> Like I said I agree commercially it may not make sense. But for a project why not.
In this instance, the project is that the original poster wants to fix his / her phone. The end result being a working phone.
Now, if you add up all the time spent on this, and remember to include all the time spent writing questions on forums, researching on the net studying the video explaining how to dismantle the phone etc It is false economy. You'd be better off going into work and doing a bit of overtime, and then buying a new phone.
> I have collected the phones and other tech over several years.
> It cost me ten quid for a bit of credit so the phone can dial out,
> less than a fiver for the relay and a little bit of hock up wire that
> I already had. Compare this to an alarm monitoring service.
> I'm winning.
So have I, I still have pretty much every phone I have ever owned, but I wouldn't dream of trying to fix one of them! For example, I needed a temp phone recently. It cost me £2 if I topped up with £1o when I bought it. Sure it's a basic phone, it sends texts, and it makes calls. At first I tried using one of my old phones, but the battery was gone so it used to go flat all the time even after a full charge, which is the last thing you need.
At lot of people don't seem to know, that one of the sms settings is how long your network keeps trying to send texts for. Nokia's I have used reset this to 1 hour whenever you change sim cards. A lot of people don't realise this, and it's often a tricky setting to find. So, for example, I send you a text, but your battery is flat, so it never gets delivered. I still get charged by my network though, and then I'm thinking why didn't you reply? Have I offended you or something?
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