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Phoneless in Colorado

Remember that new Samsung Galaxy 4S that I wrote about two weeks ago. Well, that smartphone did a dumb thing: It up and died on me.

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My brand new Samsung Galaxy 4S has died

It won’t charge, won’t power up and is totally dead. And I’m in the middle of a two week RV trip in the Rockies.

I tried all the reset tricks, like removing the battery. Its certifiably dead.

Yesterday was the first time in two decades that I was without a cell phone and… I survived.

I had my calls forwarded to Jennifer Wendland’s iPhone but if you message me, know I won’t get it. And if you’ve been following our travels on that little intetactive map over on the right sidebar, it is no longer functioning.

It looks like I can’t get a replacement until I get back home to Michigan and my Verizon dealer.

My iPhone never failed..ever…the Samsung died in two weeks. Maybe I need to go back to Apple.

12 thoughts on “Phoneless in Colorado”

  1. Oh, Oh – not good….at least you have other phones available to you. I still love my Nokia Smartphone….about as durable as they get (it has been dropped numerous times and everything still works). It has never, never failed me anywhere and I usually travel alone. They now have a new one out and I am setting my sights on it.

  2. Yep. I’ve had iPhones ever since the first one. They’ve never failed and the service is superb. JMHO, much to the chagrin of my DRöID buddies. Call me a fanboy but I know what works for me.

    Smartphone withdrawal is a real bummer. Be sure to surround yourself with caring loved ones……. Oh! Wait! You are.

    Bill

  3. I hope you don’t get to discouraged with the Samsung. The first couple weeks for electronics is the highest failure point. This is for Apple, Samsung, HP, Motorola, Panasonic, and any other company, including the company I work for that makes custom and semi custom semiconductors for numerous cell phone company’s along with many other companies. Also, Consumer Reports have rated Samsung very well in the past. I am sure you just got a bad one, just like some get the bad Apple some times. Just to lighten the mood, “maybe you were holding it wrong”. Sorry if you don’t find that quote funny or understand it, but I think you might. Best of luck with your phone and hope you have a great vacation even with out it.

  4. YEP SAMSUNG MAKE A GOOD PRODUCT S3 S4 GOOD ANDROID PHONES, JUST A FLUKE YOURS WAS DEFECTIVE. OTHERWISE LOTS OF FREE APP ON ANDROID NOT ALWAYS WITH YOUR HAND IN YOUR WALLET LIKE APPLE DOES. AND YOU CAN REPLACE THE BATTERIE YOURSELF IF NEED BE ON SAMSUNG PHONE. DON’T MIND THE CAP LETTERS. JUST MY WAY OF WRITING. NICE WEBSITE BY THE WAY. OH YES THAT ROADTREK FROM NISSAN IS THAT RIGHT WOW GOT TO SEE ONE THOSE SOON. FUN TO SEE CHANGES, STILL LOVE MY DODGE 190 LONG LIVE ROADTREK

  5. A sample size of one is not a good basis for making a decision. Don’t you remember when Apple phones failed by the thousands, and the late Mr Jobs told Apple users they were “holding it wrong”?

  6. Dorothy Short Inglis

    My cell phone and I are usually strangers to each other, used only when absolutely necessary. In fact, I love it when I’m so far out there’s no signal. I call that FREEDOM!

  7. Johnson Regina

    I was in Yellowstone in May 2012. We did not have much time for cell phones. Pictures yes but, no cell phone. Quiet and God’ country.

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