The ‘I Need A New Phone’ Contest


Hello, Hello!

EDIT!!! Contest is now closed, Winners will be announced/contacted tomorrow March 17th.!!!

We at technogog have all kinds of fun testing assorted gadgets, and hardware, but we especially like phones, everybody has one and they can relate. One thing we’ve learned that not all phones are created equal though, and I’m sure you’ve found that out yourself as well. I know many of you out there have bought phones, only to be stuck in a contract with a phone that you just don’t like and are overall not very happy with. We’re going to help you out with that though, we’ve partnered with Samsung and Pantech to give away four new phones to four lucky people to replace their current phones.

Samsung has generously sent us three cellphones, one each for AT&T, Verizon and the Sprint networks.
Renown for Verizon
HighNote for Sprint
Propel for AT&T

Pantech has sent us their very popular Matrix for AT&T.


Just so you know, these are basically new phones, only opened to take pictures of them and do a little unboxing video for this contest so you know what you’re getting.

I guess you’re wondering what you’ve got to do to get your hands on one right? 

Read on to learn more…

Here are links to the blog posts with the video unboxings of the phones in the contest, along with their pictures and specs etc, you can click the picture or the link underneath it to open in a new window.


Pantech Matrix -For AT&T


Samsung HighNote -For Sprint


Samsung Propel -For AT&T


Samsung Renown -For Verizon


Well, there’s a few things you can do, and we’re going to leave it up to you and let you decide.

Things you’ll need to do to win, you only need to pick one of them:

1. Tell us in at least 200 words ‘Why you hate your current phone’
2. Tell us in at least 200 words ‘Why you want a new phone’
3. Tell us in at least 200 words ‘Why you want a particular phone’
4. Do a video telling us one of those things, at least 30 seconds in length
5. Do something creative on video to an old phone, smash it, destroy it, run it over etc

Pick one of the above ideas, and just leave a response in the comments section, of course if you’re doing a video please leave the link for that.

Basic rules:
-Must be 18 years of age to enter
-Must be US Resident
-Contest runs for February 15th 2009 until March 15th 2009
-Must be on the network to use to the phone of your choosing
-Entries will be judged by technogog, Samsung and Pantech based on originality, creativity and humor!
-Have fun with it!

** Bonus to bloggers out there, we’re trying to get the word out about this contest, so for you bloggers we’re offering a Pandigital 8" Digital Photo Frame (full review HERE),


and an mStation 2.1 Stereo Orb iPod Dock Speaker System  (full review HERE)


-Bloggers can enter our contest for the phone of course
-All you have to do is post about our contest and make sure we know about it be adding a comment or trackback in the comments section of this posting
-We’ll randomly pick two lucky bloggers to win at the same time we pick the winners for the cellphones



Good luck to all who enter and have fun!

  54 comments for “The ‘I Need A New Phone’ Contest

  1. Nikunj
    February 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Sad, that its only for US residents… 🙁

  2. SAM HA
    February 15, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I think everyone who entered must deserve and want the phone. I just simply want a new phone as I have been using my old and crappy Samsaung SGH-A437 that has a broken screen. Unfortunately, I am locked to my crappy ATT contract that I cannot get a new phone without paying extra money. It’s quite inconvenient to use a phone without the screen but I got to live with it. What is a cell phone without all of those amazing features, buttons, colors? My cellphone is pretty much like a landline phone that I can only pick up a call or dial a number. I would be so appreciated if I can be so lucky to get a phone so that I can use it in its fullest potential. I want to have fun and at the time getting calls. Please.

  3. fishgal
    February 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I would like new cell phone because its mine mine I tell you AH HA HA HA HA HA! No that’s not right, I’d never win with that. Because I’m greedy and is free. No that’s not me at all either. I really want one because my phone is old, it says “cingular” I mean come on cingular doesn’t even exist anymore how lame am I. Sure it turns on when I push the power button but I mean really I have to re-enter the date every time I take the battery out to charge. No No that’s too much info now everyone is laughing at me. Maybe I should work on their pity, tell them how many doctor visits I’ve had lately and how hard its been, how my husband has a bad fever and we didn’t do valentines day and how I got the call just this week that a family member was in critical condition. And how making the necessary arrangements on my old phone isn’t really helping my spirits. Well that’s all true but it may not have enough universal appeal. No wait I’ve got it the perfect entry to win a new AT&T phone;

    My cellphone has a first name
    It’s A-N-C-I-E-N-T
    My cellphone has a second name
    It’s P-O-S you see
    I’d love to win a phone today
    And if you ask me how I’ll say,
    Cause technogog has a way
    With there cellphone giveaway.

