Have a 2-yr+ phone (but just a month beyond 2 yrs), so when the battery got so bad, it would only stay on awhile then shut itself off, I bo't a replacement battery. After all, I've kept phones 3-4 yrs before. Well, this new battery is doing the same, and they say it sounds like the phone (a phone repair place where I got the battery), and that I might just want to check into a new phone, as "that one's not really made to last anymore than a couple of years."
What!? More built-in obsolescence!? I do not want a huge phone cost, nor do I want to necessarily sign up for a couple of more years of $35+ (which ends up being nearly $41 w/"fees & taxes"), to get a so-called "free phone" that gets paid for w/these monthly bills, actually. WANTED to keep this phone 3-4 yrs, as I have others (so I have been CAREFUL with it), maybe even unlock it, and get the same amt of minutes I use out of my allotted ones now for less/month.
But, sounds like may not be able to do that, as it might just BE the phone, as they say. Did notice it getting rather hot lately, but batteries do that. Anyway, today, after the "NEW" battery charged overnight+, the doggone thing has had about 45" total of phone calls on it, and just a few minutes ago did that low-battery beeping at me, what it will do not all that long before shutting itself off due to low power.
Cannot justify getting some expensive phone for "free" and tying myself down to the two-yr thing again, not on this low (SS) income. Suggestions? The phone place said I could get "refurbished" (still costly, it seems), instead of new ... but they have a whole 30-day warranty. With refurbished, it might be barely used, or might be used a LOT and about ready to go again, like the one I have ... so I could pay a lot for 30-some days ... as it would at least get beyond the 30-day warrantly, most likely. There's a REASON the warranties on these are only 30 days ..............
Thanks for any help ... again (aside from those computer updates that I'm a bit worried about, too. )