There is no swimming app/ Hello Asurion!


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  1. sharpgator

    sharpgator Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, I might be the first moron to take the Droid X for a dive! Unfortunately, there is no swimming app. I have tried all the tricks, and all I get is the big red eye staring at me. Fortunately, i had the insurance, BUT they have no Droid X's and don't have a clue when they will get them. Guy at VZW CS says they usually ship new phones to Asurion soon after release, but we will see. Prior to the dunking, I was really enjoying the phone.

    PROS:
    Voice to text in all fields
    Great phone (on both ends of a call)
    Swype
    Ability to change out vital apps with better ones (texting, lock screen, browser, etc..)
    Favorite contacts screen with ability to text/call/email your faves.
    Pinch to zoom with text re-flow in Dolphin Browser.
    Speed!

    CONS:
    Inability to order contacts by last name. This is standard on every other OS out there. How tough can it be to give us this option?
    Occasional freeze ups.
    Screen is only so-so in bright sunlight. I have seen better and worse. Other than that, screen is great.
    It doesn't swim!

    I have had gook luck with Asurion in the past, but it was always with my kids' phones. Does anybody have any helpful input on expediting my replacement phone?
     

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  2. AFAngryWarrior

    AFAngryWarrior Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that really sucks... I'd be really upset with assurion because you're not getting what you're paying for but since Verizon isnt getting stock until 8/3 supposedly it may be a while. Can they ship you an Incredible or comprable model UNTIL they get the DX in stock?
     
  3. BuTbKa

    BuTbKa Well-Known Member

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    Did you try rice trick? Put your phone in a bag with rice for couple of days, rice will suck moister out of your phone. Saved mine in a past couple of times
     
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    sharpgator Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    They tell me that they don't have any Incredibles either. Right now, I am back in my Blackberry (it seems SOOOOO slow).
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member

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    Pros:
    - Awesome Phone.

    Cons:
    - Aquatically Challanged.
     
  6. dlbrando

    dlbrando Well-Known Member

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    I am impressed that they will replace it seeing as it got wet. Att told a buddy of mine they would not replace his phone because it had gotten wet. They pulled the battery and looked at a color change sticker under it.
     
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    Asurion covers water damage
     
  8. kennyyu

    kennyyu Well-Known Member

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    Asurion is insurance. ATT probably wouldnt exchange it because ATT deals with manufacture defects and such that are covered under warranty. Insurance vs Warranty. Thats why i always pay for the insurance. You never know what might happen to your phone
     
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    ericnail Well-Known Member

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    Just one of the benefits of having a separate company handle insurance <3
     
  10. Phantom_LS2

    Phantom_LS2 Well-Known Member

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    Since you're getting it replaced anyway you should actually try submerging it in a big bowl of rubbing alcohol. It'll replace what water is left inside the phone, and will evaporate with no residue. Take it apart as much as you can, dunk it for about 15-20 seconds, then set it in front of a fan. I have saved a couple friends phones by doing this.
     
  11. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Same exact thing happened to a kid (college) who jumped into a pool to save a drowning little child. His phone was the Dinc.
     
  12. sharpgator

    sharpgator Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I did the rice thing, but only for a day. Maybe I should put it back for a few more days. At this point I am not really sure I want it to work because I would always be worried that is going to crap out on me soon. Then again, I might be waiting for months for a replacement.
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    I think once you try to turn it on there is no going back. Correct me if I am wrong please.
     
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    syntrix Well-Known Member

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    No, they can send him an eris if that was the closest compat phone they had in stock, and the case is closed. It's in the asurion docs they send you, and that same language is available on their website.

    Also there is a cost if you don't send your old phone back. If it's booting to the red eye, you may want to hit up some of the developers that are known for rooting. It might be enough to get them started, just have them pay the asurion fee and shipping, and your karma points will skyrocket!
     
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    Just to set the record straight, the contact ordering is an Android (Google) thing... All Android devices suffer from this.
     
  16. meanstreak

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    It looks like the forum lost some posts plus I had to re-register.

    Anyway, put my claim in on Saturday morning 8/14 and I am getting a brand new X today 8/16. I had to fill out one of those afidavits but it didn't delay my claim as they processed it and approved my claim within 10 mintues. I get to keep all my battery, memory card and charger so I don't feel so bad paying the 89 dollar deductable. My guess is that since the phone is so new there not much choice but for them to ship out new ones. Kind of funny that it takes longer to get one from Verizon. Verizon is projecting the end of the month although my original phone was shipped a week earlier than promised.
     
  17. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

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    Dehumidifier.

    Works almost every time................if you took the battery out ASAP and didn't try to use it.

    We have a pool at the house. Can't tell you how many cell phones we have saved.

    If you don't have a dehumidifier, try an A/C vent or window A/C unit. Basically the the same thing as a dehumidifier, only the A/C is blowing on it instead of basically sucking water out of it.
    But a dehumidifier is the best thing going! All other 'remedies' are jokes in comparison.
     
  18. meanstreak

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    I have Central Air so we no longer use a dehumidifier. It's been several days and I've done several differnent things towards drying it out. I have saved a phone in the past but this seems to be toast. It wouldn't matter at this point because I have a replacement coming today. Even if the old one started working I'm not sure I would want it as it could develop issues down the road. My phone was under water for about 10 minutes in brackish river water so there was some exposure to salt although very low might cause some corrosion. The only signs of life it shows when connecting to the battery or power cord is the indicator light glows while pressing the button. I don't recall that light coming on under normal cirmcustances.
    Anyway it doesn't matter as Asurian's policy once you have paid the deductable is no refunds. They want the old one back so even if it comes alive they own it.
     

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