  4. Sushruta
    February 16, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Only for US Residents. 🙁

  5. Marina
    February 17, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I need a new phone because its been through hell and back. Its been run over, submerged in road puddles, and thrown down. Somehow it still works. I think its just about time to give it a break and if I win this, it’ll definitely get one.

  6. Steven Stone
    February 19, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I’d like to win a phone because I’m tired of replacing my wife’s phone when it falls into the toilet. I’ve tried to get her holsters and holders so her phone will stay attached to her belt when she sits down, but OH NO, she has to put it in her pants pocket. Every couple of months It takes a dive in the drink. Even my 14-year old’s phone lasts longer.

    We use Verizon because it’s the only service that we can get up here in the foothills of Colorado that actually works. One of the places we get the best reception is, you guessed it, on the porcelain throne.

    I’ve been using the same Samsung phone for two years now. It’s simple to use and I like that. It even takes my voice commands the first time. Her current phone is a Samsung as well – she’s memorized the settings and trying to get her to use anything else is pretty hopeless…

    So I’d like to win the phone. Heck, I’ll even declare it on my taxes…

  7. Brian
    February 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I have been looking for a new cell phone for a while now, and the Samsung Propel seems to be the texting phone that will meet my needs. Currently I am using an inferior Samsung flip phone with which I have a contract. The phone worked fine, that is before a vexatious child got a hold of the phone and chucked it against a solid brick wall.
    Since the murder of my phone, the display has been having backlight issues. The backlight will flicker, which becomes very bothersome after texting for a period of time. The battery cover is cracked and has been replaced with a sliver of duct tape. The display on the front of the phone does not work anymore. The keys on the phone do not always register either. Texting will become somewhat annoying due to this. It’s almost embarrassing to use a phone like this in public but it ends up doing the job.
    I am in no need of an epic. I just want a simple phone with a QWERTY keyboard because I text frequently. It has become evident that the Samsung Propel is the ideal phone for me. I just discovered the Test Freaks blog a few minutes ago when I was Googling for information about the Propel, and I have to say that I am very lucky to have found this contest. So I just want to give my thanks to the Test Freaks for doing such a wonderful thing and to the companies that donated the phones.

    Note: The “0” in the “038” of my email address is a zero. It is NOT an O (the letter). I just want to clarify this because more than one person has made this mistake. Thanks again.

  8. Amy B.
    February 22, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I want a new phone because I really need one. Most people do I am sure but I am one of those people. My husband purchased our phones almost 6 years ago and they were the plain jane siemans phones. They are not running to good now but have been a good phone for the length I have had them. My husbands friend gave him his other phone which he is now using around 6 months ago. I am still stuck with the old one. I would want one that I can not worry if it’s almost lost it’s life or not. I know that my reception on my old phone has been effected by this also. I just wish that I could get away from the plain jane and move up in the world. My friends all have their new fancy phones and to be honest it’s kinda embarrassing to pull my little one out. I do though and pretend it doesn’t bother me all that much. I just have had it with having old ones and I would like to get something that someone else wanted to throw away because the camera or something doesn’t work. So as you can see I really need one. I take my children places all the time and my little phone just doesn’t cut it anymore. So please consider my entry.

  9. Denise
    February 22, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I would love to win the Samsung Propel. My current phone is a motorola razr v3 which is on the verge of breaking. It is one of the worst phones although i had it for two years. I would like to win the propel because it has a nice keyboard and its easier to text on since i am a freshman in college. Since in so caught up in college i just dont have the time ( or the money) to go out and get a new phone. my current razr orftn drops calls, and doesnt ring ( it only vibrates). my current phone is in very bad shape and winning a nice phone ( for free) would be a delight.

