1. It's gross
2. Your phone won't work any more
3. Unless you count spontaneously taking pictures while you are not even touching it as, "working"
After hearing from T-Mobile that I wasn't eligible for an upgrade and it would cost me $259 to replace my phone (which only cost me about 1/3 of that in the first place), I bought an unlocked phone on eBay. It's not as pretty as my pink one, but it works, which is my minimum requirement for a phone.
Then three days passed, and all of a sudden, I haven't been able to send any text messages. Since I send all of about 30 messages a month, it's not a huge problem, but I've kind of gotten used to being able to communicate that way. Josh texts me sometimes, and it's the best way to reach a few of our babysitters.
So I call T-Mobile. They try to help but can't, but then decline to escalate me to the next level of support because my unlocked phone is not a T-Mobile phone.
The kicker? The guy checks whether I qualify for an upgrade and tells me it's just $107 to replace my phone. Why the sudden drop in price? It's March. As in, no longer February. New month, new rules.
Bite me, T-Mobile.
But you can bet your ass if the eBay seller will refund my money, I'll pony up the $107...
I swear, I do not have time in my life for this kind of ridiculousness.
ETA: I may be able to get a refund from the eBay company where I bought the unlocked phone. Also, T-asshat-Mobile (TM Nanette) offered me a fake-Krzr W490 tonight for $10. Which, you'll note, is $97 less than $107. And it's purple! Sold.