I have a Motorola RAZR phone from
Cingular AT&T. It’s a nice phone and it’s served me well. I anticipate getting a new, more fun phone really soon. My contract is up next month (though at this point I’m guessing they’d be glad to renew my business for another two years).
For the past few months I’ve been studying what phone to buy. There’s a new Motorola Q (Q9h) due in a few weeks. That looks appealing. The same goes for a new version of the Samsung Blackjack.
Like I said, neither is available yet, but I’m willing to wait… except last night my RAZR died. Oops.
It’s a death that others have reported. The only key that works is the one that turns the phone on and off. I can watch calls come in. I can’t answer them. I can’t dial.
Some forums report success in leaving the phone unpowered for a day or two (no one says exactly how long). That seems far fetched, though I’m trying it.
Based on my scanty knowledge of electronics and this phone, it seems like a switch has failed closed. In other words, it’s a key that gets pressed in normal operation, but now is ALWAYS pressed. If that’s the case, there’s little I can do.
I’m hoping I have an old GSM phone at home that can take my SIM card and stretch my usability before having to sign a new contract. I’m not sure.
In the meantime, if you need to reach me – email.