The Blackberry that was also in her bag together with her cellphone was the main target, I guess. That phone was locked-in in US network and therefore cannot be used in Manila. The Blackberry only served as her calendar, music and other entertainment but not as a tool of communication. The thief must have been unlucky that day for he thought that he hits two birds with one stone.
Anyways, it is better to use Nokia 1208. That's what I'm using now and I think it is even safe to publish it in my site even if the thief is stalking or reading my blog. Believe me, I often misplaced it, forget it at times, put it on the table in a restaurant but nobody dared to stole it. It is safer and practical to use it, don't you think. It already has been dropped for so many times, soak in the water, has served for four years now and yet it is still in excellent condition. An extra ordinary unit, right?
*I don't recommend to take your phone this way. I am just emphasizing how convenient and safe to use the cheaper ones.
Pick your phone from the above broken mobiles. I think that the Cherry Mobile which I bought for my younger daughter two years ago for only 1,000 ($24) is best to use these days because bad guys would probably mistaken it as a calculator. My younger daughter used this phone only for a week. I didn't really know the problem why it suddenly stop. Now, let's see if a service man can do something to revive.
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