The Earth is Plotting to Destroy Your Phone

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Contests, Feature Updates, Stories | 126 Comments

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BE PREPARED

Gravity, toilets, wildlife. They strike unexpectedly, taking your phone down with them. The result? Shattered, soaked, un-useable phones. But even more devastating? Thousands of photo memories lost and forgotten, never to be seen again.

But don’t be scared! We may never win the battle against phone destruction, but we have found a cure for lost photo memories. Download the free Photobucket app, and turn on your auto backup immediately! Your phone may fall victim to destruction but your photos will live on forever.

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We want to hear your most unbelievable, strangest, most hilarious or horrifying smartphone incedent.

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Don’t be another statistic. Backup your photo memories today before they are lost forever.

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126 Comments

  1. Erica sint-Jago wheeler
    May 14, 2014

    Sure y not…imma try it..I guess.. but really a yeti I understand: Shitting on the toilet and A Drink of Desparato, But Gravity and the floor will kill ya’ PHONE BEWARE!!!! Saint Martin my friend. :p

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  2. terry
    May 14, 2014

    I went Scuba Diving and put my phone in the dry suit pocket for safety.
    Unfortunately I put it in the outside pocket !! What a plonker, needless to say I have not done it since.

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 14, 2014

      Oh no! That’s one you don’t hear every day. Make sure to back your photos up just in case!

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  3. Melody Mair
    May 14, 2014

    My cat somehow managed to knock it off the counter and directly into the dog’s water bowl.

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 15, 2014

      What good aim your cat has! Sorry to hear your phone was destroyed. Hopefully you had your auto backup on! Make sure you turn it on in the Photobucket app so you never lose a photo again: http://get.it/photobucket/8qtZ

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      • Paul S.
        May 21, 2014

        I can’t blame my cat. I had my phone in my chest pocket and bent over to pick up the dog bowl. High dive right into the shallow bowl!

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        • Cathy
          May 23, 2014

          I was feeding my horses one evening, when I bent over to change a water bucket, my phone fell in. Luckily, I was able to dry it out and after recharging the battery, it worked.

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  4. Mirri
    May 14, 2014

    Found a suss missed phone number on BF phone, ringing him after midnight. Rang the number on my iphone and met his other girlfriend. He got involved and sent my iphone flying into the pool.
    Had to get new BF and new phone :(

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 15, 2014

      Sorry to hear, Mirri! Hopefully your new BF and phone are both better! Were your old photos lost when your phone went flying? Make sure you never lose a photo again with auto backup using the Photobucket app! http://get.it/photobucket/8qtZ

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  5. broke it with spoon
    May 15, 2014

    okay, first off i dropped my phone on cement and i stepped on it. i ended up getting a bit of glass in my thumb but i got it out. then, and this is good too because i lost it beforehand, i was bored so i was flipping spoons off my table. you know? hit one end and it goes flying? well my phone was apparently on the chair. it hit the phone and completely destroyed the phone.

    i got a new one 2 years later after that.

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 15, 2014

      Wow! You must have some aim. Hopefully you have better luck with your new phone. Make sure to automatically backup your photos with the Photobucket app in case you get bored and are armed with spoons! http://get.it/photobucket/8qtZ

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  6. melissa drgos
    May 15, 2014

    ?dunno?

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  7. Mike Lam
    May 15, 2014

    Washing the car with the phone in my shirt pocket (as always). Bent over the bucket of soapy water and splash – no more phone

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  8. Luisa Cerda
    May 15, 2014

    Baby got a hold of it and erased all my pictures how she did is incredible it was locked and she unlocked it!

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 15, 2014

      Kids these days are so technilogically savvy! Sorry to hear about your deleted photos… Make sure you turn on the “auto backup” in the Photobucket app so that you never lose another photo! http://get.it/photobucket/8qtZ

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  9. Carol Carr
    May 15, 2014

    In the last week or so I have missed a doctor’s appt; missed a fasting-bloods appt; forgot my hairdresser’s appt; gave my daughter the wrong time for a children’s birthday party; spilt tea on my bedclothes & had to change the bed about 3 times………I could go on & on but the most annoying was taking a wrong slip road on the motorway & ending up reaching my destination a long time after expectatations.

    Do you know anyone who does cheap brain transplants?

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 15, 2014

      Sounds like a tough week! The weekend is almost here. Some relaxation might do the trick!

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  10. kray
    May 15, 2014

    I dont know where i’m going wrong i have punched, thrown it across the room dropped it in the loo got it soaked in the rain due to it down pouring and leaking through to the pocket and dropped it down a flight of stairs …and yet my phone still goes on.

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 15, 2014

      Wow! Sounds like you’ve got one tough phone..and probably a lot of photos saved on it. Have you backed up you photos with the Photobucket app just in case? You can get it here: http://get.it/photobucket/8qtZ

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    • Abu
      May 25, 2014

      You must have the same phone as me because thanks to late night texting I usually end up sleeping with my phone on my bed. When I wake up in the morning, I rub my eyes lift the covers and there goes my phone flying across the room…bang screenside down. When I rush over to pick it up…what do you know, it works

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  11. jane mccarthy
    May 15, 2014

    Mine was in my pocket as I was watching the kids in the pool when one of them came up behind me and pushed me in. So the pool destroyed my phone.

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  12. Paul Baker
    May 15, 2014

    My wife placed her phone next to a beer in the console of a car. The driver hit a pothole and the beer did a perfect flip to the phone. Filled it up with beer. I, in a hurry, pulled up my pants standing too close to the toilet. The 3 seconds rule does not apply to phones in water.

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  13. Pablo Rivera
    May 15, 2014

    After photographing on a shrimp boat I attempted to jump from boat to dock, my phone didn’t make the full leap and went plunk into the St. John’s river between boat and dock.

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  14. chris
    May 15, 2014

    The first time I lost my phone to water, I was minding my own business, reading a book by the river when my four year old son disappeared beneath the murky waters of the Yamhill,. Giving zero thought to my phone, I jumped in the water, found him and extracted him, only realizing after he was safe that my phone was still in my pocket. I pulled it out to throw it up on the shore when it fell from my hand into the water, never to be seen again.

    The second time I lost my phone to water, I was at a church camp and heard several cries for help. Running down to the boat dock, I saw an upturned rowboat with a mom, a dad and a child hanging off the bottom. Realizing that I wasn’t the world’s best swimmer, but also alert enough to see that there was an empty canoe with life vests next to it, I surged into action. But first, remembering my experience in the muddy Yamhill River, I took my phone out of my pocket and dropped it on the dock and watched as it continued its slow motion slide off the dock into the impenetrable depths of the slough. Gritting my teeth in irritation, I got out and helped the family back to shore.

