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Phone Woes III

I sorta planned to plug my phone in to charge while I slept, but I decided to wait.  I let it charge to about 80% and tried to give the transfer another go.

Fortunately, the “SD Card is damaged” warning was gone, and I was actually able to access the SD card from my PC normally without booting to recovery mode.  This means that I can let the transfer take place and the phone will maintain a steady charge.  We’re on the right path.

I think I’ll go to bed now, though.  I’m getting sleepy.

 

On a quick side note, I’m going to start tracking my weight each day.  I’ve got an app on my phone that makes it easy to keep track.  I’m not gonna say how much I weigh now, but I will say that when I weighed myself several weeks ago, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been, and now I am 8 pounds less than that.  HOWEVER, since I just started keeping track today (well, yesterday technically), I’m not gonna count those 8 pounds.


Phone Woes II

So, while the files were being copied back to the SD card, I went to go eat and watch a movie.  After the movie, I was planning on getting ready for bed.  I returned to the computer, expecting to find the transfer finished, or at least close to it.  Instead, I noticed it had stopped prematurely.  Why? Hmmmm… ah, well it seems my phone turned off during the process.  Yeah.  Battery died.

So, even though it’s plugged into the computer to do the transfer, this does not allow it to hold a charge.  Now I have to start the transfer all over, except now I have to plug my phone into an actual electrical outlet, wait for it to charge to 100%, and then start all over.

Oh, and to add to this, when I did plug it in and got it to boot up, it still said the SD card was damaged, even though I had formatted it.

I am not happy about this right now.

OH WAIT!  I left something out!  When I came back and found that the phone had turned off, I thought I’d try the card reader again… but the USB ports on the hub weren’t working.  Long story short, NO USB port on my computer was working for some reason.  My mouse and keyboard wouldn’t even work because they’re wireless with a USB receiver.  I had to do a hard reset.  Very, very annoying.

Oh, and then when I booted back into Windows, my wallpaper was messed up again, and my theme wasn’t loading properly… sheesh…


Phone Woes

So my sister texted me to tell me about this game I should try for Droid.  I thought I’d try it so I connected my phone to my PC via USB so I could put the game on it that way.  After copying the file, I disconnected the cable and something went wrong.  Something happened that has not happened to me before.

I saw a new icon in the notification bar of my Droid.  When I investigated, I found it said “SD card is damaged.  You may need to reformat.”  This was not good news.

I looked for solutions online, and most people were saying to transfer the contents of the card to the computer for backup and then reformat the card.  Well, I couldn’t seem to do that.  When I connect the phone to the PC via USB and try to turn on USB storage to access the card, it doesn’t work.  I tried removing the card and using a card reader, but the computer never saw it.  None of this was okay.

I booted the phone into recovery mode to see if there was anything there I could do.  I noticed an option called “Mount USB Mass Storage”.  I chose that, and immediately the files all popped up on my PC.  Without delay, I quickly used Unstoppable Copier to back up all the contents of the SD card to my computer.  I then reformatted the card, and I am now putting the contents back onto the card.

Copying the files back on seems to be taking much, much longer.  Might take a couple of hours.  Guess I could go watch a movie or something.  Just can’t use my phone until it’s all done.

I was supposed to call James.  It will have to wait, I guess :(


Verizon Wireless FTW

I don’t really talk on my phone much during peak hours, so I stick with the cheapest plan for amount of minutes, which is 450 minutes.  Well, a couple of nights ago I checked my email and got a message from Verizon saying my statement is ready, which is normal.  However, my bill was about $206, which is NOT normal.  I usually pay about $60 or so.

Well, it seems that all of this wedding planning and trying to take care of so many things lately has pushed me into using 750 minutes without realizing it, so I’m paying for 300 of them.  I gave Verizon CS a call and explained the situation.  Normally, I could upgrade to the 900 minute plan on the spot, have the minutes backdated, and instead of paying an extra $150 for all of those extra minutes, I would only be paying $20 for upgrading to the next plan, and I’d still have all of those minutes left to use (since I only used 750).  Unfortunately, the bill had already been posted and it was a couple of days past the end of my billing cycle, so that wasn’t an option.  If I would have caught it sooner, then we could have done it.  The Verizon rep, however, was still able to knock off a percentage of that bill for me, which lowered it to $156.  That was extremely helpful.

The other day, I also downloaded a game onto my phone.  It was a $9 game, but I figured I would like it and play it for a while.  Well, it wasn’t what I expected, but I figured I’d just play it anyway.  See, there was no demo, so I took a risk.  I accepted that.  Well, to help me further, I asked her if she would refund me the amount I paid for that game if I deleted it, and she said she would do that.  So I was able to get my money back on that one.

Verizon Wireless has always been very, very good to me.  I couldn’t imagine going with anybody else for my wireless service.  I have heard a few horror stories from people who say they hate verizon because of what they have experienced, but all I can say is what I have experienced myself, and as I have said, they are very very good to me.

There is really only one problem I have had with the service.  I don’t always get my calls.  I don’t know if it’s my location or what, but sometimes I will receive a voicemail but no associated call.   It’s a problem, yes, but the excellent customer service and flexible options I get with Verizon greatly outweigh this one little issue.