|This was my first Sprint phone, I loved it and|
I should never have let it go
The first time, it was a bit curious. I went in with a phone I really liked and told them that I just needed a new battery. The salesman, a college undergrad, flirted with me aggressively, made me really uncomfortable, and eventually I agreed to upgrade to a new phone. After all, it was free, it was slightly better than the phone I had been using, and I just wanted to get away from this kid so I thought pleasing him would be the fastest way.
So I 'upgraded' to this phone:
I called Sprint and asked what would happen if I broke my contract because one of their employees sold me a crap phone I don't want, and they just said "It would cost $150."
So I stayed. I toughed out the two years with the worst phone ever, and eventually upgraded again to a phone I had done meticulous research on and that I just ordered online to avoid dealing with salesmen.
I used my phone primarily as an alarm clock and texting device, so I only need to charge the battery every two weeks or so. Last Thursday, I had a phone appointment that was scheduled to run about 45 minutes, so I charged my phone beforehand, but noticed that the battery was completely dead a mere three days later. It could be that I wandered into a place where I don't get a signal (I can't really get a signal anywhere), or I forgot to turn it off at work, or I could, once again, be the victim of planned obsolescence.
If that is the case, I plan to just buy another battery, and then stay month-to-month with Sprint until another option presents itself. I've been looking into other, even cheaper cell options, but so far none of them allow me to keep this phone and all of them make me a bit skeptical. The last thing I want to do is finally break up with Sprint and then have to come crawling back--like a sucker.
The funny thing, to me, is that I don't buy into planned obsolescence, for the most part. I don't need the newest and best everything; I rarely upgrade if what I have works; I am a manufacturer's worst nightmare. Except they found a way to get even those of us who won't play along.