| | 10-09-2013, 03:10 PM #1
I cracked the screen on my L920 and I'm looking at the most cost-effective means of solving this dilemma. I'm on a contract at AT&T that doesn't renew until November 2014.
My first thought was "Oh, it's not that bad, I'll live with it and not have to pay a thing!"
Now I'm noticing that I'm using the phone less and less for things I would do all the time on it (e.g. watch Netflix, read Kindle books, etc.) and that's largely because the extreme cracks are obscuring a decent portion of the screen, so I want to fix it or possibly just get a new device. A new or refurbished device seems almost preferable as I've been noticing other problems with the phone, like the headphone jack pausing music or triggering the voice control when I move around the plug, or the sim card randomly not registering, meaning I have to restart the phone.
Replace the screen myself - the parts cost about $80, and most places charge around $120 if I don't feel like I can trust myself. This solution doesn't really fix the other problems I'm having though.
Pay the insurance company for a new (refurbished?) one - costs $125, but probably will no longer be my beloved cyan.
Buy a new one - I haven't looked at ebay prices or whatever, but AT&T charges $250 for a new one with their "early upgrade" thingy.
Buy a different device - The only WP8 device that comes to mind on the cheap is the 520 for $85. Will I miss the power of my 920, though?
Anyway, that's everything I can think of. Do you internet wizards see another option I have missed? Please chime in with your thoughts. I'm a poor college kid and begged for the phone for my birthday last year, and my birthday is coming up again this year so I am possibly looking at about $100 in birthday money to replace it, as my paycheck is devoted to costs of living and saving up for an engagement ring.
Also, if this post is in the wrong section, just point me towards the right one.