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What Can Be Done to Save a Wet Cell Phone?


Introduction:Wet Cell Phone


The number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide has reached 4.6 billion and is expected to increase to five billion this year, according to the U.N. telecommunications agency. With that kind of number, one can begin to imagine how many cell phones end up in some sort of liquid every day. Wet cell phones are a significant problem because once a cell phone is wet; the cell phone will ultimately have to be replaced as water damage to the electronics render the phone permanently damaged. This paper cites new technology which saves cell phones after getting wet.

Solutions: Cell Phone Insurance


Typically, cell phone insurance covers phones that are lost, stolen or accidentally damaged. Most cell phone insurance does not cover water damage. Policies which do cover water damage require $39 to $199 for a replacement cell phone. Contacts, music, and applications must be reentered, email, photos and text messaging history is lost.

Buying a New Cell Phone


Replacing a wet cell phone can be quite expensive especially if you have a smart phone which can cost anywhere from $300 to $800. Data such as contacts, music, and applications will need to be replaced and this proves to be a tedious task.

Home Remedies: Heat


When a cell phone gets wet some people suggest a hair dryer or other form of heat such as using a clothes dryer, placing in direct sun of a windshield, or using an oven to dry their phone. A cell phones inner circuitry is extremely delicate and held together by tiny solder points. When you use any source of heat on your phone directly it melts these tiny solder points causing damage to the inner workings of your cell phone. Melting the internal solder on your phone could cause the wiring to come loose and your phone will have damage that cannot be repaired easily, inexpensively, or sometimes at all. Using this solution results in replacing the phone and all information such as contacts, emails, music, and applications.

Rice


Another home remedy is trying to dry a wet cell phone using rice. After 48 hours of testing with rice in a sealed container, the phone still had water droplets inside. Rice itself does not have a high absorption rate of moisture,  it absorbs moisture and becomes sticky when cooked due to the rapid heating of the starch itself, but when rice sits sealed with a wet cell phone  at room temperature it does not pull moisture out of the circuitry of the soaked phone. In most situations this home remedy can cause irreparable damage to your phone by allowing the water to sit inside your phone for too long before it dries on its own. This solution again results in replacing the phone and all information such as contacts, emails, music, and applications.

New Technology: Moisture Removal


New technology is available in the form of a product that absorbs all of the moisture in the phone quickly, allowing the phone to continue working as normal without losing your contacts, applications, pictures, or music. This technology is available from DRY-ALL, a company specializing in moisture removal.

DRY-ALL, has been providing moisture removal technology for specialized military applications for years. The technology has been used for military equipment, NASA, hearing aids, gun safes, and now small electronics.
DRY-ALL has developed a easy solution to dry a wet cell phone. This product dries all types of cell phones that have been exposed to any type of moisture. They have tested drying cell phones for four years to solve the wet cell phone problem and have developed the solution. DRY-ALLs drying agent absorbs all of the moisture out of a wet cell phone in a short 24 to 48 hour period. Their testing involving submerging cell phones in water ranging from 30 seconds to 4.5minutes. Their tests revealed cell phones dunked in water for 30 seconds had a 100% success rate when dried in their product. After 24 hours most phones can have information accessed without causing further damage. The phones that were submerged for longer needed extra drying time up to 48 hours to ensure complete moisture removal. They have created this product that is now available for purchase; it is called the Wet Cellular Phone Emergency Kit.

Conclusion:


Wet cell phones have posed a significant problem as the solution available up to now was to replace the cell phone. Most cell phone insurance does not cover water damage and insurance that does cover the phone is costly. Replacing a cell phone can cost anywhere from $300 to $800 and the data in the wet phone will have to be replaced. Using heat to dry a phone will cause damage that cannot be repaired easily, inexpensively, or sometimes at all. Rice can cause irreparable damage to your phone by allowing the water to sit inside your phone for too long before it dries as it does not possess the drying specifications required for complete dehumidification. This results in phone failure.  New technology has been developed that can save wet cell phones. This technology is available now to the public from DRY-ALL. Their technology dries wet cell phones by absorbing all of the moisture in the phone quickly, allowing your phone to continue working without losing your contacts, applications, pictures or music. Fix a wet cell phone today!

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