  10. Elsie
    February 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I want a new phone,
    To be back in style,
    My old phone is turquoise,
    It has a dial…
    It is connected ,
    To the wall by a cord,
    I’d love a cell phone,
    It would be adored!!!
    This antique phone has seen quite a bit,
    History and inventions have passed by it,
    Some times I can’t hear, it sizzles and sputters,
    My voice is transformed or it sounds like I mutter…
    Text is a word that still refers to books,
    And a photo on my old phone is glued on, for looks…
    My phone has no memory, no voice-mail, no voice!
    And re-dialing is not present, I have no choice.
    It rings in one tone, no songs to sing,
    And of course I don’t know who it is by the ring,
    It’s heavy and once it fell to the floor,
    Broke my toe when it toppled, but still worked once more…
    Yes it’s been useful for ironing things,
    And it scares the mice away when it rings.
    It actually echoes when I try to speak,
    So it might be useful, special effects, (tongue in cheek!)
    Sometimes people visit, not just to see me,
    But to look at my telephone, could it be?!
    I think it is charming, and worth conversation,
    But I speak about it, not on it! …a revelation.
    I could, on a cell phone, call an antique store,
    And ask if the old phone is worth a lot more,
    Can’t call on the old phone, it’s like an old friend
    And I wouldn’t say I’d sell it , it’s not the end,
    I’d just want to see what it’s value might be…
    I ‘d use my new cell phone for this mystery!

  11. Dakota C.
    February 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Through the span of my contract at AT&T, many events have happened, and many phones have changed hands. That’s why I’m here, I guess, sending out an SOS on my last phone.

    It all started November of 2008, when I selected the ‘one’ for me. An orange Samsung SGH-a737 phone for AT&T. December, Christmas morning came around. A hand reached into my door with the phone, unbeknown to me. This phone led me up until a fateful day – that ONE pair of jeans – the ones with tight pockets – that managed to wreck my phone’s gleaming LCD. It got replaced via insurance, and continued pushing on for what I needed – phone, music, and text messaging.

    Then one day it was lost due to the scum of my town – a small town. It got replaced with a half-dead Nokia 6102i, which also had its own defects, from a bad flip screen to bad parts to an eventual doom of the screen breaking clean off of the phone.

    This got replaced by a Nokia 6555b, a hand-me-down from a family member, which sadly died on me with a charging issue – known by AT&T, but refused to be repaired as it was out of warranty. From there came a Motorola RAZR v3, the first to be seen on Cingular. It was pink, as it came from a lady friend of mine, which was soon replaced with a new housing from eBay on the cheap. Pink became black, and so did the LCD screens on it. The fateful phone died on me. Again.

    From there came another hand-me-down Nokia 6555b, the last of the Nokias to ever be seen in the household AGAIN. This phone is holding on by a thread as-is – the vibrate function seems to have broken itself when I used Nokia Suite on my computer.

    As such, it doesn’t matter if I win or lose, there’s a day I both love and dread – “May 29th, 2009”, the AT&T representative told me – A day of hope, a day of fear. Hope for a new phone, but fear of the two more years of commitment. But of course, it would be great to win this, as I don’t like having to sign more and more contracts as I end up having to for various things.

  12. Keonte'
    February 25, 2009 at 2:51 am

    You asked, so I’m going to tell. Where to start? Well, It was about 6 months ago, near the time I lost my job. I was upset, distraught, angry, and frustrated with everything. So, who do you think experienced all the cruel and unusual punishment of this emotional breakdown? You guessed it…my Motorola Q.

    For nearly 2 years, this phone has served as my constant companion. My Motorola has been shoved into numerous stylish purses, filled with bank receipts, old gum, and scented lip gloss. Never once has it complained. It’s the best friend I’ve ever had, so it pained me to think I was the person who caused it’s death.

    After soaking my phone with tears, from the many conversations where I had to explain the whole job situation, my Motorola Q begin to respond in a negative way. It would not power up. The buttons worked in sporadic intervals. The protective screen stopped protecting. It. Just. Died. On. Me.

    After days of charging, I was forced to take it off life support. I have yet to replace my wonderful friend. But, I think I am ready to move on. This giveaway would be very healing for me. I am ready to part ways with the memories of my old phone (Well at least the physical aspect. I could really use the old contact information). Motorola Q, say hello to Renown, my new companion.

  13. Alex Denning
    February 25, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Why do I hate my Phone? I hate my phone because everytime I go to call a woman, everytime I call to see when my work schedule, or everytime I need to do a simple math problem on my phones calculator for school work my phone simply freezes. My phone irritates me so much I feel like smashing it in to a million pieces! I would buy a new phone but I dont really have the money to spend on a new phone, when you guys could just give it to me in a contest talking about why I hate my phone. The phone loves to freeze or just shut off while im talking on it. My phone hates me like a red headed step child. =( Please send a nice new phone that will love its owner unlike the devilish one I have at the moment. Ill give it a nice and warm home. =)

