Just as I think that panty hose manufacturers put the kibosh on any new technology that would allow run-less hose to hit the market, I believe cell phone companies have their own little evil plot as well. The manufacturers conspire with the service providers to have a "self destruct" function when your contract (or upgrade status) has the end in sight. My Verizon LG NV2 will celebrate it's second birthday in May. It has decided that it doesn't want to ring anymore or let me use the speaker phone. It will still vibrate and receive calls, but not alerting you to incoming calls is starting to annoy me. I took it to the help desk for a repair to which I was told for just $50 I could order a refurbished model to "get me through" til I'm available for my upgrade credit at the end of January. I thought this suggestion was ridiculous, seeing as it was just the lack of ringing that is driving me nuts. I thought for sure I could make it to January. Heck, if it really bothered me I'd redneck it and tie a jingle bell to a string around it. 3 weeks into my "sticking it to the cell phone company" stand, I want me ring back. I miss my speaker phone.
Should I give into their evil plan? Should I try the jingle bell theory? Decisions, decisions.
2 years ago