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I can't believe I... my cell phone

We asked for the craziest stories about how you lost or damaged your cell phone and we got ‘em! Check out the stories below. The three winners won Apple iPad 2s!

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    Winner #1 – *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Sunk My Cell Phone

    I had just taken a “sick” day from work (at a cell phone company, no less) to go to the beach. I realized, as I threw on my bathing suit, that my legs were not smooth enough to be seen anywhere in public. I had to shave. As I was darting around the house trying to get ready, I had the tub filling up with water and when I ran into the bathroom, phone in hand, it escaped from my grasp and flew through the air. The water acted as a magnet and seemingly sucked my phone into the foot of water in the tub. The loud clunk that it made when it swooshed into the tub won’t be forgotten. It was dead for good. Drowned and sunken into a filthy old bathtub. And then Asurion saved the day and replaced it in a heartbeat. Thank you for that. :)

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    Winner #2! – *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Blew Up My Cell Phone

    I went to a chicago white sox game last summer, me and my cousin had close seats but to us they weren’t close enough so we saw that there were empty seats a couple rows down so we said lets go. As we are walking down the aisle AJ Pierzynski of the Chicago white sox was getting ready to bat. A worker there sees me and my cousin sitting on those seats that are not ours he tells us to go back to our original seats, we get up the pitcher pitches to A.J. he hits a foul ball on the first pich it bounces off the stands above us as we are walking up the the aisle, the ball goes straight to my Hand Like A Bullet And Blows My Phone Up To Pieces!!! The sad part is instead of picking up the baseball that everybody is diving for I pick up whats left of my phone!!!

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    Winner #3! – *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Microwaved My Cell Phone

    I was juggling the usual suspects on my way into work one day – a latte, a pastry, a purse, a cell phone, a folder with papers, keys.  Maybe some other items.  I decided my cell phone was more easily stuffed in to the open pastry bag than the snapped close purse.  Congratulating myself on my efficiency and brilliance, I waltzed in to the staff kitchen, thinking how nice my croissant would be slightly warm. I strutted past my coworker, taking a moment to soak up the obvious appreciation of my balancing act, and boldly, effortlessly tossed my pastry bag into the microwave.

    It only took 1.5 seconds for the machine to start snapping, crackling and popping. In horror, I yanked the door open and retrieved my phone which was completely, irrevocably toast.

    My coworker smirked, I blushed.  The croissant went in the trash. Sigh.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    I was upstairs with my wife and kid, using our brand new Evo 3D as a Hotspot, when I went downstairs to make my boy a bottle. Little did I know, He would grab the phone from my wife, take the protective cover off, run to the bathroom, open the toilet lid, throw it in, and attempt to flush it down. My wife screamed, I didn’t know this happened until I saw the phone in the toilet and pieced the rest together. Thats why you get insurance!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    I am a mother of four small children so you would think that I would keep my cell phone put up high, well in this case, I wish that I would have…. The day started out bad and I thought to myself “How could things get any worse?” of corse that was before I walked outside to the back yard to give my father in law a hand with something only to come back inside to find my 2 year old son putting things into the fish tank and amongst those things was my brand new cell phone that I had only owned for a month!! My son often enjoyed playing Bubble Blast 2 on my phone so my guess is that he wanted to see if the fish would enjoy it too! WORST DAY EVER!!!!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Sank My Cell Phone

    Dear Reader,

    I took my 3 boys fishing today and for one of them it was his very first time at the age of 4. After we all got setup on the fishing dock I took out my blackberry and snapped a great picture of my son fishing for the first time so I could text it to my wife stating that he was fishing and loving it. Right after I took the picture I began to put my blackberry back in my pocket and I must have missed it because it fell right between the 2 pieces of the dock right into the lake. I knew right then that I had lost it forever but more importantly I lost my son’s picture because I didn’t text it to my wife yet. I was going to jump in after it but the owners of the resort let me know that the depth under the dock was 50ft. I know now not to ever take my cell phone fishing again. I my blackberry truly understands what it means to be swimming with the fishes. :(

    Sincerely bummed,

    Dario

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Dropped My Cell Phone

    Dropped my phone in the sound while crabbing…when I retrieved it a crab had latched on, not sure if crab was hoping to make a call but phone was kaput. Crabs were great for dinner though!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Microwaved My Cell Phone

    I was juggling the usual suspects on my way into work one day – a latte, a pastry, a purse, a cell phone, a folder with papers, keys. Maybe some other items. I decided my cell phone was more easily stuffed in to the open pastry bag than the snapped close purse. Congratulating myself on my efficiency and brilliance, I waltzed in to the staff kitchen, thinking how nice my croissant would be slightly warm. I strutted past my coworker, taking a moment to soak up the obvious appreciation of my balancing act, and boldly, effortlessly tossed my pastry bag into the microwave.

    It only took 1.5 seconds for the machine to start snapping, crackling and popping. In horror, I yanked the door open and retrieved my phone which was completely, irrevocably toast.

    My coworker smirked, I blushed. The croissant went in the trash.

