I didn’t want this to be my cell phone, but the phone company wasn’t about to sell a phone to my daughter, the one without a credit card. What if she didn’t pay her bills?
So, my college-age daughter’s phone became mine in her possession. We signed up for the best plan going (according to the company). She could phone ten numbers anywhere and have unlimited texting all for the price of $35/month which is really $52/month when you count the hidden charges.
The phone fell in a sink full of water the day before my daughter had to return to McGill in Montreal after Christmas break.
She tried to dry it up with a hair dryer, but alas the 3,6 and 9 were no longer effective keys.
We went back to the phone company, where on the advice of the young girl, we bought a replacement phone for $49 which is really $67.
I claimed the old phone. I put it in rice which according to some is supposed to draw the water out. I did this in the name of good stewardship. I hate to throw out something that might be fixed.
After a day in rice, the phone still isn’t working. It’s sitting on the shelf in my office. I should throw it out.