    Realizing my propensity for losing phones to watery graves when I tried to rescue people, I resolved myself that the next time I saw someone in trouble in the water, the first thing I was going to to was take my damn phone out of my pocket, throw it in the water, then go help.

    As it turns out, the third phone I lost to water was in the murky depths of a toilet. Ugh… Maybe it could have been saved, but I didn’t even try.

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 15, 2014

      Wow! Kudos for stepping up in slippery situations. Good to hear you have a system in place for the next time you are destined to fill in as lifeguard. As for the toilet.. *shakes head* Happens to the best of us. Given your track record with water.. may be a good idea to backup your mobile photos the free Photobucket app before they go down the drain (or toilet): http://get.it/photobucket/8qtZ

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  15. Sam
    May 15, 2014

    Somewhere in the Allegany National forest a raccoon is making a phone call…

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  16. mari
    May 15, 2014

    My phone got stolen I was so bummed to think of my precious memories of my 3 grandsons being lost but im so thankful for photobucket my daughter created an account for me cause she said 32 gigs of memory isn’t enough for all my pictures, thats just a grandma’s enjoyment capturing every moment.

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 16, 2014

      The worst thing about a broken, stolen, lost phone is the photo memories that are lost! So glad your daughter had you covered with a Photobucket account.

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  17. Gary
    May 16, 2014

    The short story is that I was in a rush trying to prepare to leave the house one morning and at the same time finish some “domestic” chores and decided to wash some Jeans to have ready for that evenings USRA Races. I got ready to go out the door and remembered I forgot my iphone. I looked on the bureau, even under the bed, no phone. I used the “land line” to call my number, I was not able to locate the iphone. Then it dawned on me to look in the washing machine; yep, there she was sparkling clean and dead as a Mullet. Good news though, I was eligible for an upgrade and had a new iphone that evening.

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  18. newsdog
    May 16, 2014

    #BePrepared Yep, I’m prepared.

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  19. Eileeniebean
    May 16, 2014

    Roller coaster. Yes, the “air-time” is great, but those camelbacks will kill your cell, especially if they’re located over a pond of water, and the clip on your belt isn’t the strongest! My BF had just upgraded to a $400 phone that he lost that way. Six Flags security told us to check back in a day or so, after the cleaning crew did their daily dredge of the pond. They showed us a pile of maybe 200 cell phones, all dead, so you couldn’t dial yours and hope to find it!! I think maybe SF and the phone companies are in cahoots! >ha, ha<

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  20. Rick Kratzke
    May 16, 2014

    My pictures are very important to me so that is why I have a photobucket account. My iphone is right now my only access to internet so you can bet I backup my photos.

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  21. Rhonda Hansen
    May 17, 2014

    I was getting out of the car and I had my phone in my hand. Now what you have to understand is that it was my first smart phone! And just the day before I had went out and bought a case that would hold the phone,your credit card’s, cash,business cards a number of things. So I got out of the car with my phone in my hand and the case hanging from my wrist and I dropped my phone face down in the drive way! I didn’t even have to pick it up I heard it shatter and I do mean shatter. Well Bing still worked and I could get on Facebook I could even send emails the only thing that I couldn’t do was make or receive phone calls! That was about the time all of those screen repair shop started opening so I figured that was great! You would think so right? I bought a new phone for less than the cost of the repairs.If I could figure out how to do it I would upload one of the pictures I have of it!

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  22. Sarah
    May 17, 2014

    My story is a tragic tale though it happened to my mother. Her phone survived many near death experiences including taking a ride through the washing machine, and though she had to have it on speaker to speak to you and though it didn’t always hold a charge well she carried it close to her heart. Very close. You see, she carried it in her bra and until one fateful day it remained safe.
    The terrible day came while my mom was visiting. The day had gone by like any other and the time of my son’s bath arrived. He asked my mom to help give him a bath and there were many giggles and splashes. Then, my mom leaned forward and with a sickening “pluuush” her phone jumped from her bra and dove into the tub.
    We tried everything. Rice, a new battery, even CPR, but alas her phone was gone.

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  23. Heather
    May 18, 2014

    I haven’t lost the whole phone..yet. However.. my phone somehow seems to have a mind of it’s own..and a warped one at that. I went to bed one night with over 700 pictures and when I woke up the next morning I had only the crappy ones that come with the phone. I was able to get many of them back because they had been saved in text messages..others because I had been smart enough to send to photobucket. I now believe it is a must and a lifesaver when it comes to my pictures because you never know when something crazy is going to happen to your phone…or your phone is going to have a hissy fit..

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  24. Heather
    May 18, 2014

    #beprepared
    (This should have been at the end of my previous comment)

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  25. H
    May 18, 2014

    My friend lets her 3yr old daughter play with her fone to keep her quiet – and last month her daughter walked outside to play in the front yard and a passerby snatched her mom’s fone from her !
    So beware of letting your siblings play with mommy or daddy’s Blackberry !

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  26. Ljudmila
    May 18, 2014

    haha that about the yeti made me laugh, but still it was a good ad remembering me about photobucket. I´ll come back. Have many pictures there from time ago….thanks.

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  27. Thiago Rech
    May 18, 2014

    When I was going to sleep, I let my phone on the bed table, and then I went to sleep, and my dog was in my room. When I woke up, my phone wasn’t anymore over the bed table, then I realized that my dog ​​gnawed my phone, because my phone was scattered in pieces over the floor. I went crazy on this day…The phone was a Motorola V3688, this happened a long time ago…

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  28. Robert Rice
    May 18, 2014

    What is Website

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  29. Declan Winterton
    May 19, 2014

    Well my poor old phone had quite the ordeal! I put on the top of the shower one night and then when I walked out and pulled the towel down, it came down with it! However the phone survived. But then it fell out of the car. And down the stairs. And got drop kicked unintentionally by my friend. But in the end, it was still relatively ok and in one piece. It was months later when I put the poor guy in the washing machine in a pocket of my shirt that the screen just cracked!
    Everything went completely haywire and it didn’t work at all except for one thing. It would still play music if you used voice commands!
    It still worked up until a few months ago when I think the battery finally refused to charge and decided to take the text train to phone afterlife.

    And indeed my phone had photobucket on it thankfully! It was also regularly backed up to my computer so I lost near to nothing.

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  30. Claud
    May 19, 2014

    I was fast asleep one night when thief came in and took my iPhones away I reported it and I didn’t get them back so I purchase other iPhone and it fell in urine in a toilet and I pull it up and don’t use it for a month and when I turn it on it was good to go again thank god.