    Sigh.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Killed My Cell Phone

    So I recently got a job working with ponies. Not horses.. Ponies. Those mean little suckers that bite you and have a terrible temper..
    Well the FIRST day of work we were getting the ponies groomed and saddled up so they could start work. And me, being the stupid person I am, didn’t think and jumped across the trailer hitch and landed right behind the high strung stud pony.. And he bucked out and caught me with a hoof. Luckily my phone was there to catch the kick for me.. Unfortunantly though, he shattered the screen.. And I had to get a whole new phone because there was no way to save it.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    I will start out that I am a middle aged grown man. I was at a party for a 30 something guy and we were all having a good time. It was a warm night and someone decided it would be fun to make a slip and slide out of a big piece of plastic and tarp. Everyone decided to take turns on the long slip and slide so I thought I should try it too. Well I went down it and it was quite fun since I hadn’t been on one of them for many years but as I went back to finish my drink as I am soaking wet I realized my cell phone was in my pocket. It was totally wet and ruined right away. Boy, did I catch some heck the next morning from the wife! She couldn’t believe it! But the slip and slide was fun!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Lost My Cell Phone

    When I was pre-flighting a small rental aircraft I got a call and then put my cellphone on the wing after I hung up. I completed the preflight and taxied out and took off. Never did find the phone.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Double Killed My Cell Phone

    My LG Envy… the love of my life. They say you always hurt the ones you love and I did.

    I was having a small get together at my house this past fall when it happened. We were outside but as hostess I kept having to make trips in which was fine except this time my beloved Envy was in my lap. As I rose to go inside, my phone slid right into my tumbler of water. I felt sick because I knew my phone was a goner. Then a friend of mine suggested that I just put it out to dry and it would be fine. I did just that — made it a nice little pallet on top of my car. I’d remember it and see it there right? — WRONG

    Later that evening, I had to run to the store (as all our snacks and whatnot had been depleted). I get there and realize I need to call my husand, then I remember my phone had gotten dunked and I’d put it on top of the car — the very car I’d just driven to the store in. Insert expletive here.

    I did the drive of shame home and parked on the street. Surely my Envy had just skipped onto the driveway. I frantically searched the grass next to where I parked but found nothing. I looked in the road and there, lying in the middle was my keyboard. My BEAUTIFUL QWERTY keyboard. A few feet down was the battery pack. There were pieces of her everywhere. I had to accept the truth. She simply was not meant to survive that day.

    I had insurance so they sent me another but I can’t lie… it’s not the same.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    I was getting ready to go swimming today and needed my Evo out by the pool because I was waiting on an important call. I slipped it into my pocket to grab some goggles and announced “My phone’s in my pocket, so nobody let me jump in with it!”. Literally twenty seconds later, we were in the pool, and 10 minutes into our swim, my brother pulled his lighter out of his pocket, disgusted and appalled that he had drowned it. He and I then looked at each other and gasped in horror.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Lost My Cell Phone

    I went to bed one night with my cell phone; I was chatting with a friend, and I had turned it down, so as not to wake my roommates. The next morning, I couldn’t find the d*#& thing anywhere!! I looked everywhere in my bedroom, tore it apart, including the bed. I had friends and family come over to help me find it. It had literally disappeared.
    A few days later, I decided to check one more time before going to get a new one. I found it! It was trapped in the warranty tag on the side of my bed the whole time!!!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Mowed My Cell Phone

    I was outside one hot, humid summer day mowing on our riding lawn mower, seemed like a normal summer day (my cell phone in my pocket). Later in the day after I was finished mowing I could not find my phone, looked everywhere THEN I remembered hearing a crunching sound as I was mowing, OOOOOHHHH NOOOOOOO I thought as I was out searching in the grass…sure enough I started to find little tiny pieces of my phone–YIKES!!!! I CAME INSIDE, MADE MY CLAIM, AND THE NEXT DAY A NEW PHONE ON MY PORCH!!!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Grenade Tossed My Cell Phone

    So, like a lot of people, I always use my cell phone as my alarm clock and I usually don’t want to wakeup for work, leading me to snooze my alarm most mornings. One evening, I was having very intense dreams about fighting in World War II and being stuck in a trench, under heavy fire from the Germans. My phone alarm woke me up around 6:00am and, half awake, I hit snooze button and immediately fell back asleep. However, in this state of half asleep/half awake, I was somewhat aware of my surroundings, i.e. my phone entered the dream. I dreamt that it was a hand granade that had been thrown into my trench and proceeded to grab it, get on my hands and knees and throw my phone/dream granade as hard as I possibly could. Now, since I was still in bed, my phone went smashing into the headboard, along with my hand, shattering the screen and sending my phone halfway across the room in the other direction. After capturing my breath and realizing that I was in no immediate danger, I found my phone on the floor in several pieces. #%&!, I can’t believe I grenade tossed my cell phone! It is hopefully one of a kind, but still does not do the story justice.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    My cell phone had died so I put it on the charger for awhile. My baby brother who is 2 years old has an obsession with playing in the toliet. I heard water splashing in the bathroom, so I got up as usual to go get him out of the bathroom. When I went in the bathroom, I found him playing with his toy cars with my poor HTC Evo at the bottom of the toilet bowl. Lesson learned make sure your phone is not within reach of an active toddler.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Mexican Riced My Cell Phone

    This past weekend I could not find my cell phone case. My first thought was “oh no, something is going to happen to my phone.” Reason that was my thought is because something ALWAYS happens to my cell phone when the case is missing. Later that night I go to the bathroom with my cell phone. Horrible idea. My cell phone jumps out of my pocket right into the flushing toilet. But before I could do anything, I turn around to find my friend putting it in MEXICAN RICE! She says the rice will soak it up, I say the sauces will soak into it. Needless to say, I was right. Her theory was a bad idea. At least she tried, right?

