When people find out that I am in the wireless industry one of the first things they do is hand me their phone to either fix a problem or show them how to use it. That's what started me in the repair side of the industry many years ago.
In the course of conversation people usually end up asking about strange cellphone repairs. So, I thought I would share one that was encountered while working with a rural carrier.
Seems that a farmer had been talking on his cell phone while feeding his cows. After ending his call he put his phone in his bib overalls and continued tossing hay to his livestock. Apparently at some point he leaned over too far and his phone fell into the hay. A couple of stalls later, the farmer realized his phone was missing. He goes back to look but can't find it. Fearing that one of the cows swallowed it he immediately fenced off the 3 or 4 cows he suspected then called his veterinarian. The vet comes out to examine the cows. In the process, one of the cows starts ringing. Yep. The phone was on and someone was trying to call. They never said how they extracted the phone...bring it up or let it pass through. Frankly, I didn't really want to know... :-) Ignorance is bliss.