...or phone saga part III.
Yes, my phone is alive. Turns out, I fretted and stressed and spent way too much time on the phone with my service provider looking for solutions than I needed to.
I just needed to take the phone to a nearby cellphone repair shop and for $40 the guy replaced the parts behind the trackball. A little more than 30 minutes after I walked into the store, I walked out with a phone working good as new.
Let's just hope it stays that way. Goodness knows you're all tired of reading about me and my phone.
So, really, the moral of this saga is: don't be a dumbass and leave your phone lying in the rain.