Just when B saved us about $250 over six months on our cable and internet (cash back, etc), his phone inexplicably died. We took it to Verizon, who told us it had an "internal fracture," which is about like your doctor telling you that your blood pressure is high. You believe him, but mostly because you have to.
Long story short? No emails to B's phone this week. For now, it is only a phone. Ok, that's not true. For now, it's useless (no screen = no ability to select "pick up," etc), but the phone we put on the line until we get the replacement will be only, merely a phone. Back to the '00s for us!