Results 1 to 31 of 31
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987

    Drop your phone a lot?

    I tend to drop my phone on a regular basis. Sometimes I'll sit my phone on my lap when I'm driving and when I get out of my car it drops to the ground. Last month I managed to drop my Droid X on gravel which cracked the screen. I ordered an iPhone this morning and I'm buying a good case this time. Do you have problems keeping your phone safe?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    264
    I'd like to think of myself as being pretty good with my electronic devices. However, I do the same thing frequently. Set my phone on my lap and then get out of the car. Is there anyone who doesn't do this?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    16,087
    I've dropped my iPhones over the years a few times as high as from 10 feet with a good amount of energy and as short as just a couple of feet. Only once did one of them quit working - and it was the digitizer for the touch screen. The display worked and the glass wasn't broken but half of the screen wouldn't respond to touch...

    I went to Apple and told them what happened and expected to have to pay for a new phone but they swapped me out a new one free.
    Michael Denney - MDDHosting LLC
    New shared plans for 2016! Check them out!
    Highly Available Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
    http://www.mddhosting.com/

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987
    I want to buy a Ballistic case but they haven't developed a case for the white iPhone yet. It's supposed to be as good or better than the Otterbox.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    16,087
    Personally I don't like big bulky cases. I have an InCase Snap on my phone, it does the job well enough but keeps the phone slim. I have dropped it once or twice where it chipped off some of the case but the phone was left in pristine condition.
    Michael Denney - MDDHosting LLC
    New shared plans for 2016! Check them out!
    Highly Available Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
    http://www.mddhosting.com/

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Personally I don't like big bulky cases. I have an InCase Snap on my phone, it does the job well enough but keeps the phone slim. I have dropped it once or twice where it chipped off some of the case but the phone was left in pristine condition.
    I would rather have a slim case but if it means more protection then I'm fine with a bulky phone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Corona, CA USA
    Posts
    384
    At my age I spend quite a bit of time in The Comfy Chair, which is also a recliner. Sometimes my phone will slip out of my pocket, slide through The Comfy Chair, and land on the imitation wood-like man made pressed chipboard product floor. I think it usually does not fall far enough to get up to a good speed.

    I have a snap on case too, mine is by Case Mate, I like it.
    Skeptic Hosting
    Promoting a reality-based lifestyle choice
    Hosting by invitation only, nothing for sale

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta
    Posts
    247
    i dropped my iphone 1 hour after purchased. and until now maybe 30 or 50 times i've dropped my iphone.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987
    Quote Originally Posted by cpservr View Post
    i dropped my iphone 1 hour after purchased. and until now maybe 30 or 50 times i've dropped my iphone.
    I'm afraid my iPhone will suffer a fatal drop before my case arrives.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    2,361
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    I went to Apple and told them what happened and expected to have to pay for a new phone but they swapped me out a new one free.
    Apple is known for replacing phones without questions asked. Other brands would repair the phone.

    But I don't understand how it makes business sense for Apple to replace phones that were the fault of the owner.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    8,872
    I have a body glove case for my Android to protect it a little when I throw it in my purse but I don't think I have ever dropped it. Although I just got it last December

    My son on the other hand drops his Blackberry all the time! I am amazed how sturdy it is. I have bought him a case but it never seems to be on it... but I keep insurance on his phone for that reason
    Currently hosting with Big Brain Global Networks

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    16,087
    Quote Originally Posted by hellind2 View Post
    Apple is known for replacing phones without questions asked. Other brands would repair the phone.

    But I don't understand how it makes business sense for Apple to replace phones that were the fault of the owner.
    Because they simply refurbish the phone that was swapped out and re-sell it or use it as a replacement for other phones. Essentially they do repair the phone, they just don't make you wait while it's repaired as they give you a new (previously repaired) phone.

    When they swapped my phone out that I broke, they didn't give me a brand new one - they gave me a refurbished one. I can only assume that something happened to it before I got it and that it was fixed. It worked well for the next year so I can't complain.
    Michael Denney - MDDHosting LLC
    New shared plans for 2016! Check them out!
    Highly Available Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
    http://www.mddhosting.com/

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987
    The insurance I bought for the iPhone costs $10.00/mo and there is a $130 deductible for a claim but they will send me a new iPhone. I hate the thought of having a re-certified phone.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    16,087
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ View Post
    The insurance I bought for the iPhone costs $10.00/mo and there is a $130 deductible for a claim but they will send me a new iPhone. I hate the thought of having a re-certified phone.
    That's quite a bit... $130 + $10/mo for how ever long you pay for it to replace your phone. I'd sooner just shell out the cash and buy a new one straight up if I broke it than pay monthly for insurance when I may or may not ever use it - and then if I do use it I'm paying $130.
    Michael Denney - MDDHosting LLC
    New shared plans for 2016! Check them out!
    Highly Available Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
    http://www.mddhosting.com/