  14. Chelsea Daigle
    February 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I need a new phone mostly because my six month old uses my current one as a chew toy. He also drops it on the floor a lot. It would be nice to let him keep mine as a toy (since I can now barely hear my phone calls) and let mommy receive a brand new one. I’m not eligible for an upgrade at AT&T for about another year and a half, so I will definitely need one before that time comes. It would be great to not have to pay for a new cell phone. Times are tough. My fiance and I are about to start making payments on a car and we are already living off of the government in some ways. It makes me feel really bad asking for a hand out, but sometimes you just have to set your pride aside. I’m not picky about which phone I receive. I’ll even switch providers if I have to. My fiance is with Verizon, so maybe I’ll switch. Since I am currently with AT&T, I suppose that would put me in the category to receive one of the two phones from them. They’re both a lot nicer than anything I could ever afford so I would be ecstatic if I won. My current phone was a $20 upgrade, so not as snazzy as there phones. Please save me from the phone calls that sound like they’re coming from underwater and losing my signal constantly. Mama needs a new phone! Thanks for the chance.

  15. Keonte'
    March 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I am a blogger. I posted a link to your contest on twitter.

  16. Mert
    March 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm

  17. Greg M
    March 3, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Why i need a new phone…Currently I’m using an AT&T Sony Ericsson z520i I was talked into by my wife.
    She thought they would be fun, but for me being a 6’4″ man it’s kind of embarrassing. Nothing like having people point at it and say, “It’s so small! Isn’t cute!”

    I planned on upgrading a while back when we had the chance to, but my wife and son found phones they really liked and we could only get 2 upgrades. So I stepped aside and let them get the phones they wanted (no, I’m not whipped, I just love my family).

    Most of all though it’s rough on an old guy like me to try and keep up with texting to the younger folks at work with the z520i. The buttons on the z520i are so tiny. A phone with a keyboard would be a dream (like the one my wife got or the one my son got).

    I know what you’re thinking, “Just save up and buy a new phone!” Well that would be a great idea, but my wife and I are both public servants (she’s a teacher and I’m a 911 dispatcher) so we don’t really rake in the cash so that would be a luxury item. Sure I’d love to, but responsibilities and all that come first.

    So anyway…that’s my sob story. If you saw fit to grace me with that sweet Pantech Matrix that would make me one happy camper (and I might be able to respond to my bosses text messages before she sends out a second asking if I got the first!).

    Thank you!

  18. space captain
    March 4, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Yes, I would indeed like to have a new phone. Do I want this phone? Perhaps a better description would be that I have a fervent desire for it. I must have it. I dream of softly caressing the succulent outer plastic of its smooth design, then pressing firmly upon the buttons – the pretty, pretty buttons… glowing brightly with anticipation. But would I stop there? Of course not! For now that my loins have been ignited by the pure molten passion of Samsung, there will be no rest until complete mobile communication has been achieved! Even this would only be the beginning, for soon would unfold the wondrous paradise of phonic pleasure which shall forevermore inspire a plenitude of pontification. But, hark! What is this? From the heavens above: a flock of unicorns, riding upon wireless rainbows of love! And for what righteous cause do these magnificent creatures sally forth? It is probably due to the cosmic allegiance between Samsung and the unicorns… called as they were, by the crystal clear reception. For it is only with crystal clear reception that one can hear the rainbows. And as we all know, you have to hear the rainbows before you can taste the delightful sunbeams.

  19. Brad
    March 4, 2009 at 12:42 am

    After being porked in the behind by the Early Termination Fee pro-rationing plan that AT&T began in May 2008, which excludes my wife and I since we started our plan in July 2007, we are now stuck in no-man’s land. I have a Motorola KRZR K1, which has not-so-recently fallen into obsolescence, and she has a Samsung piece-of-trash that she hates so much she refuses to even charge the phone. I’ve been scouring eBay and Craig’s List looking for a barely usable handset to tide her over until we can switch carriers; it’s hard to get a hold of someone when their phone is purposely buried at the bottom of their purse underneath piles of receipts and a pack of FIVE gum. Our search for a new home has strained our budget to the point that we’re probably not going to be able to afford nice phones when the time comes to upgrade, but I can’t think of anyone who deserves a brand-new Blackberry more than my wife, an Oncology nurse at the local county hospital. She’s stressed out beyond belief at work, and deserves a nice handset that she wants to charge and use frequently, not hide underneath piles of clothes in our bedroom or try to get the dog to devour by rubbing it with beef. Please, for the sake of all that is right in the world, get my wife the new phone she needs and deserves! Thank you so much!

  20. Baba
    March 4, 2009 at 6:10 am

    I posted here why I need a new phone:

  21. Mark at Darn Good Reviews
    March 5, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Great contest! And a great selection of phones you have there. I’d love to see the look on my daughter’s face if I were to have won one of the AT&T phones and give it to her.

