I think that most of us have been there - we have accidentally dropped our phone in water and freaked out! In today's post, I'll tell you about DryBox Wet Phone Rescue for saving wet phones and share a discount code that you should tuck away and save in case you ever need it.
My phone once fell out of my pocket and into a toilet at the Shops at Legacy in Plano when I was helping my son with potty training. It was not my finest moment to pull my wet phone out of the toilet in attempt to save it. I remember setting it on paper towels, washing my hands multiple times, and using the rest of a container of hand sanitizer in my purse. I looked like a mess when I came out of the bathroom and my husband thought that my little one who was still potty training must have made a big mess. He gave me a hug when I told him that I accidentally dropped my iPhone in the toilet. We went to a nearby store and were advised to place the phone in a container of dry rice for a few days. While the employee who recommend this meant well, the rice approach did not work for us. My iPhone never recovered. I ended up having to purchase a new iPhone at full price.
I learned some lessons from my experience of accidentally dropping my iPhone into a toilet:
- I no longer keep my iPhone in my pocket, especially since I have children that often distract my attention, and
- DryBox Rescue is available for emergencies when a phone is wet.
While your experience may not be as dramatic as dropping your phone into a disgusting public toilet, it's still a stressful experience given the huge expense of phones and the data that may not be backed up. I read that 1 out of 10 people will accidentally get their phone wet this year. That is 100,000+ cell phones that accidentally get wet each day in the U.S. Luckily, there is a service that is like CPR for a wet phone - DryBox Rescue.
DryBox Rescue is a fully automated self service kiosk that removes the moisture from a wet phone in just 30 minutes. The cost of the service is $34.95. This service has become popular in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro because it has worked for many people. Dry box has a 75%+ success rate when phones are dried within 24 hours of liquid exposure. It comes with a full money-back option and live customer support that is available 24/7.
I recently noticed a DryBox Rescue station at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, TX. I saw a woman using it on the second floor of the mall (across the hallway from Dick's Sporting Goods). She was happy and told me about what a relief it was to save her phone. I was in awe of her savvy knowledge of how to quickly save her phone. She dropped it off and within 30 minutes, her phone was saved and she was thrilled. She was relieved that she didn't lose her contacts or have to buy a new phone. Her experience was much better than mine because it was a quick 30 minute fix. While DryBox does not have a 100% success rate, I think that 75% is impressive.
In the future, if you have a wet phone, here is some information that you are welcome to save for future use:
- Save the DryBox Rescue locator
- Here is the Customer Service phone number for DryBox Rescue: 855-5-DryBox
- Use discount code MOMLIFESAVER for 25% off (expires July 10, 2017)
Please feel welcome to bookmark the DryBox Rescue website and to save the discount code above in case you need it in the future! My husband and I both have the discount code saved on our phones in case one of us needs it.