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    It was a usual weekend hanging out by the pool with friends in Miami. We had the music going, bbq was ready…then some wasps decided to join in. I was updating twitter on my phone when one came at me, I swatted at it with my right hand and mistakenly threw the phone right in the pool!!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Demolished My Cell Phone

    Working on a buddies car and get a call from the girlfriend. She goes into this big rant about how cars mean more to me then her, yada yada. Conversation ends with her hanging up on me and I turn without looking and throw my phone full force at the garage door. Bestfriend turns just in time to see it coming and ducks, phone hits the door and shatters into about 8 pieces and leaves a perfect indention in this guys door. That was a beast of a phone, old school flip phone.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I was Robbed of My Cell Phone

    So I was parked outside the store and was looking for my phone in my car. I used a different cell to text a phrase to my phone so that it would turn on the volume and play a ringer for 30 seconds. No luck. Then I texted “GPS my droid,” which turns the gps on and will send the location to another phone. Turns out m phone is 3 blocks away from me. Therefore, I hop in the car and follow the turn by turn. This goes on for about 40 minutes. Finally, the location updates the same area 10times across from the Denver Rescue Mission (homeless area) .I tried asking a few of them about it but most weren’t coherent or interested. The cops come to the corner and everyone walked away. Meanwhile my phone says it’s moving. The cop allows me to ride in the back of his car and we follow the phone/group of people, pat a few down…long story short, I end up not finding the phone after some were searched by the cops and the GPS still kept tracking away.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    … twice! Following rugby practice one night, I slipped my phone into my backpack, even though I normally stash it in an outside pocket. I threw my water bottle in as well, feeling confident that the lid was screwed on well enough to make it home. It didn’t. I returned home to a sopping wet backpack and a smartphone with a flickering screen and what looked like a perspiration problem. Days in a bucket of rice didn’t recover my phone fully and I ended up selling it for parts. My replacement phone didn’t fare much better, though it did survive my next onslaught of an overly hot shower and misplacement next to the bathroom sink. I’ve learned my lesson to keep phones out of bags near liquid and out of the bathroom during shower time. Though I’m still prone to texting with wet hands. Maybe I’ll learn that lesson, too.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Froze My Cell Phone

    I live in a suburb of Minneapolis and one chilly evening (-30) I was snowblowing my driveway. When I finished and went inside to warm up, I realized my phone was missing. After searching my whole house and car with no luck, I decided to go buy a new phone. 3 months later I found it in my yard chopped up. Amazingly it still worked for a week.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Flushed My Cell Phone

    I had my cell phone in my back pocket of my jeans. Well when I pulled my pants down to go to the restroom it hit the lip of the toliet seat and flipped my phone out and it landed in the toliet, I did not hear or feel a splash, but when I flushed and looked down I saw it at the bottom of the toilet and started to cry.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Shot My Cell Phone

    I was at the shooting range and my iPhone fell out of its clip and landed on the table of the target. I walked back with no clue it was there and me and my friends started shooting our AR15′s and we shot a bullet right through the center of the device.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Crushed My Cell Phone

    So during our LONG – awaited family vacation to Orlando, my family and I traveled to two big-named theme parks. Since two of my kids are roller-coaster fanatics, I spent a lot of time watching them get on and off of every roller coaster in Orlando. While watching them get on one roller coaster in particular, I was able to stand close enough to get a close-up view of my son just sitting in the roller coaster as his brand-new cell slipped out of his pocket and, you guessed it, right onto the tracks where I got the privilege of witnessing the super-hero named coaster ride right over the phone! Needless to say, it was beyond crushed. Thank God for insurance!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Ran Over My Cell Phone

    This past weekend I went on a fishing trip with some friends of mine. After about 8 hours of fishing all day I realized that the boat had needed some gas. I took my phone (which was in a plastic bag) and set it on bumper of my truck while I put the gas can in the bed. I proceeded to drive up the dirt road not realizing that I had left my phone on the bumper. Down the road a ways I had started to look for my phone to call the wife. I quickly gave up because I thought that I had left the phone down on the porch and looked no further. On our way back from getting gas I saw this shiny object which looked like a beer can, being the guy that I am I proceeded to run it over. Then it dawned on me, *#%&! that was my phone.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    I was in the middle of Georgia, my buddies and I decided to go swimming at the local creek which featured a 40 foot platform jump out of a tree. As I climed the narrow sketchy two by fours nailed into the tree I thought all was well, stepping onto the platform was sooo scary. Standing up there, saying my prayers, I asked my friend to grab my phone and take some pictures, he said he couldn’t find it. I just figured I left it in my truck and decided to go anyways, as I took the leap of faith I heard a ringing. I instantly knew what happened…as I was soaring down I fumbled to get my phone out of my pocket but it was too late, also while I was trying to grab my phone it threw off my balance and I belly flopped… it was not a good day :(

