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  1. YankeeBelle

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    Yes I did the unthinkable, I dropped my precious phone on the tile bathroom floor while flipping on the light switch. I watched in horror as if in slow motion the poor thing fell downward, landed on the top corner and bounced an impressive several inches in the air. The back came off, the battery lunged out, and it went eerily dark. I quickly scooped it up and put it all back together. Before I was done with the first gutteral sob I heard the most beautiful sound, that chick squawking "..virgin mobile!" It fired up perfectly and hasn't missed a beat since. I'll be damned if it's not running a little quicker.

    Just wanted to share a happy ending with my never-ceases-to-impress-me Optimus V. Feel free to share your "dropped" stories :)
     

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    I've only drop mine on my bed. I'm lucky. You should get a body glove case.
     
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    Haha. You tell a dramatic story. I dropped mine tons of times, it is still fine. Of course, it is never without its thick case.
     
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    Lucky :) Mine's taken a couple of falls but in a case.
     
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    I've given that some thought, ya know, and I just use the upright chargers so much, I can't imagine fussin with a case on off on off, all the time. I have a charger here by my sofa and one on my desk at work. Rarely is the thing off a charger.

    After I read what you wrote, I closely inspected my V. Not a scratch. In fact I noticed that it's already got kind of a rubber case. Rubber-ish. And what appears to be a metal "roof". My Blackberry 8330 Curve was plastic all around and I learned to be pretty careful, only dropping it once in two years.

    Much obliged for the advice though :)
     
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    I posted this on another topic, but a friend of mine dropped her phone in the bathtub when she was taking a bath in the tub! Her phone came back to life 3 days later :)
     
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    Amazing how she couldn't stay off her cell phone long enough to take a bath. SAD!

     
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    And that's how the startup sound that many find sound annoying can turn into
     
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    Ive dropped mine on the concrete floor in the garage and on the driveway cuz I forgot it was in my lap getting out of the car -_- both times I about crapped my pants but my phone is still fine :) although theres a nick in the metal on the top left...just got a silicon case 2 days ago and sadly, I hate it lol. I like how it looks without a case and dirt gets trapped around the edges of the case when its on...guess I'll just ture tie the phone to my waist lol
     
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    Thats the reason that I bought the comprehensive insurance from VM which is $5 per month. I can live in peace now.
     
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    Yes, greg, it's clearly because she's a woman. 'Cause dudes never do dumb shit with their phones. :rolleyes:

    Your story is truly moving, Yankee, and I'm glad your phone is OK! :)
     
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    I use a case plus InvisibleShield. I'm paranoid about drops even though I actually don't drop my phone that often. I have a Samsung EPIC 4G, but my little sister has the Optimus and I got her the same shield and a decent case.
     
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    Geez I just dropped my V for the first time last night. I was getting out of the car and it slipped out of my hand and landed on the asphalt. Its got a some nice battle wounds now but luckily the viewable screen wasn't damaged. Its got some nice big gashes on the top right side above the volume buttons and on the screen near the speaker and a little one by the buttons :(
     
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    I LMAO at this one!!!
     
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    Thats the best way I can describe my reaction lol. And I know what you mean about watching it fall in slo mo...i tried to grab for it and only ended up punching the arm rest and looking like a moron lol
     
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    This is the sturdiest phone I've ever owned. It feels rubberized, great the few times I've dropped it on tile floors. As such, I am confident it would survive anything I did to it, so I don't think a case would ever be needed beyond a screen protector.
     
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