Saturday evening, I had a bit of a boo-boo. It wasn't really my fault, other than I was the one who brought my cell phone into a room it really didn't need to be in, and then I am the one who knocked it off the counter with a towel into a bowl full of water.
However, this isn't about assigning 'blame', it about results. The result in this case is that my cell phone appears to be screwed. It was quickly retrieved from the bowl full of water(ick), and then placed in a container full of rice, which is supposed to work magic with wetted phones.
So far, it hasn't worked any magic. Immediately after the incident, my phone had Wi-Fi internet service still, but no kind of phone service. Now, it doesn't seem to want to turn on at all. It's been in the rice almost 36 hours, and charging a few hours...very sad.
Very sad because it's going to cost money. I didn't pay for any kind of cell phone insurance, or use any kind of 'cloud' for the pictures on my phone, other than periodic downloading to my computer. Now I am faced with having to buy a new phone that isn't tied to my two year service plan...and those aren't cheap. I also have the option of picking up an unlocked phone online, which can be cheaper, but then Verizon will punish me for having to start a new 2-year plan. The cheapest phone that looks acceptable to me is in the $200, most of the really nice/fancy one costing about the same as a lap top computer(which makes sense, since they ARE lap tops.) There ARE cheaper ones, but after my Droid 4, I don't think I could exist long with a flip phone.