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Submerged My Cell Phone

    I dropped my cell phone in the pool talking to a girl I really liked. I jumped in after it, tried to dry it off. It was toast. I lost all my numbers including her number. Never spoke to her again. It was a major suck moment. It was eight years ago and I’m still pissed about it.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Dropped My Cell Phone

    It was my first time on the intimadator 305 at Kings Dominion and I was happy to be on it. While I was on it I pulled out my HTC Evo 4g to record and when it went down the first drop I never saw that Evo again.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone

    Sophomore year is always regarded as a point in one’s life that should be quickly forgotten. And, for the most part, it has. However, there is one particular experience from that time (many, many moons ago) that does linger more than most.
    I was a rebel of the highest order. A covert one, you might say. The kind that made a habit of doing the opposite as he was told, yet always managed to skirt the brunt of any major consequences. I was clever, confident , and bold–flaws of every tragic hero.
    I was a few months older than most of my similarly angsty cohorts, and the only one in possession of a reliable means of transport. In all of our years of existence until that point we never felt so free as we did when coasting the desolate country roads of the rural East Texas town that we called home during school hours.
    We had discovered that by parking my truck in the lot of the shopping center adjacent to the high school we could avoid the gated restrictions inherent to student parking. During lunch, our small group would venture in the direction opposite the rest of the students and faculty; away from the cafeteria. Instead, our destination was a poorly secured fire exit bookended down a desolate hall by a storage room and an odd-smelling maintenance closet. This exit suited our needs perfectly, as it opened almost directly to the shopping center across the street.
    Our adventures continued for weeks. We were careful not only to avoid being seen, but also not to make habit of our mischief. It was not unusual for our small crew to go home for a brief bit of rest or unencumbered internet access, or, perhaps, out for fast food—which seemed infinitely more delectable than the offerings of the school lunch ladies. So long as we were back before the beginning of fourth period, no one seemed to notice.
    It was a dreary midday, and the constant thud of rain on the school roof did little to entice anyone’s desire to venture outside. My friends had decided not to join me this time. So once the lunch bell rang, I made a mad dash across the street to the shelter of the cab of my truck. I checked the clock on my cell phone.
    “Forty minutes.” I murmured aloud. “No problem, straight there and back.”
    Deciding that it was too cumbersome to slip my phone back into my pants pocket from a sitting position, I threw it haphazardly toward the passenger seat. I proceeded to shift my vehicle into reverse, and then
    BANG!
    The sudden impact of the car from my right sent my truck careening into the drainage ditch to my direct left. Within an instant the interior was filled with water. I was shocked but unscathed.
    It was as I sat despondent in the Principal’s office that I realized my phone was the sole victim of this horrid affair.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Flushed My Cell Phone

    I turned around to flush the toilet and my phone fell off my side and into the toilet just as I flushed it. Needless to say the phone was a goner. It went all the way down with the flush too! I went and replaced the phone and later that day the toilet was stopped up if you can immagine that. There was no phone to be found. My husband had to pull the toilet up and still didnt find the phone. We ended up having to replace the toilet completly and when we smashed the old one to see where the phone was it was stuck in a bend in the pipe. Best part of the whole story is IT WAS STILL ON AND WORKING WHEN I GOT IT OUT! I threw it away but that just might have been the best phone ever made!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Dropped My Cell Phone

    Church party. Cha-cha slide. Yeah, you know where this is going. It would’ve been March when I got my iPhone 4. I treat it as my precious baby, being the utmost careful with it at ALL times. Until that night of course! Fast forward one night in June. It was ten o’clock and after doing the Cha-Cha slide, I joined my friends outside and we were dancing outside having fun. The four of us have a rendezvous outside dancing to our own groove. I’m having sooo much fun, literally the best time I had in MONTHS. And then somebody tells me.
    “Jeremy! Your phone dropped!” If there was anything close to a heart attack I think it was at the point of “Your phone-” because there were only so many reasons someone would point my phone out. Then I looked down. My baby, my life, my glass bottomed beauty was lying on its back looking sad. “Do iPhones dream of electric sheep or fiber optic clouds because that must’ve HURT!” I wondered after the initial shock left. I nursed it my hands feeling for every crack and seam. Every single nook and crannie, but found none except for a few minors dents on the edge. Luckily, I didn’t let that ruin my night, however, I honestly did pray to Jesus that he miraculously mends those dents in my phone. I continued for the next hour dancing and chatting with friends. It was overall a good experience and if I did crack my phone, I’d rather crack it in the name of Jesus. HALLELUJAH! Any more inciDENTS (pun intended?) like that would make for a long twenty more months.

    ++If thats not funny enough, lemme get Seussical!++

    A poor boy named Jeremy dropped his phone
    A nervous wretch it was on cement stone
    All his friends gathered and looked in concern
    He was self-loathing and morbid and stern…

    Then holy Jesus came down from the sky
    He was a chill and laid back guy
    He suggested, “Young boy, don’t drop your phone…
    Or else, you’ll be sorry and it’ll be gone..”

