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grinder March 20, 2012 08:07 PM

Dropped phone in water
 
ell oh ell

Anyways, it's an iPhone4 and still covered by Apple/Rogers until mid April. Rogers claims to have an accident forgiveness policy, but I question their competence. I've heard good stories of people bringing their phones directly to the Apple store for service even though they bought it from their carrier.

- should I take it to Rogers or Apple?

supaflyx3 March 20, 2012 08:09 PM

Try it in a bag of rice first, then take it to apple. They will generally replace it free of charge.

enaberif March 20, 2012 08:09 PM

Apple won't do squat as iphones have a moisture/wetness indicator that will have been set off voiding any and all warranty.

supaflyx3 March 20, 2012 08:14 PM

derp forgot about that, i think rogers is the same for moisture.

ZZLEE March 20, 2012 09:05 PM

Bag off rice. tripple bag it. Freezer fore a week.


.... make offering to apropate deitys. :)

Birk March 20, 2012 09:33 PM

Dropped my iphone 4 in the water trough once. Took it to apple, they called me on the moisture thing and I told them I work outside and for the price of them their phones should be able to handle it if i have it in my pocket on a rainy day as it's useless to me if it needs to stay in the truck due to in-climate weather. Got my replacement.

Kylek57 March 20, 2012 09:45 PM

If the solutions above don't work, call rogers, and get to the costumer retention line. Its a bit of a hassle to get there, but once your in, you'll get results.

bigFOIG March 21, 2012 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Birk (Post 613044)
Dropped my iphone 4 in the water trough once. Took it to apple, they called me on the moisture thing and I told them I work outside and for the price of them their phones should be able to handle it if i have it in my pocket on a rainy day as it's useless to me if it needs to stay in the truck due to in-climate weather. Got my replacement.

genius!

NyteOwl March 21, 2012 06:03 PM

Nice argument, I'll have to remember it. One reason I got a waterproof unit though. :)

Mark March 22, 2012 02:33 PM

Dropped mine in a Jacuzzi and did the rice thing. Buried it completely in rise in a plastic container and it worked...who would of thought...still going strong after 4 months.


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