With the inordinate amount of cell phones being replaced due to water hazzards, manufacturers are implementing technology taken from Pregnancy Tests, such as EPT+, to show the repair technicians if the phone has been submerged in liquid.
“We have had far too many warranty repairs slip through that were due to water damage”, said Rin Samivan, a spokesperson for Motorola. “Our warranty specifically states that it does not cover water damage, yet our customers are ‘playing dumb’ when asked if they came in contact with water.”
“There was this one guy that came in, a ‘big ego’ type of guy, he requested a new phone because his mysteriously died on him”, says Brandon Hill, a repair technician. “He said that he was talking in the rest room and it stopped working. When we opened it up, we could smell that it had taken ‘the browns to the Superbowl’, as it where. With this new technology, we would have seen the pink strip and not had to open it up to know for sure. It would have saved a few lunches here.”
It is unknown if there are any plans to make the phones able to detect and notify via text message in the case of actual conception.