Got my new phone wet!

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  1. cruffner

    cruffner New Member

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    Got my new phone wet!

    Well, I did it. I just got my 9m on March 5th, and I dropped it into water this past Saturday. It is working "off and on" as it dries out and I am really aggravated at myself. Like a fool I did not get the insurance on it even though I paid 400.00 dollars for it from a verizon store. Boy have I learned my lesson. When my new one comes Wednesday, it will have insurance on it. Guess its a life lesson for me!
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    how are you getting a new one? did you pay full retail? I thought water damage wasn't covered..
  3. cruffner

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    I talked verizon into a replacement for 200.00. I hated to pay it but since it was my fault, i felt i deserved it and it would teach me to be more careful. I am hoping I can easily transfer my contacts and calendat using the bluetooth.
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    even with insurance they don't cover water damage. so if in future cases you drop your phone in water just claim it stolen.
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    Thanks for the heads up. I have never had insurance. HOPEFULLY, I won't need it. And possibly the one I got wet will end up okay too. I notice that it is acting up less and less.

    I almost wonder if it is a program I downloaded causing some of its problems. I am running a trial version of contacts pro and I do not like it at all. When I try to delete it, it loses all my contact links. Wish I had never downloaded it!
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    let it dry for a few more days. Also puting it in a ziploc bag with uncooked rice may help draw out any moisture.
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    Asurion Insurance covers water damage. Also, I thought you could add inurance within the first 30 days??
  8. cruffner

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    Thanks. It's going into the baggie now.
  9. cruffner

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    Got the phone on 4-6-08 and it got wet Saturday the 10th. I tried to put insurance on it Sunday and it was toooooooooooooo late. Oh well, (sigh).

    Hopefully I will have 2 when all is said and done. I get my new replacement Wednesday and if the other pulls through, it will be okay too. I just could not bank on it working totally right again since I use it for work so much of the time. I absolutley hate not having a phone. I never realized how much I use it. Plus the calendar. and texting my granddaughter, and bankorama and etc......
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    You only have 14 days to add insurance...and it does cover water damage.

    It covers anything that leaves the phone inoperable. Stolen devices and lost devices are also covered for a claim which costs 50 dollars.
  11. cruffner

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    Its all my fault. They tried to sell me the insurance when I got the phone and I have had cell phones for years, and never needed the insurance before, so I turned it down.

    My new one arrives tomorrow and you can betcha it will have insurance on it for a year or so. I am learning from my mistake. PLUS, the one that got wet seems to be working fine now after I put it in the rice so I will have a spare. I will probably put in on a local discussion board and sell it so it does not sit around.

    Sometimes I astound myself by how impatient I am. If I had waited a couple of days to order a new one, I would not be out the 200.00 I am paying for it, but I am for sure gonna be more careful in the future!
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    Got the new phone today. I was really happy about easy it was to bluetooth the information from the older phone to the newer one. I was really happy with the other phone and it seems to be working fine now that it has dried out, but I had already ordered the new one. I never experienced any of the glitches that I have read about so I hope this new phone is just as good.

    The insurance slip I got with it says that "wet" damage is covered.
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    good to have a new one anyway. unanticipated problems from "the wet" can sometimes crop up long after it has dried out.
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    ahh well atleast you have a backup. Keep them both sorta current and you won't miss a beat if the new one fails.

    every one of mine seems to love drinking coffee, could be why I go thru them every few months.....
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    Thats kinda what I thought. I will probably use the "wet" one as a palm pilot at my desk at work for phone numbers etc. I have always jumped before and got rid of old phones quickly but I think this will be a good backup. I really really like this phone! Thanks to all for listening to me whine a bit!
  16. Just FYI I believe verizon did away with the 15 day period to add insurance. Its a take it or leave it thing now when you purchase the phone.
  17. cruffner

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    Just in case...I had them send the replacement out with insurance already on it. I did not send any point in tking chances.

    They sent me out a replacemrnt for 200.00 for the one I got wet. i APPRECIATED THAT, because they really did not have to give me a price break. Then the one they sent, had some cosmetic damage, so I asm sending it back and they are sending me another. I actually got it ytesterday evening and I am in the process of getting things moved over. Hope I get settled in soon with a phone. I am getting a little weary of moving stuff around just because of a mistake I made! LOVE THE PHONE!!! The last time they offered me the c but it was gonna be 60.00 more and I hated to spend the $$$$$. The more I think about, the more I kindas wish I had bucked up. I don't use the music.

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