7.09.2009

Poor Blackberry

Last Thursday I accidentally dropped my Blackberry into a cup of water. Devastating! I was getting out of the car, my hands were full, it was dark, and I had to go to the bathroom... bad combo. I had a cup in the cup holder of the car. I put the cup in my purse, standing up. Next I dropped my Blackberry and Bluetooth into my purse but they went into the cup. Not a problem, right? I ran inside used the bathroom, made a sandwich, and retrieved my Blackberry from the cup inside my purse. I thought the cup was empty but inside were 3 melted ice cubes.

I panicked. I took the battery out and used a towel to wipe everything down. I ran to the computer and Googled “What to do if Blackberry gets wet.” Most sites said to immediately remove and the battery and let it sit for a few days but more than likely its dead.

Then I read something bazaar. A couple sites said to place your Blackberry in a bag or container of rice. Supposedly, the rice will help absorb the moisture from the phone. I did it.




That night I woke up several times thinking about the Blackberry situation. I kept thinking, “Did I really put my phone in a bag of rice in the pantry.”

Well, the rice trick didn’t work. My company sent a new Blackberry to my house on Tuesday but I’m out of town until Friday. I feel so lost without it. My Grandfather let me borrow his phone in case I have an emergency or I need it for work. I told him I would not use it unless I absolutely needed it. He told me to talk as much as I want because he has 2000 minutes. I thought that sounded strange. Not only does he not use his phone, it’s usually turned off.

Monday morning on my way out of town, I stopped at the Sprint store to confirm my Grandfather’s cell phone plan. He has 200 minutes, no internet, no texting, and no sprint to sprint. Bless his heart and thank goodness I stopped to find out which plan he’s on.

21 comments:

Sweet Simplicity said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry! Your grandpa is making me smile! so cute!

Shoshanah said...

I've heard that if you put your phone into the freezer after you drop it in water it might save it. You might have to take the battery out first, although I have no idea. It probably would work the same as the rice trick. Hope you new blackberry comes in soon!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

I had the same thing happen with my iPhone, tried the rice and that didn't work either so I had to get a new one.

How sweet of your grandpa to let you use his phone! :)

d.a.r. said...

Oh no!! RIP poor Blackberry. How cute is your grandpa though?? My grandma never turns on her cell phone because she thinks the minutes "count" if it is turned on...oh boy.

Petunia said...

Oh, sorry about that!
The rice trick didn't work for my hubby's iPhone either. Eventually after just letting the phone sit there for about a month--one day it just started working again! He took it to AT&T to get a new sim card and when he got home it didn't work again. Now it works again, but no sim card, so he just basically uses it as an iPod for music!

That Pink Girl said...

Aren't grandpas the best? So sweet! Sorry for the dead bberry though, rice has worked for me before.

Jill said...

thanks for the chuckle! sorry for the loss of your blacberry, but the rice story and the grandpa story gave me the giggles! aren't grandparents the sweetest things?
sorry for the lower cases...vivi is in my other arm!
hugs, jill

midnight macaroons said...

Wow, look at your new blog. I love it! Your Papaw is sweet. He must really love you. I think he knew he had only 200 minutes but wanted you to use it without fearing you'd go over the minutes. Papaw's are like that. I bet he has a big heart. You're blessed to have such a sweet family.

I'm sorry to hear about your blackberry. That stinks! I hate it for you.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

You are living my life X 3. Three out of the 4 cell phone users in my home tend to get their phones wet. If the dot on the battery is pink, there is not much hope for the phone. Thank goodness for insurance.

Kristen said...

haha, that is great you checked for your grandfather because that could have been horrible!

Mackenzie said...

What kind of blackberry do you have! I would have tried to put my phone in rice to save them too!! So don't feel silly :). Your grandpa made me laugh! Sounds just like mine!

Rachel H. said...

I can't imagine being without my phone! And what a sweet grandfather! He makes me smile!

AmyT said...

Well I have to say I know where you're coming from - one of my kiddos dropped mine in a glass of lemonade!!!! It's funny how lost you are when you don't have a cell phone!!!! That was very sweet of your grandpa!!!

Melia said...

I have never heard that rice trick- good to know it doesn't work!! I haven't had too much phone with water- I just drop mine all the time. Aww your sweet grandpa!

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of that rice thing... sounds like it could work, so I probably would have tried it too!

I dropped my phone in a cup of water that was in my cupholder in my car one time... it was a full cup and I listened to my phone sink. Not fun.

Abbi said...

oh no!!! cool idea, i've never heard of that before!!
that's sooo sweet of your granpa! i hate to be without my phone! hope it comes in soon!

BB said...

Hilarious story! So adorable that your grandpa has a cell mine doesn't even know what they are!!!

Jules said...

lol how cute of your grandfather to think he has 2000 minutes. made me laugh out loud.

Natalie said...

My son dropped my daughter's iTouch in a bucket of water ..... I freaked b/c she had only had it for 4 days!!

I read online about the rice -- tried it -- and it worked. NOW, I know it is probably a fluke, but I'm glad it worked!

Jules said...

Ugh, so sorry to hear about your phone. I've done the same thing with an old cell phone that I had and felt lost without it.

That was so sweet of your Grandfather to let you use his phone! So sweet :)

Wearing Mascara said...

AHHHHHH! I love how you did put it in rice though. I'm sorry you weren't able to revive it :-(

Funny that you're gpa had such a cute lil plan. Reminds me of my grandparents :-)

xx