Check this out. We were in the US visiting when the t989 came out. We got 2, myself and the wife. This was either october or november 2011. In January 2012 I was, er, down in front of the small "local" pronounced lo-call (store) having some "refreshments" with los muchachos. I lost my phone in the process and have never lived it down with the wife. Fast forward to today. My sister in law was hand cutting grass between the brick fence and dirt road (we live in a small pueblo in a family "compound") and she found it there in the grass. The amazing part is that I pushed the button and it turned on (it was off). The low power warning came on but it still works like it did. We live at an altitude of 9000 ft above sea level and it rains very hard here. I am amazed that it started right up. I also paid 125.00 and got a replacement back then. I know it's hard to believe, I hardly believe it myself.