Blogger Erin Thompson reports her random encounter with an ATT person on Seattle Weekly music site Reverb:
“Last night I dropped my phone in the toilet, and it wouldn’t even turn on afterwards,” she writes. “I was at Video Isle whining about how I was going to have to buy a completely new iPhone, and there was a man there who just happened to work for AT&T.
“I asked him if I should try to blow-dry my phone, and he said: ‘Turn it off completely, put it in a bag of rice, and leave it there for a couple hours. The rice will absorb the moisture’.
“So, I went home, got out a bag of rice, and stuck my phone in there. I took it out about an hour later, tried to turn it on, and the screen kind of lamely flickered at me. But at least it was turning on, so I stuck it back in there. A couple hours later, before I was about to go to sleep, I took it out and turned it on… AND IT TOTALLY WORKED.”
We suspect this could also be the cure for a damp iPod, and we’re kind of curious if it could help an en-dampened digital camera. Take a look at some different rice products here (Hint: We suspect rice and cheese mixtures won’t be appropriate).