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Horrible Phone Nation, Issue #71345

A friend was having problems with a series of Motorola Qs, and complained to his carrier until they agreed to give him a new phone. I asked what kind of phone he was getting.

An LG VX8600, he replied. The tech said its had the lowest complaints of the past 3 months.

What a way to buy a phone, or anything else for that matter. I’ll take whatever sucks least.

Totally Obvious

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