Motorola droid used before purchase!


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  1. ILoveMyDroid

    ILoveMyDroid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey, first of all don't think of welcoming me for the thousandth time MODS, listen to what im say-ing! I got my droid last december and when i first opened up the text message app i noticed that there was a preloaded thread on my droid. so i looked through it and saw 3 sent messages from my phone. i did not send them. these messages concerned someone named Stephanie Curtis, please tell me if might know how these messages got here.
     

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  2. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member

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    I was in the cell phone industry for 6 1/2 years as a store manager. I am going to say that someone bought the Motorola Droid tried it out for a little bit and then decided to return it the same day? Then I would say that the phone was never really reset to original factory settings?
     
  3. bhm229

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    Not sure if I buy this. First I'm pretty sure (not certain) that in order for the phone to be reactivated with a new client/new number it has to be factory restored. Meaning all texts, phone logs and porn viewing habits are deleted. Secondly, why would you post this 3 months after buying the phone?


    However, If this is legit, I recommend getting Stephanie Curtis's number, googling her address and then ordering her several delicious pizzas from local pizza joints.
     
  4. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member

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    yeah, wouldnt you of had to sign into your gmail account?
    that alone would refresh the phone, otherwise, it probably was a bug where it just stuck in the phone for some reason
     
  5. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite certain Stephanie did nothing to deserve someone being an asshole to her.
    I'm also quite certain that the phone simply was not reste correctly. I have swapped several phones fromn my ESN to my wife's online. It's not like the phone erases itself.
    ...And not for nuthin', but an experienced cell phone store manager just said as much.
     
  6. nader2013

    nader2013 Well-Known Member

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    Lol that made me chuckle, not sure why though :)
     
  7. ttaylor0024

    ttaylor0024 Well-Known Member

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    I wish a random person would order me pizza...
     
  8. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Well-Known Member

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    Well what's your address? I should be able to find the closest pizza joint that delivers on my Droid. (I think there's an apP for that!)
     
  9. Dmordarski

    Dmordarski Well-Known Member

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    My name is Stephanie Curtis and I returned it for a iphone.... barf
     
  10. ILoveMyDroid

    ILoveMyDroid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    how dare you...haha. no see the phunny thing is when i saw the messages there were no other apps installed or contacts, no fingerprints on the screen protector, no calendar, no search history. i got a new number but if you have seen a few of my posts i am having trouble with getting called from onstar numbers
     
  11. dmking79

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    When I got my droid, sometime between Christmas and New Year's, the phone was definitely restored to the factory defaults, but there was someone else's data on the memory card.
    The previous owner made some pretty heavy use of the camera at Christmas and it seems a trip to the beach with his girlfriend. Sadly, nothing too "interesting". Just typical beach and Christmas stuff.
     
  12. Germwise

    Germwise Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up 2 droids from the store for my family yesterday and I was kind of upset that verizon brought the phones already open. I guess they want to set them up or charge them but how do I know if I'm getting a new phone or a return? what if someone knocked it around or didn't treat the battery properly for 1 month and then returned it.

    I don't mind buying refurbished as long as its clearly marked and priced accordingly. This open box sale bugs me.
     
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    i don't know if this incident has been discussed on another thread or something, and maybe i'm missing something, but how is this guy being an asshole to whomever stephanie is?
     
  14. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Well-Known Member

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    This:
     
  15. karmagedon

    karmagedon Well-Known Member

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    ahhhh. that is an asshole .... unless he/she plans on pre-paying, then it's just plain nice. something tells me the pizza guy won't be getting a tip.

    but you are correct, the lady didn't do anything wrong. it's the store's job to make sure it gets wiped.
     
  16. webeougher

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    That's the benefit of living in a (relatively) small town. My ex-wife and her fiance beat my daughter and I to Verizon by 15 minutes the day I got my Droid (December 6th), so he got to unbox his Droid (and she got an Eris, which she hates), and I got to unbox the first Omnia 2 (I was coming from a heavily modded Omnia that stopped working after I fell in the Delaware River) in our local Verizon store. Then the salesgirl brought me out a Droid still in box, let me compare the two, and after choosing the Droid, I knew it was a new one because I had opened it myself.

    On two more or less unrelated notes: a) I'm not some weirdo who plans stuff with my ex-wife and her fiance, it was a random coincidence, as my Omnia actually worked after I used the isopropyl alcohol trick after climbing out of the river on December 4th. I had it back up and running relatively fine by the morning of the 5th, and I had intended to keep it until after Christmas at least (to read some Omnia 2 reviews and comparisons to the Droid). Unfortunately, the touch screen was totally unresponsive when I got up the morning of the 6th, forcing the trip to Verizon. Just wanted to throw that out there, so no one was unfairly judging me. b) The Omnia and the Omnia 2 both have better 5mp cameras than the Droid, hands-down. Best cell phone camera I've ever used, and even better than some digital cameras I've used.

    PS - Omnia sucks, and my biggest regret about buying a Droid (and loving it so much) is that it made me realize how limited a phone that I actually really liked was.
     

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