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How many of you have replaced your cellphone, not by choice but by necessity? We’ve all been victims of cellphone theft, dropping our phones on the street, in water, dogs chewing them up, etc. In fact, 1 in 4 people will lose, damage or have their phone stolen this year. When this happens, all contacts, appointments, fun planned events and most our treasured photos of family and friends are gone.

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I’ve has many mobile mishaps, though I’ve never lost a phone or had one stolen, I’ve destroyed several by dropping them but my most memorable mishap was being caught in the rain without an umbrella and dropping my phone into a puddle. Everything from the phone, to the sim card and battery were waterlogged and completely destroyed – I lost everything. But there is an answer with Asurion. Though you may still lose or damage you phone, thanks to Asurion“the global leader in technology protection services offering handset protection insurance, providing coverage for loss, theft and damage” – all your important stuff will still be safe and available to you.

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Tom Shewbridge July 23, 2012 at 3:41 am

Did not see my phone drop one day at work, rolled over it with my own ambulance, nothing in the squad could save it!

Erica C. July 23, 2012 at 2:23 am

I dropped my phone in a glass of soda before…that was it for that phone.

LauraJJ July 23, 2012 at 1:12 am

My son had our phone in his pocket and reached down to check the temperature in the pool, and oops! The phone went down to the bottom! Of course, on the deepend too! Needless to say…it didnt work anymore!
landfjacobson @

ellie July 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

My son ruined 2 iphones within 6 days last year. One was dropped in a glass of water and the second one got dropped out of his car.

brich2222 July 23, 2012 at 12:21 am

I set the phone on top of the commode lid and accidentally knocked it into the water!

brich22 at earthlink dot net

Breanne July 23, 2012 at 12:09 am

I've dropped it plenty of times but it survived

Lana Bradstream July 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Does dropping my phone in the hot tub count?


Julieh July 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I dropped my phone in the pool.
julie hawkins
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Deanna G. July 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I once dropped my phone in the toilet at my gym.

calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

Leslie S. July 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I dropped my phone in a pitcher of tea and did not realize for over an hour.

annemarie562000 July 22, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I dropped it three times during a movie – still didn't break!


ohstac July 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

My phone slipped out of my purse onto the pavement near the pool. Thankfully it didn't land in the pool!

micheal dale grim July 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

you ready for this ,i accidently threw it out the car windowwhile driving down the road!!

Becca Ann July 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm

My phone was in my jacket pocket on NYE and we were at a bar i guess my jacket hung lower than the chair and someone must have stepped on it. the next morning I saw a nice cracked screen

Aria July 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I had a bad habit of placing any item on the top of my car (when i'm opening the car door). Without realizing it i place my cell on top of the roof and when i reverse the car, my cell slide and broke the screen 🙁

Allison July 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

My son picked up my phone and dropped it in a glass of water.

arudig at comcast dot net

Angela Neynaber July 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I dropped my phone in the toilet.

Robin T July 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I left my phone on the roof of my car and drove away

Debbie C July 22, 2012 at 6:32 am

I had my phone in my pocket when I slipped on an algae-slick boat ramp. The phone and I both went into the water and neither came out of it well.

CAJUNMAN12 July 22, 2012 at 6:02 am

I dropped mine in the toilet before
Damian Jarreau

slehan July 22, 2012 at 3:50 am

Put phone in shirt pocket. Bend over to flush toilet. Oops.
Thanks for the contest.

Kendra July 22, 2012 at 1:20 am

I dropped mine in a running garbage disposal!!! not good.

BriannaJayCee July 22, 2012 at 12:38 am

I was at a beach in San Diego and I was wearing shorts that had loose pockets with my phone in it. I was jumping around and it fell onto the sand, and when I realized it later on I figured the waves had already taken it. I even had video tape that you could see it falling out of my pocket and hitting the beach

Daniel M July 22, 2012 at 12:17 am

just the usual drop & smash – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Ash Johnson July 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I washed my old iphone in the washing machine. I didn't figure it out until it was too late and it was full of soap.

LesleyfromWI July 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

My husband ran my cell phone over with the snowblower. I did not realize I had dropped it in the snow.

