General Eris went through washer

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  1. Droid.eris

    Droid.eris Well-Known Member
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    Okay so I thought that i would be a good boy today and start my laundry so i can get a game.

    I left my eris in my jeans and started the washer and i need to know if this is covered by my insurance from asurion please someone please answer asap
     

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  2. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Well-Known Member
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    Im pretty sure it is but why not check their website.
     
  3. rick311

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    water damage is usually not covered. bury that shit in rice to absorb the moisture.
     
  4. alprazolam

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    YES, it is covered by Asurion. You just need to call them, tell them what happened, and pay $50 for your deductible. You will get your phone on Monday or Tues.
     
  5. Jayse

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    Call them or even do it online. Tell them it accidentally went through the washing machine. They won't give you any trouble.
     
  6. davros

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    wishing we got insurance on my eris not just the clumsy wifes droid..... then i could get a new one and root that bi@#h

    but ya its covered lucky you
     
  7. doogald

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    The deductible on the Eris is $90.

    It is definitely covered, though. Accidental water damage is covered by Assurion's policy. (Also note that they will only allow two incidents per 12 month period, so you do want to be careful with that replacement.)
     
  8. alprazolam

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    I forgot that it went up. That is crazy! So how much is insurance on a smartphone per month now?
     
  9. Bswartz95

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    I would take it apart and bury it in rice. Many success stories.

    At least try it first before shelling out the dough.
     
  10. Rubik76

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    I think it's something like $15 a month, although I can't remember exactly. I weighed the monthly premium and deductable against the likelihood of needing to file a claim, and really didn't see an advantage. Of course, I tend to get a new phone once or twice a year anyhow...
     
  11. We had one go in the swimming pool this morning, thankfully it wasnt mine.
     
  12. alprazolam

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    I agree that I would try this as well. A trip through several wash cycles is an awful lot of water for a long period of time.

    Just checked and the price is $6 per month for smartphones. So I would have the $90 deductible + $24 into monthly premiums...$114 if I dropped my phone in water right now. To buy on ebay or CL would be around $200. I'll take my chances.
     
  13. doogald

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    I believe that it is $5.99 per month for any phone that does not need a data plan with a $50 deductible, and $7.99 a month with a $90 deductible for any phone with a data plan (including the enV Touch and Samsung Rogue, to give two examples of non-smartphones.)
     
  14. Podivin

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    Wow, have to read this one just the right way.
    You want to do WHAT with your wife???
    :)
     
  15. Droid.eris

    Droid.eris Well-Known Member
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    Ugh i put it in the dryer and used a vacum to suck out the water no more water is in there but it doesnt turn on at all
     
  16. Bswartz95

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    This could be bad. Most people say to take the battery out and place everything in rice. Do nothing else.
     
  17. bjf88

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    You put it in the DRYER??? Like, tumbling around? Your poor phone! Also do not try to turn it on while it's wet, that will fry the circuitry.

    Take the battery out and use a q-tip to sop as much water as possible, then bury both parts in a bowl of (edit: DRY rice) for at least a day.

    Once you are positive it is fully dry, then you can try to turn it on.

    OR just call the insurance and get it replaced. Your choice.
     
  18. Droid.eris

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    No silly i have a one of the new dryers where it comes with a tray that you can put inside for shoes phones ipod and Etc.... but i do see condensation forming around the screen and there is watter in the battery so i put them back in the rice for today

    Put it on low settings for the dryer and the phone wasnt hot
     
  19. bjf88

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    Lol ok geez I was going to say...! Anyways, sounds like you're on the right track. Good luck.
     
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  20. Droid.eris

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    Thanks but what if i didnt use the tray lol
     
  21. swe3t23

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    just say you lost the phone

    but here is a tip if you it was in the washer take the battery off and dunk the phone in bowl of uncooked rice should absorb the moisture
     
  22. alprazolam

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    He can truthfully say it took a swim with no problems. And the rice advice? I mean...I'm not trying to be hateful but I swear I've seen that somewhere just recently. :rolleyes:
     
  23. OfTheDamned

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    Just because I know it isn't possible that any of the other 22 posters could have possibly ever thought about saying it before I did, uncooked rice. :p;)
     
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  24. Markymarkmark1234

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    my husband also washed his eris, called verizon, they tried to tell him it would be a 90 dollar deductible, but gave him asurion's phone number. asurion told him 50 dollar deductible, they sent it out that day, and he had it the following morning. he washed it friday, and received it saturday morning. went to verizon and had it activated, and all is good in his world now, or as good as it gets until 2.1 hits the erises
     
  25. Frisco

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    Say, this gives me faith in the much maligned Verizon folks, especially the Asurion insurance folks.

    But I'll still clean my Eris with a dust cloth. :D
     

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