According to Kihagi, commenting on the Coloud Bang Giveaway announcement we made, her Nokia Asha 302 was run over by a Toyota Probox and still worked a couple of minutes after that.
“My Asha 302 has encountered various episodes, and impressively survived them all. One of the episodes I want to share is when it was run over by a speeding Probox, and still managed to ring a couple of minutes later,” says Kihagi. “A nice chilly Thursday evening I set for home from school, lucky enough for me a friend decided to give me a lift since we live in the same neighbourhood. When it was time to alight, I forgot I had placed my phone on my laps so it fell as I stepped out of the car.”
By leaving the car in hurry and walking straight home, Kihagi dropped her phone on the floor of the road and it was run over by the car and she only realized she had no phone when she appeared her gate.
“Walking towards the gate, I noticed I did not have my phone with me. I turned back to stop my friend who had now reversed the car, to check if i left it inside. After a couple of seconds searching under the seat and every spot on the co-driver’s section, we decided to call it. No ring…it was ‘mteja’. Now What?,” Kihagi wondered. “A little Panic, followed by a few curse words…then I remembered receiving a call in the car so it had to be somewhere around. Backing up from the car and almost getting hit from the back by a speeding Probox, I used my friend’s phone torch to look around the car and there it was..lying lifeless. It was smashed open, there was a crack on the screen just above the keypad, the pronounced Contact,SMS, Menu buttons and most of the letters were hanging loose and it was covered in massive dust. The Probox had run over my phone – literally. I figured it had met it’s end, so I said goodbye and climbed the stairs lazily to the house.”
Desperate to be back on she decided to wipe the dust off, held the back cover of the phone in place and put it on and she got the suprise of her life.
“On the first try, it just blinked then shut. The cover was lose and couldn’t hold the battery in place, so i held it in tight with a rubber band and with crossed fingers I tried for a second time. Light came, the two Nokia hands shook and it asked for my PIN…once on, I made a call to ensure it was working and thanks to the *sort of* metallic body of the Asha 302, I was back ON. It had saved me another lecture of how careless I can be,” Kihagi concludes.
Her story is unbelievable, so are the Coloud Bang Speakers and Selipha Kihagi deserves them.
Read her original story in full here.