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  31. Claud
    May 19, 2014

    Please this story is true. Sign claud

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  32. Brian
    May 19, 2014

    I was on my first float trip in Missouri with my friend from California. Both of us grew up with oceans and creeks, so we weren’t prepared for floating the rivers they filmed a portion of ‘Deliverance’ on. 20 beers in and wishing we rented a float instead of a metal canoe, the drunk in front of stood up on his float and screamed “I’m King of the World!” before falling back into our boat and rolling it. The canoe took a detour and headed into muddy bank by a downed tree…. a great place for water moccasin nests. If you don’t know about these black snakes and how deadly a nest can be, look it up.
    We grabbed and rolled the canoe back around, grabbed our bag, and attempted to grab the rest of our beer as it floated under the tree and into the muddy death trap (with zero help from drunken Leo as he complained about his head). Back into our canoe, we did an inventory – 1 case of lost beer, no ice, 1 oar, and everything in our bags were soaked. We were rookies, so I never put my phone in a baggie or kayak water bag. I was ready to replace it, so I figured it was just a sign that I needed to move on.
    Up the river, I was able to trade the shirt off my back (literally), my friend’s hat, and my now water-damaged phone for some rum. We then spun down the rest of the river, taking turns with the single oar and learning 2 lessons the hard way. The first was why the shirts/hats were so valuable – a lesson learned through sun blisters all over backs and scalps. The second was that you need to backup your pictures. I lost all my pictures (it was an old iPhone), so this autobackup is something I am going to set up!

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  33. Brian
    May 19, 2014

    #beprepared – forgot to add this to my last comment…

    Reading a previous comment, I too lost it in the toilet. I did retrieve it, and it survived… both the the quick dip in murky water and the long, careful sanitization. However, no amount of anitbacterial gel could erase the dark memories of where it had been….

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  34. Raewyn
    May 20, 2014

    My #beprepared story was taught to me by my brother-in-law.
    It was a tiny new modern cellphone – fortunately and unfortunately as my story will show. When my brother-in-law lost it he was distraught – that phone rarely left his ear and he was advised to retrace his steps.
    That morning he’d got up bright and early as usual and brought the first herd in; milking went well and as a skilled dairy farmer he effortlessly answered calls while putting on the milking cups. The second herd milked well as he chatted to the bank, his farm consultancy partner, inquired about a new tractor, and called his wife to tell her he’d be in late as there was a cow in trouble with her calving.
    It was a difficult birth and he’d had to assist the wee calf into the world by reaching in and easing the little pink muzzle down and out. Mother cow was very relieved and bellowed her thanks as my brother-in-law cleaned up and headed home feeling about 100gms lighter and missing a familiar vibrating buzz in his right hand.
    For half a week his farm workers were asked to listen carefully for a slightly muffled version of the Crazy Frog ring he’d downloaded to his phone as they brought the new cows into the shed…

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  35. Adeeb
    May 20, 2014

    What’s all this about? Guys, gravity is the main threat. I like the idea. Let’s proceed if it is really free!!!

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  36. Alex Harms
    May 20, 2014

    (I’d love to submit my story by using photos, but as my phone has just been destroyed I can’t – the photos were all on it!! And no, I hadn’t backed them up yet!)

    I really laughed seeing this topic, because the beach just swallowed my beautiful iphone yesterday! Its currently under about a metre or two of sand – really. They are busy doing ‘sand reclamation’ down at my local beach to repair damage done by a big storm, and I was there walking my dog and taking photos of all the cool earth moving machinery, especially the massive caterpillar-tread tracks in the sand. I was probably a bit closer to the machinery than I should have been, but next thing my dog decides to um, ‘go to the loo’ in the middle of the working area. Being a responsible dog owner I dashed forward with my little baggie and scooped up the poop. Then deposited bag into nearest bin and walked to my car and got in to drive home, when I realised…”ahhhrgghhh – NO PHONE”. I hurriedly returned to the scene of the crime, where my phone must have fallen out of my back pocket when I bent down, and guess what? A huge truck had just deposited a few tons of sand onto that very area!! And, to make matters even worse, was now driving backwards and forwards over the top, smoothing it all out!
    My poor phone – to die such a terrible crushing and suffocating death! :-(

    In my case the earth really did plot to destroy my precious phone, and did the deed successfully too!

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  37. dave
    May 21, 2014

    My BlackBerry z10 got destroyed by an ill timed photo attempt in the splash zone of the Orca Show at Sea World

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  38. Stangeragain
    May 21, 2014

    I’m a country girl and have horses. Well horses have personalities and can be quite funny. I was out feeding and had just purchased this beautiful colorful acrylic cover for my cellphone with butterflies.I placed it in my shirt pocket PJ my big Bay quarter horse came walking up to me for a hug, he stands about 16 hands or more and quick as a wink he grabbed my cellphone and quick as a wink my hand was down his mouth, grabbed it but not in time that he crunched it a couple of times…..scared me to death, I thought oh my, I was more worried about him then my cellphone. But I retrieved it,no harm except to cell phone lol.

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  39. Amy Rossley
    May 21, 2014

    Last summer on my birthday weekend, we went to our favorite beach restaurant/bar for dinner. After dinner, we moved to the bar area which just so happens to be located on the bay in Wildwood, NJ. My cousin and I were having fun taking some selfies when we decided to get a photo of me and my boyfriend. I go to hand my cousin the phone. She reached out to grab it but instead hit the bottom of the phone. Needless to say the phone went airborne hitting the bar, bounced threw the railing, hit the dock and splashed right into the bay. Lost all the pictures to the fishes # beprepared

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  40. Amy
    May 21, 2014

    Last summer on my birthday weekend, we went to our favorite beach restaurant/bar for dinner. After dinner, we moved to the bar area which just so happens to be located on the bay in Wildwood, NJ. My cousin and I were having fun taking some selfies when we decided to get a photo of me and my boyfriend. I go to hand my cousin the phone. She reached out to grab it but instead hit the bottom of the phone. Needless to say the phone went airborne hitting the bar, bounced threw the railing, hit the dock and splashed right into the bay. Couldn’t do it again if I tried, not that I would want to lose another phone. Lost all the pictures to the fishes # beprepared

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  41. Paul S.
    May 21, 2014

    I left my phone on the rear bumper of my Jeep and drove off. I saw it fly off in my side mirror. I stopped and ran back for the phone. No damage! A few days later I dropped it glass side down on my concrete driveway. Picked it up expecting it to be OK. WRONG! The glass was shattered so bad I could see nothing!

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  42. Amanda
    May 21, 2014

    Okay my worst moment with a smartphone! I was at the lake with my dog, it’s fall and I’m on a dock when I pull out my phone and they silly thing described to take a dip in the lake! My hands clap my face, I stare at it for a couple seconds than I shuck my pants run part way down the dock hop in and go running back towards the end of the dock! My dog thinks this is great fun and goes running after me splashing me all along I’m saying “it’s cold” over and over! I grab my phone which is naturally in 3 feet deep of water :) pull my self back up on the dock pull my pants back on and took my phone apart! The rice trick helped for a bit during that time I could only text no calling than a week or so I could call again but some of the external buttons didn’t work anymore, so I ended up having to buy a new phone!!!

