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Old April 9th, 2011, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Slipped from out of my ear / shoulder.. doing something with both hands and it bounced from 6' onto my cement driveway. Hit the upper left corner head on, bounced once, battery and back case popped off and I tried to be cool about it because it was a stupid thing to do.

I guess I got lucky. No screen scratches, or dents other than the corner where it hit. I might want to get that insurance I've been thinking about. ;-) Next time I might not be so lucky.

Point being, the phone is not super fragile and be careful.

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Old April 9th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You just got lucky. as others on here has been not so fortunate as their drops was from far less heights with cracked screens and so on. Glad your phone didnt fly apart.
 
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Good stuff, you were very lucky!
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I've been thinking about using SquareTrade for insurance. $79 for one year for me since I bought my TB from Ebay. I've never dealt with them before, but they seem good...

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Slipped from out of my ear / shoulder.. doing something with both hands and it bounced from 6' onto my cement driveway. Hit the upper left corner head on, bounced once, battery and back case popped off and I tried to be cool about it because it was a stupid thing to do.

I guess I got lucky. No screen scratches, or dents other than the corner where it hit. I might want to get that insurance I've been thinking about. ;-) Next time I might not be so lucky.

Point being, the phone is not super fragile and be careful.
You lucky sumana....this is from less than two feet...Glad your bolts good though.



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You just got lucky. as others on here has been not so fortunate as their drops was from far less heights with cracked screens and so on. Glad your phone didnt fly apart.
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Old April 9th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hopefully by the time it gets home, Seido will have released the extended case. ^_^ Then I wont have anymore issues.
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First Drop. Dropped mine on the cement garage floor while taking it from holster of the Seidio Innocase II Surface. I guess it was about 3 ft drop. The whole thing happened in slow motion...landed squarely on a corner and then bounced a few times. I thought it was done and let out a string of expletives in front of my 9 yr old son! NO damage at all. Not even a scratch. I guess luck played a role too. The Seidio case had done its job! and for that I am very grateful and glad I bought it.
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Husband dropped mine today. We were at the pool and I had it wrapped in a shirt to keep it from getting wet, did not have it in its case. He picked up the shirt not knowing I had my phone in it. It dropped about three feet onto concrete, door fell off, battery came out. Luckily it still works and does not have a scratch, other then one on the screen protector. I pulled it back to check the screen and it isn't on the actual screen, just the protector. How lucky!
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You just got lucky. as others on here has been not so fortunate as their drops was from far less heights with cracked screens and so on. Glad your phone didnt fly apart.
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Hit the upper left corner head on, bounced once, battery and back case popped off and I tried to be cool about it because it was a stupid thing to do.
@ Dark Jedi, but it DID fly apart! It didn't fly to pieces

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Agreed. lol.
OUCH! That gotta hurt >_< I hope you got insurance on that baby, McLabia.

So can I assume that the TB does not use Gorilla Glass?
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I dropped mine from around 4 ft to a tile floor and didn't even wince. I knew my innocase was keeping it safe

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Slipped from out of my ear / shoulder.. doing something with both hands and it bounced from 6' onto my cement driveway. Hit the upper left corner head on, bounced once, battery and back case popped off and I tried to be cool about it because it was a stupid thing to do.

I guess I got lucky. No screen scratches, or dents other than the corner where it hit. I might want to get that insurance I've been thinking about. ;-) Next time I might not be so lucky.

Point being, the phone is not super fragile and be careful.
WHEW! Insurance is ALWAYS a good idea! Glad to hear your phone is in tact.
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My TB is also sporting the Innocase II and I've also dropped my phone. It was a 2.5-3 ft drop in a parking lot. It bounced around 2-3 times and landed on it's face. Not a scratch on the phone, but the case is pretty banged up. Love the case!
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So can I assume that the TB does not use Gorilla Glass?
Gorilla glass isn't indestructible. It's almost normal to see a broken iphone.
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OUCH! That gotta hurt >_< I hope you got insurance on that baby, McLabia.

So can I assume that the TB does not use Gorilla Glass?
Yep, I have the MDPA insurance on my phone. I had to pay for shipping, but they fixed it and its all good now I just wish that Seido would get the ball rolling on the extended cases.

It DOES have Gorilla Glass, but I dont see anything different from the glass. It seems fragile, but then again...it IS Glass. haha.
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Yep, I have the MDPA insurance on my phone. I had to pay for shipping, but they fixed it and its all good now I just wish that Seido would get the ball rolling on the extended cases.

It DOES have Gorilla Glass, but I dont see anything different from the glass. It seems fragile, but then again...it IS Glass. haha.
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Thats why I always use a lanyard with my phones. The Incredible has a spot for a lanyard, but the Thunderbolt does not. Manufacturers probably like it if you drop it, more revenue for replacement.
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some sort of case and screen protector should be ordered the same day the phone is ordered. $10 on ebay and you've got case, screen protector and car charger bundle (and yes the cases are the same as the $25 ones at the verizon store and the screen protectors actually cover the whole screen unlike the $13 verizon store screen protectors...and yes between four smart phones in the household I've used at least 3 different random ebay stores with the same results).
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some sort of case and screen protector should be ordered the same day the phone is ordered. $10 on ebay and you've got case, screen protector and car charger bundle (and yes the cases are the same as the $25 ones at the verizon store and the screen protectors actually cover the whole screen unlike the $13 verizon store screen protectors...and yes between four smart phones in the household I've used at least 3 different random ebay stores with the same results).
I have a screen protector on my phone, but that's about it. The problem with cases is that I drive alot and like to use the VZW car dock, and no cases will work with the dock.
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