We got new phones in September 2011 with a change to a new cell phone provider.
VorGuy wanted the smallest belt carrier that he could find, so he got one for women and took off a little leather strap, and hung the small belt clip on his wider & thicker belt.
It came off in the parking lot at school and something (car, van, bus?) drove over it. The monitor screen had to be replaced, there were some scratches to the back of the phone, but it still works. I got him a different belt case with a clip for a wider & thicker belt (but still "small" enough to suit his preferences) and it hasn't fallen off. He's happy.
I'm looking forward to September 2013 and getting a new phone, as my battery life isn't what it should be (daily charging needed) - I think it's the carry case doing something to turn the phone on so the display is lit and sometimes the phone will start talking to me while it's supposed to be locked.
I may go back to a flip phone - looks more like the early Star Trek communicator anyway!
This is the first one that I haven't damaged in the first two months of having it - VorGuy usually has the "better looking" phone - but going to school does put his at more risk of battering than otherwise. I may have to look into an Otterbox....