Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. I just wanted to tell everyone about my experience with cracking my eris screen and how the matter was resolved. Lets start with where it all began. So one day while on set of a TV show, I had my phone in-hand. When the director called for the scene to be shot, I immediately put the phone in my back pocket (I guess you guys can see where this is going). Forgetting that it was there, I sat down on a hard chair. I sat for a while. Then another cast member asked to use my phone. I immediately sprang up, pulled the phone out of my pocket, and almost fainted. My phone was cracked to smithereens! It wasn't the surface glass that was cracked, it was the vital part underneath. The screen didn't work. I was only able to use the trackball, the call button, and the hang up button. The next day I went to Verizon to see what my options were. Keep in mind that the damage is not just cosmetic, I don't have insurance, I'm on a family plan where I'm not the main name on the account, the account is more than 30 days old, and I bought my phone from Best Buy. I surely thought that one of those factors would work against me. So the next day after the incident, I went to my local Verizon wireless store by myself, without the main account holder. I told the greeter that my phone broke, the screen cracked. She sent me to another guy who asked me what happened. The only thing I said was my screen broke. He then proceeds to type on his computer. He didn't look at my phone, he didn't touch my phone, he didn't ask to see a receipt, he didn't ask anything else. After fiddling with his computer for a few minutes, he said that I'll be able to get a new eris for only $50.00. I was ecstatic! Being that I didn't have insurance, I was afraid that I would have to dish out a lot of money. I don't know if I just got real lucky or if that's just what Verizon does now. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation? How did it get resolved?