For most people these days a mobile phone is an essential… for me it is pretty much an extra limb according to Simon ;) Unfortunately though our home has turned in to a mobile phone graveyard, it is literally where all phones come to die.
In our house at the moment there are a total of six mobile phones, the number working one hundred percent the way that they should be equals zero. Ridiculous isn’t it?!
Here’s all the phones and how we’ve managed to destroy them gradually.
Firstly we have my own Samsung Galaxy S5 which I love and use for all my blog photos, Twitter, Facebook, chats with fabulous blogger friends and the occasional one I’ve actually met in real life ;) Oh and texting Si about exciting things like what he’s having for tea, and texting the boys upstairs to ask them to bring me my phone charger…. yes I am a little ashamed of my laziness.
See I love my phone, but I have obviously loved it a little too much as overuse means that for the last 3 months I have had to cope with a screen that flickers green on and off, and a phone that takes up to thirty presses of the unlock button for it to actually unlock.
Oh and to make things more interesting, my screen doesn’t always work when my phone is ringing so I am currently playing Phone Russian Roulette as I have no idea who I am answering the phone to when it rings. Not that I’m admitting to ever screening my calls of course…. if I don’t answer I am honestly just busy Brownie’s honour – I so wasn’t ever a Brownie ;)
The earliest I can get a new phone upgrade on my phone contract is June…. I am literally counting down the days through eyes that seem to want to flicker green even without the phone in front of them after using it too much.
Si has the exact same phone in a different colour – his and her phones, cute hey?! His phone isn’t abused by overuse, it has mostly been burned and melted.
This makes him sound a bit like he’s been torturing his phone for fun, but he is actually a welder by trade and spends his days with molten burning bits of metal flying at him…. apparently the ones that work their way inside his overalls and down the back of his jeans are the worst eek.
Half his work t-shirts have burn holes in them, it’s not really a job for anyone averse to heat. He has an amazing phone cover he spent quite a lot of money on to protect his phone, and it worked great for over a year until a small bit of hot metal manages to find its way inside the case through the smallest of openings and melted part of his screen. It now has a nice crack right through the centre, but at least it still works.
After the second time of dropping his iPhone in water, funnily enough it decided to never work again. We tried all sorts to try and dry it out and fix it, but unfortunately he has a completely useless phone. He was then given a spare from some one but it’s locked to a different network and not worth the money it would cost to get it unlocked – that’s useless phone number four in case you’ve lost track.
Useless phone number five is the one that he bought second and today. It’s a lovely iPhone 4S which looks great with no scratches etc, it works perfectly in every way except that the wi-fi doesn’t work on it at all, the wi-fi button doesn’t even exist any more somehow. We’ll be returning this phone asap and trying to sort him an emergency one.
Harley is only ten and only had a phone because it was sent to me for free through Mumsnet as part of their insight panel to give my input to them and the phone manufacturers. Being free doesn’t make it any less annoying that Fin managed to smash part of the screen when he borrowed it due to ruining his own….
So there you have it a house with six mobile phones and not a single one doing what it should, we really do seem to be running a phone graveyard. I’m sure phones didn’t used to be so easy to break?! When June arrives Si and I will have new phones on new contracts to start destroying….
Are your family as good at destroying phones as ours is?!