    So the phone rematerialized right in his hand.
    He touched it with awe, at the Apple brand
    Then Jesus disappeared but the phone was there flawless.

    *The story was true….the poem, not so much, but would be awesome if so!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Destroyed My Cell Phone

    It was only yesterday, it was the last day of school and there was an evacuation because there was a bomb scare. As they ordered to evacuate the building I recieved a call from my mom as we went outside. I was tripped by a fellow classmate and the phone (as did I) fell swiftly on concrete. When I came to greet my 2 week old HTC inspire, glass was all over the sidewalk and a crowd gathered to help me up and my phone was in terrible but operational condition.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Froze My Cell Phone

    So I went snowboarding at a cliff drop near my house in alaska, and somehow during that time, my cell phone fell out of my backpack. So I spent about three hours searching the area. I thought it would be easy to find, since at that time I had a bright orange cover, but I never found it. About three days later, my dad handed me my phone. The snow had melted a little bit, and he saw something orange in the snow and picked it up. The best part is, my phone still worked!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Intoxicated My Cell Phone

    I think I may have had a few too many things in my hand when I got up from my table at the bar one night. I was moving out of the booth and as my full hand passed over someone’s cocktail…SPLASH! Thank god for my phone insurance, there was no way that sticky mess would ever get better!

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    *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Ran Over My Cell Phone

    Last year I was driving around doing errands with my children when my 5 year old daughter stated that she needed to use the bathroom. I was near a friend’s house so I drove there so she could use the bathroom. When we got there she ran inside, and I stayed in the car, but soon my friend came to the door and told me that my daughter was calling for me from the bathroom. I ran inside leaving the car running with my 8 year old son and newborn daughter inside. I figured they would be ok because my friend was on her front porch. My 5 year old needed toilet paper, so I handed her a roll, and reminded her to wash up, then quickly ran back outside. I reached the front porch just in time to see my 8 year old had climbed into the front seat and exited the car. He slammed the car door behind him. I told him that we were leaving and went to get in the car. Unfortunately he had locked the doors with my newborn daughter, cell phone and purse inside! To make a long story short, we had to call the police to open my doors. And by open I mean break my driver side window! Now the doors were open, but there was glass everywhere. My friend stated that she had a shop vacuum, but it was at her grandma’s house who stayed a few blocks away. I said ok, cleared away enough glass to drive and drove off. Before we reached the end of the street I realized that I couldn’t find my cell phone. She called my phone and we both heard a muffled ringtone. Assuming it was in the car somewhere we continued on. We arrived at her grandma’s and vacuumed out the car. I noticed that I still hadn’t found my phone. When she called it this time, we didn’t hear a ringtone. She called again and this time someone answered the phone, but didn’t say anything! I was confused because how could someone have gotten my phone out the car since we had got here and walked away? Then it hit me – I had put the phone on top of the car while I was clearing glass away at my friend’s house and it must have fallen off! Someone must have picked it up! We jumped back in the car with the intention of driving back the way we came so we could catch the culprit who had my phone. We drove slowly so that we would see anyone who had a phone like mine in their hands. As we crossed over Gratiot (one of the busiest three lane streets in my area) I thought I saw a girl on the opposite side of the street with a purple phone in her hands. I quickly made the u-turn, this time crossing the street I heard a distinct crunch from under the drivers side wheels. I was curious, but focused on the girl in the CVS parking lot. As we got closer I realized that she didn’t have a phone, but some kind of game system. I decided to continue my search. I turned around to continue my original direction, my light was green but I had to wait for a firetruck in emergency mode to cross the street. My friend, who still had the phone glued to her ear, exclaimed that we must be close because she could hear the firetruck through the phone. This time as we crossed over Gratiot I looked to my left because I remembered the crunch I had heard earlier. Near where I thought I heard the crunch I saw something purple on the ground. On a whim, I made another u-turn and stopped by the item. I opened my door and reached down to pick up the top part of my LG Lotus flip phone! I looked further down the pavement to see the bottom part being ran over by oncoming traffic. Waiting for the light to change, I then picked that part up too. Sadly I realized that when I first came this way, the phone must have fell off the top of my car and into the street. No one had answered the phone. When a vehicle ran over the phone it must have caused it to “answer”. I had ran over the phone myself causing it to crack into pieces! Needless to say, Now I am very cautious about where my phone is left at and even if I have someone call my phone when we’re in the car, I won’t drive off until I have the phone in my hands!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Flushed My Cell Phone

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    So, as it goes I have THE worst luck in the world. Since I’m at work most of the day, when I travel to the bathroom I take my cell phone with me to sneak in a few text messages. Well the day I “flushed” my cell phone I had no pockets in which to place the device, so naturally, I stuck it in the only convenient place possible; my bra, where it sat proudly against the top part of my chest as I did my business. After I was finished I leaned over to flush the toilet (way to far) and as the toliet swirled in a menancing threat to the contents inside my phone commited suicide. It jumped from my bra into the toilet. As I watched the swirling action I gasped loudly and thought to myself “Crap, I have to send my mom an e-mail about flushing my phone” (she’s used to me destroying my phone in various ways). After the water settled I leaned down hopeful that my phone was maybe still there. It was! I took the plunge with my hand and pulled it to safety. Unfortunately, the phone died of panic and lack of oxygen, so I wrapped it in paper towels. Bringing my phone back to the office wrapped in paper towels was embarassing.