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  43. Jason Higgins
    May 22, 2014

    This happen about 3 years ago, I was still attached to my unit near Camp Freedom in a iraq, the was keep your head the enemy like to take pot shots at use, well I just gotten a new iPhone and was dying to try it out. After a few photos I placed the phone in my left breast pocket. No sooner did I do I heard what I will describe as an old car from a movie going boom. I checked myself make sure I wasn’t hurt and walked into my tent I wanted to show my Battle Buddy the new phone I pulled it and 2 inches more I would have been shot. So this is more how a cell phone saved my life.. Thank You IPhone

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  44. Joe
    May 22, 2014

    Two days after I got my new phone, was visiting my gf. My parents love magnets so I decided to get some from a store from the city where my gf was from.

    While walking, the shopping bag with the magnets swung by my pocket which had my phone. Phone software was immediately fried. To top it off: parents didn’t even like the magnets.

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  45. Debbie
    May 22, 2014

    I live on a farm. Nuff said? Here at Heavens Door Acres we take in rescues, farm animal rescues. This means I depend on my phone to be with me at all times, to take in emergency calls, and document the incoming animals with pictures. My poor phones have been through it all from falling in buckets or troughs of water, to falling in…well….you know. They have been stepped on, and even had one that a momma had given birth on. It has been lost in the hay, and found in feed cans. My new phone is now safe with a “Life Proof” case. I hope. :)

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  46. Heather Issers
    May 22, 2014

    On my honeymoon, my husband and I decided to go canoeing . We tipped over multiple times. The first time we tipped my phone went to the bottom of the Jordan river.

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  47. Deb
    May 22, 2014

    I went for a long run in Boston while training for the Boston Marathon. My Iphone froze, and I lost my music and GPS. So I stuck it in my bra to warm it up. This worked, and the music and GPS came back – temporarily. Then it died altogether. I guess I sweat it to death. Nothing backed up.

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  48. Mary B
    May 22, 2014

    I am active outdoors which means using old fashion outhouses.. not using my phone, but it fell from my pocket down into the depths of the outhouse “mess”. No way was I going to retrieve it!! Just wrote it off! #BePrepared

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  49. Meredith Crumb
    May 22, 2014

    …Which Time? The time my husband left it on the car roof & drove off… then the garbage truck ran over it? Or when our son put his new phone in his cargo pocket and helped someone moved and totally cracked the screen?, … or the time our other son left in on the toilet paper dispenser in a stall (technically not broken – ‘wildlife walked off with it???) … Or the time it fell out of my husband’s phone holster at a gas-stop on a road trip, fell into a puddle was run over, and with cracked screen someone dialed the last number days later to reach my daughter…(that’s how we knew)…or was it the time it LEPT out of my bike basket as I rode a trail…gosh, I could go on but I’m sure I’ll run out of character space and I haven’t even gotten to WATER incidents!!!!

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  50. KtCallista
    May 22, 2014

    Not my phone, but the most dramatic phone death I’ve witnessed. I was at a FIRST LEGO League championship robotics tournament and the parade of teams had just begun. It was in a two level college gym and many people were standing on the second level taking pictures as the teams came out onto the floor. One kid on the second level, reached out with a brand new Samsung to take a photo and the phone came crashing to the basketball court floor, barely missing several judges’ heads! As I was standing with the judges I picked up the phone, the screen was completely shattered.

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  51. LA
    May 22, 2014

    So true!! On way to visit family in hospital, phone dropped in puddle rain water. WHATEVER HAPPEN TOO..IT NEVER RAINS IN CALIFORNIA!!! Replaced phone, next day visiting my “new” phone toilet bowl tumbled. Had to replace again! The very next evening, drinking hot tea my phone goes for a swim! Attached by blonde syndrome!! (I am a blonde..really) This is just my luck..no wonder why I am so broke!

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  52. Rhonda
    May 22, 2014

    I left my phone on the sofa when I went to the kitchen to get a drink. When I got back, my phone was gone. After looking everywhere, I found it on the back deck. My dog, rightfully named Bandit, had taken it outside to his favorite spot and in an attempt to chew up the case, chewed up the entire phone.

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  53. kurtis
    May 22, 2014

    so far my phone has discovered gravity and a couple puddles also some orange soda yet keeps on trucking. what is killing my phone is the air my battery is pillowing due to corrosion and cant be away from the charger for more than 10 mins without completely draining the charge its gone that far. last leg ha i think its on its knees begging to die already

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  54. Mieka
    May 23, 2014

    My story is sad but funny. I was charging my phone at my cousins house and it was on her bed. (No case, no screen protector) I went to take it off of the charger and it fell on the floor, the screen cracked mildly but cracked. I replaced that phone, bought a case and screen protector. Not even a week later I’m carrying groceries, dropped my phone, the case opened, and the whole screen is cracked, even pieces broken off. On top of that my warranty had expired so no New phone. So.. #BePrepared

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  55. JPham
    May 23, 2014

    I am super concerned when it comes to my phone. I had a tank case on it that had a battery backup, solar panel, and was rugged enough to be thrown at the ground (which I did, it survived no problem), tossed in sand, or dunked underwater. The only weakness? The fireman carry. Yep, my friend tried to fireman carry me and popped open the sucker sending my phone smashing to the ground and chattering the whole thing.

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  56. April
    May 23, 2014

    I had my phone in my locker at work like always but somehow it got under my purse so when I pulled my purse out, the phone falls out right onto the concrete floor, face down, shattered screen.
    It worked out well though because I just love my new phone.

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  57. Brad Neal
    May 23, 2014

    Was out fishing along on rip rap rocks, phone in my cargo pocket.. rock gave way and I did “a slow motion save your self dance” moving 25 feet and ending in neck deep water…first responce was toss the phone onto land, but was too late. #BePrepared get your photos backed up!!

