my 10th phone is in the mail


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  1. DERIS12

    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK so I am getting my 10th phone this year from verizon over the next couple days. I accidentally broke my old Samsung dumb phone at the beginning of the year and since then i have not gotten a properly working phone. I thought I would share my experience with you.

    1st: Samsung dumb phone. broke after a year and a half
    2nd: Droid Eris, trackball broke
    3rd: Droid Eris, silent call issue
    4th: Droid Eris: memory card reader broke
    5th: Droid Eris, was supposed to be a droid but they sent me the wrong phone
    6th, Droid, top and bottom were seperating or something, i don't really remember
    7th, dust collected under the screen and couldn't be cleaned, I didnt want a replacement I just didnt want a massive amount of dust in between me and my screen. they just wanted to replace it so they did
    8th, Droid, got it and the keypad was broken
    9th, Droid, phones power button was only working some of the time.
    10th, Droid 2, it should arrive in the mail by Wednesday

    just so you know. I have not been asking them to upgrade my phone at all. I have never asked for other phones other than the one I have, verizon just keeps giving me crappy phones. and usually each phone lasts about 4 days, then i will get a good one that lasts a couple months before it breaks.
     

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  2. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Well-Known Member

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    Is this sad or funny? I haven't decided yet. I could make you a list longer than 10 though of all the times i WISH i could've broken my Eris back in the day. That...freaking...phone was like the blackberry storm of the android world. How do you lag taking me to the phone dialer? I mean really? Really? Okay. I'm done.

    But hey congrats on your new droid 2! What was their attitude like by the 9th phone when you called up and you were like "uh, another phone broke on me"? If that happened to me, they'd probably start accusing me of something fishy
     
  3. Super_Six_Two

    Super_Six_Two Well-Known Member

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    People seem to have phone problems all the time. In all my years with Verizon I have only ever had a phone swapped out once and that was a Motorola Q many years ago. Even when I as managing not only my families 4 lines, but also my companies 5 others I never had any trouble. I guess I am just lucky?
     
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    Lucky is how the Jets have won the past two games haha. Im a big Jets fan and Holmes is a beast and Sanchez is starting to play well. I've had my fair share of problems with phones but none with D2. I feel like its a solid phone.
     
  5. DERIS12

    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol

    Well verizon reps have been helpful, when I told the woman that I was on my 9th phone and having problems she let out a little gasp, and was just like WTF! I love using android and am a big fan. I loved my droid that worked. so I am hoping that the D2 is just even better.

    yeah I also realized i forgot to include another Droid eris, so I am going onto my 11th phone this year. I will be honest and say I find it hilarious the number of phones I have gone through.
     
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    You are luckier than I am. I had been having issues with my Eris where 3G never locked in at times. For some reason 5 different Eris had this similar issue. One support person went as far to say it was my microsd card that is causing the problem. 6th phone they offered an early upgrade + the early upgrade fee, or take chances and go with another Eris and have a maintenance upgrade done on my line. I chose a D2, and can't be more content(will I could if the D2 had the D2G keyboard, but nothing big), I am sure you will like it. The speed is just gnarly, sound quality maybe better than the Eris, same goes with call quality, and the only downside is the motoblur interface, but that is an easy fix. Enjoy.
     
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    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i have the D2 in posesion now. it feels nice, clicks better than the d1. the keyboard will take some getting used to because its bigger. im very excited for this phone!
     
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    until you find some other minor issue to complain about, hoping you get a Dx
     
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    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i would say all but the dust was a major issue. I want a phone that works. not a phone thats falling apart.
     
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    Maybe take better care of it when you get it
     
  11. DERIS12

    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    most of them are broken when I got them, and i didn't do anything to the software to break them.

    if they give me a faulty phone I am going to let them know about it!
     