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    Some of my co-workers and I stopped at Whataburger to get something to eat after a big compnay meeting and before we were going to play flag football. I was waiting for my food and decided to go to the bathroom. When I finsihed I got up to zip my pants and flushed and as soon as I flushed the toilet I heard a big “clunk.” I looked down just in time to see my phone being sucked down the toilet. It had falled out of my jacket pocket when I went to flush. It was embarassing to tell my co-workers, but it was too funny to keep to myself.

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    I was going on a cross country trip in a RV. We started in Tennessee and headed West. Somewhere in Arizona, I decided to go to the bathroom, with the RV still in motion. As it rocked and hit bumps, my phone almost fell in the toilet. I picked it up, very glad that it did not fall in, sat it on the sink, and continued to use the bathroom. While washing my hands, we hit another bump and rounded a curve at the same time. That is when my Droid decided to go swimming in the sink. Grabbed it, removed battery, tried rice trick and it semi-worked for a day or two. About three days later it decided it was done and has not been heard from since! Moral of the story, never take your phone in the bathroom of a moving RV!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Crushed My Cell Phone

    I had a Samsung Omnia II until 10 days ago. The screen alignment software locked up every time I tried to use it. My wife convinced me to upgrade. I upgraded to a Samsung Droid Charge. After paying over $400 for it, I told my wife I’d try it out for 2 weeks and then probably return it because I couldn’t afford it.

    Well, after a week, I decided to keep it. We made a road trip from Danbury, CT to Rochester, NY to visit my sister-in-law. Upon arriving, I climbed out of the car to bring my barely used phone (in box) inside to charge. Then my niece and nephew charged. After saying our hellos, we all climbed into the car to go to a local amusement park. Shortly after we got on the highway, we heard a sound and my wife said my phone box just flew off the roof…just before we crossed a huge bridge. When we finally made the big circle, I couldn’t find the phone anywhere! I dropped them off and went back to search. After 3 circuits I finally found it…crushed by hundreds of car tires. To make matters worse, I also found my only set of motorcycle keys destroyed (the local locksmith will earn his money tomorrow).

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Fed My Cell Phone

    I was at a safari ride in ohio, and apparently the camel needed to call his fellows! I was about to pet him as he stuck his face in the jeep, but before I knew it, my cell was in his saliva ridden jaws! Really?!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Potty Trained My Cell Phone

    My son was potty training, so there was a lot of action around our toilet. One day, I was busy with something, but he insisted he had to go RIGHT NOW. I took him in there, set my phone down on the back of the toilet, then ran downstairs to answer the doorbell. (Things happen all at once or not all around here.) When I came back upstairs, he was acting strangely, but saying “I put it in the potty.” That’s been the whole goal, so I cheered excitedly for him. We went to finish up at the potty and that’s when I spotted my two week old phone – sitting at the bottom of the bowl. There wasn’t enough rice in the world to fix that one.

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  • Cracked
    *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Cracked My Cell Phone

    I’m a klutz as it is, so when my husband surprised me with a DROID X last year, he reassured me that he purchased Asurion and while I should TRY MY BEST not to drop it, if I did…it would be O.K.

    >>>>>FAST FORWARD TO LAST NIGHT 6-17-11>>>>>

    After many close calls (read: many drops), my husband and I went out for dinner. As we step in the door, I fumble my DROID X and it lands, FACE DOWN on TILE FLOOR with a spirit crushing CRUNCH. I lift up my poor X and see the 4.3 in screen utterly devastated.

    THANK GOODNESS we had ASURION…my new phone is being shipped as I type.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Washed My Cell Phone

    Several years ago, while on vacation, I forgot that I put my cell phone in my back pocket of my shorts. They were large pockets and the phone fit well there. We were staying where there were washer and dryers and so I was washing a load of pants. Later, while the wash was still going, I needed to make a call and could not find the phone when it dawned on me that it was in the shorts I was now washing. And worse yet, the spin cycle was on and I was in a panic that I was going to screw up the laundry (though in retrospect, all it would do was stop anyway). I waited for the wash to be done and then got my cell phone out – which was still in the pocket of those shorts. It was a goner and to this day I have never done that again.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Dropped My Cell Phone

    I was driving down I-75 on a sunny day with my arm out the window and dropped my phone onto the road. Needless to say, there wasn’t a phone left.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Went Swimming With My Cell Phone

    After work one hot Phoenix afternoon I wanted to jump in the pool but a recent storm had filled it with debris. Wearing my bathing suit I started to clean it when my cellphone rang. It was my aunt, a woman who is long winded and a little deaf, so I knew I wasn’t going to get a word in and this would take a while. I put the phone on speaker and tucked it into the shoulder strap of my bathing suit so that I could occasionally feign interest while I continued to clean the pool.