    My post is here.

  22. Mickey
    March 5, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Here is why I would like a new phone. My phone is five years old. There’s nothing wrong with that. Some things get better with age. A fine wine. The Tower of Pisa. Meg Ryan.

    My phone was on my desk, set to vibrate because the ringer was very loud. It vibrated, fell onto the floor, and after that, the ringer never worked again. Was it spite?

    A year later, my phone began to vibrate, which upset my dog, who attacked my phone. My phone was never the same after that. Something came loose and the battery was only kept in place with my fake-leather phone holster. The dog was okay.

    Going through the airport, a security person removed the belt-clip portion of my phone holster, because he thought it might be part of a bomb. He examined it, but never put it back in my bag. Now I have a bulky holster that keeps the phone together, but no clip to attach the holster to. I don’t have to worry about someone stealing it off my belt now, at least.

    My battery has gotten weaker and weaker over the years. If I take the phone with me, I can make a call that lasts under 7 minutes. After that, the battery runs out and the call is disconnected. I start with the battery meter reading full, and 7 minutes later, the phone turns off. But, think of the electricity I save.

    I live in the mountains, and if I want to use the phone in my home (plugged in, of course), I have to stand in one specific spot. I can’t sit down, because I have to lean up against a window. If I turn my head, the signal is lost. If I slump down at all, the signal is lost. I basically have to stand perfectly still and straight up. This has helped my posture.

    One might ask why I don’t get a new phone. I don’t think my phone would want me to. We’ve been through so much together. I think my phone would be happy to know that it was replaced with the prize from this contest. Then, it could give up its fight, and be released to phone heaven, where it could meet my 1969 rotary-dial baby-puke green wall phone.

  23. Mike Huang
    March 7, 2009 at 6:44 am

    After some of you read my comment on why I would like a new phone, you would probably hate me. Although I’m not exactly writing why I would like one of these new ones (for AT&T), but I’m writing on why I hate my current phone.

    I currently have a O2 XDA Flame, which most of you would consider a high-tech smartphone with all the latest features including Windows Mobile. Well, that is true and that is why I purchased it off my wife’s dad (yea, that sucks huh). I thought it would be cool to have this phone until I realized this phone sucks horribly in battery life and is horribly slow. But the main problem is my wife’s dad included an extra battery, so I could have it on standby much longer and what do you know…it’s BRICK phones all over again! The battery is soo big that it the thickness would be that of 2 of those Pantech Matrix phones.

    With a huge 3.6” screen, I think my wife’s dad is currently laughing at me as it’s probably why he got rid of it to me. What great love I’m getting from my father-in-law huh? 🙁


  24. David
    March 8, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I wrote about your contest here:

  25. justin
    March 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I hate my phone because the rates have raised from a dime per minute to 20 cents. I now lose one dollar if I’m on the phone for 4 minutes and 1 second which is absurd. Customer service has been great, but I also don’t like the fact that it’s the only phone I have. There’s no landline in my household. I have an old answering machine that’s at least 2 decades but I doubt it can function now. Quite frankly, I’m afraid to use other functions such as accessing anything online. It is prepaid which infuriates my boyfriend. I never really wanted this kind of phone but my family picked this so they know where I am at all times. I have to step outside and use a phone booth to dial anything toll-free. My boyfriend doesn’t really like me using his phone at all. I hope you hurry and pick me before I get Magic Jack installed. I also have another cell phone that has not been activated and I don’t like the fact that it would cost more money just to use it. I wish it came with a free year of service. I better get a home phone before I get a roommate which could be any day this month or next. Thanks for reading and may the best worst phone consumer win. Is this enough words? If it is, pardon my rambles.

  26. Ebony
    March 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I need a new phone because AT&T wont let me get an upgrade. I droped my phone that i have now in the water and it wont even turn on. So the phone that i have now is the Sony Ericsson W580i and i loved that phone and i had to drop it in the water. And my boyfriend took me up to AT&T to see was i able to get an upgrade and i was because i had the phone for a year and they wouldent let me get another phone because it was my fault why the phone messed up but it wasent it fell in my sisters puppies water bowl and i didnt think nothing of it until i came out the bathroom. When i saw it going off i thought that it was going to blow up because it was on the charger when it fell in t he bowl and it was very hot. So that day when my boyfrien took me to the AT&T store i went to my friends house and let her see the phone and come to find out she just droped her LG VU in the water so we both was messed up because we both didnt have a phone so can you please help me out since AT&T wont.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Keonte'
    March 12, 2009 at 3:39 am

    I am a blogger and I blogged about this contest and left a link to this page on my site:

  28. Aik
    March 14, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    So sad it’s only open to US participants. I love the phone…
    Can I enter and if I win the phone, pay for the shipping fees myself?

