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and now the screen is broken and the sliding part doesnt work well and I'm totally fine with this because the phone was a POS to begin with.


Pretty much ALL THE TIME my screen was having all these ghost / phantom touches when it got a hint of moisture on it or even when it appeared completely clean. Well im in the Army an stationed in one of the hottest states ever and I can't go a day without sweating so whenever I try to touch my touch screen it selects come random crap, will scroll all around in circles, call people on its own, text people on its own, close apps, mute people mid call, all without me touching anything.

This problem continued after I got a "new" phone from a warranty claim.

I have like 9 months left with Verizon with those contract. I dont want to pay 85$ a month for a ****ty phone that doesnt work properly half the time. My hands are naturally clammy some times so all these bull**** static screen are FAIL. Does anyone have any suggestions for a new phone, I'm open to Sprint, Tmobile, etc. Mind you I'm originally from NH so whatever provider needs service up there.
Edited by tha d0ctor - 5/22/11 at 6:16am
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All I can say is buy something with actual buttons. Every modern touch screen phone will do that.
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All I can say is buy something with actual buttons. Every modern touch screen phone will do that.
Regardless of carrier.

Taking your anger out on the carrier is stupid, as well as throwing your phone at the wall tells me that you mistreat your phone just about every day. There is reasons why things go wrong, not just cause.

My suggestion, get a new phone (preferably a non touch screen) and put an Otterbox on it. This should solve most of your issues.
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have you thought about a blackberry? Get the one with the buttons.
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All I can say is buy something with actual buttons. Every modern touch screen phone will do that.
Blackberry torch maybe? You get the best of both worlds; keypad and touchscreen.
 
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Either get the bb bold, torch or the htc slider (new one with android)
    
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I feel your pain. Had issues with touchscreen in the past. Reverted to and still got my trusty button phone at the minute.
I'm gonna hold off until a futuristic integrated watch/phone with holographic keyboard solution is invented
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How are othert carriers with tethering? Thats really the only reason I keep my smartphone these day. I know verizon charges extra for tethering features but this is bypassed if you use the Android APp PDANET?

thanks for the input so far everyone!

As far as mistreating my phone goes I acknowledge that is at time true, but I got this phone no more than 3 weeks ago and it hasn't been mistreated to date. My old 1st and 2nd Gen windows mobile phones didn't have any problems with moisture or finger oils then they started implementing all these static screens...
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^ You could just use a screen protector and see how the responsiveness of the device will change. As for the tethering apps, yes things such as PDA Net or Barnacle WiFi Tether offer you the option to stream your data into compatible devices, without the phone switching to a tethering APN which Verizon will ultimately charge you.
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^ You could just use a screen protector and see how the responsiveness of the device will change. As for the tethering apps, yes things such as PDA Net or Barnacle WiFi Tether offer you the option to stream your data into compatible devices, without the phone switching to a tethering APN which Verizon will ultimately charge you.
thanks for the insight! screen protectors worked on and off in the past :/
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