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Mobile owners' bizarre insurance claims


Posted on Friday, 26 October, 2012 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Insurance companies have had to deal with some rather ridiculous claims from mobile phone owners.

In one case a farmer claimed that he'd lost his phone up the rear of a cow because he was attempting to use the device as a makeshift light source while calving. In another incident a woman from Nottingham managed to bake her Nokia 6303i in to a sponge cake, presumably after she had dropped it in to the mixture.

Other strange claims include the case of a woman whose phone was literally snatched from her hand by a seagull and an incident in which a couple dropped their phone in to the sea while attempting to photograph themselves recreating a famous scene from the movie Titanic.

"Careless members of the British public have broken their mobile phones by baking them in a cake, inserting them into a cow and dropping them over the edge of a ship while recreating scenes from Titanic, it has emerged."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by sergeantflynn on 26 October, 2012, 16:53
Were the aforementioned claims upheld ? If not , then why pay insurance ?
Comment icon #10 Posted by WoIverine on 26 October, 2012, 17:37
Were the aforementioned claims upheld ? If not , then why pay insurance ? Yes, all 3 of mine were, insurance saved my *** each time. Still cost $50 to replace the smart phones, but it was money well spent in the long run. Although, after I started using an OtterBox, my phone has lasted a long time.
Comment icon #11 Posted by M 7 on 26 October, 2012, 19:52
I had a similar traumatic experience many years ago after a DVD snafu involving the Shining and Spice Girls the movie. I had nightmares for weeks involving Scary Spice.
Comment icon #12 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 26 October, 2012, 20:00
They're very creative...
Comment icon #13 Posted by JGirl on 26 October, 2012, 20:16
some of these i wouldn't even admit! this one doesn't surprise me in the least though: More than 60 different mobile phone owners claimed to have broken their handset while walking along texting and crashing into something.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ryegrog on 26 October, 2012, 22:32
And they call them Smart Phones.
Comment icon #15 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 26 October, 2012, 23:53
I have no problems with my phone I just put a coin in make a call done no contracts no insurances no hassles.
Comment icon #16 Posted by LucidElement on 29 October, 2012, 7:25
lol adult toy? Would that even work hahah.
Comment icon #17 Posted by TrueBeliever on 29 October, 2012, 11:34
there are def some crazy mo fo's in this world!
Comment icon #18 Posted by coldethyl on 30 October, 2012, 20:09
Ok, but I'm cheaper and animated. LOL, and somewhere in the north pole


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