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  58. Brittney
    May 23, 2014

    It was mine and my boyfriend’s first trip together (his first out of the country and flying!) He took lots of photos on his phone and once we got to our destination, he was so excited about seeing the ocean that he ran into the Pacific with his phone still in his pocket. Huge wave came and I’m sure you know where this story is going, lost forever #BePrepared

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  59. Steve Hiigel
    May 23, 2014

    My last mishaps with a cell phone was at work. I almost always document my work when issues show up. I had my phone in the top pocket of my bib overalls when I had to get into an area where I could feel pressure being put on the phone. I removed it from my pocket to put it in a “safer place”. I put it in my tool bag thinking “well it can’t hurt there”. Upon returning to the shop after completing my task and picking up my tools, I noticed a very ugly screen on the phone. Smack! A direct hit from my 2 lb hammer. I spent over $200 on a new screen, [uninsured] and noticed a botched replacement job. I took the phone back and they did the exact botched replacement again. Since I was tired of putting up with this and a 50 mile one way drive, I wanted a better phone. Lucky for me I received an email for an early upgrade upgrade. I took advantage of it and got a free 7″ tablet. When I put in all my apps again, photo bucket still had all my old photos which I thought were lost forever. Thank you Photo Bucket a real life saver!

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  60. Casie McCarthy
    May 23, 2014

    It’s not a good idea to place a bowl of Ramen in front of you, place your elbows on the table with phone in hands…texting. Result: dropping phone in soup and reacting in slow motion to pull it out. Not only did my phone die soon afterwards, it also stunk. Lesson Learned: no elbows on the table, don’t text at the dinner table, don’t destroy your phone, this isn’t the best way to slurp Ramen.

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  61. Gina Taranto
    May 23, 2014

    Potty training! Keeping a 2 year old on the potty long enough to accidentally do some bussiness is a disaster waiting to happen. Potty seat for the big boys potty $12, Mickey Mouse undies $10, new iphone $200, Seeing his eyes when he actually pottys, priceless:)

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  62. Thomas
    May 23, 2014

    I don’t own a cell phone, never did and don’t plan to in the future. It never was a “must have” item for me, and all my pictures are already backed up, on disc and memory card. Thanks, anyway.

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  63. ryan
    May 24, 2014

    This one time along time ago in a time most people can not even imagine I was in the house of narathor with the gorathoren tribe it was a small war tribe from the gaga bageran 4 in mobar but it nice place before that galamax came and took it over but that’s another story anyways I was sitting in a chair made of fallen heroes of the past as I went to take a drink of elder wine I heard the ring of tones it was Katy Perry dark horse as I rose my hand with a fluid motion I seen as the lg took its last stand with one slight buzz and one small fall the calling device battled the wine as if it was two gods locked in war with a spark and a sizzle the war began as the heat of battle took its place in cell phone history me and my men the we gasp at the horrors and the carnage that had become the cell phone made a poping noise like lighting in the skys with one quick whisper of the amazing Katy of Perry and the masterful juicey of j ended we weaped cause we knew in are hearts the battle was truly over as we took the fallen lg warrior to his resting place a prayer was said over him as he went into his box that he arrived in as I look back it was a slight better of times more simple but only once I can say I have seen a great battle like this and let me tell you something it was a great battle thank you for reading my story andhave a great day

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  64. ryan
    May 24, 2014

    This one time along time ago in a time most people can not even imagine I was in the house of Nara Thor with the gorathoren tribe it was a small war tribe from the gaga bageran 4 in mobar but it nice place before that galamax came and took it over but that’s another story anyways I was sitting in a chair made of fallen heroes of the past as I went to take a drink of elder wine I heard the ring of tones it was Katy Perry dark horse as I rose my hand with a fluid motion I seen as the lg took its last stand with one slight buzz and one small fall the calling device battled the wine as if it was two gods locked in war with a spark and a sizzle the war began as the heat of battle took its place in cell phone history me and my men the we gasp at the horrors and the carnage that had become the cell phone made a poping noise like lighting in the skys with one quick whisper of the amazing Katy of Perry and the masterful juicey of j ended we weaped cause we knew in are hearts the battle was truly over as we took the fallen lg warrior to his resting place a prayer was said over him as he went into his box that he arrived in as I look back it was a slight better of times more simple but only once I can say I have seen a great battle like this and let me tell you something it was a great battle thank you for reading my story and have a great day #BePrepared

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  65. Janet
    May 24, 2014

    We were on a boat in Crystal River, Florida. We had been watching the manatees swim all afternoon long. After we had docked our rental boat, I stepped onto the pier. Suddenly, my cell phone slipped from its holster on my hip. I heard a splash as it hit the water. My heart sank as quickly as my cell phone did. I felt like I had lost my best friend. I still get misty-eyed whenever I think of that sad day. *sniff* *sniff*

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  66. Keith
    May 24, 2014

    I spent $30 buying a phone recommended by Best Buy employee that turned out to be the biggest lemon. It had a touch screen that lived up to that name and then some. I’d press one key and get several other keys. I wanted my old phone activated but Verizon said sorry. Well, I figured out online how to activate my old phone and I got fed up with the “Brightside” side and ended up taking a hammer to it. God, that felt so good.

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  67. Lori Partridge
    May 24, 2014

    My phone was stuck to my ear most of the trip from South Florida (flat land) to Arkansas. Got to town, went to Wendy’s before heading to our friends ranch. Called him several times for directions since it’s out in the middle of no where. Took the lid off my drink to share with my husband because I hate sharing straws. Scary moment when got to friends driveway and looked straight UP to the house. Put my phone in my trucks little dash cubby, closed my eyes and headed UP the driveway. Halfway UP, plunk, there goes my phone, Yep, direct dive into the Wendy’s drink cup……..phone didn’t recover but I eventually did.

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  68. Wade Bryant
    May 24, 2014

    I took the big plunge in the late 1990’s and bought my first cell phone, an amazing Sony CM-RX100, It was around $500 and with it’s revolutionary configuration was the smallest, slickest piece ever clipped to your belt. It had a cool functional style that looked kind of tough. This technological tour de force, coupled with my $15 for 15 minutes talk-time-per-month cellular plan made me feel invincible. No more fear of being stranded with my old car, etc.. At the time I was mountain biking frequently and though I went with friends at least once a week, I relished the idea that I could hit some more secluded and difficult trails on my own knowing that as long as I had an arm and my mouth intact after a mishap, I could call for help. My first “connected” trail ride was amazing. I pushed myself to the limits, rode hard and aggressively and enjoyed the beautiful day without worry. When I got back to the parking lot and my car I opened my saddle pack to retrieve my Sony and out fell no less than 5 sub-components of the phone. It was destroyed beyond repair and was almost unrecognizable after the hours vigorous shaking in the small bike bag. The Nature Valley granola bar that was in there with it was still 90% intact.

