accidents

@jer31558 (3683)
United States
April 22, 2008 1:48pm CST
My wife recently dropped her cell phone in the toilet. What sort of accident have you ever had with your cell phone? Did it work again?
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@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I've spilled half a bottle of extra strong industrial cleaner on mine. Thought that was it's last day... But after reading some helpful stuff online,I took it apart and cleaned it and let it dry for a while. Worked fine ever since! Of course,the connection sucks form time to time but that's due to me dropping it countless times:)))))
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Yeah, dropping them does have that effect. Getting them wet in saltwater does too.
• United States
22 Apr 08
yeah,technology and me do not always go well:)))))))
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I have went through my share as well. lol
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
I usually drop my phone from my lap, from my desk, from the shelf.....thats when i have forgotten about it and accidentally drop it and stuff. My puppies started chewing at it (they were teething that time) while we are still in bed and I'm still sleeping and they soon wakes up. The antenna started to turn loose and eventually got broken. With all these happening, my phone is still fine......It is Samsung
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I like those samsung phones as well, though at this time I have a razor. I am on a streak now though (knock on wood) and havent dropped it in some time.
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
Good for you then! At least you won't worry about it breaking. For me I don't mind using it because even if it is aesthetically unglamorous or ugly, I still think it is still serving its purpose so might as well use it until such time I can't do it anymore.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Well, how it looks isnt as important as how it works.
@Esoteric1 (866)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
Hey, I dropped one cell phone from a third floor window once and it still worked fine afterwards except for a little scratching sound in the background when dialing out. I've had a friend who washed her cell phone in the washing machine in her pants, I don't believe that phone worked after that. Good topic I'm sure a lot of people have had accidents with their cell phones.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I would have never thought that phone would be in one piece much less work again.
• Canada
22 Apr 08
yup I was shocked too but luckily there was grass in the front under the windows, still I would have thought it would break or not work after that, but I was lucky. oh one other accident sorta ... I had a cell in my pocket and when I took it out it snapped my antenna off, That phone still worked but with a little worse reception than previously.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I usually get the phones without antenas, I cant tell much difference anyway.
• United States
22 Apr 08
I have dropped mine in a cup of tea (or coffee--dont remember which) that I had in the car with me one time... It did actually work once it dryed out, but the buttons all stuck after that :)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Oh, and my daugther has actually dropped hers in the toilet too. It still works :)
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I have found that electronics arent that forgiveable if you get coffee in them, computers arent that fond of pepsi products either.
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• United States
22 Apr 08
I have learn that the hard way too :)
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• United States
23 Apr 08
i have dropped my new cell phone a few times and it still works great. thank goodness i cant' afford a new one.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I havent dropped mine, thank goodness, but I'm sure its just a matter of time.
• United States
24 Apr 08
yea im sure it is just a matter of time
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@jesbellaine (4155)
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
My cell phone accidentally fell on the floor while I am fixing my bed. It still did work since that the fall is not that high or big. lolz
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
25 Apr 08
My wife has done that as well, with no damage. Good thing beds arent on stilts. lol
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Yep, you are right! Good thing that everytime it fell, it doesn't break hehehe Ooopppsss.. I am more careful now... heheh
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
22 Apr 08
My husband dropped his in the ocean. He lost not one but two to the salty sea.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
22 Apr 08
He is definitely in the right in this as he was working hard to bring fish home for his family....or so I heard.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Thats his excuse for living on the ocean on his days off.
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@freedomg (1684)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Mine was just recently found in a puddle of water on top of the stroller (teenagers) and it works for the most part now. The speaker stopped working so it stays on vibrate.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I have noticed from my own experience that water does change how well they work.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 08
My husband did drop his cellphone into the commode of toilet as well few years back. Luckily that this happened after flushing and the water in it was still considered to be clean so he quickly grabbed the phone out and send for repairing. It still worked for quite some time after being repaired. Of course now he is using a brand new one.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
5 Jun 08
From the results of this discussion, I'd have to say that the toilet is most likely the number one or close to it accident people have with their cellphones.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
26 May 08
Sorry to hear that your wifs cell phone fell in the toilet. Mine has fallen to the floor, but never in the toilet. Yes it worked again.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 May 08
It seems that with us, if we are going to drop it we have to make sure it is somewhere that the chances of survival are minimal...lol For once I would like to just drop it on a carpeted floor, or maybe a nice soft lawn...lol
@GreenMoo (11837)
24 May 08
My mobile phone survived going down the toilet, it survived being dropped in a rock pool of salty seawater, and it survived numerous cups of tea and coffee. But the day I dropped it in a jug of vinegar when I was pickling vegetables it had had enough and stopped working. I guess the acid did for it's insides.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 May 08
That must have been some phone to survive that. Mine didn't even survive the salty water.
