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cell phones can't swim

I got a new cell phone today.
Last night, while playing a drinking game with some friends, I went to use the bathroom. I pulled my phone out of my pocket when I walked into the bathroom and it escaped from my fingers and landed right in the toilet. I quickly recovered it and pulled the battery off and attempted to dry it off, but it appeared to be a fatal blow to the phone. This morning when I woke up, I put the phone back together and it powered up fine, but no buttons worked on the phone except the power.

So I went to T-Mobile. My contract is expiring on the first of the year, so I looked into getting a new, sexy phone with a renewed contract. I walked away with the Samsung Trace. Look, it's a camera phone! It plays mp3s (if I can only just figure out how to load mp3s on to the damn thing now)!

I have to readd everyone's phone number now. I have some numbers from this poll, but I'm still missing some people.

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goldfischegirl
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
omg, lucky!
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
I totally feel that way. That old phone was ready to go for sure. I finally have a cool phone that doesn't feel like last years version.
nialavender
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better, my very first cell phone bit the dust in similar fashion. It slid out of my back pocket and into a toilet.

I've also destroyed an expensive walkie talkie that way. Water is generally bad for electronics.
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
This is the second phone to have a fatal accident due to water. The first phone recovered enough to keep working for a while, but the battery was toast.

I love the new phone, though. So rad.
warrend
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
Is this the second or third time this has happened? I recall the first time was at my 21st birthday karaoke... ;)
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
That phone was just plain lost or stolen. This is the second water damaged phone that I have had.

p.s.
i need your number
warrend
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
I swear to you that one fell in the toilet at the karaoke bar on aurora. Hrm...

E-mailing you my number now!
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
You know, it's completely possible that it was lost to the toilet and I just blanked it. I remember noticing that the phone was missing the next day and calling the bar and they didn't know where it was.
tyrven
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
I thought it was Ashley that happened to?
warrend
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
I think dropping phones in toilets while drunk at karaoke bars runs rampant in our friends group... :////
goldfischegirl
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
I have dropped a total of two phones into the toilet, they should install CELLPHONE GUARDS on those things! We are all victims!!11
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Damn those toilets! They are oppressing us!
tyrven
Dec. 24th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Dude, why'd you bail last night??
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
I was lured by two attractive asians and gears of war. I kept on trying to make an excuse to get over to the Reg's, but after a while my resistance colapsed.
tyrven
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
OK, that's a good excuse!
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
One of them left a comment on my myspace. stalker, maybe?
tyrven
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
I'd proceed with caution. Maybe she wants to harvest your kidney?

As an aside: they cancelled day break :(. And despite alledgedly putting the remaining shows online, they haven't put one up yet :(.
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
She'd better not take my kidney, I need that!

I know! I was so sad when I read that Day Break was getting cancelled. Somewhere I saw that they had three more episodes done, and someone told me about the claim that they would put them up online. I hope so.
yodamolestedme
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Generally electronics are allergic to water, and spilling cola on keyboards is also a bad thing, especially twice on the same night when knocking over the glass to adjust the volume on your speakers, and making multiple keys all sticky
patrick
Dec. 24th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
Yes indeed! spilling anything on the keyboard is not very helpful.
quent
Dec. 24th, 2006 10:37 am (UTC)
AWESOME
Congrats dude.

I'd say the best way to get mp3s on that bitch is to buy a USB bluetooth adapter for your computer, since that phone has bluetooth (which is, like, the best technology ever). You should be able to send mp3s directly over it's radiowaves. It's pretty fast and you can get awesome wireless hands free sets for it too.

I'm emailing you my number as well. Let's hang this next week sometime!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Re: AWESOME
Thanks! I am totally in love with this phone. I need to get some bluetooth type toys to play with still, as those cost extra.
patrick
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
Re: AWESOME
Thanks! I am totally in love with this phone. I need to get some bluetooth type toys to play with still, as those cost extra.

it helps to log in. duh.
endquote
Dec. 24th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
229.josh...
patrick
Dec. 25th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
thanks. saved.
girlstyle
Dec. 25th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
7190279, dude. Sorry to hear about yer baby!
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