  12. CaptainObvious

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    4 eris's and 4 droids and there always just happen to be something so wrong with them they were worth returning? Ehhhhhh...okay

    I second the other guy. Be careful with this one
     
  13. DERIS12

    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah damn, if only i hadn't had the phones break. damn. if you knew how frustrating it is to have to go through 4 phones in a week. you would know i am not bullshitting.

    and I do take care of my phones, they don't get dropped and they get cleaned daily.

    you have a phone that becomes unusable because you have made a phone call recently, Or a phone that when you get it will not read memory cards. I have not asked for the upgrades at all. the reason I took a droid 2 over a 5th droid is because I thought the phone would probably be more reliable and lass prone to break because less of them have been returned.
     
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    Update us when you return this one too. There are people who do this in restutants too, they always find something wrong in order to get a meal comped. Professional scammers.

    Right now, I have an issue with my d2 sending pics in texts. I could probably get a new phone if I bitched enough. Maybe, whenever a second or third issue arises, I'll look into it since I can survive with the issue.

    Wait, there is a lot of dust on my d2 as well.... maybe that is the issue that gets me a dx
     
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    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    why the sudden hate?

    with the dust i went in asking if there was a way to clean it. not for a new phone
     
  16. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Well-Known Member

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    That text picture issue is pretty serious. I hear about that a lot. Aren't pictures only supposed to be in email? I smell a massive recall

    I left my phone in a sandbox and now there's dirt under the screen. I could probably complain but I figure just wait until the droid 3 comes out. That way I can get rid of this stupid dust manufacturing phone for a phone that won't have any issues. Unless I decide there is
     
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    got to agree with deris went thru 3 eris in a week last week. all were bad. one with the silent ringtone another with bad software and the last one just went poof fried it once they tried to flash it to my number. got a d2 now cause they said 3 in a week was enough got to know the fed-ex guy well last week
     
  18. Gritwater

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    Sure u have to agree with derus since u ARE a darus AE
     
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    Except for the fact that they are two DIFFERENT users with VERY different IP addresses.


    OP - That sucks, hopefully this one does the trick!
     
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    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks mod. I am loving the d2 and just hoping beyond hope that nothing goes wrong with this one.
     
  21. joshschlenker

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    ha I dont think you have had as many issues I have had with my verizon phones so here is the list

    HTC Ozone - Software and Hardware Issues went through 8 Replacements within a week
    Samsung Omnia - Went through 6 Of these all with a hardware issue basically not letting me change the brightness
    HTC Touch Pro 2 - Went thru a few of these within a month it had software issues
    (Damn Microsoft Mobile Windows)
    From there I went to a Droid that one i had probably 7 Replacements stating from
    1st Wouldnt start up
    2nd When shipped keyboard didnt work
    3rd DOA
    4th Charging port was broke couldnt charge the phone
    5th Activation Issue tech support had a failure on the system which froze the phone
    6th DOA
    7th Water Damage
    Droid 2 - Once it did the update to 2.3.20 it failed to restart and was stuck on bootloader
    2nd droid 2 DOA
    3rd Wouldnt let tech support activate phone software issue
    4th DOA
    5th Water Damage
    6th kept disconnecting me from phone calls or would dial 911 when it was not being touched
    I got ahold of corporate and they did an exchange for me to the Samsung Fascinate

    so that is where im at on phones so if you think you got it bad look at me haha... I even joked to verizon and to motorola that maybe i should be a tester to phones before they come out...and none of the phones where rooted or anything
     
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    did the phones COME with water damage, or did you cause the water damage?

    I've been lucky... when my droid 1 crapped out, they sent me a brand new Droid 2. extra batter, chords still wrapped in plastic, back cover, even the plastic thing on the front screen and back cover.
     
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    the phones came with water damage its the phones they call certified pre owned phones that are suppose to be refurbished from the manufactor. when i talked to a representative they usually send out a new phone or one identical to it when there warehouse is out of stock with the phone
     
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    DERIS12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am sorry about all the phones that you have gone through. it is good to know that I am not the only person struggling with this
     
  25. Super_Six_Two

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    It's really disappointing to hear that these big manufactures and carriers can't get themselves together enough to send out working phones.
     

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