Our Cordless Phone Was Submerged In Water!
December 13, 2007 3:20am CST
I was dozing off on the couch around 10:00 p.m. last night, when the phone rang. It was a friend of my sixteen year old daughter's. As my daughter was in the kitchen doing something at the sink, I passed her the phone, and she proceeded to talk with her friend. Suddenly, I heard a 'very expressive' word from my daughter, followed by a splash. The phone had fallen into a sinkful of water, as she was trying to talk, and continue with what she was doing. She grabbed it quickly, took it apart, and dried it out. It's now upstairs on the charger, but I have the feeling, it's not going to revive. This was an expensive gift from my sister, a couple of years ago. Our 'plugged in' desk phone is also damaged, as it had some nail polish remover spilled on it, a few months ago. The buttons don't work to call out now. We have a very old phone on the kitchen wall, so now we have to hit the buttons 'hard' to place a call, put the receiver down, as it's all static, and pick-up the dining room desk phone etc. My sister was planning on giving me a new desk phone for Christmas. She's coming out on Monday, and will bring (likely) a new cordless phone, which I'll open early. My daughter feels really bad about both of these incidents, and especially the cordless phone. Have you ever had someone do something like this, to a vital piece of equipment etc? Have you done something similar yourself? Was the damaged item able to be repaired? Did it work again, after drying out etc?
13 Dec 07
Oh my... I've never done that or seen it happen, although my mother once dropped one and it landed up side down breaking her mini areial. It worked, although the qulity was a little effected and at times it would fall apart. I've recently brought a pair and I've made sure that they're without the areials. lol ~Joey
19 Dec 07
Hi Joey, I've never ever thought of a phone falling into water like this either. It's sad, because it was a gift, and a nice one at that. These things are very delicate, for sure. No wonder you want your phones without aerials. Thanks, Joey. It's great to see you here.
17 Dec 07
my eldest did that to her mobile phone.... we went the beach one time.. not to swim, but just to enjoy the scene and play on the sands (so, we were not wearing swimwears)... at first she and her brothers were just walking along the beach, playing along the shorelines... but when i looked again.. they were was already in the waters - almost to the waist!!... i remembered that she likes to keep her mobile phone in the pocket of her jeans - so, i shouted out to her about the phone dry... TOO LATE !... she ran out of the water - and checked - fair enough - phone was already 'acting funny'... we tried to 'save' it, but couldnt... in the end, i had to buy her a new phone...
19 Dec 07
Hi 4mymak, I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's phone. My nephew is always putting his cell phone into his pocket, with varied disastrous results. He's had it fall out on the school bus, more than once. They were fortunate to get it back once, but finally it disappeared for good. He had to buy himself a new one. I hope your daughter's phone stays safe from now on. Thanks for your response.
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13 Dec 07
Hello Sorry to hear about your phone. I know how frustrated you feel. My little boy ruined 2 of my phones within a few months apart. One he dropped in the bathroom toilet and my husbands got dropped in a glass of mountain dew. Needless to say, we keep them away from anything liquid and away from him, high up where he cant even climb to reach them.
13 Dec 07
well we all make mistakes... so your daughter shouldnt feel to bad.. after taking it apart and drying it out... it should work... if it doesnt.. then go out and get a cheap phone to replace it... sounds like replacing alot of phones in the house...
13 Dec 07
Oh my!!!! So sorry to hear of this as I do not know what I would ever do without my cordless! There have been several instances where my son has knocked the phone out of my hand and it has crashed to the floor!! The battery has even flown out before in the old cordless I had upon impact! Thankfully there has never been any damage that we could not fix.... I would imagine that water would do it though...However you daughter should not be too hard on herself as it could easily be done by anyone!! I am thankful that my phone is also a speaker phone and so I can stand the cordless up on the counter and still talk while I am doing things! :) Best of luck to you with your new cordles!! HUGS ~Heavens~
19 Dec 07
Hi heavenschild, Thanks. I've been finding out just how hard it is to get along without one.:( You're right, as it certainly was an unexpected accident, albeit frustrating. I used to carry mine everywhere with me, so I'd always have it handy. Thanks so much, for your response here.