short and sweet. i bought a cheap model cell phone from t-mobile. then i bought a cingular mda from my brother who hacked it and made it work with my SIM. on this new mda, the usb is the charger as well as the sync point for a computer, the usb port is broken and my insurance obviously will only send me the phone i originally bought. is there any way i can get the usb fixed on this thing without shipping it off somewhere? it seems as if there are no stores that will perform service on a phone, all they wanna do is send it back to the manufacturer. i would do that and pay whatever it is but i need my phone i cant just mail it off and be without one until they decide to send mine back. in short, can i get this thing fixed without involving my provider or a manufacturer?