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  1. SilverLight98's Avatar
    I think it can, but only if i dont destroy it first because of its buggy OS
    05-13-09 12:27 PM
  2. shaydakiss23's Avatar
    I don't care how well you take care of it I doubt anyone can make a storm last two years. Many people have had 6 already since it came out.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Well I've had mine for 4 months and I'm still on my first one thats running great on .75. I have no scratches, no dust, no harm to my screen either. The phone can last as long as you want it to. Its not gonna just die unless you kill it.
    05-13-09 12:27 PM
  3. kinggeoff's Avatar
    I don't care how well you take care of it I doubt anyone can make a storm last two years. Many people have had 6 already since it came out.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    If you're going by CB only, this place is a n00b festival. Many of those people are return-happy, have no idea what they're talking about and trade the storm in because of software issues... thinking a new unit might fix it.

    Others have bad batteries, or have truly legitimate hardware issues (blown screens, bad dust seal, etc...tho that last one is iffy as I've never had a piece of portable electronics that didnt get dust in it at some point in its life; ds, psp, every other phone ive had)... but from the looks of things around here, they are in the minority. It looks more like any time a person's storm slows down in any way, they trade it in

    It would be interesting to see how many people actually had bad hardware leading to a replacement and how many people just wanted a new one. Or thought that a new phone might fix bugs in the OS
    Last edited by kinggeoff; 05-13-09 at 12:32 PM.
    05-13-09 12:27 PM
  4. shaydakiss23's Avatar
    If you're going by CB only, this place is a n00b festival. Many of those people are return-happy, have no idea what they're talking about and trade the storm in because of software issues... thinking a new unit might fix it.

    Others have bad batteries, or have truly legitimate hardware issues (blown screens, bad dust seal, etc...tho that last one is iffy as I've never had a piece of portable electronics that didnt get dust in it at some point in its life; ds, psp, every other phone ive had)... but from the looks of things around here, they are in the minority. It looks more like any time a person's storm slows down in any way, they trade it in

    It would be interesting to see how many people actually had bad hardware leading to a replacement and how many people just wanted a new one. Or thought that a new phone might fix bugs in the OS
    ditto ditto ditto
    05-13-09 01:31 PM
  5. tmartz's Avatar
    I wouldnt think it would if you were into construction or anything and you bringing it on jobs and stuff then no but if you are ease of what you do then yeah
    05-13-09 01:33 PM
  6. texstorm2442's Avatar
    No im going to go down to the headquarters.. and yea
    05-13-09 01:47 PM
  7. iamtheSalsa's Avatar
    I didnt take care of my first one and i ended up cracking the screen and ruining the backlight -.-
    05-13-09 01:48 PM
  8. patches152's Avatar
    No im going to go down to the headquarters.. and yea
    ???

    good luck???
    05-13-09 01:49 PM
  9. Danieljbrown32's Avatar
    myscreen has completely stopped working before on my second storm. The VZW rep said the button the screen floats on just wore out. That was only after 3 months

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    05-13-09 02:08 PM
  10. ahern090's Avatar
    I have an otterbox for my storm. I'm pretty sure it will last two years of my brutality.

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    05-13-09 02:28 PM
  11. cerob's Avatar
    Like others have stated, as long as you are not wreckless with it, it should last for the 2 years. If you are careless & wreckless with your storm (or any piece of electronics) it won't last very long at all.
    05-13-09 02:41 PM
  12. sanki's Avatar
    Like others have stated, as long as you are not wreckless with it, it should last for the 2 years. If you are careless & wreckless with your storm (or any piece of electronics) it won't last very long at all.
    Mine will definitely not last 2 years. It already fell on the ground several times. The first time when it fell.. I had just finished jogging and my hands were sweaty, the phone was in holster, and it just slipped. Just a few scratches. After that I didn't care about it too much. it's not worth it. I like the Storm, but not that much. Also the screen is just too dust-lover and I cannot understand that. I just hope it will last until Storm2 is out.
    05-13-09 02:47 PM
  13. shaydakiss23's Avatar
    Mine will definitely not last 2 years. It already fell on the ground several times. The first time when it fell.. I had just finished jogging and my hands were sweaty, the phone was in holster, and it just slipped. Just a few scratches. After that I didn't care about it too much. it's not worth it. I like the Storm, but not that much. Also the screen is just too dust-lover and I cannot understand that. I just hope it will last until Storm2 is out.
    Well if you dont take care of it then no, I guess it wont last. I personally think it IS worth it; I like to take care of my belongings. Never dropped my Storm...no scratches or anything. Other than a greasy screen every once in a while its as good as new...and it'll stay that way.
    05-13-09 02:57 PM
  14. patches152's Avatar
    everything lasts longer with patches!!!
    05-13-09 03:28 PM
  15. Romple's Avatar
    New Every 2 is for people that take care of their phones.

