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

There is no swimming app/ Hello Asurion!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sharpgator, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. sharpgator

    sharpgator Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    49
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    49
    5
    16
    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?
     

    Advertisement

  2. AFAngryWarrior

    AFAngryWarrior Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    255
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009

    Nov 10, 2009
    255
    40
    43
    Male
    I.T. Systems and Networking
    Rochester, NY
    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 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    825
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010

    Mar 27, 2010
    825
    134
    93
    SoCal
    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
     
  4. sharpgator

    sharpgator Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    49
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    49
    5
    16
    They tell me that they don't have any Incredibles either. Right now, I am back in my Blackberry (it seems SOOOOO slow).
     
  5. ericnail

    ericnail Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    632
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009

    Dec 27, 2009
    632
    137
    93
    Dr.
    Alpharetta, GA
    Pros:
    - Awesome Phone.

    Cons:
    - Aquatically Challanged.
     
  6. dlbrando

    dlbrando Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    78
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010

    Jul 16, 2010
    78
    5
    16
    Air Force WSO
    Pensacola
    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.
     
  7. ckochinsky125

    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,986
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009

    Dec 5, 2009
    1,986
    53
    128
    Asurion covers water damage
     
  8. kennyyu

    kennyyu Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    250
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010

    Mar 18, 2010
    250
    28
    43
    NJ
    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
     
  9. ericnail

    ericnail Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    632
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009

    Dec 27, 2009
    632
    137
    93
    Dr.
    Alpharetta, GA
    Just one of the benefits of having a separate company handle insurance <3
     
  10. Phantom_LS2

    Phantom_LS2 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    150
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010

    Jun 19, 2010
    150
    18
    58
    Mechanical Engineer
    Central Tx
    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
    Rank:
     #4
    Points:
    3,933
    Posts:
    32,959
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010

    Feb 19, 2010
    32,959
    25,351
    3,933
    Male
    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 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    49
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    49
    5
    16
    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.
     
  13. D13

    D13 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,088
    Joined:
    May 28, 2010

    May 28, 2010
    2,088
    234
    143
    Elkridge, Maryland
    I think once you try to turn it on there is no going back. Correct me if I am wrong please.
     
  14. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,418
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009

    Nov 6, 2009
    2,418
    303
    163
    engineer
    The South

    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!
     
  15. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    521
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009

    Dec 20, 2009
    521
    128
    93
    Web Application Programmer
    Northern Virginia
    Just to set the record straight, the contact ordering is an Android (Google) thing... All Android devices suffer from this.
     
  16. meanstreak

    meanstreak Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010

    Aug 14, 2010
    21
    0
    15
    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 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    2,442
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010

    Jun 15, 2010
    2,442
    200
    143
    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

    meanstreak Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010

    Aug 14, 2010
    21
    0
    15
    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.
     

Share This Page

Loading...