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My Cellphone died in Ukraine…

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Texet Died…

Not even two years did it last. But it was the toughest phone I have ever had and lasted beyond what all the others would do. The Texet tm-511r has been a good phone and I am sad… 🙁

I finally lost the phones software in Ukraine.  About three weeks ago the camera froze. I tried reset and that did nothing. The situation got worse everyday and at the end, I had to turn it off between calls and those calls only lasted a few minutes. The phone was overheating and simply was tired of putting up with me…

I tried to make it last until I got home, but I was stressing out over not having communication. I bought a new phone from a kiosk in Kiev and it is not bad. It will not last, for it is too cheaply made. But it will last until I can find another phone that will put up with me and who knows, it may just last for many years. Okay, I know better than that, but I can hope…

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My new phone…

It looks good, but is made cheap and I mean cheap. Drop it and it will explode in a million pieces…

It is so cheap that they gave me a case to go with it. I guess they looked at my clumsy hands and thought, “Either a case or he brings it back in a few hours!”

It worked and I am back in Russia… 😉

It cost 500 hryvnia and they tossed a 59 hryvnia case in for free. 500 hryvnia is $19.65 at today’s rate. So a phone that has lots of goodies, will last at least a month under my hands and a case to help protect it, for less than $20. That is a bargain and to top it all off, I really like the phone…

I loved the Texet, but it fell out of love with me and while I could buy one like it in Ukraine. It was just way too expensive there. They wanted $300 plus for the same type of phone and I just could not see that. I can buy one still in Russia for less than 3000 rubles (just checked,) that makes the same exact phone in Russia at $45 to $50…

I will decide what to do later. I have a cheap Nokia that I found laying on the ground years ago and it does work. I use it as a backup phone now. A backup that I forgot to take with me to Ukraine. I gave my other backup phone to Vova and he loves that little Samsung. It is his pride and joy. He even bought a case for it…

My new phone is almost a carbon copy of the Samsung sgh-u800 soul that I had and it was tore in half when a truck ran into me years ago. This Keneksi is okay, but the Samsung was the cats meow for me and I miss it. Just could not buy another one after that Samsung was destroyed…

I am a cellphone destruction derby and no phone, rugged or not, survives long with me. Poor cellphones, I feel bad for everyone of them and I liked them all…

WtR


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