My phone started playing up earlier this week. Every time I tried to make a call or check my voice mail the phone would shut down. As a good technician I did some basic tests. I tried rebooting it (removing the battery) and I gave the battery a good charge up. None of it helped. It was almost as if the transmitter output stage had a short and when it powered up it caused an internal supply voltage to dip below the reliable operating voltage. Anyway, as much as I would like to repair it and discover the failure mode I decided to replace it.
It so happened that my partner, my one and only, and my favourite person at the moment (actually these are all the same person and I think that those descriptions have applied for quite some time!) had a spare smartphone. She was only using it as an alarm clock. Gee! And I was only recently blogging about consumption!
So I now use a smartphone to take my calls. I am glad that at least my phone is smart! Maybe it help me get through the day a little easier?
The old phone will go off to the Starship Foundation mobile phone recycling programme, a worthwhile cause for many good reasons.