How many cell phones have you lost? Dropped in the toilet bowl? Dropped into a canal? For me it’s 3-0-1. Lost three cell phones, dropped none into a toilet bowl, and one slipped from my bag to the pavement and bounced into a canal. A dirty canal.
How did it happen?
I was carrying my black leather tote bag, a pile of clothes, and a plastic bag while trying to reach for my wallet inside the bag. It was a pretty heavy lot! I got my wallet but in pulling it out, I dislodged my Samsung Corby II phone from the side pocket and it slipped from the bag, into the pavement, and into the canal. For a split second I debated about letting it remain on the bottom of the canal since it’s most likely broken and picking it up. I decided on the latter and plunged my right hand into the dark, stinky waters of the trash-filled canal. Eeeewww….
I went home immediately and washed the phone on the kitchen sink. Bad idea since it’s exposing the Corby to more water but it was covered in filth. I had to get those off before I can check whether it is still working. After washing I checked to see it if was still ON. Yes, it is. I tried to turn the power off but can’t. Arghhh… Had to open it and remove the batteries.
Miraculously, the inside isn’t wet. After a minute, I put the battery back and turned if on. IT’S ALIVE!!! But I noticed a spark so I turned it off, remove the battery and sim card, and put it in front of an electric fan to dry. At the suggestion of a dear friend, I put it inside the “bigasa” (rice holder). The rice will absorb the moisture, he said. The Next Day I took the phone to work next day. There seems to be nothing wrong with it except of the moisture forming between the screen and the protector. I wiped it off and put the protector back and everything is alright with my Samsung Corby II cell phone. I’ll visit the cellulaires shop soon and buy another screen protector.
Bottom line: I am convinced that Samsung Corby II cell phone is made to withstand getting more than just a little wet. 🙂