd.4994$vn.1973@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com>,
"John Richards" <jr70@blackhole.invalid> wrote:

> "Orac" <orac@mac.com> wrote in message
> news:eek:rac-C4D937.16420312122004@optonline.svc.highwinds-media.com...
> > In article <79Iud.7575$nE7.5671@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com>,
> > "John Richards" <jr70@blackhole.invalid> wrote:
> >
> >> Cell phones tend to wear out after 18-24 months of steady use.
> >
> > Really? That's not my experience. wife's Motorola TimePort is still
> > going strong after four years. In fact, I wish the damn thing would die,
> > so that I could talk her into letting us both get new phones. ;-)
>
> If we plotted the life of all cellphones on a graph it would show a typical
> bell-shaped curve, with some experiencing very long life, some
> experiencing very short life, and the majority sitting around the 24
> month point. Part of it is random luck, but mostly how roughly
> one treats the phone, including drops on the ground, spilling coffee
> on it, etc.

I know, but I wish my wife's phone weren't at the far end of the
bell-shaped curve....

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You may be able to have a hard time finding a replacement battery as
justification for getting her, and you, a new phone.
 
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"John Richards" <jr70@blackhole.invalid> wrote in message
news:Y%5vd.4994$vn.1973@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com...
> "Orac" <orac@mac.com> wrote in message
news:eek:rac-C4D937.16420312122004@optonline.svc.highwinds-media.com...
> > In article <79Iud.7575$nE7.5671@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com>,
> > "John Richards" <jr70@blackhole.invalid> wrote:
> >
> >> Cell phones tend to wear out after 18-24 months of steady use.
> >
> > Really? That's not my experience. wife's Motorola TimePort is still
> > going strong after four years. In fact, I wish the damn thing would die,
> > so that I could talk her into letting us both get new phones. ;-)
>
> If we plotted the life of all cellphones on a graph it would show a
typical
> bell-shaped curve, with some experiencing very long life, some
> experiencing very short life, and the majority sitting around the 24
> month point. Part of it is random luck, but mostly how roughly
> one treats the phone, including drops on the ground, spilling coffee
> on it, etc.
>
> --
> John Richards

Well said John and the point I was making in the other thread about the
proposed merger.

Bob
 

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In article <k6bvd.9782$0r.3163@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
Jerome Zelinske <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote:

> You may be able to have a hard time finding a replacement battery as
> justification for getting her, and you, a new phone.

Well, the battery life *is* getting noticeably shorter. ;-)

Unfortunately, we have a spare lying around from the TimePort I replaced
a couple of years ago...

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On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 20:23:22 -0500, Orac wrote:

> In article <k6bvd.9782$0r.3163@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
> Jerome Zelinske <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>> You may be able to have a hard time finding a replacement battery as
>> justification for getting her, and you, a new phone.
>
> Well, the battery life *is* getting noticeably shorter. ;-)
>
> Unfortunately, we have a spare lying around from the TimePort I replaced a
> couple of years ago...

I just ordered a replacement battery for my Samsung SCH3500 from
factorydirectcellular.com. I should just get a new fancy phone, but I
like my 3500's butt-ugly look, and I still enjoy Wireless Web on its
postage-stamp size screen. Old habits die hard.

ojo
 

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In article <pan.2004.12.20.06.01.54.219897@linuxmail.org>,
ojo <ojo_de_alux@linuxmail.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 20:23:22 -0500, Orac wrote:
>
> > In article <k6bvd.9782$0r.3163@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
> > Jerome Zelinske <jeromez1@earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> >> You may be able to have a hard time finding a replacement battery as
> >> justification for getting her, and you, a new phone.
> >
> > Well, the battery life *is* getting noticeably shorter. ;-)
> >
> > Unfortunately, we have a spare lying around from the TimePort I replaced a
> > couple of years ago...
>
> I just ordered a replacement battery for my Samsung SCH3500 from
> factorydirectcellular.com. I should just get a new fancy phone, but I
> like my 3500's butt-ugly look, and I still enjoy Wireless Web on its
> postage-stamp size screen. Old habits die hard.

I'm seriously thinking of getting the Samsung A680. Very nice. Very
small (which is probably what I like most about it), yet with a lot of
features.

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