My galaxy screen on my S4 blacked out on my phone yesterday but it still worked. I could still hear my phone calls and texts coming through but I couldn't read or pick up any calls. I'm not sure whats worse not having a phone or being tortured. Luckily my phone worked with Bluetooth in my car and I was still able to see who my missed calls were from.
I changed my voice-mail to let people know but I still spent all day running out to my car. I never realized how much I use my phone even when I am on the computer I will surf my mls on my phone and computer simultaneously comparing locations and data. I also realized I rarely would check my emails from computer but mainly on my phone. I reached for it constantly only to be disappointed that my screen wasn't on.
Could you manage a day without your phone ?