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  1. ezy1022

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    btw i now have full insurance on both our phones, and my wife did the washer machine trick again to her phone and i was glad i had insurance...
     

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    Forget the insurance and get a new wife, you'll save money in the long run! :D
     
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    if its under 30 days old just add insurance
     
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    Time to play the waiting game?

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    In all seriousness, the rice trick really does work, but you may have fried some circuits when you tried to turn the phone on. The immediate response is to remove the battery, stick it in the rice and don't even try to turn it on for at least a few days.
     
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    I've heard rice or oatmeal (dried of course) works. It's worth a try.
     
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    not when she looks like this lol...its worth the price...

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    yeah for a new phone that's a good idea, i wonder if they have a way of sending something to the phone to verify its on and working if you do it this way...
     
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    Rice Rice Rice, i've saved multiple phones with this trick. Like state before, take the battery out and throw it in either a ziplock bag or tupperware (anything airtight) for a few days. Try to fight the temptation to turn it on until a few days have passed.
     
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    I stand corrected! :D
     
  10. Droidboy850

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    I called Verizon and played dumb and said that it just wont turn on. It's currently 95 in Minneapolis and the phone is outside in a bag of rice. Other thing that sucks is it fried my seidio extended battery :mad: I'm getting a brand new one sent to me since I'm within the 30 day period. I also added insurance. I'm going to let my phone dry for days. The sticker doesn't look too bad... do you think they get them then just send them off to HTC? Or will they open it check and charge me if they sense the tiniest bit of water damage? Anywhere I can buy a watermark sticker? lol.
     
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    Is that actually her? If so WOW. You have a smoking hot wife my friend.
     
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    not sure about buying the watermark stickers...i mean for a price you can get anything just i have no idea from where. and yes i do believe they will open the phone and check, when i did it to my blackberry i had desolder some connections to get a protective plate off of one of the main chips just to get to one of the little stickers, they hide them everywhere, and the re solder it back...if you don't know exactly what your doing they will know you tampered with it and charge you so its risky.

    if you got the insurance you should be good, that covers water damage as long as when you make the claim you say there was water damage, and i would be surprised if the water messed up the battery, all of the phones my wife did water damage to the batteries always worked ok on the new phone...
     
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    lol yeah it is i'm not one of those weirdo's making claims about girls that arent theirs. and thank you
     
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    Disregard, I was thinking of warranties, not insurance. SORRY!
     
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    are you sure about that? i am almost positive i have made a claim with them for water damage.., their website even depicts a phone in the toilet and a phone in a coffee mug...
     
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    I also always thought that the $6.99 Asurion plan covers water dmg, or any damage which makes your phone stop working, but not decal damage.
     
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    What insurance have you bought i use asurion from verizon and it covers water damage
     
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    You're all right, I spaced it. I was thinking about Verizon's warranty, sorry.

    I've not sent a phone to Asurion for water damage.

    Old age is hell! :D
     
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    I'm just going on the approach that they get it and can't tell its water damaged. not claiming it on any insurance.
     
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    Just run your car over it, then they won't bother to look for water damage.
     
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    Make a claim under the 30 day. chances are very good they are gonna check the phone.

    Warranty replacement: chances are, they gonna check the phone.

    Water indicators are NOT the sole test for moisture damage.

    Either of the above happen, you get charged full retail.

    Adding assurion insurance before 30 day, but not at activation, when device already broken: The insurance company may want to call the device to ensure it is in working order before activating the insurance. This is straight from the brochure.

    Not the prettiest picture for you.

    Good luck otherwise.
     
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    Assuming the phone was bought on or after the release date, you should still be under the 30 day return policy. Return it and ask for another, but dry that beast off first :)
     
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    I think I'll be fine... I didn't have the stock battery in and the water indicators look okay. It's going to sit in a pile of rice for over a week. Please explain to me what the other moisture damage tests are...
     
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    A little of this, a little of that
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    Trade you a working Droid Eris for it ;-)
     
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    Problem with insurance, I might be wrong here, is that not only might they call the phone to make sure it is working, but there is a blackout period I believe, like, you can't make a claim within X days of activating insurance, and I think that X is like 30 or 45 or something. If so... do you really wanna wait 30 days to make a claim, IF you can even activate it? And I think that is pretty standard on all third party insurances of any kind, especially if they don't require proof of it working up front. Insurance can't make money if everyone buys it after their **** breaks. Sucks for us though.

    (On a side note I still think unless you are accident prone, insurance is a bad idea. So don't feel bad about not having bought it. If you think about it, insurance is playing the odds. And insurance wouldn't exist if the companies were losing money. In fact, they are making heaps of money. So I'll take my chances. Because in the long run, the odds play in the insurance company's favour and is not worth it.)
     

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