My Long Lost Blackberry Smart Phone, Sniff & $40 Amazon Giveaway

Some of you may remember the story of my long lost Blackberry smart phone (if not read about it here and here) but I’ll happily give you a brief synopsis of the story.

I loved my Blackberry. It was a cool fuschia color and I loved how fast I was getting at typing on the tiny keyboard – at least it was a keyboard, unlike my iPhone’s. But I digress. While I found certain aspects of my Blackberry mysterious to use, I was getting the hang of it and just as that was happening, the thing dies on me. Too bad objects can’t love me back and appreciate my love for them – by not breaking. Alas, they don’t and they do break.

I lost all my contacts and was unable to retrieve them. Thankfully most of the important ones were in my email files or in the hard copy address book. But what I could not retrieve are my photos. :( I was very disappointed. As you know photos have a lot of sentimental value in the memories they create and preserve. Another sore spot was fact I was never able to figure out how to back up my Blackberry.

The thing is the phone guys were unable to fix my phone due to not having the battery in stock. Whether that was a ploy to get me to upgrade I have no idea, but I needed my phone so I opted to upgrade. After all, you can live without their smart phone these days? I know I’d miss mine.

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32 comments

  1. Brande says:

    I just got my Iphone a week ago. But, my “dumbphone” I’d loose all the time! I call my phone all the time to find it!

  2. Kim L says:

    I personally don’t have a cell phone, but my daughter does. Oh the stories I could tell. Where should I start?

    Here’s a list of some of her reasons for her cel phone mishaps.

    Left on roof of car and drove off
    Stolen
    Dropped
    Borrowed and never returned
    Left in a taxi. Never found.
    Don’t know

    I could go on and on. Glad to know about the Asurion protection package.

  3. Jessie C. says:

    I dropped my phone into the toilet not only once, I’m glad it’s going strong

  4. Elena says:

    I dropped my cell phone in the toilet

  5. Elena says:

    I learned that they also offer coverage for computers, televisions and home phones

  6. Mary Happymommy says:

    I dropped my cell phone on the pavement and cracked it.

  7. Mary Happymommy says:

    I learned they have over 95 million customers.

  8. Jennifer Marie says:

    My flip phone cracked right in half!!

  9. Amanda says:

    I was trying to update my iphone, and something went wrong and I lost like 4 months worth of photos! Soooooo sad! :(

  10. Maria S says:

    Mine was stolen on the DC metro :(

  11. Jamie Brigham says:

    My phone thankfully has made it through being dropped many many times however my phone cases were not so lucky. I am currently on #4 and it’s broken too. I’ve spent over 120.00 on phone cases alone in the last year. I drop my phone normally while carrying the baby to the car, carrying the diaper bag and my purse. I am usually fumbling with everything and my phone smacks the ground. Takes my breath away, if it gets broken it’s 600.00 to replace it as I am not eligible for an upgrade yet (Eek!)

  12. Jamie Brigham says:

    I’ve learned that they offer Roadside Assistance and that it follows your phone. No Worries On The Road! How interesting

  13. Julie says:

    I dropped my phone in my mother’s in law pool

  14. Ellen b says:

    dropped phone and it broke

  15. kjasus says:

    phone fell on bathroom floor, and glass screen shattered. :(

  16. Laura Jacobson says:

    My son had our cellphone in his pocket, he went out to check the pool temp, and the phone fell out of his pocket as he leaned over…and of course….right into the deep end. :( He dove right in to get it out, but needless to say….it would not work anymore.

  17. Laura Jacobson says:

    I learned that Tech Support That Makes House Calls! You can even have them come to your home! Thats wonderful!!!

  18. courtney b says:

    i just dropped my phone in the pool !and it broke! so upset

  19. courtney b says:

    i learned they offer roadside assistance :)

  20. Lisa Brown says:

    My husband is the mishap. He keeps loosing his phone. He is on his third in two years.

  21. Lisa Brown says:

    I learned that: In the event your phone is lost or stolen you can remotely lock it and erase your contacts to keep it safe from prying eyes.

  22. Stacey B says:

    I’m currently having an issue with my phone. My screen is messed up and randomly pressed things on my phone as it pleases. I think it’s posessed

  23. Samantha says:

    i got 3 phones this year and they have somehow all fallen in the toilet! :)

  24. Lizzy says:

    My toddler hid my phone in the freezer!

  25. It’s not really my story, but 3 yrs ago while we were on family vacation my husband went swimming with his blackberry in his pocket. He didn’t realize it for at least 15 mins. That was one phone that never came back from being dunked.

  26. Daniel M says:

    just the usual drop & smash

  27. Jan Messali says:

    I’ve dropped my phone on the ground several times, but my daughter dropped hers in the toilet. :(

  28. Jan Messali says:

    I learned they have handset protection and it will sound an alarm to find it, even if it’s on silent or vibrate.

  29. Gina M (crave to save) says:

    I once dropped my phone in the tub when bathing my son!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “crave to save”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  30. Jennifer Marie says:

    I learned that you can get Coverage for computers, televisions and home phones

  31. Meagan says:

    I dropped my phone and the entire screen cracked!

  32. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    So far, “knock on wood”, I have never experienced any mishaps with my cellphones or other electronic devices. :)

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