Phones and I just can’t get along. I’m constantly fat fingering letters when I try to use the virtual keyboard, which is why I had a slide out keyboard for a long time and then switched to the Swype way of typing texts.
But the worst thing of all is that I am a butter fingers. I can’t keep a hold on my phone to save my life. Death could be looking me right in the face and say “Rachel, you have to hold this phone in your hands or else you will perish.” I no sooner would start to say “I un”, then the phone would just slip, jump, tumble, hop, etc, etc right out of my hands.
The image at the top of the post is the top of my phone. Well, my ex-phone (i’ll explain in a minute). That corner actually had to be filed down because the phone fell. I was holding it. So maybe it was 5 feet at most off the ground and it said “I’m done being held” and fell right on to the concrete floor in my garage.
Now you would think that all these tumbles and bumps would be the end of my devices (I’ve had more than a few phones). BUT NO! These things keep on going.
So you might be wondering what was the cause of my Droid 3’s (current phone’s) untimely demise. Funny you should ask. Rain water! I was out for a walk last night in the rain and a puddle formed in the holder where my phone was.
I tried the rice thing and that seemed to dry out the phone. It actually turns on. Screen still looks great. But it won’t respond to my touch. So I can’t do anything on it.
Fortunately, for me I have a handy techy for a husband. So we’ll be taking the phone apart soon and trying to retrieve any lingering data.
In the meantime, I’m using my original Droid. Thankfully, I still had that one. I was using it as an alarm clock in my bedroom. Of course, it has it’s fair share of dings and dimples. In fact, the back is being held on by packing tape. Used to be duct tape, but I upgraded it.
I will say this, reactivating my original Droid was pretty simple once I realized I needed to put a sim card in there. But it was time consuming. Thanks to Verizon for having very nice customer service people to finish the activation process for me.