Pantech laser water damage design flaw
Bought Pantech laser little more than a month ago for my daughter and its dead already. When we went to the ATT store, the rep immediately checked a spot under the back cover, saying that the spot is pink instead of white and the phone has been exposed to water, so voids any warranty. My daughter swears that the phone never came in contact with any liquid. Its interesting to see that the water contact indicator is right next to the speaker which is under the perforated plastic back cover, so basically water contact indicator is exposed to the atmosphere. I can imagine how the indicator can easily absorb moisture.
A well designed basic phone should be able to withstand the elements to reasonable extent. I have owned several phones, I have dropped them several times, carried them in my jeans back pocket and used them in rain and never had any problem with them.
It seems the position of the water damage indicator is chosen to void the warranty easily.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PHONE.