Re: Sometimes violence is the only answer
Absolutely. I remember having Motorola mobiles thrust on us because (working for an airline) at the time they were the only quad-band ones available. One of the guys going home for the weekend complained his was not working and he was supposed to be on-call. After several minutes of his moaning, I grabbed it off him and chucked it on the (carpeted) floor. Worked perfectly after that.
A little trick I had only discovered in frustration having chucked mine into the car passenger footwell.
It became the "standard" fix for these Motorola phones. (None of this "turn it off and on again" nonsense!)