How to Recover from the Failure of Your Broken Phone

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Reader Comments (26)

I suffer from similar weaknesses... I feel your pain.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHarry Coinpurse

how true...

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoe

Aren't we all! Phone features suck!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReader

Just a phone? Just a phone? Never.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

is this comic borne from mockery or experience. it's hard to tell

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjcy

It's good they break. I don't have to admit I want the latest one (although I certainly don't need it)

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkl

Personally, I use a current iTouch with a headphone mic and a VoIP hack (Skype). Very Dorky. But it works ... until the next iPhone update - iBRICK!

I need a full featured nanocomputer with connection with some glasses as to have a real nice and big 3d monitor, all powered by any excess of bad fat I may eat, ah and of course, capable of making phone calls. Till then, I live with the compromise of any phone I can tweak, has some o.s. and I don't have to waste excessive money. I call it the power of over expectations, so I don't have to fall (so easily at least) for the fancy, new and expensive one.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesc

I've had the same phone for 3-4 years now. Doesn't do anything fancy, but it makes calls and has standard things like an alarm and whatnot. Thing is quite durable.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdragonator

I've printed this one out and I'll be bringing it to work. I work as customer support for AT&T, and I wish my computer told me when to expect to be yelled at.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAithilin

This is so true, funny, and timely since I happen to know a few people who have had their phones (specifically iPhone) break recently and have to "make do" with one of their old phones.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff in Texas

Broken phones are great if you're already a CS major (or close to it), since they're a good spot to learn computer repair. At the very least, screwing up a $400 phone is still cheaper than screwing up a $1000 laptop.

Never underestimate the power of learning a few good hacks.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel - Last Res0rt

As someone who works in mobile phones, I come across that every fucking day. Except I work in the retail branch which is even more useless.

This comment reminds me exactly what parts I despise about this job, but work is work.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermakoforte

Well, I WAS feeling all happy and excited about getting the new iPhone G3s when it comes out on Friday ...

... Now I am not so sure. I must get that new vacuum sealed case that is wrapped in cotton wool for the new phone, and exclusively use my old mobile phone for texting and voice calls, so as to not risk breaking my new one.

Sheesh!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrank Maloney

Just went through exactly this experience with my wife's BlackBerry... Except it was broken for software reasons and we managed to fix it.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermathew

my phone FELL APART IN MY HANDS while I was talking on it... it was within its warranty period but the company WOULD NOT REPLACE IT. cell phones suck but I can't live/work without one, dammit!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Probably both- His own mockery of his own experience.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

oh lordy, my husband and i had this EXACT conversation a few weeks ago. am simultaneously spooked and amused.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

Query:
Is he using a mobile phone to call support or a land line?

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

I had a weird experience there. I was convinced that the previous "Dangerously Crazy" strip was the most recent strip and the "Mobile Phone" strip was the older one. I thought Scott had freaked out. But it was me. The question I wanted to ask was w.r.t. merchandising. Would it be possible to select a panel and buy a shirt with that panel embossed thereon? I know it wouldn't be as cheap as mass-production but you can get your own photographs put onto clothing, plates, etc. So......how about it Scott?

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Newcastle

I have a pay-as-you-go phone... THAT'S it.

I can't afford to have a cellphone calling plan of any sort and I'm not really in need of excess superfluous conversations anyway.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjaklumen

HA! You trendy bastards! I DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE AT ALL! Also, I have no one to call. I work in retail, I'm a misanthrope, I have no friends, etc.

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRock Ripsnort

I hate all phones, mail me a letter or come talk to me face to face. Emergency? I just have to deal with it. Man's technology will destroy mankind.

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

That rings (geddit?) so true. My iPhone is a complete flop for calls, so it has been replaced by my old Sony Ericsson. I use my old Creative Jukebox (30GB!) for my MP3s...

...you could have taken this strip from a day in my life. My girlfriend agrees. :)

August 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWhite Hawk

re: Rock Ripsnort

I CONCUR! Yet I am a teenager in high school, but I still have no one to call . . . . TT-TT sadness to us all with no one to call . . . .

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

Cell phones befuddle me

November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDa Linz

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