Lily July 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I actually just dropped my cell phone on the pavement yesterday!

Caryn July 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm

My daughter deleted all my saved photos off my phone

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

Leenburke July 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

My 2 year old threw my phone across the room and cracked the screen 🙁

Janna Johnson July 21, 2012 at 6:13 am

dropped the iphone in the toilete
Thanks for a great contest! janna johnson GFC: janna@feedyourpig

kelley roach July 21, 2012 at 1:58 am

cracked my screen

kelley roach July 21, 2012 at 1:57 am

my mom dropped my phone and it broke in half

Cinderella10383 July 21, 2012 at 1:49 am

My phone mishap actually involves my iPhone's case(s) I have purchased 4 Incase cases so far and have broken each one of them. I typically am doing something with my 2 yr old and then I drop my phone from fumbling around with him, the diaper bag and of course my purse. My 4th case is still on my phone as I cannot afford to buy another one. They cost 30.00 and I've bought 4 in the last year (wowzers). Thankfully though these cases have saved my phone from certain death and me from having to pay 600.00 I am currently not eligible to buy a new phone so I would have to pay the out of contract price to replace it. I become eligible in March for a new phone.

Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

Lauren U July 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I dropped mine in a puddle.


Reply July 20, 2012 at 4:40 am

Dropped it into a public toilet bowl.

crystalf July 20, 2012 at 2:24 am

My hubby dropped his phone on the pavement and it shattered. I'm just glad it was his work phone so that they had to pay to have it fixed. lol thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

llinda29 July 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

I dropped it in the pool

guettel78 July 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I've dropped two different phones in fountains on vacation – the first one survived the plunge, but the second wasn't quite so lucky!

Geoff K

Pat July 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Dropped mine in the toilet, thankfully I hadn't used it yet, but still, ugh!

Ciara B. July 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

i dropped my phone in the toilet

Amanda July 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I've dropped my phone several times on the concrete and now the screen is kind of scratched. Oops!

marcia goss July 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

My husband went fishing and dropped his phone in the lake.

Amy Z July 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Last month, I spilled a bunch of water in my phone's headphone jack. It's still not the same!! 🙁

YennySweeps July 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I was hanging out with some friends and we were trying to pull pennies out from a fountain when my phone fell in the water and got ruined. I guess I learned my lesson about stealing coins from fountains.

benz1171 July 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Dropped my phone in the washer.

whirlofwings July 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I once dropped my phone in a pool.

Colleen Boudreau July 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I spilled a full drink in my purse and my phone was in there.

Anash July 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

two word- public toilet, ughh, so mad! Thanks for a super giveaway!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Tammy S July 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

My son dropped his phone and to make matters worse he drove over it.

June Ebinger July 19, 2012 at 9:34 am


Jennifer DeFoy July 19, 2012 at 8:11 am

I've left my phone at a restaurant. That's about the biggest mishap I've had.

Kathlean Owens July 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

I dropped my phone in the driveway and crack!

NenaS July 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

In January my son dropped my smartphone and broke it in half….3 weeks after the warranty ran out! 🙁

Bunny B July 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

I dropped my phone while driving so I couldn't find it. Then when I tried to search for it, I don't know why I adjusted my carseat… and my screen cracked because it was in between the seat adjuster place. Gah!

MaryAnn July 19, 2012 at 2:52 am

I drop my phone all the time.

jzagarjr July 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

I haven't had any mishaps

Barbara Montag July 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

Other than a lost and soon found phone, no mishaps.
Fingers crossed…
Thank you.

Nichelle Clemons July 19, 2012 at 12:47 am

This did not happen to me but I was responsible for the demise. I tossed a friend in a pool fully clothed including his Iphone.

Lim July 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I'm new to cell phones, so I've yet to have an incident.

kdkdkd July 18, 2012 at 11:24 pm

All my phones have been fine but my husband seems to drop each and every one of them and crack/dent/destroy it within the year of it being new 🙁

Katharine D for rafflecopter

PAIGE July 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I dropped the phone in the toilet. UGH

Patrick Frechette July 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Dropped mine on the floor and it broke.

kyl neusch July 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

dropped it in lake

Cindy Loo July 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

This is embarrassing–I lost TWO phones in TWO DAYS because of a leaky water bottle!

