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  1. eipee73

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    Just wanted to throw a little something out here about an experience I had over the weekend:

    **Please note my phone does not have a case or screen protector**

    I will say that officially if the phone lands on a corner it will be okay. I accidentally tested this when I had a bit too much to drink on Sunday night. This however is not what I wanted to mention.

    Watch out if your phone falls on the top, mine did this last night and now the lock/unlock button is half stuck down thus making it very sensitive. I'm not sure if anyone has suggestions to rectify this but if you have any ideas let me know.
     

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    sorry for your woes. get insurance! also get the silicon vzw case it covers the buttons and should still work and you wont see that the button is messed up.
     
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    just drop it on the bottom and all will work itself out.
     
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    The button is still working it's just incredibly sensitive at this point. I'm sure I'll live, but I never really thought so much about protecting that button. It only fell about 15" too.
     
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    Although this probably won't work it did give me a good laugh. Well played. :)
     
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    that stinks! i was going naked for a while and just got scared. i have come to like the vzw silicone case but the phone is better with nothing protecting it. except if you drop it. i say check out the case if you can it will help becuase it will keep the button snug.
     
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    So you're warning people when they drop their phone to make sure it doesn't drop on the top?


    Damn and I was just about to drop it there. :(
     
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    Hmm, trying to provide some fair warning...no need to be a douche about it eh?
     
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    I'll have to check it out I suppose. I've always hated cases, but I guess I should just bite the bullet.
     
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    For a while I didn't have anything on my phone because there just weren't accessories around. I have some cases now that I found online.

    Second day I had the phone, I was being very careful because it was naked. Then I trip going up the stairs outside of work and my phone hits the steps. Other than a small ding near the screen, it's fine but I certainly couldn't wait to get my case after that.
     
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    I thought I read that's a problem happening to some people if they don't drop their phone but use their button too much. Someone said to carefully use a butter knife with the case off to pop it back up. IIRC
     
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    i tried it with a thin sturdy piece of plastic with no luck but I'll try this, thanks for the suggestion
     
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    don't drink and text--no dropping phone.
     
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    Haha that is solid advice, actually the drunk drop only caused some scuffs which I don't care much about. The button sticking drop was completely sober, it actually slid off my bed onto the floor.
     

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