    After 20 minutes of my aunt chatting away and my end of the conversation basically being “uh huh, no kidding, wow” she hung up. I finished cleaning the pool and dove in. Oops! Forgot the phone was there!! I swam 3 laps before I realized it. By then it was a goner!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone!

    I was talking to my mom while using the restroom and when I was about to hang up, my phone slipped and landed in the toliet!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Crushed My Cell Phone!

    I am an electrician and I was working on top of my ladder. I set my phone on the coffee table that was directly below where I was working. I bumped my screw gun and it went flying off the top of the ladder. I looked down to see my phone flying. I was shocked to find out the coffee table was left unscratched. Not paying any atttention I picked up my phone to make a call only to find my screen was crushed. My screw gun landed on my screen. I was devastated. Brand new iPhone 4, was a shame. At least I didn’t break the owners expensive coffe table. Sometimes you must take one for the team.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Refrigerated My Cell Phone!

    After traveling and spending a week in NY, my phone makes it back to NYC airport- mind you this is a miracle in itself given cell phone companies have actually cut me off of insurance because I “lost too many phones.” After being delayed at the airport for 2 days we finally have a flight out, only to wake up and miss our flight- our fault this time… We grab subway and await our next flight which is in an hour. At this point I’m throughly exhausted and barley touch my sandwich; I take it for later because I’m sure I’ll be hungry on the plane. We finally land in SF and have to take the BART home. After arriving home and putting my leftovers in the fridge, I can’t find my phone anywhere. I look everywhere, call the airport BART lost and found, and finally conclude it’s a lost cause after calling my friends - no one knows where it is, but finds it quite comical I lost it in the airport and not in NYC. Or so they think. Two weeks later, after getting a new phone and everyone’s number again and entertaining countless co workers and friends with the “I lost my phone” email yet again, I’m cleaning out the fridge and go to throw the leftover subway bag – yes I never ate it- It seems heavier than normal, so I peek in it and there is my old shiny flip phone!  After being refrigerated for two weeks it still works and has provided countless entertainment for my friends!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Road Killed My Cell Phone!

    I left my house in such a hurry one day and left my phone on top of my car. It made it through the city hanging on tight until it met the highway. I didn’t realize I lost it until I got to my destination. Of course at that time it started raining. So my boyfriend and I are out on the side of the road at dusk, in a storm, looking for my phone. I spotted something that looked like a rock, but that little voice in my head said to go look. What do you know!? It was my phone. Wet and scrapped up. I thought that there was no way it could work, but it did. I may not have had a screen to see who was calling, but still worked.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Thought I Lost My Cell Phone!

    I was a camp counselor, and I was coming home from camp after all the kids left already and I turned my cabin UPSIDE DOWN looking for my stupid cell phone. When I got home my dad grilled me for losing it, and I couldn’t believe it had happened. The next day I had to leave for college, so my stuff stayed packed, and I couldn’t call any of my friends or anything. I even sent out a facebook message to ALL my friends asking them for their numbers and telling them the story. So I got to my dorm and unpacked all my stuff. Of course, when I opened my lock box, there was my phone, right on top, plain as day. FAIL.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Trashed My Cell Phone!

    I went to dinner at a wonderful restaurant. When I came home I noticed I did not have my cell phone with me. My first thought was there goes all of my info…as I don’t have any numbers or addresses memorized. I called the restaurant and apparently it fell out of my pocket and into the trash can in the (only) very small restroom….luckily it was only the trash can. I went back and retrieved it.

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    *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Rained Out My Cell Phone!

    Last week, I was sitting in my backyard enjoying the weather and a glass of wine with my neighbor. Suddenly a few ominous looking clouds started rolling in. Wisely, we decided to head inside right before it started to torrentially downpour. It wasn’t until the rains had subsided that I realized I couldn’t find my phone. Then I remembered that I had put it in my back pocket when I went outside. I quickly ran out my back door and sure enough there was my phone sitting in the lawn chair looking freshly washed after a spring shower. Needless to say it hasn’t turned back on since.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Lost My Cell Phone!

    My wife and I were going bed shopping and as all consumers like to do, we tested the product we were looking into getting. Seeing a 31-year-old man jumping and diving onto a bed is a hilarious sight as you can imagine, but as smart consumers we were comparing prices from store to store. At the last store of the day I was particularly rough on the beds and really into diving on them and flopping around as well; we were done with that store and left. Pulling into home I reached into my pocket to check the time on my phone, lo and behold, my cell phone is gone. Childhood came to mind when my parents would tell me not to jump on the bed because something bad would happen, and alas it was the end of the world. It’s hilarious looking back, but at the time it was devastating.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone!

    My family and I went to Columbia, SC to my Uncle’s house for a family weekend. He lives on Lake Murray and we always have lots of fun going out on the boat wakeboarding and tubing! I was sitting on one of the innertubes on the dock when one of my cousins asked if she could see my new cell phone. So I pulled it out and let her look at it (even though my mom told me not to bring it out to the dock – oops). Anyways, as my cousin was giving my cellphone back to me, our other cousin jumped on the tube and my cell phone bounced off my lap and flew right into the lake. Everyone was yelling at me to jump in and try and find it so I immediately jumped in and swam to the bottom looking for it. When I came up all I had was a big pile of mud and no cellphone. When my parents came out to the boat I was too scared to tell them, but my brother was trying to be funny and said “Mom Stephen’s calling you!” And she was like “What do you mean?” and he said “His phone’s calling you from the lake!” It makes a good story, but not having a cellphone stinks!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Dropped My Cell Phone!