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  69. Donna Cornelison
    May 24, 2014

    #BePrepared
    Was at a regional soccer game watching my favorite team play a tremendous game. I had a bag with my daughters snack (aka hot tamales) and a bottle water in it. While watching the final minutes of the tied game and taking pictures with my phone of my son, we scored a winning shot so I dropped my phone int this bag to jump up and cheer on the team. After the celebrating, packing up, and heading to the car I reached in while sitting behind the wheel of m car to pullout my phone. What I didn’t know is that bottle of water was not completely sealed, the hot tamales where open and lose in the bottom of the bag. So when pulled my phone out to use it, hot tamale juice oozed from all areas of my phone. The phone was like an alien transmitter trying to call different patterns of numbers, blinking in all colors and patterns, until finally a ‘spark’ and a dramatic finish. While I have a very nice cinnamon flavored phone, it was gone! Just like the game….a dramatic ending! #BePrepared

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  70. karl thornley
    May 24, 2014

    after work took of my overalls and put phone on the top of my van,got in and drove out of the site across a busy road only to see it fall off into the other lane,so stopped and went towards it as another car was comming only to see it get hit and sent flying,she died lol

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  71. Dave Groh
    May 24, 2014

    Oh my story is a fun one. I’m the office I.T. guy, but I’ve become known as the go to guy for video production. Every year they do a conference in Las Vegas in December and they show off some of these videos there. One particular year… about 2 years ago, if I remember correctly, they wanted to do their own version of the “Call Me Maybe” parody video made famous by the Olympic swimmers. We have 3 offices so I was in charge of rallying them to get each remote office to film their stuff while I directed them all and filmed our office. Normally I don’t get to make appearances in these videos since I am always behind the camera, but this video was unique in that nearly every employee in the company was appearing in it. I decided to put myself in the video by doing a parody of the elevator dance from the “Gangnam Style” video. I got a volunteer to dress up in our company’s mascot costume and dance above me while I laid flat on my stomach on the floor of the elevator. I had my phone on the floor beside me so I could play the song to lip sync to. As we completed filming my part I went to grab my phone but my hand slid it across the floor about 3-4 inches… right into the gap between the elevator car and the floor we were on and it slipped down the elevator shaft… from the fifth floor. I cringed in horror as I heard my phone bang against the elevator shaft on the way down like I was playing a game of Plinko from ‘The Price is Right.’ I was able to get the phone by asking the maintenance man to have a look and amazingly the phone still worked, but due to the damages it didn’t work for very long after that. Fortunately I have all of my data, not just my photos, set to automatically backup… so it was only a loss of the phone itself. :) As an I.T. guy, I completely recommend backing things up… especially your photos. Those are memories that cannot be replaced if they are lost for good. #BePrepared

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  72. Judy Burroughs
    May 24, 2014

    I decided to give up my beloved BlackBerry and got a DROID 3 as the hot new thing (then). After numerous freezes and dropped calls I was at the end of my rope. I fell one day and tried to call 911 which it wouldn’t do. So I spent two hours waiting to be found while injured and bleeding. Thanks Droid for the permanent scar and hours of pain and misery!
    So as I was driving down a busy road a few days later and had yet another frozen phone moment I was struck by inspiration. I tossed the phone out the car window and watched joyfully as the semi behind me ran it over crushing it beyond recognition! I laughed, I cheered I reactivated the BlackBerry and found the death of the DROID to be the highlight of my week;-) Sometimes taking action to kill the problem gives you a great sense of empowerment and well being.

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  73. Jetta Nelson
    May 24, 2014

    I was practicing shooting a recurve bow. I stuck my phone in my bra since I had no pockets. I hadn’t hit the target at all and was getting frustrated that my phone kept falling out of my bra. I put my phone laying flat on the target. The target was really big so the odds of hitting my phone seemed slim… I aimed one last time for the target and let the arrow fly… I remember hearing a loud pop. I ran to see what I hit and I managed to accidentally have shot my iPhone three right in the middle….. what are the odds if hitting a flat iPhone laying face down when I was aiming for a huge circle?!

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  74. Joy Wright
    May 24, 2014

    I took my kids to Cornwall (UK) on holiday last year. We went crab lining, we were all pleased to try it out and the kids were ecstatic to pull up tiny crabs on the harbour side but careful to stay safe. As they pulled up the lines they often knocked the dinky crabs off with a plop into the water, which upset them. So, being a mum wanting to help her kids I helped to pull the line up, holding onto a post and leaning out to keep the line free of the harbour wall. Which was great, except this time the only plop into the water was my phone which dutifully swam to the bottom with the only pictures of our crab fishing expedition :( :(

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  75. Nathan hunt
    May 24, 2014

    Fell into a creek- rescuing my (now ex) gf’s dog of a cliff edge. Pulled the dog up and the ground gave way and in I went phone and all.. Had to swim 50m up the creek to get out..

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  76. Tanya Deacon
    May 24, 2014

    My son had my old phone….and we couldn’t remember what provider it was locked to. So took the sim out of my phone and put it into his. Job done, I removed sim, which came away from it’s casing and in my single minded idiocy, tried to stuff it back into mine, destroying the sim and the pins. His phone works fine!

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  77. Nichole Smith
    May 24, 2014

    Upon arriving to the river where my girlfriend and I were planning on perusing the waters on our paddle boards for hot men with boats, we decided that despite it being a terrible idea we would bring our phones with us. Mostly just in case we end up in the Delta on some yacht and need a ride home later that night. Being the clever girls we are we put them in a ziplock and tied the bag to the inside of my fedora (hat). Did it fall in you are wondering? Nope! In fact they remained safe and dry inside the hat. Six hours later we have packed up the boards and are eating dinner at one of the restaurants on the river with our new “friends”. Proud of our accomplishments for the day, I get a text from my (recent) ex-boyfriend. I picked the phone up to view the message and it slipped out of my hand. It proceeded to bounce off the table, on to my knee, then instead of landing on the ground, it continued to bounce off the floor which was a wooden dock and twenty feet down into the dirty brown river. Thus ruining the rest of my night. My ex-boyfriend and I are know happily married. #BePrepared

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  78. Mickey
    May 24, 2014

    I was up on top of a cement truck agitator with bowl spinning checking the slump when my phone lept out of my top pocket into the mix! This was a block fill load which was emptied into a pump truck fitted with three quarter inch square screens. I watched the whole time and not one single piece of phone showed up on the screens!

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  79. Cindy Anderson
    May 24, 2014

    I had bought a Samsung to use as a miniature tablet. I was not connected to a phone service for nearly 2 weeks. I took lots of pictures of friends and family who visited with me when I got out of the hospital. I had to go back to the hospital and decided I needed a phone to call long distance. I got connected to a phone company but did not realize they did what they called a clean install and they deleted all my pictures!

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  80. Susan O'Connor
    May 25, 2014

    I always avoided having a mobile, but the family convinced me that ‘I’ needed one… nothing to do with them. First day out beautiful sun, winery, lunch, more winery. Heading home (on the bus) and put the last 3/4 full bottle of wine in the hand bag for later. During the night aliens invaded our accommodation, there were weird electronic noises, flashing lights, more alien electronic noises. Most certainly aliens. I tracked one particulare alien down, hiding in the bottom of my handbag, absolutely soaked in the now 1/4 full bottle of wine. No, not an alien, but my one day old phone in it’s alcohol induced death throws….

