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Does this phone really only have a two year life span?
Sora_Jones
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I was charging my phone at night and when I woke up the next day the phone had completely died (while plugged in). I tried to reboot it several times throughout the day. Then I went into the Verizon store and after they tried to reboot it, they told me that I had to buy a new phone. Besides some minor water damage back in the Fall of 2013, there has been no damage done to my phone. I haven't dropped it, no cracked screen, no water logging since the minor incident in 2013. Suspiciously enough, the night before my phone died, I received a text from Verizon saying that I was eligible for an upgrade and to come into the store. Is anyone else having this problem? Is my phone really "dead"?

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Re: Does this phone really only have a two year life span?
Weth
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What is the "minor water incident" from fall of 2013.  The effects from water can be delayed and unpredictabl.  Minor water damage is like saying a boat had a minor sinking episode. 

Re: Does this phone really only have a two year life span?
Sora_Jones
Member

My bike broke down while biking home and I was stuck in the rain trying to fix it. My phone did get wet, so I turned it off and let it dry out over the course of four days.

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Water damage and corrosion can take weeks to month to fully take hold.

Re: Does this phone really only have a two year life span?
Weth
Sr. Leader

If water got inside it is not minor, if it was just on the outside, then I agree, minor. 

Regardless, dead phone is not a good sign of life coming back. Coincidence it happened after the text? Absolutely. 

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