On Sunday afternoon, this happened while I was standing at the top of some metal stairs:

I have become so attached to this phone, I’m still surprised I haven’t shed any tears over its demise. The screen is stuffed, but is still functioning normally. Provided you’re cool with getting shards of glass jabbed into your finger every time you swipe. I also have to unplug the battery to end every phone call.

Which makes for some fun when leaving voicemail messages. Talk to you later, bye! asd;iasdj;aidfja;isd a 8q3 upqw8ru 39q40r~~@#@#

So this Samsung Galaxy SII has been my second Android phone, after owning two generations of iPhones. Now that Instagram is finally on Android (though, sans tilt-shift) there are no apps making me even contemplate the idea of going back to iOS. After owning Samsung and HTC Android phones, I’m sticking with Samsung and next week I’m getting their Great Aunt Bertha phone, the Galaxy Note.

Great Aunt Bertha is a big girl. Some call it a phablet (phone/tablet) but I’ve been told by wise technology wizards that the word phablet should be banned and I’m inclined to agree.

To preserve the cracked phone before Great Aunt Bertha arrives and to establish good practice for when Great Aunt Bertha is operational, I am instigating rules for mobile phone handling.

Well, one rule really: don’t hold the phone while walking except for the explicit purpose of taking/receiving a phone call.

Cause Great Aunt Bertha is a big girl – and she’ll have a lot more screen to crack.

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5 thoughts on “Some new rules on mobile phone handling are required

  1. It took me twice as long to read your post as it should have, because I was wincing/squinting the entire time. It reminded me of the time that my brand new iphone went sailing down a flooded gutter in the middle of a storm.

    (My therapist says I am making excellent progress.)

    That really sucks. At least you have a new toy to look forward to!

    Posted on 27 April 2012 at 6:29 am
  2. I’m on an iphone 4 and I am so worried about dropping it. I know it is going to happen eventually but I am trying to delay the inevitable. I am clumsy though so it is just a matter of time!

    Posted on 27 April 2012 at 7:06 am
  3. Android! I have a HTC and I love it. My sister just upgraded to the Galaxy Note and is impressed, it has a pretty sweet camera!!!

    Posted on 27 April 2012 at 11:18 pm
  4. You know I’m apple! It’s been dropped a few times now by both me and the kids! Still going great guns so far!

    Posted on 1 May 2012 at 2:00 pm
  5. Geez Spunky, that looks nasty! I am terrified of dropping my iphone… or more so terrified the boys will drop it! Who was the bright spark that thought of making glass phones!? Crazy when you think of it.
    Hope you get a newbie real soon, this one just looks dangerous xoxo

    Posted on 2 May 2012 at 12:54 am