    Early Upgrade is for people that don't.

    ;-p
    05-13-09 03:34 PM
  16. TrendyProfessional1's Avatar
    U may get particles under the screen. I kept min covered and in my pocket and still particles. If u get no particles and take care of it it should last u.
    05-13-09 03:35 PM
  17. BB_SHAWN's Avatar
    I don't care how well you take care of it I doubt anyone can make a storm last two years. Many people have had 6 already since it came out.

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    I'm on my 4th in 2 months!
    05-13-09 03:49 PM
  18. patches152's Avatar
    5 in 10 days, i just did the math....
    05-13-09 03:49 PM
  19. amojeba's Avatar
    Ok so apparently nothing unforeseen ever went wrong with something you took care
    Of? And what does take care of it mean? I keep mine in my pants pocket... Is that
    Taking care of it enough to last two years?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    No, it doesn't sound like you're taking care of your phone. Prior to Jan, I had an LG Flip phone for 3 years as well (in my pocket). It had probably 1 or 2 scratches on it (on the back) and that's it. If yours had Tape holding the battery together, and the charger wouldn't work right.....then something is seriously wrong with how you take care of your electronic devices. Not trying to be mean, just my 2 cents.
    Best of luck with your Storm...and future Storm replacements you'll undoubtedly have.
    05-13-09 03:56 PM
  20. Moosecakes's Avatar
    I think it will just make care of it.. I'm extremely ocd when I comes to my expensive electronics.. My vaio laptop I just bought is all white. Before I even move it I wash my hands like I'm about to do open heart surgery.

    My mom has had her lg flip phone for like 6 years now an it still woks lol.. Hopefully the storm will make it at least 2 years.

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    05-13-09 04:04 PM
  21. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    I know this is a thread for phone care, but I think this is related enough: what's a good case for a storm? I'm hoping for something that will offer good protection from bumps and knocks but isn't too big to fit in my pocket. It seems like the silicone ones are the right size, but don't offer good protection where as the hard plastic ones are safe, but clunky.


    ...also I would like to walk on water and know what tomorrow's winning lotto numbers are
    05-13-09 04:05 PM
  22. imp4pdabest's Avatar
    Keep it in a case, protect the screen, try not to drop it or get it wet in any

    way and you should be fine for 2 years if not longer.
    Rocket science.
    05-13-09 04:06 PM
  23. Moosecakes's Avatar
    Ricky, everyone seems to like the incipio feather, very light and thin. I'm going to get one in addition to my invisible shield someday.

    So far I really like my invisible shield. Offers nearly full coverage accept the corners and really is scratch proof. I'd say get a true hard case if ur worried about dropping it

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    05-13-09 04:11 PM
  24. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    Thanks Moose. I'm not so worried about dropping it as I tend to toss it into my soccer bag at games and such and would like a bit more scratch-prevention than just the screen protector. I'll look into that.
    05-13-09 04:16 PM
  25. fyrman49's Avatar
    So far I have had the Storm for 6 months. It still looks like new given the type of work I do and have the phone with me most of the time. I have a hard case VZW gave me and is working well. My Palm that I had at this point had a few scratches on it. As long as I am concerned, the Storm will last 2 years.
    05-13-09 04:18 PM
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