Have You Ever Had a Mobile Mishap? #AsurionSaves

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Ah, mobile mishaps. I wish that I didn’t know so much about this subject, but I do. That scene, the mobile phone in water…it’s all too familiar for me!

My daughter had her first cell phone at age 8. We purchased it for her because she was heading to her father’s for an entire month – 6 hours away. Just in case something were to happen, we wanted her to have a way to reach us, so we bought her the FireFly through AT&T.

It was a super simple phone, with only 4 buttons and no dial pad. We programmed the buttons for mom, dad 911 and grandma.

While she was visiting her father that summer, she had to use all but the 911 button.

When she came home, I didn’t realize her little phone was in her pants pocket and did the laundry…yeah, it was ruined.

We bought her a new phone when she was about 10. It was a little fancier, a Razr. Guess what happened to it?

I washed it.

Yup, once again, I didn’t go through her pants pockets and I heard it banging around in the washer.

Her next phone? Another Razr, only this time I didn’t wash it – she was visiting her grandparents one summer and her grandfather was eating watermelon and didn’t realize that her phone was on the table…somehow, her cell phone ended up in a puddle of watermelon juice.


She did pretty well with her next phone, until someone on the school bus tripped and fell, landing directly on her phone.

It was ruined.

All of these phones were ruined through absolutely no fault of her own. I couldn’t hold it against her each time, it just really wasn’t her fault – just bad luck!

The last phone, her iPhone 4, bit the dust last month. This was the only time that it was actually her own fault! She took her phone out of it’s protective case for prom, because the case didn’t match her dress! I kept telling her to put it back in the case, that it was too dangerous to have it unprotected.

Guess what happened?

She tripped over one of the foster kittens and her phone went flying.

Her phone shattered into so many pieces that we had to put it back in the case just to hold it together!

Everything you could possibly think of happening to a cell phone has happened to us! I wish that I would have thought to insure any – but really, all – of my daughter’s cell phones! Through Asurion, you can purchase handset protection – an optional mobile phone insurance program used by more than 50 million subscribers. The best insurance programs cover loss, theft or damage – even water damage, for a low monthly fee.  If any of these things happen, you just file an insurance claim and pay your deductible by phone or online, and a replacement handset just like your current cell phone will be shipped right to your home.

I think that handset insurance is an awesome idea – with the rising prices of smart phones, I know that we personally couldn’t afford to buy one out of pocket. We were so lucky that we had an upgrade available for my daughter when her phone broke last month! Many people don’t have that good fortune, and I think that’s why it’s so important to get insurance!

What’s happened to your phones? Can you relate to my story?

I’d love to hear about your mobile mishaps, and so would Asurion!

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  1. amy pugmire says

    I had my phone on my lap and I ran out of the car to run into walmart and it shattered on the cement, i use it for about 5 months after that and then finally got a new one

  2. Elena says

    I washed my husband’s cell phone in a washing machine because he left his phone in his pants pocket.

  3. says

    When my husband and I were in Asheville, we went to the botanical garden & there’s a river with big rocks that runs through it. There were people climbing on the rocks and standing in the water, so since it was a hot day, I figured I’d do it too. After a lot of nagging, I finally got my husband to come in the river too–and then he slipped on a rock and fell into the water. And then he got up and slipped again. And then he took his phone out of his pocket to see if it was broken and he slipped again, with the phone in hand, smashing the screen against a rock and then submerging it in the water.

    Oh yeah, it was broken. It was not one of his finer moments.

  4. Tabathia B says

    My daughter grabbed my phone to answer it and flipped it open until the screen went blank
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  5. Stacey B says

    Currently Im having a mobile mishap. My screen has gone crazy! Half the time it won’t work, and it randomly starts doing things, like it has a mind of it’s own. IE calling people, opening aps, email, etc

  6. Stacey B says

    I once dropped my phone at the same time I was shutting my car door, and it landed between the door and side of the seat. the screen was completely smashed

  7. says

    I’ve been fortunate that I’ve dropped my phone a time or two but it seems to have held up okay. My husband, on the other hand, has dropped his and had random pieces break off! Oops!

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