A few weeks ago the antenna to my Motorola V60t cellular phone snapped off. It was under warranty… or so I thought. When Motorola opened the phone up, they found evidence of water on the circuit board. Of course, that was no part of the antenna problem. Still, they decided not to fix the phone and to declare it out of warranty.
Since that time, I have been using an older Motorola Startac. It’s actually a nice phone, but analog. So, there’s always a fair amount of static as I drive along. And, analog phones suck down battery power very quickly.
I had the snapped antenna from the digital phone on my desk, so today I tried a little experiment. With some crazy glue, I reattached the antenna housing to the housing of the phone. Guess what – it works!
Back to the Cingular store, where they re-enabled the digital phone, and I’m again, good to go.
I continue to hope there will be GSM reception at my house now that a new site has been turned on at Quinnipiac University, not very far away. Hopefully, within the next week or so, I’ll find out.
I should be able to get a better plan with a new phone and more minutes for less money. Is this a great country or what?