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  1. Fbomb!

    Fbomb! Well-Known Member

    I just got my Hero and did the 2 yr contract. Well, last night my phone broke. The back button no longer works and my SD card is toast...

    I have TEP, but am pretty upset that I'd have to pay the deductible when I JUST payed $80 for the phone. Is there some kind of 30 day warranty or something I can do or return it (broken) and get something else?

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  2. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    Sprint does a 30 day worry free guarantee. Take it back. Now. Make them give you another one.
  3. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member

    Just curious... why didn't you go with the EVO, or wait until the Samsung Epic (Galaxy S) comes out?
  4. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    I did the same thing as the OP about a month ago... The same day the Evo came out, I was in the store specifically to buy a Hero. Rock on with it FBomb.
  5. Fbomb!

    Fbomb! Well-Known Member

    Even if it is damaged, what if they say its my fault and...

    (PS- thanks)

    Because I love technology, but am not a have to have the latest just to say I do and pay more (why I don't have an iphone too). Hell, I was still rockin a Rumor. I could text like a teen on that thing. Between work and home I am on the computer with internet, so I am not someone who uses mobile internet much at all. My favorite thing on the Hero/Android is my calendar feature and the 5mp camera. So I am happy with that until the next latest/greatest comes out in 2 years and EVO is $50

    I woulda got the EVO if I knew I would end up paying another $50 two weeks after I got the Hero, but that's hindsight.
  6. Cuso

    Cuso Well-Known Member

    Well said.
  7. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    I don't think it should matter if it's damaged. I'm pretty sure it's a no questions asked policy. I mean what did you actually do to the phone? ....or "what happened" to the phone?

    Either way, can't hurt to try, all they can do is say no. Then you're out fifty bucks, which you were going to be anyways, right?
  8. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator


    Not really then he has to replace his phone and pay full price, LOL
  9. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    I mean if it's in pieces then obviously he can't take it back, I think there should be more info with the OP. What is wrong with the phone exactly?
  10. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member

    Within 30 days they will take it back basically without question.
  11. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    +1
  12. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    I agree, if it is within the 30 day period, and you did not drive over it with your car, or dropped it in the ocean, then they will take it back, the toast SD card and the back button is not a reason for them not to take it back, report back with your progress [​IMG]
  13. Fbomb!

    Fbomb! Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys...I won't say that I am not at fault, but it is not in pieces. :)

    I am going to call Sprint since I got it online. I am sure the store will give me BS b/c I got it online...Especially after I went there to look at the Hero and the guy was trying to sell me when I told him I'd rather get the instant discount online and not wait for a mail in rebate to come back!
  14. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    I wish you'd tell us what happened, it's not like we're going to dime you out to sprint about it. And i have a feeling it's a funny story since you keep avoiding the issue :D
  15. dubtecv2

    dubtecv2 Member

    Beans. Spill 'em!
  16. nb_mitch

    nb_mitch Well-Known Member

    I agree unless there is obvious abuse or Water Damage is a big issue, so unless you walk in to the store and their first question is "Were those tire tread marks there when you bought it?" you should be good:D
  17. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    My immediate reaction to questions like that are "It was like that when you gave it to me"
  18. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member

    Lol, "so now that I've had like three weeks to get familiar with this phone, I couldn't help but notice this massive crack in the screen".

    Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
  19. Fbomb!

    Fbomb! Well-Known Member

    My concerns were that the battery got bent and the case wouldn't fit on...I fixed that though. Also, the screw sticker is gone b/c I poked around thinking I could fix the button (I was perplexed how I could not see ANYTHING wrong)...Hopefully things work out.

    I called Sprint and basically they said our phones have a 1 year guarantee (unless physical/water damage). Now I just have to take it to the store and hope they don't give me any ish.
  20. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    a 1 year guarantee? Even without the insurance?
  21. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Manufacturer warranty is one year.
  22. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

    So if my grandfather's phone doesn't show his missed calls as well as some other stuff and he's had it less than a year, he should be good.
  23. Fbomb!

    Fbomb! Well-Known Member

    I don't know for sure...But I remember the CSR saying "The NEWER Sprint phones have a 1 year warranty", so...
  24. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Yes. If he has the Hero it's a 1 year manufacturer warranty against stuff that SHOULDN'T break. Obviously, if he dropped the phone or damaged the phone the warranty is useless.... but if his speaker stops working then it would be covered.
  25. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator


    That is correct, but they will give him a re furbished one, they changed mine twice now in the past 2 weeks, and mine is about 7 months old
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