Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to schefe0815)
1, The iPhone warranty is country specific (outside the EU). Your phone can be serviced only in the USA. Appele doesn't repair phones. If the damage is covered by the warranty (i.e. not due to abuse), the phone would be replaced with a refurbished unit.
2. How could anyone remotely inspect and test your phone? You can try cleaning the Lightning socket with electronic contact cleaner.