1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

General Do you ask for collateral before letting people use your phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SemiAntiConductor, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. SemiAntiConductor

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010

    Oct 14, 2010
    46
    4
    16
    because I do. So far about 3 strangers asked me to borrow my phone to make a quick call. I dont use a case on my Inc and I know that it only takes one drop to shatter the screen so I ask them for collateral. As you may have guessed nobody puts anything up. Im not the one being a dick IMO. If a stranger borrows your phone and drops it shattering the screen they probably say "oops sorry" and walk away.
     

    Advertisement

  2. UHF3

    UHF3 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    173
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010

    Apr 16, 2010
    173
    36
    43
    I don't ask for collateral because I wouldn't even consider handing my phone over to a stranger. I certainly would make a call for someone if they needed help though.
     
  3. Terabethia

    Terabethia Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,071
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010

    Jun 21, 2010
    1,071
    311
    163
    Northern Virginia
    Why in the world would you "ask for collateral"? If a stranger ever asked me to use my phone, I'd just say NO. I wouldn't even take the risk, for all I know they are going to run off with it.

    Now if it were clearly an emergency (missing child, someone hurt, so on) then I'd either make a call for them or allow them to use it. My inanimate object is not more important than a humans life...
     
    dragonsamus likes this.
  4. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    1,580
    229
    163
    Generation Dispatcher
    Noblesville, IN
    no i wouldnt ask for anything from a friend....its a phone. a stranger i wouldnt let use it probably
     
  5. SemiAntiConductor

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010

    Oct 14, 2010
    46
    4
    16
    Sure I let friends use my phone. If they shatter the screen I know where they live so its no big deal. They pay one way or another. But anyway this question was directed towards people you don't really know.
     
  6. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,885
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010

    Apr 30, 2010
    1,885
    162
    143
    What type of "collateral" were you looking for?
     
  7. SemiAntiConductor

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010

    Oct 14, 2010
    46
    4
    16
    Anything really. Wallet, jewelry, sex, ect.
     
    dragonsamus likes this.
  8. dragonsamus

    dragonsamus Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    317
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010

    Feb 24, 2010
    317
    21
    38
    retail... bleh
    Sacramento, CA
    I don't let strangers use my phone.
     
  9. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    228
    Joined:
    May 11, 2010

    May 11, 2010
    228
    11
    38
    It's just a phone.
     
  10. Mskgreenel

    Mskgreenel Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    387
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010

    Hell no I'm not letting a stranger touch my phone... Unless there's some kind of situation.
     
    dragonsamus likes this.
  11. SemiAntiConductor

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010

    Oct 14, 2010
    46
    4
    16
    So you would be OK with a stranger dropping your Inc and having the screen shatter? You would really say "Its OK sir Ill just get another one".??? :eek:
     
  12. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    1,580
    229
    163
    Generation Dispatcher
    Noblesville, IN
    and if they gave you their TAG and the dropped the phone would you seriously keep their watch?
     
  13. SemiAntiConductor

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010

    Oct 14, 2010
    46
    4
    16
    TAG? I think the word you were looking for was identification. Anyway, yes I would keep the watch if that is what they gave me. If they have a problem with it they can try to get the watch back but they would be put down to the ground....
     
  14. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    451
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010

    Jul 20, 2010
    451
    50
    53
    Lmao. I don't even allow my friends to use my phone unless they thoroughly wipe their hands (or preferably wash them) prior to touching it. There is no way I am letting a stranger touch my phone unless it is a hot piece of ass that wants to put her number in it.
     
    dragonsamus likes this.
  15. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    1,580
    229
    163
    Generation Dispatcher
    Noblesville, IN
    wow that went right over your head :rolleyes:
     
  16. AndroidRider

    AndroidRider Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    155
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010

    Sep 1, 2010
    155
    10
    58
    Male
    Nissan Sales
    NJ
    I think he's talking about Tag Heuer, the watch company..

    Here's an idea of there prices..
    Shop Tag Heuer online | Ashford.com
     
  17. Terabethia

    Terabethia Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,071
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010

    Jun 21, 2010
    1,071
    311
    163
    Northern Virginia
    First... HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

    Second... you really think you can explain your way out of that one to the cops? "Sorry officer, I only kicked his ass because he was trying to take back the watch I stole from him!" :rolleyes:

    Just don't let strangers borrow your phone. Plain and simple. All you gotta do is say a polite "sorry, no". Why would you act like a smart ass just to make a point? No one is going to hand over anything valuable in order to make a 2 minute phone call, so why would you even ask?
     
    Stupifier likes this.
  18. SemiAntiConductor

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010

    Oct 14, 2010
    46
    4
    16
    Not if I carry around a contract in my pocket and have them sign it...
     
  19. Kilo7

    Kilo7 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    111
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009

    Nov 10, 2009
    111
    12
    38
    Northern California
    LOL...yes its just a phone, but its all the info I have on it, personal numbers of friends of mine..whats if a text comes through while there using it. business email..isn't that the whole reason for having this phone..everything aggregated to this one PDA..Just something to think about.
     
  20. frmovrfnctn

    frmovrfnctn Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    80
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010

    Apr 30, 2010
    80
    6
    16
    what sort of valuable collateral is someone without a phone going to have anyways? seems a little ridiculous to me, either you trust the person or you don't. my mother taught me to be untrusting of strangers, so I'd rather tell the bum to take a hike and get a job
     
  21. SemiAntiConductor

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010

    Oct 14, 2010
    46
    4
    16
    Sex.
     
  22. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    1,580
    229
    163
    Generation Dispatcher
    Noblesville, IN
    ah i see the OP got sent packing. i was going to report this as a complete waste and to be locked but someone beat me to it.
     
  23. beenz

    beenz Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    396
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    396
    88
    73
    Your screen is not going to shatter, unless they throw it at the ground. At the most, it will get a scratch or a scuff
     
  24. rctjoe24

    rctjoe24 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    28
    Joined:
    May 5, 2010

    May 5, 2010
    28
    2
    16
    So you ask strangers for sex? :eek: nasty
     
  25. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    453
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009

    Nov 15, 2009
    453
    21
    58
    IT Manager
    Denver, CO
    I wouldn't give my phone to a stranger unless they needed to call the police for something.
     

Share This Page

Loading...