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Phone Wash

March 20th, 2016 at 01:27 pm

I dropped my phone in the cat water Thursday night. It was bound to happen eventually. Surprised it took so long! I store it in a side pocket of my purse, right above the cat water. So I've said a million times this will happen some day. I (thought I) was sliding it into the pocket in the dark and... *splash*

We did take it immediately out and powered it down. Can't take out the battery. It seemed amazingly fine and so I had a good feeling about it. I later read that my phone is water resistant. Since we live in a dry climate the best thing to do is to just let it air out. I was going to give it 3 whole days but on a whim yesterday I powered it on. It started out a little iffy but it seemed fine after that. I am going to leave it off today and try to put it back in use Monday morning. Just being extra cautious but I don't plan to leave the house today.

At the end of the day, I mostly use it when out and about. I am not overall a very connected person, so it's not been a big deal. I believe I had -0- texts and -0- calls in two days, which is what I would have expected.

That said, the reason I carry a cell phone is primarily for emergency. So dh activated my old phone on Ting. I asked him to activate a phone for me so that I could air out my phone for several days. It's $6 to activate a phone on Ting for a month or partial month. I figured $6 was a good investment in saving my phone. This way I could call or text if need be.

I am glad I was able to save my phone. It's only 2 years old and I have been pretty set on keeping it for 4+ years.

It was probably also good to boot up the old phone and make sure it works. We will activate it and lend it to dh's aunt when she is in the country this year.

4 Responses to “Phone Wash”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I've heard to put phones in rice to help dry them out. Glad you have a second option that is inexpensive!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Instant rice helps, but regular rice doesn't do anything. (Is more of a myth). Dry climate is best. If we did not live in a dry climate I would have put it in instant rice.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad your phone wasn't ruined!Both my mom and brother have ruined iPhones (new ones, less than a year old) by dropping them into a water source.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I heard the instant rice thing as well.

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