|My new to me phone!|
For many reasons, it’s time to replace my four year old Blackberry (or run over my Curve’s teeny tiny always full memory with my car in frustration.)
Husband and I trooped to the store to change our plan to their current special that gives us more features at the same cost as our current plan and to price new smart phones. We left because the staff pushed what the carrier told them to sell, which wasn’t what we wanted – to change our service plan and buy a phone outright. The store staff tried to push into a “better” plan that cost more for the services we were already using and make small payments for the life of the plan on the phone plus pay extra for a warranty. Husband and I hate making interest payments unless we can’t help it like with our car. We left empty handed.
I changed the plan to the service and price we wanted at home over the phone with our carrier. I told them we were keeping our current phones. But I really needed a phone that I could make a call on 24/7 unlike my current phone.
A friend told me she’s selling her old iPhone on eBay to fund a future project since she got an upgrade for Christmas.
Well, DUH. I could buy a new to me cell phone off eBay!
I bought a Samsung Galaxy S.
Husband was leery if a used cell phone would work with our carrier.
The only problem with my new to me cell phone is it REEKED of cigarette smoke. The seller didn’t mention he was a smoker. I don’t smoke. The smell really bothered me.
I deodorized my smoky cell phone by running a damp cotton ball full of alcohol over the phone, battery, and cords. It was a temporary fix.
Next, I put my phone and cords (yes, even the cords STANK) in Pyrex container full of coffee grounds for a week. That took care of most of the odor. In desperation, I ran a Fabreeze filled cotton over the phone to get rid of last little whiffs of smoke smell.
Have you ever tried to desmoke a new to you purchase? How did you do it?