I went to the T-shop to check on my phone because I hadn’t heard anything yet, and I noticed they had the wrong number on my form. Turns out, they had my (replacement) phone there. The lady was very nice and I hope this one works better than the other one. At least it doesn’t have any dead parts in the screen (so far) and it seems to work properly. I give it another week before I slap my Zagg shield on it.
geekery, drawing and then some
Unfortunately, I had to continue my iPhone saga. The iPhone I received worked but showed some issues. It took a while before I figured out what exactly, but it turned out that randomly, the middle part of the screen would stop responding to touch. Sometimes it would work, sometimes it wouldn’t (as shown on the picture). Sometimes the entire screen would stop responding, which I could usually solve by pressing that top-button to lock it and then unlock it.
I returned it today and expect it (or another one) back in a week or two. In general I’ve had no issues with the process, just too bad I got a bad phone in return. When I pick it up, I’ll make sure to test it before taking it home though :)
I crawled out to the T-shop to pick up my phone and got a replacement one. As far as I can tell, I got a brand new one, yay! I didn’t put the backup back; instead, I went for a clean install, selecting the apps I wanted and setting it up from scratch. So happy to have it back!
The T-mobile site updated my repair status with:
Result of repair: You can pick up your phone at the T-shop. Warning: if you get the confirmation that you can pick up your phone, it could take up to 3 workingdays before you can.
They should give me a ring from the T-shop when they have it, hopefully Thursday or Friday. I suspect they’ll send it out today, so Maybe even tomorrow, yay!
So far, everything went pretty smoothly and if it works when I get it back, I’ll feel very happy :)
I miss my touchscreen…
I’ve not used my iPhone for a little over a week now, and I miss it somewhat. Every now and then I think “oh, I want to play ‘Spider’” or something like that, and then realise I no longer have my iPhone. I’ve noticed I don’t really want to use my current replacement phone. Pressing those buttons hurt my fingers too much. I love the touch-interface. I didn’t know — though I suspected as much — how much easier that touch-interface works on my hands.
Currently, the repair status (which I can check online) says “Your phone is in repair.”. The next step will tell me what they found, if anything, and what will happen next. I hope it’ll update before the weekend, but suspect it might take a few more working days.
I like the online status check. Thank you, T-mobile.