Post # 1
Yesterday while checking out the new Marshall’s in town, I ran to the bathroom and my pretty, new shiny white iPhone fell in the TOILET.
I have a bad habit of sticking my phone in my back pocket, because I can never hear it in my purse. So, needless to say, I am not a happy camper at the moment.
We went to ATT, but neither of us are eligible to upgrade, and a replacement iPhone with AppleCare is still $200. Unfortunately with our wedding in 8 weeks, $200 isn’t going to happen until afterward.
Just wanted to vent 🙁 Poor, poor, Lindsay.
Post # 3
I’m sorry! That’s happened to me too. It sucks that with insurance the price is still ridiculous.
Post # 4
I know! It’s frustrating. Oh well though. This phone works, it’ll do. I’m just being a whiney baby about it. LOL.
Post # 5
If you put the phone in a bowl of rice, it will help dry it out:)
I hate that cell phones cost so much when you pay for them outright, but they always run deals on them! So dumb.
Post # 6
Yeah, I put mine in a bag of rice and it totally fixed the problem! You need to wait a day or two for it in there before you turn it back on, though.
Post # 7
Thanks girls, I will give that a try! It’s worth a shot!
Post # 8
Yes rice I have heard… I put mine in a ziploc bag and placed it into the fridge over night, sucked the moisture out and it was functional again a few days later.
Post # 9
I’m so sorry! I tried the rice thing with my BlackBerry and it worked! I hope it works for you!!
Post # 10
Yes, PPs are right, you want to leave it off and thoroughly dry it first. While we were dating, FH accidentally ran his iphone through the washing machine. He was told they ususally survive water, but not the washing machine. He had to get a new one, so he ordered it off ebay.
Post # 11
At least you have AppleCare! The only reason iPhones are so “cheap” to begin with is that AT&T pays about $500 to Apple per phone. So they have to recoup the cost through your monthly phone plan. Sounds like you were smart and got the insurance, so that’s actually great! Otherwise it’d be $600-800 to get a brand new one (unless you went used or refurbished)
Post # 12
Oh, that sucks. I had a razor take a swan dive from my shoulder into a coffee cup. Not as expensive but such a hassle.