Crap! Is water damage covered?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by compruter, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. compruter

    compruter New Member
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    So I finally got a 'real' phone, and I like it a lot. HTC Hero.

    About a week after I got it, I was getting out of my friend's car here in beutiful Chicago when it fell in a super cold, muddy puddle. It was almost entirely submerged. I grabbed it within 2 seconds or so and dried it in my shirt. Since then, everything has been running slowwwww. It's a pain in my ass.

    I bought the phone at Best Buy Mobile, a little mall store where all they sell is phones and the like. She sold me on the Best Buy Geek Squad fancy pants total protection, and I could almost swear that she said water damage is covered but I don't remember.

    My fear is that if I call to ask, and the answer is no, they are going to know who I am and that I have water damage.

    Please help, I have had the phone about 3 weeks and I don't want to buy a new one.
     

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  2. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    No from what i have read. Just say you lost it and your golden buddy
     
  3. golfer9911

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    That is what they told me. Water damage is covered with their best buy insurance and theft or loss is not covered.

    Pretty much the opposite of the sprint coverage.
     
  4. Aldo Junior Ao2

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Well-Known Member
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    Oh then your solid if water damage is covered. Hope you get your hero back.
     
  5. golfer9911

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    you may have someone else call. Just say like they are thinking of buying a phone there and want to know what their insurance covers
     
  6. compruter

    compruter New Member
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    sweet, thanks for the quick replies

    So you're saying that if water damage isn't covered, loss is?

    Either way, I'll probs just go into Best Buy and ask them, maybe without the phone in my pocket.
     
  7. SamuraiBigEd

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    Water damage is covered under the Sprint insurance last time I checked.
     
  8. golfer9911

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  9. DFRESH

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    Have you tried sprinkling some sand on it?
     
  10. 702DROID

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    man you almost made me spill my beer laughing
     
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