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    Question My phone didn't like the wash cycle so....


    I need a new phone. And....I am just a tiny bit of a nerd - much of the technical talk goes over my head.

    I am a Verizon business customer. I struggled with 2 Samsung Galaxy Fascinates for a year. The touch didn't work well on either one and I sometimes couldn't even answer calls. Finally a helpful woman on the phone from Verizon agreed that there were many issues with that phone. She said "I'm going to send you a better phone and not count it against your upgrade and you'll like it a lot more." She was so right. She sent the Droid Incredible 2/HTC and it has been great. Yesterday I included it in my wash load and it is dead.

    Everyone in my life says I should get an iPhone 4s. But I think getting a 4g phone is more important. I can use another upgrade on my business account if the 5 comes out with 4g. I am open to suggestion on this as well.

    I use the camera on my phone a lot for work. Sometimes I send the images to my computer to edit in Photoshop, so quality is important. Otherwise, I get email and use it as (gasp) a phone. I am used to using the swype keyboard. Unfortunately I don't get a great signal at home or at work, but I don't expect that to change.

    I'm looking for some help. I am now without a phone. The Razr Maxx is back ordered. A little gun shy about Samsung as I had 2 fascinates that didn't work. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default Re: My phone didn't like the wash cycle so....

    It's really a personal choice. I have a Samsung (Precedent - a really entry-level Android) and other than the fact that it doesn't have enough RAM or enough speed (and I knew that when I bought it), it's a good phone for the money. (Not that you could use it on Verizon, but I find nothing wrong with Samsung.)

    Other things to consider - do you want to go to iOS after being happy with Android? And do you want to stay with Verizon if you don't get a good signal with them?
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    My daughter dropped her phone in a bowl of cereal, somehow it survived after cleaning it with alcohol and drying it out.

    If you like HTC phones, try the HTC Rezound. It's on sale for $99. Looks like a great phone.

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    Default Re: My phone didn't like the wash cycle so....

    Everything I've read about the Nexus has been fantastic, I would not be afraid of it. Samsung built it, but it's Google's phone.

    The Rezound would be another good choice, especially if you like the HTC Sense UI (many do)

    Most importantly, spend some time in a store with live demo units and really use any of the phones you are considering. I know I spent an hour in the store playing with the Moto's and other Android phones before picking up the Original Incredible and I know in 2 minutes the DInc was for me.

    I would also put your phone into a zip lock bag of rice with the battery out and the cover off and let it set for a day or two, it may come back to life!

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: My phone didn't like the wash cycle so....

    Thanks for all the ideas. I did the rice thing and it turned on, and received email, but no phone functions. Then it wouldn't charge. I have it in the rice again, and am using an old flip phone while I figure out what to do. I will have some time tomorrow to go to the store and play with equipment. I'll look at the HTC. Thanks again.

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