About 4 years back, I watched as my Motorola StarTAC fell to the tarmac while riding the LT at 55mph on the highway. While keeping one eye on the road and the other peering into the right mirror, I watched as the phone bounced right under the tire of a semi and exploded into a million pieces.
I laughed it off, as it was about time for a new phone anyway. C'est la vie.
Now two phones later, enter the LG VX6100
Two Fridays ago, Nancy (on her ZZR600) and I (on the GT) was rolling down Route 80 @ 75 mph. I felt something hit my left leg and looked down, only to see my phone falling to the tarmac...again!
As I looked on with disbelief into the left mirror, I watched as the phone bounced and spun end-over-end down the left berm. Nancy saw the whole thing, as well . . . but she thought it was my iPod. Fortunately, there wasn't anyone behind us and the left berm was wide and clear so we immediately pulled over. During the 1/4-mile walk back to 'the scene of the wreckage
', we discussed the chances of this thing actually still working. As we approached the phone, we found that it had popped open and laying with the main display and keypad down against the pavement! Not good!
But wait! The outside display is still displaying the time, and it's not cracked! I pick the phone up and it's working! And the inside display is NOT cracked either!!!
I call Nancy's phone and 'all system's GO'. Who'd a thunk?!
It's got some new battle scars, but it's still on the job.
The LG VX6100. Takes a lickin' and keeps on
. . . err . . . you get the point.