Kelly N. July 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

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mogrill July 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I dropped my phone in a honey bucket.
Thanks for the chance.

Carol July 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I dropped my cell phone off the side of a cruise ship. Seriously!!

sksweeps July 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I dropped my daughter's cell phone down a flight of concrete stairs

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

McKim July 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I dropped my phone in the gutter full of water while trying to break up melting ice.

Sue Ellison July 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

This is actually my teenage son's story. He had only had his iPhone4s for a couple of months. He was at a track meet and a friend dropped a shot put on his backpack with his phone inside. The screen was shattered, but his phone actually still worked!

intensev5 July 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm

For New Years I went to Vegas for the first time. Being from Canada I left my phone at home so I didn't get charged extra money for roaming. However when I came home it was obviously dead but it never was able to recharge — I had to get a new phone and it was only after a year:(

wigget July 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

dropped so that there were cracks, and then my sons used it as a coaster

jenspurg July 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

My husband has dropped his in the lake before. Total loss!

Anonymous July 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Yesterday, my mobile phone slipped through my fingers and broke. I'll be buying a new one because it's not worthwhile to fix it. – Judith R.

Peter Schott July 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

Worst one for me was when I was in an accident. Had a car fly through an intersection and hit our truck. Truck was totaled and so was my phone. Nobody was hurt, but I do remember pulling that phone out and seeing its screen smashed to pieces.

Growl Tiger July 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

I once washed my cell phone in my jeans

clc408 July 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

I haven't had a mishap but my friend got her phone wet at the beach.

Michelle July 18, 2012 at 6:34 am

Some guy running down the street was swinging his arms and slapped my phone out of my hand and broke it. He was long gone within seconds and I was left with a broken phone.

JC July 18, 2012 at 3:23 am

I dropped my phone into the toilet many times.

Ann Fantom July 18, 2012 at 12:42 am

My mobile mishap happened when I dropped my iPhone and cracked the screen.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Jessica July 18, 2012 at 12:41 am

I dropped my cell phone outside on a sidewalk, and cracked the screen.

peterg201 July 18, 2012 at 12:18 am

Drop my phone in the snow, while clearing out my car.

Nataly Carbonell July 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Dropped mine to the washer

Kia89 July 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I dropped my cell phone in the bathtub and cracked it.

peg42 July 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I left my phone ontop of my car while buckling my kids into my car and came back to find it in the street, crushed.
Thanks so much.

JeannetteNL July 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

My mobile mishap involved my new puppy…Now, one would think that an innocent little puppy with tiny teeth would not be a problem, hence why my phone was sitting on the coffee table. I was lying in bed watching a movie and could hear a bit of thumping on the floor every now and again but she had a big bone to play with so I didn't get up to investigate….big mistake. It was so chewed up and literally destroyed that it didn't even look 25% of the way it used to look. I still can not figure out how such tiny teeth could do that much damage. I have since learned my lesson though and *NEVER* leave anything out in the open that she could possibly confuse with a chew toy. 😉

mkjmc July 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I lost my phone in the hay mow while doing hay

HarleyC July 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I dropped mine in the bathtub once…what a mess that was!

Claudia July 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I dropped my phone in the bathroom toilet once.

EliB123 July 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I spilled coffee on my cell phone.

Amber July 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I once dropped my phone in Lake Michigan when I was on vacation!
Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

daniellehall30 July 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

i dropped mine in the toilet 🙁

Wendy Rozema July 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I have dropped my cell phone in a lake!!

Debra Guillen July 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm

dropped my cell phone into a toilet at Taco Bell

Emily N July 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

My daughter dropped my phone I the toilet while on vacation.

jenmalonee July 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

My flip phone broke in half one time! No calls for me at that time!!

jennifer marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Elena July 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I dropped my cell phone in the toilet

elena150980 at yahoo dot com

Mami2jcn July 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I dropped my phone on the pavement and cracked it.

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ginette4 July 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

My daughter brought her phone by the pool and put it on her towel, as she picked up her towel (she forgot she put her phone on it) and yep you guessed it $600 phone in the pool 🙁


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