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Old 02-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #26
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Update... Seeing apple today. Once they deem the cause is water damage is when ghost armor will replace the device. Starting to sound like a run around.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #27
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I dunno if I would ever take my expensive phone to a service provider that waives all responsibility...
Every company, ever, has some sort of 'we do not assume responsibility' document. That doesn't hold much water legally. Even with a signature on a contract, waivers are not ironclad, depending on what responsibility is being signed away. Negligence, for one, often cannot be waived.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #28
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I dunno if I would ever take my expensive phone to a service provider that waives all responsibility...
I feel the same way. You spend all that money and then just waste it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:57 AM   #29
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Just an update. Apple decided to replace the device. No proof of water damage despite my story. I still know that the ghost armor application was the reason. Lesson learned, i'll roll naked.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #30
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Ya i have not put anything on my last 6 phone's and have had zero issues.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:34 AM   #31
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Just use a dry screen protector. I've been using them for years. I don't know why anyone bothers with wet application screen protectors.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #32
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Thin TPU case & regular cheapo screen protector. No fuss or worries.
tpu adds protection without bulk. cheapo screen protector is cheap & easily replaceable.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #33
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Just use a dry screen protector. I've been using them for years. I don't know why anyone bothers with wet application screen protectors.
If the wet apply protectors didn't have such a sticky texture I would still use them. On a touch screen where swiping is a necessity they aren't great, but IMO the application is superior. The dry ones are okay, but the risk of lint and bubbles is higher and there's little you can do about it once it's there. With the wet application you have a number of seconds where you can slide the protector around the screen to properly position it, and then find any lint or bubbles. I've never had an issue with the wet app ones, but sometimes have issues with lint sneaking in despite applying in a humid room and with a lint free cloth.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:20 AM   #34
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I don't like screen protectors even though I've used them lots of times on phones I knew I wouldn't keep for long (to keep resell up)

I'm using a think (*EDIT: thin) leather flip case on my S3 with no screen protector currently.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #35
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If the wet apply protectors didn't have such a sticky texture I would still use them. On a touch screen where swiping is a necessity they aren't great, but IMO the application is superior. The dry ones are okay, but the risk of lint and bubbles is higher and there's little you can do about it once it's there. With the wet application you have a number of seconds where you can slide the protector around the screen to properly position it, and then find any lint or bubbles. I've never had an issue with the wet app ones, but sometimes have issues with lint sneaking in despite applying in a humid room and with a lint free cloth.
Dry is definitely harder, but its possible. Mine feels like glass, invisible, and no lint.

If you do get lint, the trick is to wrap both index fingers with clear tape. Use one finger tape to raise the protector back up and use the other finger tape to capture lint underneath.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #36
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Just an update. Apple decided to replace the device. No proof of water damage despite my story. I still know that the ghost armor application was the reason. Lesson learned, i'll roll naked.
Glad to hear that you resolved the issue satisfactorily. I think Ghost-Armor should train their technicians more adequately. I do like their products but it seems like the end results vary per who did the job.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #37
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Just an update. Apple decided to replace the device. No proof of water damage despite my story. I still know that the ghost armor application was the reason. Lesson learned, i'll roll naked.
Thats pretty cool of Apple after you told them how it got damaged.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #38
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Just give your phone a dedicated pocket and forget the screen protector.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #39
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I've given my phone its own private pocket .

I thought it was cool of apple, but in reality, they just didn't find any indication that water was the cause, hence, despite my story, they just said it was a fault in the device. Had one of the water markers been triggered, i'm sure it wouldn't have been Apple replacing it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #40
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You never know what Apple might replace, so it never hurts to try. Apple has known to do repairs even out of warranty.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:43 PM   #41
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You never know what Apple might replace, so it never hurts to try. Apple has known to do repairs even out of warranty.
They replaced my ipad2 when I'd dropped it and damaged the lock switch....clearly my fault and I admitted it was. They surprise sometimes, and it's why I still buy some of their stuff even if I hate them as a company
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