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    • Susan O'Connor
      May 25, 2014

      #BePrepared for aliens, they can arrive at any time.

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  81. Tam
    May 25, 2014

    We had finished dinner one night and I loaded the dishwasher, turned it on and left it to run. I plugged my phone into charge using the outlet above the DW. I realized I forgot some dishes and grabbed them to add to the DW. I opened the DW…which had the cord from my charger hanging over the counter about 3-4 inches looped in front of it. When I opened the running DW it caught the cord just right and launched my phone in this perfect arching spiral in the air with it landing perfectly in the full reservoir of water at the bottom of the DW. I couldn’t recreate it again if I tried a hundred times!

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  82. Mark Deshong
    May 25, 2014

    Got a flat on one of my cars, when roadside,came to my house to change it, I sat my phone on other car to sign paperwork and put flat tire in trunk of car with flat. About an hour later, decided to go to store in the rain and get a drink. Came home looking for my phone to charge it, couldn’t find it. So I used the GPS tracking device and found it on a main road in front of the store. Picked it up soaking wet, and smashed and screen shattered like a jigsaw puzzle. Dummy me it fell of the trunk of the car, forgot I sat it up there while signing paperwork.

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  83. Val Tait
    May 25, 2014

    when I was punching down a small merlot ferment, my foot slipped off the ‘plank’ and in the process of saving myself, my phone fell out of my pocket into the ferment. The end of the ferment and the end of the phone … thankfully it was a small ferment, sadly it was my new iphone

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  84. Tami Matz
    May 25, 2014

    Me, my husband, and our three children went fishing off of a dock one day. Our SUV was parked at a boat launch, with the rear of the vehicle facing the water. It was a windy, chilly day in early May, in MN. Me, my 2 year old son and my 4 year old daughter got cold and bored quickly, so we went to sit in our vehicle. My husband and 6 year old son stayed fishing on the dock. I was in the passenger seat with my 2 year old on my lap. My daughter was in the driver’s seat. The keys were in the ignition, so we could listen to a CD. All of the sudden I noticed the vehicle was rolling backward down the slanted cement boat launch and into the lake because my daughter had put the vehicle into reverse! My husband and son watched in horror from the dock as Mommy and the other kids rolled backward in our vehicle, deeper into the lake. I could not throw the vehicle into park from the passenger’s seat and could not get to the brake as the console was in the way and I had a child on my lap! Before we knew it, water was covering the hood of the vehicle and it felt like it was sinking deeper into the lake. My husband jumped in the water to try to rescue his family. The vehicle doors would not open. He prayed to God and then got the driver’s door open and my kids and I watched as cold water rushed in and started filling up the vehicle. My husband lifted our two children out of the vehicle and carried them above his shoulders as walked out of the lake. I followed and we all turned around and just stared at our vehicle, . I later retrieved my waterlogged purse from the vehicle, which had my cell phone (and camera!) inside of it!

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    • Tami Matz
      May 25, 2014

      Forgot to add #BePrepared

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  85. Edrew Cardano
    May 25, 2014

    I was fishing in a pond when suddenly a big fish (about 1m tall, 4 inches thick approx.) bit and jumped out of the pond towards me, I was desperate to put that fish back on the water and what accidental thing that I done was threw my Iphone 5 to the big fish but I missed, so it fell on the water instead, Got all my photos of cute girls from different car and cosplay conventions that weren’t backed up.
    #BePrepared and have your photos backed up with photobucket :)

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  86. Chris
    May 25, 2014

    I had my phone in one of expensive water-proof cases. We were at a resort in their lazy river and I decided to put my Iphone in my pocket, which was underwater. It instantly felt warm then very hot, a bright light came on and it was DEAD! Ouch!

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  87. JAN
    May 26, 2014

    I was hiking on a mountain In Alaska one day, checking out a glacier. I had no pockets in my shorts. My husband wouldn’t hold my phone for me. I stuck it in the back waistband of my pants.
    Later… Did you know they have unusually large, “luxurious” port -a – potties in Alaska? Well, I entered and was about to… … when… PLOP!
    Yep, my “camera was in the pot”!
    Oh boy, I came out and met my friends with a stunned look on my face, repeating these words over and over; “my phone is in the pot”…

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  88. JAN
    May 26, 2014

    #BePrepared

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  89. David Herrera
    May 26, 2014

    Well I had just got out of the hospital from hitting a 6-point buck on my motorcycle and shattering my leg . I was laying with my leg with screws and cast holding it together having to use crutches to get around as I get a call from my dad saying someone stole one of our other motorcycles from the front of the house and to call the cops since he is in pursuit of the thief. As I reach for my crutches and try to dial 911 I drop my phone shattered it and on top of that I loose my balance and put one of the crutches on it and break it even more . Luckily I was still able to make a call . We recovered the stolen bike but the phone is unfixable . That was the icing on the cake my phone matched my leg shattered and broken #BePrepared

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  90. KerryS
    May 26, 2014

    Attended our annual footy grand final (90,000 + people) got all thru the match, lots of txts with other fans, went to the toilet, and phone slipped out of my pocket, of course, and straight into the toilet. And NO, rice doesn’t work.

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  91. coffeeguy 1898
    May 27, 2014

    Not all phone and toilet accidents have to end up in disaster. I dropped my phone in the toilet, unfortunately before I was able to flush it so I had to rinse out my phone in lots of clean water first! The trick is to shut if off immediately and take out the battery. I rinsed out the phone then put it into a plastic container filled with rice (preferably toasted rice so it absorbs more moisture) and leave it there for 24 hours.

    After that I charged up the phone and powered up. It has been working well since then.

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  92. Oana Serban
    May 27, 2014

    The first time my smartphone broke, I almost cried. It was my first one and my most beloved posession at that time. Still new, still shiny, it used to awe me like nothing ever did before. But our story was beautiful and short. I didn’t get to discover all of its functions, it didn’t get to have my fingertips imprinted on its screen. ..what can I say, some things are really not meant to be. But I will never forget the feeling of horror when, after turning my back for just a split second, I turn around to see my 1-year-old dog chewing something, its sharp teeth sunk deep in a shiny black plastic object…when my brain finally connected the dots and I realised what was happening, it was too late. The screen was all shattered, the battery and the insides were destroyed….My phone was dead, together with all our memories.
    I blamed the dog at first and then I blamed myself…but then I learnt that the best thing you can do is to accept the destiny and be at peace, at all times.