  29. Nicole
    March 15, 2009 at 8:10 am

    IT MAY BE A LITTLE BORING BUT IT WAS 3:00 a.m central time LOL!!! DiDnt want to wake the parents!!!

  30. Cody C
    March 15, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    My i425t is indeed dead now… and my AT&T LG is hanging on by a thread.

  31. John Bedri
    March 16, 2009 at 1:24 am

    I need a new phone because my blackberry pearl is breaking down. This is partly due to personal abuse of the phone, and otherwise utter folly. You see, my friend Lukkas has a Honda that only has a cassette tape deck in it, and when we would go on road trips together having to listen to some of the radio stations in parts of the midwest was sheer torture. I wish one of us had a tape deck so we could have made tapes to listen to, but unfortunately we didn’t. We would go on trips across multiple state lines going to music events here and there, and for music we would usually use the 8gb SD card in my phone, which was loaded with music. It doesn’t play very loudly against the backdrop of a motor running and cars & scenery flying by on the highway, so I would routinely take my blackberry pearl out of it’s protective rubber like casing & battery cover off the back so there was nothing blocking the tiny speaker. We would listen to reggae music while I held the phone as close to the middle of the car as possible so we could both hear it well. Well my arm got tired after a while of doing this and I realized that my blackberry was almost the exact same size in height & depth as a cassette tape… so I inserted it into the cassette tape deck with the speaker pointing up and towards us and it worked great! Many a road trip was spent with my phone hanging out of Lukkas’ cassette tape deck rocking some righteous tunes. And then on a different road trip with my friend Wally, who was borrowing his mother’s conversion van, I realized the same conundrum was upon us, radio stations were sucking, and we were listening to the mp3 player on my phone, and then I realized that he had a cassette tape deck. So I jammed the ol’ blackberry right in there and we rocked out for a 500+ mile road trip to the phone once again. We got to our destination and I went to pull the blackberry out of the cassette tape deck, only to realize it was horribly jammed in there. It dumbfounded me at first because it always worked so well in Lukkas’ car. I moved it around in different directions, tried jimmying it out with a splint, got frustrated and tugged it a bit hard and it started giving way.. After about 20 minutes of trying to get it out without utterly destroying my phone, I winally got it out, but the entire bottom plastic piece below the keypad remained in the tape deck, as well as some other small parts i didn’t recognize. I got what I could out of his mother’s cassette tape deck (which I was *very* happy to hear didn’t work in the first place) and reassembled my phone as best I could. There is still a bit of plastic sticking out of the bottom, some metal I never found the home for that goes somewhere near the battery compartment, and my phone now shuts off whenever it feels like it. It also cannot connect to a computer without shutting down, so there is no way to backup any new stuff I have on my blackberry, I’ve resorted to copying it all down by hand on paper. I need a new phone because using my current one is complete pain in the butt right now, and it shuts off on me almost every time I use it, which has gotten very annoying during conversations, which I hardly ever have over the phone any more because of this. Even when I try texting it will shut off, but it’s less annoying than getting cut off mid conversation.

    The moral of the story is to only use your Blackberry Pearl as a cassette tape in a Honda.

    (I’m on the AT&T network)

  32. John Bedri
    March 19, 2009 at 5:41 am

    on here it says my entry was submitted on the 16th, but it was in fact submitted on sunday the 15th in the evening time, eastern time zone. Perhaps thats when it was verified by a mod, but I just dont want to be disqualified because of it 🙂

  33. Karen
    April 4, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Man i wish i would have known about this give away earlyer.
    now its too late :[
    oOh well maybe next time ill be more informed.
    goshhh i need a cell phone BAD!

    April 16, 2009 at 1:42 am

    I desperately need a new phone. Mine is an old piece of crap that should have been tossed long ago. Have mercy on me and pull my name for this contest, please!

  35. Butch Woods
    October 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Butch woods here looking for free stuff call me at 8602282305 with info

  36. Cgarrett
    March 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Need new phone…816-719-5000

  37. Hashmantauna_08
    June 23, 2011 at 5:56 am

    i need phone because we  need it for emergency and for your safety so that i want new phone because my phone is shut down

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