General 4th droid incred, why oh why.. Suggestions on what to do?

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  1. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member
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    I love this phone, but my 3rd replacement is being sent to me.. why must it keep crapping out on me.. I don't get it.

    Don't suggest the droid X either, I really dislike it.


    I can't keep doing this every few weeks.. I don't know what to do?!

    Any suggestions?
     

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  2. dragonsamus

    dragonsamus Well-Known Member
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    Why do you keep sending the phone back? What's wrong?
     
  3. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member
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    Why have you had to return the others?
     
  4. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member
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    We don't know what to do either...because we don't know what the problem/s you've been having are.
     
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  5. killadanny

    killadanny Well-Known Member
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    You take care of it right? It's a beast but its still delicate. :)
     
  6. dixonba

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    sounds like we have a chronic refurber...

    Dude, i would say less than 2% of us has returned a phone 4 times.
     
  7. Rippin508

    Rippin508 Well-Known Member
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    I feel your pain.

    I am now on my third HTC Incredible. The first one had call quality and signal issues. It was deemed defective by Verizon Tech Support. The second one again had the call quality issues, but no signal quality issues. But the screen would freeze up on me to point I had to do a battery pull to clear it out. Verizon Tech Support deemed that one defective too.

    I really hope that this third one will be the charm. If not I will have to go back to a Blackberry.

    Good luck with this one and hope it works out for you.
     
  8. jrmckins

    jrmckins Well-Known Member
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    My advice is "stop breaking your phone"
     
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  9. ACD168

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    I went through 3 droid Eris' before Verizon gave me the DInc for free.
    I'm on my second new DInc, my first one had a loose camera lens, this one was brand new not a refurb. and it's perfect.
     
  10. marcelob

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    I've had my phone since the day before the official launch date and I have never had to return it.

    Either you're very unlucky or you're doing something to create the problems you're having.
     
  11. TheSultan

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    Return it and get a Motorola Razr--that should do the trick.
     
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  12. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member
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    Dude I had problems with the Moto Droid like this...mostly problems with build quality like the slider being crooked and also clicking like a storm cuz of space between screen and keyboard, ear speaker being blown, turned on my first one bought on release day and it was stuck in a boot loop...Verizon is good to us. Do not take advantage of them though. I have not had a single problem with my incredible and I could not be happier...That being said, you have probably just had incredibly bad luck...state what problems you have been having with you phone and we can advise you better but I recommend sticking with your incredible.
     
  13. Outatime

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    Assuming that 1% of all Incredibles coming through QC are defective...

    The odds of one person getting four defective units is 100,000,000 to 1.

    I'm with TheSultan. Get a Razr.
     
  14. euph_22

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    It's probably closer to 5-15%. Assuming 10%, thats 1/10 get a replacement. So 1/100 have 2 defective units. 1/1,000 have 3, and 1/10,000 get 4. Considering that each subsequent replacement makes it more likely to go online about it, it's entirely reasonable that a few people on this forum have had 4 defective units.
     
  15. sail4fun201

    sail4fun201 Well-Known Member
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    Buy lottery tickets.
     
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  16. Outatime

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    The company that puts out 5-15% defective products is one that goes out of business pretty quick.
     
  17. yojoe600

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    never ever have had a bad phone lol! in all of the cell phones ive owned
     
  18. euph_22

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  19. dt808

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    Sorry.. totally forgot to state my problems.

    1st phone - Call quality was HORRIBLE, tried my friend's phone and his quality was superior.

    2nd phone - Lockscreen wouldn't unlock, screen would rarely respond, whole right side of my screen didn't respond.

    3rd phone - Physical lock key on the top is jammed, ordered new battery case to see if it would help, doesn't help. Can't even put a case on my phone because I can't lock it and if I take the case off its unprotected and it still takes 5-10 tries to lock it..


    Idk what to do... its crazy.
     
  20. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member
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    I almost laughed.. oh wait, no no I really didn't.
     
  21. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member
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    Always been in a case, haven't dropped it and I always have a screen protector on.

    I had my iphone 3GS for 10 months, never had one problem with it. Just got tired of the iphone.
     
  22. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member
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    Thank you for some damn reason.. I've only had 3 defective units. I'm getting my 4th phone. Hopefully the 4th time is a charm.
     
  23. killadanny

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    Glad your sticking with the DInc, it's truly amazing, maybe just some really rotten luck. :D
     
  24. tluv00

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    Biggest problem I have been having is the low memory notification but I just factory restore and sync with appbrain to recover. Pain in the butt but it could be worse.
     
  25. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member
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    I love the incredible, its a great phone..."when it works." lol..


    We'll see what happens, sorry to hear some of you are having problems as well. Hopefully they fix some of these problems.

    Also, to anyone who says I'm "rough" with my phones.. I had a voyager for over a year, never replaced it once, had a storm for 8 months and never replaced it, a black samsung flip phone before the voyager and never replaced it, iphone 3gs and never replaced it. I've only replaced a motorola razr I had back in the day. So, I've just had some badluck with the incredible.
     

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