    I was out in a small aluminum boat, my pomeranian dog jumped in the lake, but his fur was weighing him down. I reach out of the boat to try and grab him and I dropped my cell phone in the lake, to be lost forever. Meanwhile I did manage to rescue my dog, thank goodness.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Bathed My Cell Phone!

    I had my cell phone in my front pocket of my jean shorts last summer. I was at the local park and ran to the restroom. Running in the restroom without thinking, I pulled down my pants really quickly and my phone fell right out of my pants pocket right into the toilet!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Killed My Cell Phone!

    I was forced to go on a family vacation to Hawaii. I’m not a sun and surf kind of girl so it wasn’t my cup of tea. While hitting a local beach, I attempted to take a picture of Sea Turtles sun bathing on the rocks I was standing on. I went to get my phone and my camera off the towel at the beach and started huffing it across the slippery, wet rocks… barefoot. My foot hit a patch of damp moss and shot out from under my body. My immediate reaction was to save my camera in my left hand by landing on my right elbow, unfortunately, my whole right arm landed in a HUGE dip of the rock filled with water. To say my phone drowned is an understatement…. It was brutally murdered. We now refer to that beach as Murder Beach. Not only did I leave with the corpse of my phone, half of my family left with cuts, scrapes, and one even left with stitches.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Destroyed My Cell Phone!

    As, I was new to Japan and the crouching toliets…I was a little unaware of dangers that lurked below me. My cell phone was in my pocket and then I heard the distinct sound of something splashing as I flushed the toilet. I decided to have a look and what I saw really threw me for a loop! I had almost completely flushed my cell phone down the toilet.. Here comes the not so pleasant part of my experience.. My cell phone was insured. So, what did I do? I picked my cell phone out of the crouching toilet and brought it in to be replaced. The poor Customer Service rep asked me for an explanation and when I was finished…well lets just say she was less than thrilled to service me. Until this day, I am still utterly amazed that a Japanese crouching toilet took my cell phone’s life. I would have loved to have shown you this phone, but it happened a few years ago..I never had the chance to take a photo of it. Don’t try this in Japan…Beware!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Flushed My Cell Phone!

    In San Francisco at a beautiful bed and breakfast. Feeling pampered, I talked in the bathroom on my cell, then somehow flushed it down the toilet and its antique plumbing. The worst thing was warning the owners.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Lost My Cell Phone!

    I was running late for class and it was POURING. I jammed my phone into my too small pocket, held my books in one arm and my sandals in another and ran barefoot across campus (not sticking to the paths since they were totally flooded anyway). Quickly using the ladies room to dry off I slipped into class just in time and went to set my phone on the desk in front of me so that I could keep track of time during the class, except it wasn’t there. Somewhere between my campus apartment and the classroom it had popped out. I immediately left to try to find it (cursing myself for not sticking to the sidewalks) and got absolutely SOAKED before giving up. After finding a friend to lend me her phone so I could walk the area over again listening for it to ring I went back to the area where I may have lost it and started dialing only to be very surprised when someone answered! Another student came across it sitting in a puddle. It had fallen out as I crossed over one of the sidewalks and so it had been discovered probably within moments. Even after it’s brief bath in the puddle it still worked fine.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Washed My Cell Phone!

    I did not realize that my cell phone was in my pants pocket and put it in the washing machine! After I took the clothes out, my beautiful phone was sparkling clean and DEAD!!

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Drowned My Cell Phone!

    It was normal summer evening and the weather was beautiful. What a wonderful time to do a little fishing after work. I loaded up in the boat and headed out to my favorite spot and tossed out a line. The next thing you know I had small bass on the line. I reeled him in and not thinking about my trusty Droid in my shirt pocket, I leaned over to pull him in and SPLASH there went my droid down to the depths of of the lake. Thanks to Asurion it was replaced in less than 14 hours! You can’t beat that for service!!

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  • Only Childs best Friend
    *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Slobbered My Cell Phone!

    Well it is always a bad Idea to let your child play with a working cell phone. She is just barely in the crawling stage and found our unsuspecting phone. We initially saw no harm in it so allowed her to play with it. Apparently those little monsters hold much more slobber than at first site. We took off the case and drool just poured out of it. Of course the touch screen didn’t work and was unable to use it for anything but a paper weight and of course a chew toy for our now teething toddler.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Dropped My Cell Phone!

    A couple of months ago a received my Verizon iPhone. I ordered an outter case for it and all. The phone came before the case and within 24 hours of getting the iPhone I dropped it, of course! Completely smashed the screen… and my heart.

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  • *#%&!, I Can’t Believe I Buried My Cell Phone!

    I was getting my garden ready and I was wondering where my cell phone went… I buried it in the dirt by accident!

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