save the sim card
Last night I tossed my shorts in the washing machine completely spaced out that my cell phone was in my front pocket. I realized my mistake after I went downstairs to watch the US Open. When it hit me, I flew upstairs and canceled the wash. Waited for the water to drain, grabbed my phone, turned the machine back on and ran to the kitchen. I grabbed the jar filled with rice and shoved the cell phone in it and closed the top. I left the phone there over night.
This morning Fred took out the phone and deemed it saved. Well, it was but it wasn't. The ball wouldn't move and I was stuck in BBM and couldn't drill down on email. Regardless, it appeared to be working but the one thing I did which was smart was I saved the sim card with the rice.
I bought a new phone today which is going to force me to get off Entourage ( which sucks ) and will be up on email again on the cell in a day or so.
Alas. Shit happens but keep the rice in mind. It works!