Like all technology, smartphones can be hugely useful. However, some of the time they provide opportunities for tech-tinged embarrassment. We tracked down seven of the most unfortunate mobile phone disaster tales we could find. The stories are fun to laugh at now, but most of them were anything but amusing when they actually occurred…
Smartphones are useful, but they provide opportunities for tech-tinged embarrassment, from racking up thousands of dollars in international roaming fees or encouraging dozens of eye rolls with your misrouted voice dialling.
We tracked down seven of the most unfortunate smartphone disaster tales we could find. The stories are fun to laugh at now, but most of them were anything but amusing when they actually occurred. Some cost companies money; some cost employees their jobs. Others cost something even more difficult to recover: a slice of their victims’ dignity.
So read on, and remember: it could have just as easily been you. (Note: Some of the names have been changed or withheld to protect the guilty.)
- Mobile phone disasters
- There’s an app for what?!
- The literal smartphone launch
- The case of the disappearing data
- The data disaster
- When a smartphone makes a splash