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Old September 13th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HTC One X screen smashed don't know what to do

I'll be quick with the story, the phone fell from waist height screen down onto tiles and smashes a huge portion of the bottom, the phone still works however I can see discoloration on the screen meaning the LCD is definitively broken however I can still use the phone. I have researched and sending it to repair with HTC will cost me 150 which is way too much and I don't want to risk buying a fake 50 screen of ebay and then risking again with fixing it myself unless it's absolute necessary.

What I thought about doing was:

Asking a phone repair shop (I live in Birmingham UK) about how much it would cost to replace it? If it's anything under 90 I think I could agree to it.

Second option is the one I am most questionable about and I would like someone to advise me on. I was thinking about signing up for an insurance plan (I am currently with Vodafone, no insurance) then waiting some time and then claim on the insurance and receive a new phone, my question is; would that work? How long would I have to wait? Will I have to subscribe to some kind of premium plan for it to work? If so how much would it cost?

Thank you for the answer up front because in the past 2 weeks I have developed a strong bond with this beast and it breaks my heart to see my baby shattered .

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Old September 14th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to the forums pro_Ove - thanks for joining!!

If I were you, I'd get it fixed by HTC, as the warranty will still be valid if they do it themselves. If you think it's a little too expensive, then you could find out how much it would cost to get repaired at a local phone repair shop (you may find that it costs a little less, but have to factor in that the warranty would no longer be valid).

Your second option is something we would not be able to discuss, as it would be against forum rules to discuss it.

Hope you manage to get your phone fixed
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