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Why you should use a case for your phone

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Old May 15, 19, 12:00 am
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Why you should use a case for your phone

Had a bit much to drink tonight and my phone slipped from my hands as I was calling Uber from the sidewalk. It was pristine before this. Ouch!

<there was a photo here, but just imagine a super-cracked phone>

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Old May 15, 19, 4:21 am
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I dropped my S8plus on a tile floor the day I bought it and cracked both the front and back glass. An otterbox went on immediately after getting the glass replaced.
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I hope you left the driver bad feedback
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You should go to Apple store and be offended when they won't replace it with a new one.
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
I hope you left the driver bad feedback
... why?
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup View Post
... why?
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Old May 15, 19, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup View Post
... why?
Check out the OPs posts in the Ride Services forum...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ride...uber-lyft-747/
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Old May 15, 19, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Check out the OPs posts in the Ride Services forum...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ride...uber-lyft-747/
Or OMNI

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/omni...customers.html
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Old May 15, 19, 6:06 pm
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I use a case to protect my phone from the varied environmental conditions that it may be exposed to...drop protection, while appreciated, is the least of my worries.
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In addition, some phones are so slippery that a case is basically required if you want to have a chance at going a while without dropping them. (On the other hand, perhaps the scuff marks will help with that if you don't end up also cracking the screen in the process. )
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That's so sad to hear. My iphone has never abandoned so far. feeling lucky
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For me, a case provides a bit more heft and a LOT more friction in my big hands. Without a case, the thing feels like it's intentionally designed to be super slippery.

My Galaxy Note9 has slid off the bed onto a hardwood floor, with no damage. The case on it may or may not have prevented damage, but it certainly allowed me to pick it up off the floor easily.
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Old May 16, 19, 10:07 am
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Why do the phone makers think we want a slippery phone ?
or a glass back ?
Or a screen that goes over the edge to make it easier to crack ?
Sure blame the owners......
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For any smartphone I've owned I have always used a protective case, either an Otterbox or similar TPU case. That is, until recently. My current phone is a rugged model with its own built in case, Blackview BV9600 Pro. The corners are rubberized with gripped ridges. Just think of a turtle with its own shell. My phone is supposedly waterproof and dustproof too although I haven't tested that out fully. Even if I wanted to put a case on it I have had trouble finding one for my model. At 12 mm thick the phone on its own is already pretty hefty.
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Old May 17, 19, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by LAXlocal View Post
Why do the phone makers think we want a slippery phone ?
or a glass back ?
Or a screen that goes over the edge to make it easier to crack ?
Sure blame the owners......
They think you want a glass back because they think you want wireless charging. Can't do it with a metal back.
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