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vailpass
06-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Like an idiot I got into the pool yesterday with my phone in pocket. Took it out and let it dry but moisture is in it and now it is dead.
HTC Hero best phone I ever had and I killed it.
Now I either have to take a refurbished phone or lay out the $ for a new one.
Dumbass.

Saulbadguy
06-01-2010, 12:35 PM
When did you buy it? You may be able to get a discount if you re-up.

Pants
06-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Like an idiot I got into the pool yesterday with my phone in pocket. Took it out and let it dry but moisture is in it and now it is dead.
HTC Hero best phone I ever had and I killed it.
Now I either have to take a refurbished phone or lay out the $ for a new one.
Dumbass.

You didn't get the $5/mo warranty thing? That sucks, man.

vailpass
06-01-2010, 12:40 PM
You didn't get the $5/mo warranty thing? That sucks, man.

Oh yes, I have the phone insurance. But they replace it with a refurb, not a new one.

Pants
06-01-2010, 12:41 PM
Oh yes, I have the phone insurance. But they replace it with a refurb, not a new one.

Who cares? If it breaks, you just replace it again. If they sent you a refurb without telling you it's one, you wouldn't even know.

SLAG
06-01-2010, 12:56 PM
i would have no problem going for the refurb - i want my phone to crap out so sprint has to swap it out instead of Asurion

vailpass
06-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Who cares? If it breaks, you just replace it again. If they sent you a refurb without telling you it's one, you wouldn't even know.

Oh I would know my friend, I would know. It doesn't have that new-phone smell:)

Plus its $100 deductible every time you replace the phone. Much less $ than a new phone I know but I hold quarters so tight the eagle screams and paying for a phone I already own just pisses me off.

Dicky McElephant
06-01-2010, 01:00 PM
I fucking hate getting a refurbished phone. I've gone over and over about this with Sprint. If I pay $300 for a brand new phone....I expect a brand new phone if it stops working. I pay for the insurance.....give me a fucking brand new phone.

Saulbadguy
06-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Oh I would know my friend, I would know. It doesn't have that new-phone smell:)

Plus its $100 deductible every time you replace the phone. Much less $ than a new phone I know but I hold quarters so tight the eagle screams and paying for a phone I already own just pisses me off.

I can't bring myself to purchase that handset insurance. It just seems like a gigantic rip-off.

That being said a refurb is fine.

SLAG
06-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Oh I would know my friend, I would know. It doesn't have that new-phone smell:)

Plus its $100 deductible every time you replace the phone. Much less $ than a new phone I know but I hold quarters so tight the eagle screams and paying for a phone I already own just pisses me off.

you could go to your backup phone for now then buy the EVO out right when it comes out

vailpass
06-01-2010, 02:11 PM
you could go to your backup phone for now then buy the EVO out right when it comes out

I could but I'm too cheap to pay the full cost of a new phone (my next phone replacement credit is 9 months from now).

I really like the Hero.

siberian khatru
06-01-2010, 02:12 PM
No, no, no. You're not a dumbass.

THIS is a dumbass:

1. Unbuckle pants to piss, because my jockey shorts fly has become twisted to the side and therefore inaccessible.

2. Forget that cell phone is clipped in front of the first belt loop.

3. Watch as cell phone slides off belt into toilet now filling with piss.

4. Wait two beats to realize YOU BETTER GET THAT PHONE, reach into PISS WATER to retrieve it.

5. It's wet. It's turned off. What to do. WELL, DON'T TURN IT ON, YOU IDIOT. Ooops -- YOU JUST TURNED IT ON.

6. Pop open the back. It's soaked. Hmmm, I wonder if that's a bad thing.

7. Take it to Verizon. Customer care guy at the front asks what the problem is. Hmmm. You didn't turn it on, did you. WHY, FUCK YES, I DID. Mmmm, it may not be fixable. But tell you what, don't tell the service desk that you got it wet. They might be able to replace the battery for you.

8. Service Desk: HEY, DID YOU GET THIS THING WET? Me, uh, no, I don't recall. WELL, IT SURE LOOKS WET. It's fried.

9. We see here that you don't have the insurance plan. A replacement will cost you $500.

10. Beg, plead for some kind of discount ("I'm a longtime customer ... I'll extend my contract for 100 years!"). Manager: I'm so sorry. Well, OK, you can have a new one for $400.

11. Thanks. Now, how much does it cost for that insurance coverage THAT I'M GATDAMNED SURE TO BUY FOREVER AND EVER AMEN.

Yes, that DUMBASS ... was ME.

vailpass
06-01-2010, 02:13 PM
I can't bring myself to purchase that handset insurance. It just seems like a gigantic rip-off.

That being said a refurb is fine.

I have used the insurance on every phone I've ever had. I'm pretty frugal, don't buy extended warranties, etc. but this is one expense that pays off for me.

vailpass
06-01-2010, 02:15 PM
No, no, no. You're not a dumbass.

