A True Crackberry

phoneI left my Blackberry in its case on our team's bench the other night during softball. An opposing player hit a foul ball that landed right on my poor Curve.

The result is a true crackberry. The Blackberry is still fully functional, but you'll see the glass screen has been totalled.

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I understand the warranty, which has long expired, doesn't cover such things. Before I drop by a Rogers store to hear what they have to say, does anyone know if they have to replace this phone or can I just get a new screen?

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As you know i have worked in the industry for 10 years. For the most part, fixing something like this is usually more expensive than getting a replacement, which is usually decent with a 3 year renewal. This is contingent on the fact that you are eligible for renewing and receiving heavy discounts on the device. If it is corporate owned, as i know it is, than the term to be eligible for new devices with discounts is usually between 12 and 18 months. At least that is the case with the company i work for.

Check with your telecom guy at work and he'll ask his Rogers Rep about it and let you know.

July 31, 2010 @ 8:11 PM


It's just the plastic screen cover, not the screen itself. Might be a cheaper fix than you think.

July 31, 2010 @ 8:19 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Someone told me a place will replace the plastic cover for $30. The screen itself is fine.

July 31, 2010 @ 8:25 PM


I thought the screen was broken. I still say it is tough and go.

July 31, 2010 @ 9:00 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Found a place that would replace the plastic screen cover for $25.

August 7, 2010 @ 10:31 AM

Ryan Parton

Why haven't you emailed me yet? You know I'll fix it for free

August 7, 2010 @ 11:06 AM

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