so what's my options just incase I decide to go nuclear on Google?
this locked-out-of-my-phone-account crap is really it for me.
do they still make blackberrys? i can't afford anything that Apple makes.
an Apple iPhone 4 is free from most carriers these days. A 4s is $99. If you don't need LTE, a 4s is a really good phone (it's what I have).