S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3744 times:
Well, it has taken me 9 years, but I finally destroyed my first cell phone. I've always taken extra careful care of my phones, but last Thursday I had a slip up. As I was getting ready to head up to go to bed, I started trying to remember where I put my cell. I figured I might have left it upstairs, and went into the laundry room to put my close in the drier. As I was doing so, I noticed my divers license sitting on the bottom of the washer, which I wasn't worried about. They make them stand up to just about anything these days. But, as I removed some more, I noticed my cell, face down, at the bottom of the washer. It was almost fitting that it would be face down.
I let it dry out over night, and the next morning it would turn on, but half the buttons wouldn't work. I couldn't dial numbers, etc. So, with a $225 credit from sprint, I got a new phone. It came in the mail yesterday.
This is my new phone. The Sanyo MM-8300. I like it so far mostly. It's a little small, and the buttons are pretty tiny. But, the web browser on it is faster than my old phone, it feels.
So, who else has destroyed a cell phone? Any creative ways? It's Friday, so we need a stupid thread.
Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3739 times:
I dropped and broke part of the LCD screen of the Nokia 5170 I owned, back in the days when everyone (and I mean everyone) had one of those. It was still functioning after that, though. The funny thing is, since it was only a corner of the screen, I could still see who was calling; what really pi$$ed me off was not being able to play Snake.
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
Scrappy74 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 97 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3723 times:
Haven't destroyed a phone yet (knock on wood), but came damn close when I spilled an entire bottle of Heineken in my purse (it sounds stupid but I didn't quite have all of my motor skills with me at that point). It wrecked my digital camera and my money smelled like beer for days...
Kind of hard to get mad about something like that happening once you realize you're an idiot...since then I've been VERY careful not to bring electronics out with me when going to a bar/party haha
I did the exact same thing once. I came down to the basement and found my cell phone at the bottom of the washer. A horrible moment. I pulled it up and started doing some form of cell phone CPR...nada. I wen't to the Cingular place knowing there was nothing they could do for me, and since I didn't have the insurance I was out $200 for a new phone.
Even more I lost all my phone numbers, I was not fully up and running again for a month.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8730 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3686 times:
My POS Samsung I used to have froze up for no apparent reason on me last year. Bad timing, too, because it did it while I was on the way to a firing range. We shot it off on a clay pigeon trap and I Cheyney'd it with a 12 gauge before taking it over and finishing it off with a .45 from about 5 feet away. Made for an interesting story when I went to buy a new phone with nothing but the sim card.
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2537 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3652 times:
Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 4): accidently, no.....on purpose, that's another story wink
After dealing with the original version of the Motorola V60 for a good year and a half I had had enough. If anyone is famliar with the phone, it had an issue with the construction of the antenna so it would snap off after a short time normal use. The reception was poor, and the service sucked...
As soon as I bought a new phone I took the V60 outside and obliterated it with a hammer... It got a lot of anger out
Jap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3648 times:
I accidentally played football/soccer with my old Nokia 3220 I kinda dropped it out of my pocket while I was walking, it hit my foot, and thus, I kicked it while it was still in the air (accidentally)... it bounced once and then slid 5 meters down the sidewalk
The plastic had cracked multiple places, the rubber thingys on the side was well scratched and I couldn't switch it on again... :-P
Just recently got a Motorola V3 Pink... absolutely adore it!
ThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3633 times:
Quoting Lentigomaligna (Reply 5): I'm fairly sure I destroyed a cell phone by placing it outside of the window in the rain (this is SEA) but that was the only way I could get reception, and even there it's iffy. Damn you Verizon.
I hear a lot of people in WA have Verizon is that true?
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8530 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3620 times:
Quoting N766UA (Reply 8): Bad timing, too, because it did it while I was on the way to a firing range. We shot it off on a clay pigeon trap and I Cheyney'd it with a 12 gauge before taking it over and finishing it off with a .45 from about 5 feet away.
Sweet. It's a lot better than me washing mine in the pocket of my jeans in the washing machine. $130 for a new phone off of Ebay.
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4657 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3595 times:
Accidentally dropped it while using an FMC loader on an A330. Baggage can ran over it. It was a Nokia 6230. What pisses me off is even though the phone was a couple years old, it was still light years ahead of anything sold in North America (why we're so far behind is beyond me, I guess simple phones for simple minds hehe). Right now I'm using some piece of shit Nokia flip phone that doesn't even have blue tooth or a memory card
Ilikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3583 times:
I destroyed a cell phone by smashing it in the tail gate of my Blazer. I was loading stuff and I needed two hands, so I put the phone on the tail gate, loaded the box and then attempted to close the tail gate. The phone slid down and was crushed between the body and the tail gate. At first I didn't know why the tail gate wouldn't close, so after three attempts at slamming it shut, I saw what was left of the phone. It was only 2 months old. Thankfully the people at Verizon sold me a refurbished phone that worked well for another year and a half.
Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3582 times:
I've destroyed a couple on purpose. What can I say? Sprint enraged me. The only one that wasn't in anger was before my best friend went to Okinawa for his last year in the Marines. We hacksawed his phone to pieces (the battery smell kinda made us dizzy for a second) then drove around town with the charger hanging out of the trunk by its cord while everyone at traffic lights pointed out the bloody obvious: "You have something hanging out of your trunk!" Good times.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9428 posts, RR: 39
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3574 times:
If four years and a couple months of wear count as "destroying", then yes I have. Good old Nokia 6210... the phone itself still works fine, but half the keys need more than two well-places punches to work.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
BradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3574 times:
I was sat comfortably on my chair with a glass of flavoured water resting between my leg and the side of the chair and after sending a text message I went to place my phone on the arm of the chair but it slid down and landed in the water. I got it out, got the hair dryer on it but it was dead.
Hamilton: English for 'Alonso's bitch' :D
: Is anyone willing to guess to whom the text message was sent?
: As soon as DCA re-opened after 9/11, I was there and had missed a flight to DFW. I was standing on the upper level by the balcony railing that overloo
: I forgot one of my Nokias in the pocket of my pants when washing them... it would switch on afterwards, but the display backlight wouldn't work and bu
: Of course, I am an expert when it comes to destroying electronics. I killed two of my cell phones, my boyfriend's notebook and recently also my iPod.
: Our puppy chewed my cell phone. It didn't do any real damage but there are little tooth-dents all over it. Obsolescence will destroy it though. "Sorry