fighting for peace
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
built in obsolescence - phones
I have seen it mentioned somewhere before but cant find it again, sorry.
My contracts started July 2011 for an HTC Sensation (latest on the block at the time) and a Blackberry. I have always suspected that some manufacturers build in obsolescence and now I am convinced.
The HTC I would not ind keeping, but the volume rocker switch on the side has just broken and is £40 for a new cover. As for the Blackberry, it keeps switching itself off, even with a fully charged battery.
I'm o a mind to go for the HTC One, complete with 4G and the Blackberry Q5 or Q10, though strangely, the Q5 seems every at the moment yet the Q10 seems to be getting quietly dropped. Real issue is, despite both contracts being about to expire, my provider of long term (I am loath to ditch them) is refusing to deal on the new phones and insisting on £36 a pop. last time I bargained hard and ended up with just £15 a month and £20, I think. Leaping up to a total of £72 per month is a huge leap.