Cover "water damage" area on droid

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    If you open your battery door there is a little circle to the left of your SD card. There are a couple red X's on white paper. this is how verizon tells if you dropped your cell in water. the X's change from red to a different color. i wanted to know id anyone thoguth it would be a good idea to cover the hole with tape. the tape would block water from toughing the paper with X's.

    what do you guys think?
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    Is tape really going to give it an air-tight, waterproof seal? What about the backside of the sticker? Something tells me that Verizon would have probably planned for people who might try to circumvent the water-damage notification.
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    Let's just hope the Droid doesn't have the same problem iPhones have with their indicator. Many people have reported their indicator changing colors even though they never had it in water (confirmed by countless people). Apparently, if it's in a humid enough environment, it'll change the indicator (like a bathroom when someone takes a shower or a really humid day). When these people have problems with their phone, Apple won't replace it because they claim it was in the water (which voids the warranty).

    Theirs turns red (when I saw the one on the Droid I got worried!) and some people have tried bleaching theirs back white with mixed results.
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    We're also talking about the same company that won't honor a service contract because a persons Mac is located in a home with a smoker.

    I thought the insurance covered water damage, anyway?
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    Don't know about insurance. I won't ever buy insurance on a phone again. It's a ripoff. I asked about it with the Droid. It was expensive (monthly) and a high deductible.
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    $6 a month with a $89 deductible?

    That's less than $250 over the course of 2 years which beats the hell out of paying $500 for a brand new phone 2 months into a contract if, for example, you toss it into a urinal (as I've done in the past).
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    I had debated about insurance, but most things I have I never let get broken......people keep saying this type of thing about the insurance..........the funny thing is, the phone will not always cost 595(i think is the official price now), so down the road, in a year or two if the phone were to break it won't cost as much as people keep quoting, it may be closer to like $100-200
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    I, too, debated this until I tossed my phone in a urinal. Nothing convinces you to buy insurance more than having to talk into a pee-soaked phone.
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    Yea sounds about right in that situation......though personally can't ever imagine needing to use my phone when in front of the urinal or even in the bathroom at all
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    Don't forget being stolen, any other unforeseeable misadventure. Yes, I try my best to take care of my stuff but things happen.
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    Got the insurance, Sh*t Happens.
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    I couldn't agree more. I have seen too many things happen not to carry the insurance. If I drop my phone tonight. I'll have a new one on Tuesday. No wait no worries. No my insurance wll FedEx it. Otherwise I would have one tonight for $600. Sorry I don't think I want to have to spend $600 becuase i dropped my phone
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    I didnt get insurance initially but am now wondering about getting it after all. Can I buy it later on or can it only be purchased at time of sale. What are my options in getting insurance after purchase (it's been > 30 days now too)

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    I believe you can add the insurance on still. Give your local rep a call.

    I bought mine and then went in to a store a week later and added it on with out a hitch.
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    You can only buy it up to 30 days after you got the phone, but I guess it doesn't hurt to try. I added mine after 20 days or so, they opened it to see if it had water damage and that was it.
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    I'm sure it does too. My dad dropped his phone in the toilet and they gave him a new one
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    I thought I remembered a Verizon rep telling me that you can add insurance at any time, you just can't make a claim within the first 30 days of adding it. For obvious reasons...

    I have had the insurance on all my "smartphones" I went through at least 6 Treos in a 2 year period, **** happens. My "total coverage" insurance doesn't have a deductable, I've never had to pay one.
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    Very true. Of course you may drop it tomorrow and shatter the glass, in which case it's >$500 to replace it. I think it's a good idea to carry the insurance for the first year, then consider dropping the coverage if replacement phones can be picked up fairly cheap.
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    I got the best buy black tie with the Droid. $10 a month, no deductible, covers accidental and water damage. Well worth it IMO.
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    Did you get the $6 insurance or the 7.99 one? I figure I don't need the extended warrenty since I plan on exchanging for a new phone. Any thoughts?
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