You could try using a basic soft shell case, but that can only protect from certain types of drops/damages. Really, if you know you will have to replace it in the short term the only plausible thing to do is to set aside replacement funds from the get-go. Phone insurance won't cover drops.
I'd pop over to the T-Mo site or visit a local shop and report back what you like. It's much easier to comment on specific models.
Hey everyone, could use some help deciding on a smartphone.
I live in NYC and my contract with AT&T will be up in 10 days. I like the iPhone but hate AT&T, so have been considering the Nexus and a move to T-mobile. My one concern is that I tend to drop my phones. I would be super careful with these but it doesn't seem worth it to me to get a phone I would be afraid of using or handling all the time, and I have heard bad things about screens on both of these devices.
I'm not all that tech-savvy so I don't need the best phone, but would like the functionality of some of these more advanced ones like a widgets, apps, GPS, touch screen etc. I currently have a Palm Centro that I just use for phone and messaging, it's held up very well to my abuse but I think i'm ready to move on. Would appreciate any recommendations you may have from your own personal experiences with phones etc. Thanks in advance!