THIS is a dumbass:

1. Unbuckle pants to piss, because my jockey shorts fly has become twisted to the side and therefore inaccessible.

2. Forget that cell phone is clipped in front of the first belt loop.

3. Watch as cell phone slides off belt into toilet now filling with piss.

4. Wait two beats to realize YOU BETTER GET THAT PHONE, reach into PISS WATER to retrieve it.

5. It's wet. It's turned off. What to do. WELL, DON'T TURN IT ON, YOU IDIOT. Ooops -- YOU JUST TURNED IT ON.

6. Pop open the back. It's soaked. Hmmm, I wonder if that's a bad thing.

7. Take it to Verizon. Customer care guy at the front asks what the problem is. Hmmm. You didn't turn it on, did you. WHY, **** YES, I DID. Mmmm, it may not be fixable. But tell you what, don't tell the service desk that you got it wet. They might be able to replace the battery for you.

8. Service Desk: HEY, DID YOU GET THIS THING WET? Me, uh, no, I don't recall. WELL, IT SURE LOOKS WET. It's fried.

9. We see here that you don't have the insurance plan. A replacement will cost you $500.

10. Beg, plead for some kind of discount ("I'm a longtime customer ... I'll extend my contract for 100 years!"). Manager: I'm so sorry. Well, OK, you can have a new one for $400.

11. Thanks. Now, how much does it cost for that insurance coverage THAT I'M GATDAMNED SURE TO BUY FOREVER AND EVER AMEN.

Yes, that DUMBASS ... was ME.

:D Thanks for the perspective, sorry to hear that tale and yes I have to admit I was laughing while I read it. Sorry.

siberian khatru
06-01-2010, 02:18 PM
:D Thanks for the perspective, sorry to hear that tale and yes I have to admit I was laughing while I read it. Sorry.

Don't be sorry. It's quite funny -- in retrospect. I deserve a beatdown for that sheer dumbassery anyway.

Obviously, I was soooooo stupid and clueless about, well, everything. The good news is: Learn from your mistakes. I got an expensive but valuable lesson.

I'm like you -- Extended warranties? Meh. Cell phone insurance. Absolute must.

Also, ALWAYS take your cell phone off your belt before you piss.

BWillie
06-01-2010, 05:22 PM
Like an idiot I got into the pool yesterday with my phone in pocket. Took it out and let it dry but moisture is in it and now it is dead.
HTC Hero best phone I ever had and I killed it.
Now I either have to take a refurbished phone or lay out the $ for a new one.
Dumbass.

Evo comes out on Friday anyway. Time to upgrade my friend. HTC Hero is a great ph. though. Have you tried putting it in tupperware w/ white rice? Apparently that is supposed to draw out the moisture, but you are still probably SOL.

WilliamTheIrish
06-01-2010, 05:42 PM
Evo comes out on Friday anyway. Time to upgrade my friend. HTC Hero is a great ph. though. Have you tried putting it in tupperware w/ white rice? Apparently that is supposed to draw out the moisture, but you are still probably SOL.

Always worked with cocaine....

WilliamTheIrish
06-01-2010, 05:52 PM
2. Forget that cell phone is clipped in front of the first belt loop.

This is worse than dropping the phone in the pisser according to my daughter.

vailpass
06-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Got home today, moisture no longer showing on my screen. Powered it up, turned it on and the damn thing works like new.

teedubya
06-01-2010, 08:35 PM
My buddy dropped a brand new iPhone in the portopotty blue-goo at Arrowhead in 2007, like 32 days after he got it.

I felt so bad for laughing... His arm was stained blue the whole game and I refused to high-five him. lol.

siberian khatru
06-01-2010, 08:57 PM
This is worse than dropping the phone in the pisser according to my daughter.

I don't know if it's worse, but it's definitely dumbassery. It's also the last time I've worn it there.

siberian khatru
06-01-2010, 08:58 PM
My buddy dropped a brand new iPhone in the portopotty blue-goo at Arrowhead in 2007, like 32 days after he got it.

I felt so bad for laughing... His arm was stained blue the whole game and I refused to high-five him. lol.

My toilet/my piss is bad enough. NO WAY would I have fished for it in a public john.

vailpass
06-01-2010, 11:28 PM
My buddy dropped a brand new iPhone in the portopotty blue-goo at Arrowhead in 2007, like 32 days after he got it.

I felt so bad for laughing... His arm was stained blue the whole game and I refused to high-five him. lol.

:D



My toilet/my piss is bad enough. NO WAY would I have fished for it in a public john.

Hell no. That is well beyond the limits.

Taco John
06-02-2010, 01:11 PM
I don't understand people's aversion to a refurbished phone. They're just a circuit board inside new plastic. Who cares? If it craps out, get another one. They're all interchangable so long as you keep your data backed up.

vailpass
06-02-2010, 10:38 PM
I don't understand people's aversion to a refurbished phone. They're just a circuit board inside new plastic. Who cares? If it craps out, get another one. They're all interchangable so long as you keep your data backed up.

Other people's cooties.

Buehler445
06-03-2010, 09:41 AM
My buddy dropped a brand new iPhone in the portopotty blue-goo at Arrowhead in 2007, like 32 days after he got it.

I felt so bad for laughing... His arm was stained blue the whole game and I refused to high-five him. lol.

Absolutely unacceptable. Leave that shit...in the shit.
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googlegoogle
06-03-2010, 01:32 PM
did you dry out your phone completely? take it apart and let it dry.

(edit. posted this after reading only the first page. haha)