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Mobile phones

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:54 am
by Stik
Can we make a pact, here and now, all of us, not to make calls from our mobile phones while in the bathroom?

Unless there is a medical emergency, or the building is on fire, there is very little that can't wait until after you're done in there.

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:44 pm
by Cole
but texting is ok right? I always do my biz while I'm doing my "BIZ" in there :lol:

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:30 pm
by Shao Khan
For reasons I will not divulge I highly recommend the Verizon Commando. Android. 4g. Toilet Waterproof.

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:43 pm
by Stik
Another important reason not to talk from the john.

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:13 pm
by Crasez58
Forum seriously needs a +1 button :D I know I would. Never be able to use my phone again if it fell but sometimes it's funny to hear the reaction of people when they hear a toilet flush

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:59 pm
by Stik
I have heard, not that I know this from experience, but I heard someplace that if you should happen to accidentally drop your mobile phone in water, you can put it in a ziplock bag full of uncooked rice for two weeks.
Then, after two weeks, when you take it out you'll have a mobile phone that doesn't work and smells like rice.

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:06 pm
by Shao Khan
I kayak and backpack a lot. I've done that at least 4 times. LG products can take a straight up clothes wash!!

And yeah, white rice, mason jar, more like 6days in my experience. Has worked like a charm EVERY time.
Doesn't work on flip cams, elf cameras, or kindles.

The phone didn't smell bad because I use Jasmine rice.

In the end I got a Verizon Commando android. Takes pics and plays music......8" under water.

"The More I Know, the Less I Need"

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:24 pm
by Cole
Stik wrote:I have heard, not that I know this from experience, but I heard someplace that if you should happen to accidentally drop your mobile phone in water, you can put it in a ziplock bag full of uncooked rice for two weeks.
Then, after two weeks, when you take it out you'll have a mobile phone that doesn't work and smells like rice.


I've dropped my LG in the toilet twice now.

Speaking from a computer tech standpoint, it's just electronics ... if you don't turn em on, or try to use it and just leave it to dry for a week anywhere it should work again. I didn't use rice or anything else, just time and it works fine. The only thing I noticed that wasn't perfect was the speaker... it was crackly afterwards periodically. not worth another $150 :D

We had entire computers in floods come into our shop, we just cleaned em up and let em sit for a few weeks and whala! Works! ;)

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:44 pm
by Crasez58
We had entire computers in floods come into our shop, we just cleaned em up and let em sit for a few weeks and whala! Works!

Interesting. Honestly I left my iPhone 3GS in a ice storm overnight because it fell out of my pocket I knocked the ice off of it and turned it on it worked for the next few years until I sold it and a guy tore it apart because he dropped it a few times and knocked the wifi antenna lose

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:12 pm
by Shao Khan


What's the big prob Crase? you don't like the idea of holding a public toilet against the side of your mouth? :puke:

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:38 am
by Lukafio
Stik wrote:Can we make a pact, here and now, all of us, not to make calls from our mobile phones while in the bathroom?


I wish he had said not to take selfies while in the bathroom. It has become so common place now. :sucks:

Re: Mobile phones

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:15 am
by Stik
Lukafio wrote:
Stik wrote:Can we make a pact, here and now, all of us, not to make calls from our mobile phones while in the bathroom?


I wish he had said not to take selfies while in the bathroom. It has become so common place now. :sucks:


Selfies in the bathroom might be a thing because that's the only place many folks have a large mirror available to them, which I guess makes it okay.
But if you're going to do take a bathroom selfie, make sure to flush the toilet first, or at least close the lid. :)