The phone has now begun working again!
It's a rhaaaaaat of a phone which has windows as it's OS
so there's no evidence to suggest that it's sudden decision to cease working had anything to do with falling three and a half feet into an empty, metal bin.
Anyway, time for me to go home and plan revenge on kirkie for exposing my fooooolishness.
Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.