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RIP, MyTouch 4G.

I woke up late for work today, which doesn’t happen often. I woke up to the sound of my dog barking at the window instead of my standard alarm, because for some reason my phone was off. That was really odd, because it had been on an hour earlier when I woke up before the alarm was set to go off. So I tried to turn my phone back on and got no response.

Like any good techie, I removed the battery for a few minutes and put it back in. Huzzah, the phone turned back on! But, 20 minutes later when I went to check something on it, it was off again. Rinse and repeat about 4 times (once in the middle of trying to factory reset it), and I found myself at T-Mobile being all like, “WTF mates”.

They were able to successfully reset the phone, and it stayed on for a whole hour, yay! But then it started doing the same thing again, booo. Took it back, got a new battery, didn’t even make it out of the parking lot before the phone shut off.

So now I’m waiting for a replacement. Chances are it’ll be a refurbished phone, which sucks cause mine is still pretty new. But if it works, whatever. The problem is that the new phone probably won’t be here until Thursday at best, possibly Friday, but with my luck, more likely not until Monday. Until then, I don’t really have a phone.

Karmimi… we need to have words. They start with, “I hate you so much” and end with “die in a fire”.


  1. Erin
    Erin May 17, 2011

    Ugh, that sucks. Also, I hate cell phone insurance. Mostly because when I hate to use it on Andy’s phone, they didn’t carry that particular model anymore and sent us some tawdry piece of crap phone. “It’s your model or a lesser model” was how they explained it at the store. I don’t even pay for the insurance anymore. I have an old version of my phone as back up and I figure I can just sign a new contract for a better one if I need my qwerty back too desperately.

    Anyway. My ranting aside! I hope your phone turns out to be more functional than this one. And it better be the same model – or raise some hell!

  2. Erin
    Erin May 17, 2011


  3. Cori
    Cori Sep 12, 2011

    I actually just left Tmobile. They were awful to me, from screwing up my account in the very beginning to not putting my account on hold when my phone was lost and not giving me credit for the time. It’s just been, ugh.

    Hope your new phone comes soon!

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