    The second time I lost a smartphone, it was winter. It snowed heavily that year and the snow was starting to melt, forming huge puddles everywhere in the city. I remember that it was also my birthday and I was running to meet my friends for a drink, my bag in my hand and my phone in the other one, trying to catch up with everybody who wanted to say happy birthday. Again, it only took one second of inattention to drop my phone into the deepest puddle I’ve seen. The ‘plop’ sound it made when it hit the muddy water still haunts me today. It sunk, together with the beautiful photos he used to make and my whole world. Back home that night, I tried to resuscitate it, but there wasn’t anything I could do. I dryed it with a hairdryer and even put it in rice over night to absorb the water..but it was all in vain. I left it there in its ricey tomb and moved on. It was the smartest thing to do at that time. Just as smart as my poor phone used to be.

    The third time I had to say good-bye to my smartphone, I was in love. Not with a phone, but with a real person, made of flesh and blood. But things weren’t going so good with us. How could they, with my uneasy past? We used to fight a lot and I used to lose my temper so much, that not rarely I found myself throwing my phone across the room, on the floor or to the nearest wall. Yes, I was that kind of person. I have no excuses, but what excuse do you need when you are young, passionate and in love? Needless to say my phone didn’t last so long in this conditions. It only took me to throw a little bit harder one time…and that was it. I could never start it again. And I wasn’t even sorry.

    Now I have the same boyfriend and a new phone – a more expensive one that I’m trying not to get too emotionally attached to. We don’t fight so much anymore – my boyfriend and I, but whenever we do and I feel the urge to throw my phone again, I think twice and resist it. Because I have a really expensive phone and I would be sorry if something happened to it. And you know what? Things have never been better.

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  93. kong nam cheng
    May 27, 2014

    Left my bag in the car with my phone during a monsoon. The area where i parked was flooded waist deep. Ended up with everything ruined. My car and phone can be and was replaced but not the photo memories. So always remember to be wise and #BePrepared.

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  94. Jamie
    May 27, 2014

    I left my #beprepared video on YouTube.
    http://youtu.be/NsxL1zkuXJA

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  95. firls
    May 27, 2014

    Fell with a motorcycle, my phone was in the pocket of the leg I landed on. Phone was pretty damaged (it actually still works), but my thigh got saved from having road rash.

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  96. Carrie Patterson
    May 27, 2014

    The phone before my current one, took two plunges in the toilet… Yeah I guess I didn’t learn after the first one.
    It also had two complete baths with coffee. It also had a bath in diet Pepsi… And dropped numerous times on cement and asphalt. All of this believe it or not without a protective case… But it finally rebelled and shattered one day from all the torture, by a simple one foot drop onto the sidewalk … I WAS LIKE REALLY? – it survived through mishaps that would have immediately killed other phones, and decided to break on the most simple falls of them all! I can’t complain too much though because each time it pulled through after an accident – I was amazed it kept on working. It was even working after the front shattered, however I could not put up with shards of glass, sticking out of my face. After four years, I had to retire it.

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  97. David
    May 28, 2014

    Went hiking and upon returning to the car, I set my phone on the roof of the car to change, jumped in and drove off onto the busy highway totally forgetting about my phone. Heard something hit the back of the car and when my friends and I looked back, it was my phone…Shattered into pieces on the highway, then got ran over by the cars behind me. Couldn’t turn around to salvage anything safely with all the cars whizzing by at 55 mph+.

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  98. Sarah
    June 1, 2014

    I sat my phone inside of a “pocket” on my husbands center console in his truck. We bought sodas from a fast food restaurant. We Set the sodas on top of that console, Upon stopping at a light one of the sodas tipped and filled that console “pocket”, where my phone sat, full of soda. Every circuit in my phone was fried.

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  99. JEREMIAH WILLIAMS
    June 1, 2014

    basically I had my phone for about a year it was a galaxy note 3 then the screen crack then the LCD took a dump and the phone does not come on anymore except it will come on but Spence the LCD took a dump when the phone is on I can’t see anything on the screen so pretty much my phone is a paperweight. So I would love to win.

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  100. Jillian N
    June 3, 2014

    In NO on the 3rd floor roof of my hotel looking at stars I placed my cell down-immediately it slipped & flew in an elegant arch beyond the edge of the roof. 3 seconds later a loud expletive came from below on the street. I made no attempt to recover said phone. #BePrepared

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  101. Stephanie Brothers
    June 4, 2014

    The world conspired against me! I got a brand new iphone 5c and was setting aside money for a lifeproof case. My tire popped on the third day I had it and I had to spend my phone case funds on the tire. Wouldn’t you know it, I dropped my phone the VERY NEXT DAY. UGH. My screen is still broken. :( luckily it didn’t harm my photos!

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    • Stephanie Brothers
      June 4, 2014

      #BEPREPARED!!

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  102. Ryan A.
    June 6, 2014

    I was so excited to finally take my first flying lesson a few weeks ago! :)
    I was SO excited that I left both my new tablet AND my new phone on the wing while I did the pre-flight plane check. Here are the the results of what happens when you leave your new tablet and phone on the wing of a plane when you take off… and THEN multiple planes run over them while they take off after you…
    I do NOT recommend leaving your tablet or phone on the wing of a plane! :(

    PS- was trying to attach the picture of both of them here but it does not allow me an option to attach a photo. How may I include a photo please? Thank you

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  103. David
    June 7, 2014

    I was playing golf with 3 friends, and managed to hit my ball into a dam on the golf course. It was near the edge, so I parked my buggy and went to fish it out. As I bent down at the waters edge, the buggy rolled past and up-ended itself in the water – spilling sticks, balls, tees, car keys, GPS, and my Galaxy S3. It took 20 minutes to find everything, the phone was last (blended into the mud), and my three friends helpfully rolled around on the grass giggling hysterically. Unfortunately the S3 couldn’t be revived. Cheers :) #BePrepared

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  104. Stephanie Corus
    June 23, 2014

    I was on the crowded beach, standing in the surf with my headphones on listening to worship music. It was my last few moments before we headed to the airport to go home. I had my phone tucked safely in my bathing suit away from the water. i worshipped for 30 minutes or so and began to make my way back to the hotel, walking in the surf, watching the children playing and families enjoying the beach. I came across a little guy playing with his pale and shovel. Oh No! He lost his shovel to the surf, so without thinking, I went after it. As i reached down into the surf to rescue his shovel, the wave came and pulled it deeper. I was committed to my rescue mission, and as I placed my hand on the wayward shovel, my phone fell from my suit into the water, dangling from my headphones, I pulled it up quickly, only to have it slip again out of my grasp and fall into the ocean. It worked for nearly 10 minutes but was fried after that. But my mission to rescue that little guys shovel was a huge success.

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