mm possible solution. made a call to Voda to moan about the issue, seems they are prepared to send out a replacement handset - which astounds me as a/ i was prety sure i was out of warranty b/ i'd only just had an upgrade to an HTC One S which i had decided i didnt like and subsequently sold on........they took th imei number and checked what they had to and have told me a replacement will be here tomorrow - free. I will report back then.....as there's every chance that someone will wake up their end and realise their mistake?
should i get the new one i'll come back to you guys and see how best to bullet proof for the future, have ordered another sd reader and micro sd card so perhaps making a gold card/back up is the way forward? or perhaps there's other things i ought to do.
meanwhile......appreciate the guidance that you've been kind enough to give.