The most expensive tea stirrer ever...

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  1. oli.watts macrumors member

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    ...is an iPhone.

    In case anyone wondered, carrying an iPhone on the way to a meeting on the back of a Moleskine notebook, over a cup of hot tea is not a good idea.

    The image of my iPhone sinking under the warm, brown depths and seeing the screen flutter is an interesting one.

    Fortunately, the little voice in the back of my head told me to purchase the insurance, and a new one is arriving tomorrow.

    Just thought i'd share :)
     
  2. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow thats great that you have insurance. I wish they offered insurance for the iphone in the US.:mad:
     
  3. Lionheart macrumors regular

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    Yep...that's a picture to remember all right!:eek:

    So insurance covered that, eh? Amazing...and good to know.


     
  4. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Remember she is in the UK and has the insurance provided from 02 or carphone wharehouse. We were not offered this kind of insurance in the states.
     
  5. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    so they do have bigger cups for tea in the uk eh?
     

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    Say the thread title + saw the forum = oh no.

    Questions: Did you drink the tea afterwards? Did it taste any better?

    Depending on the insurance, my home contents insurance covers my phone against pretty much anything. If I had an iPhone then I would definitely pay the £10 premium to add it as a named device.

    It is the national beverage.
     
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    That's crazy. First a story about some kid dropping the iPhone in the toilet, now this... in a cup of tea :)

    What's next...
     
  9. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, when I saw the thread title I thought you were talking about the iPhone stylus.

    But good job getting insurance. I've found cell phones are usually good to get accidental damage protection for, if it's available.
     
  10. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    Salvage the casing and make it a really expensive picture frame. lol.
     
  11. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    nail it to the wall lol:cool: or i know use it a christmas decoration for the holidays lol :D
     
  12. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    Or keep it with you, and use it as a dummy if somebody ever mugs you.
     
  13. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    ahahha, dangle it from your rear view mirror in your car and see how long it takes for someone to break your window and take it.

    Or you could play some pretty funny jokes on people. Walk into a bar, and just peg someone in the face with it. I don't think anyone would reject to getting smacked in the face by a $500 brick.
     
  14. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Ah only old grannies still use these dinky little cups. We use mugs now, which take about twice as much tea. (about half a pint each)

    Just the right size to fit an iPhone in now :)

    Yes, the UK phone companies love to foist insurance on you, at around £5 a month it's a nice little earner for them. My partner is still being charged for hers, despite telling them 5 times to stop charging her.

    We worked out that at £60+ a year, 2 years of insurance would more than cover the cost of buying a replacement midrange phone.

    Note, the usual insurance does NOT cover high end phones like the N95, iPhone, TyTn II, etc but they'll happily add the payments to your account anyway then act all surprised later. To actually insure these, you need a higher end policy, which is around £8 or so a month, and again, it's dubious value. After 2 years, a replacement N95 will probably be available pretty cheap.
     
  15. m477h3w macrumors 6502

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    A proper English cuppa!!!!!
     

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    In the words of Old Greg:

    "mmm... creamy."
     
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  19. oli.watts thread starter macrumors member

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    Just to be clear, she is I, and I am a He :)

    As an interesting aside, my replacement handset was shipped to my work address as requested. Its on a main central london street, in a building with two 10 foot by 3 foot banners displaying the address outside.

    The delivery driver didn't deliver today, because he couldn't find the address. I have to wait an extra week for a replacement.
     
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    It was the best tea ever. Fruity.
     

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