• India
24 May 08
Once me and my friends were enjoying at the beach we suddenly planned to have some fun in sea water after a while i realise that my mobile is in my pocket and we were fully clothed. When i see my mobile it was completly wet. But its still running as it is. If something like this happens with you you can do like this. First of when you see your mobile dipped in water never operate any of your mobile keys simply just simplyremove your battery to switch off your mobile dont even try to operate switch off button. Then if you can open up your cell phone open up and give some time to dry it totally. May be you can try a air blower or drier that you use for your hair. It is necessary to make it completly dry including the internal parts that is why if you can open up its good. Then after it is totally dry you reassemble your phone and take your hands on your cell.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 May 08
Thats is very interesting, but why would you not want to press any of the keys?
@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
4 May 08
it also happened on me lol it slips right out of my back pocket and thank god that it's still working and i'm using it until now
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
6 May 08
When I drop mine, I never, and I mean never have such luck. If I drop it, chances are it will not survive.
@lagrooms (119)
28 Apr 08
I have had the same cell for three years.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
1 May 08
Wow, thats pretty good.
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
i dropped it
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
1 May 08
Did your phone survive?
@drumbum04 (172)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
During my vacation, I stayed in a five star hotel by the beach. I was wearing my summer outfit which consists of a haltered top, a puffy boardshorts and a pair of flipflops. I road the banana boat and the scorching heat of the sun made me want to jump off the water as soon as possible. When the boat stopped, I jumped quickly and submerged unto the water. I was swimming and even did the freestyle and butterfly strokes. Little did I know, my top of the line cellphone was inside one of my pockets. I tried blow drying my cellphone inside my room but it still did not work. I was so upset. I was not able to enjoy my vacation because of that tragic incident. I hope it does not happen to anyone else. I would like to leave a friendly reminder to everyone. Make sure that your pockets are empty before swimming.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Yeah, I learned that its best to put your cellphone in a ziploc bag when you go saltwater fishing as well. For some reason, those electronics just doesnt like that saltwater...
@javaleira (372)
• Portugal
23 Apr 08
i once dropped my cellphone in the toilet also.. well it lost the colors and the screen got all messed up but i could still use it! well i bought a new one because a cellphone without a screen is like soccer without a ball =)
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 Apr 08
My wife's (a few weeks later) got to where it wouldnt ring, but you could still call out on it.
@jrsmith (293)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Being a firefighter I have learned that cellphones are as a general rule not waterproof. However there is one that is waterproof and floats. Maybe you should get her one of those. Mine worked, guess it got more on it than in it.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I truly didnt know that they had those, I could use that fishing, I'll shut the lid on the toilet. What brand is that?
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I dropped my old phone in my pond one year. I took the battery out, let it dry and it was fine. Now hubby, totally different story. He lost his at work, ran one over with his truck, dropped it in a puddle, and none of them would work afterwards. Did your wife's phone work after the toilet?
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 Apr 08
My luck sounds like your husbands, I went through 5 in two years, and yes my wife's did work though not as well as before.
@meglovesb (348)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I can recall dropping not one but 2 in the toilet. One in a cup of tea. And my lovely sister got of the pool and sat on another. Dropped one in a mud puddle and ran over it. One from the toilet worked. The other led to another phone. I later on in life dropped it on tea. Got a repalcement for it and a short week later my sister soaked it. The one that fell in the puddle still worked to my surpirse. It was an old Nokia ugliest but i think the best one Ive had yet. it was my first one. Then I can recall breaking a few... I will say its cheaper to get insurance on your phone.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Apr 08
sounds like maybe I need stock in the cellphone company nearest you.