Taking suggestions: What to do with old Windows Mobile phone once iPhone arrives

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AddingApple, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. AddingApple macrumors newbie

    AddingApple

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    I got an order status e-mail from AT&T yesterday that my order is moving forward. So far, that is. I am now contemplating all the fun things I can do to my old WinMo phone once the iPhone 4 arrives. Sorry to even say that word, winmo, here in the forums.

    I'm open to suggestion!

    I have a blog post running on the topic as well.

    http://addingapple.com/iphone-4-pre-order-with-att.html
    Screen shot of the order status is here too.
     
  2. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Do you have a sledgehammer handy? I can think of many ways that would put a smile on my face just for giving Windows the hammer once and for all.
     
  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Donate it. There are dozens to hundreds of organizations to which you can donate your phone. Particularly those that help victims of domestic abuse...
     
  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Mail it to Steve Ballmer and tell him to shove this up his iHole.
     
  5. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

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    Put a bullet through its screen. Smash it off a wall, gather the pieces, Pour petrol over it, and light it up and bury the remains 12ft underground :eek:

    Jkjk just sell it, donate, recycle :)
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    This.


    Close second. :D
     
  7. fo0bar macrumors member

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    Unlock it and sell it. Before I got my iPhone 3G on launch day, I had an AT&T Tilt. Without getting into a flamewar, I liked the Tilt, but liked the iPhone better. 6 months later I paid the $599 early upgrade for the 16GB 3G. I figured I'd keep it around as a backup phone or MP3 player or something, but it just sit idle. Since I had another old unlocked GSM featurephone that I could use if something happened to the 3G, I decided to sell it.

    AT&T will unlock pretty much any phone (except the iPhone of course) after the contract has been fulfilled or superseded by another contract. If it's an AT&T branded HTC phone, they can unlock it immediately, otherwise it takes about 5 days.
     
  8. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Well, *IF* ... and I do mean *IF* I ever had a Windows Mobile phone. I would dispose of it properly.

    ... using a shotgun.
     
  9. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...
     
  10. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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  11. spyda macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes I wonder how you people make it out of bed on your own in the morning. So indecisive.
     
  12. TSX macrumors 68030

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  14. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    This. do it in a small, unmarked box with nothing but the phone and a post it note saying the exact words: "Shove it up your iHole"
     
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  16. drewby macrumors member

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    +1
     
  17. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

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    the first thing I thought when I read the title...almost creepy
     
  18. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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  19. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    It's got to be worth something at an antique dealer, no?
     
  20. b166er macrumors 68020

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  21. dhc921 macrumors newbie

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    If your dining table is off balance, you can put the phone under one of the legs to make the table stable.
     
  22. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    If you have kids you could give it to them. Then they can dress up in fur coats and gold chains and waltz around the house acting like pimps.
     
  23. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    I still have my old WinMo phone sitting in a desk drawer. I've donated other phones, but I won't donate this one, because a victim of domestic abuse doesn't need a phone with a battery that won't last past dinner and that crashes every couple days.
     

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