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    8,872
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ View Post
    The insurance I bought for the iPhone costs $10.00/mo and there is a $130 deductible for a claim but they will send me a new iPhone. I hate the thought of having a re-certified phone.
    That seems to be a lot.. I pay a $50 deductible for my Android and my sons Blackberry and it is only $7 a month
    Currently hosting with Big Brain Global Networks

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    16,087
    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleH View Post
    That seems to be a lot.. I pay a $50 deductible for my Android and my sons Blackberry and it is only $7 a month
    I agree... There was a third party insurance provider for iPhones (forget the name) that was something like $5/month with $25 or $50 replacement. I can't remember who it was though to save my life...
    Michael Denney - MDDHosting LLC
    New shared plans for 2016! Check them out!
    Highly Available Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
    http://www.mddhosting.com/

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,410
    My vote goes for an OtterBox. The cases are definitely top notch. I've used them on all my phones lately.

    A bit random. But what happen to you joining the Mil?

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987
    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleH View Post
    That seems to be a lot.. I pay a $50 deductible for my Android and my sons Blackberry and it is only $7 a month
    Yes, but when you get a replacement it'll be re-certified.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987
    Quote Originally Posted by GCM View Post
    My vote goes for an OtterBox. The cases are definitely top notch. I've used them on all my phones lately.

    A bit random. But what happen to you joining the Mil?
    I decided not to enlist right now. I'm in the process of becoming an EMT.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    8,872
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ View Post
    Yes, but when you get a replacement it'll be re-certified.
    Yea and for my son that is okay.. usually it takes a long time for me to break my phone and by the time I do I just upgrade to a new better phone.. how he got my Blackberry and I got an Android
    Currently hosting with Big Brain Global Networks

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4,987
    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleH View Post
    Yea and for my son that is okay.. usually it takes a long time for me to break my phone and by the time I do I just upgrade to a new better phone.. how he got my Blackberry and I got an Android
    The $50 deductible is fine if you don't mind re-certified phones. I just wouldn't prefer it.

  22. #22
    I drop my phone about 5 times per day. I don't think it's too much, as my girlfriend drops her phone about 100 times per day.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Chennai
    Posts
    623
    Even I drop my phones a lot. That is why it helps to get a Nokia mobile here (in India, where prices do matter and Nokia phones are the sturdiest).
    "You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period." - Pursuit of Happyness

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    11,521
    I drop my phone all the time. I have AT&T and my blackberry has been going white (apparently there are sensors in the screen and if you drop it they can break). Everytime someone calls me it goes white... Went to AT&T (My upgrade starts Sept 1) and asked what they could do to help me...told me they'd charge me $450 for an iPhone 4. I walked out of there wanting to sign up at Verizon.

  25. #25
    I am a chronic phone dropper!
    Jonathan Pena - Limestone Networks - Account Specialist
    Dedicated Server Hosting - Premium Network - Passionate Support - Fusion Reseller Platform
    Dallas Datacenter - Unmanaged and Managed Services - Intel Sandy Bridge Now Available!
    @LimestoneInc - www.LimestoneNetworks.com - 877.586.0555 x117

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    10,574
    Have dropped my BlackBerry a few times, but luckily hardly any damage (visible or otherwise). I am generally pretty careful as these are costly devices.

  27. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by cpservr View Post
    i dropped my iphone 1 hour after purchased. and until now maybe 30 or 50 times i've dropped my iphone.
    I think you can have it fix because it was covered on the Iphone warranty.

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    State of Disbelief
    Posts
    22,951
    Dropped my first BB the day I got it. Bent the corner, battery and cover flew about 6 feet...

    Since then I keep it in a case always. The slip on case it came with for when I'm in the office or home, and a belt case for travel. A little inconvenience accessing it prevents a huge inconvenience if it were to fall and get damaged.
    Having problems, or maybe questions about WHT? Head over to the help desk!

  29. #29
    Yes I am very clumsy when we speak of phones.

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    11,521
    I have had my Bold 9700 for about 1 year and 6 months now (so close to the iPhone with my upgrade). I've recently learned they have sensors built in if you drop your phone you get a white screen of death! I am currently experiencing it, and AT&T won't give me the early upgrade (Aug) and want to charge me 450$ for iPhone 4 and 325 for Bold 9700. I told sales rep I'd have no phone before I did that...

  31. #31
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    584
    The outterbox provides the most protection.

    Personally, I hate cases. The original iPhone 4's body is sexy, too. I've had my iPhone 4 since November and it still works great.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-19-2007, 11:04 AM
  2. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-18-2006, 10:13 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-09-2004, 04:42 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-04-2003, 07:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •