My (unsuccessful, laughable) Treasure Hunt for 2.1...General


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  1. cgh

    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, so here is the scoop... I was bored today, so I went to two different Verizon stores, and a Best Buy, just to ask when 2.1 would be official for the Eris... Still, I'm getting a pretty bad run-around by everyone, but here is what they told me... (laughs ensued.)

    Verizon Store #1:
    Salesperson - "Well, 2.1 will come out for the Eris probably at the end of this year. They haven't even really begun making the 2.1 for the Eris, so there is no way it can come out any time soon."
    Me - "Lol, wut? Dude, you have no idea what you are talking about do you? The leak has been out for quite some time now and you can root it and use a custom ROM as well."
    Salesperson - "Oh, well if you want to do it that way, I thought you were talking about 2.1 for the Eris, and with the Eris, you can't root it... I mean, I don't think you can."
    Me - "Really? I was unaware of that..." (Shows him my rooted Eris) "I wonder how the hell this got on here then?"

    Best Buy:
    Me - "Any idea when the official 2.1 comes out for the Eris?"
    Salesperson - "2 weeks."
    Me - "Really? Do you have any literature I can see about it?"
    Salesperson - "No, that's just what they have told me."
    Me - "Who?"
    Salesperson - "Verizon."
    Me - "Verizon is a company, who at Verizon said that it was going to be out in two weeks?... I'm just trying to get an answer from someone who knows what they are talking about..."
    Salesperson - "..."
    Me - "...?"
    Salesperson - "Uh, well yep, two weeks."
    Me - "Thanks."

    Verizon Store #2:
    Me - "Hey, any idea when 2.1 is coming out for the Eris?"
    Salesperson - "Isn't it already out? The one we have on display already has it on there... See?" (Shows me an Eris with 1.5, says it is almost the same.)
    Me - "That's not 2.1, it's 1.5"
    Salesperson - "No it's not, this is 2.1"
    Me - (Opens up settings, shows him clearly that it is 1.5)
    Salesperson - "Oh yeah, just that part isn't updated yet I guess."
    Me - "What part?"
    Salesperson - "The settings..."
    Me - "Really? Didn't know that could happen."
    Salesperson - "Yep, it's a bug that they are working on."
    Me - "Are you sure?"
    Salesperson - "Yep."
    Me - "Okay, thanks."

    So, as you can see... Obviously I wasn't speaking to the most informed employees of these fine establishments, but I thought I would tell you guys about it, just because I thought it was absolutely hilarious... Some people just need to do a little more reading, and a little less making up stuff when they don't know the answer. I realize that the typical customer won't be on their case quite as bad as I was, but still, it's pretty ridiculous/hilarious/unbelievable/extraordinary/etc...
     

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    im inclined to believe the guy at best buy. two weeks sounds about right, isnt the incredible being released about that time.....?
     
  3. cgh

    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, he said that the Incredible was officially announced this morning at their meeting to be released on the 29th... But then he said that the 2.1 for the Incredible wasn't going to be anything like the 2.1 for the Eris? Then he said he has the Moto Droid, and suggested I purchase that if I want 2.1, because "it's a lot better than the Eris."
     
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    well he just discredited himself with that first remark. of course 2.1 will be the same on both....LWP will work on the incredible, but i think that will be the only difference.
     
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    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I just feel like no one really knows what they are talking about in the stores sometimes... I'd much rather someone just say "I don't know," than just making something up.
     
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    That is funny. I especially like VS#2 with the setting glitch. I'm happy with the leak and glad I got it.
     
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    Those are funny exchanges. It's funny to hear what people try to make up when they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. There is nothing wrong with saying that you don't know.
     
  8. SirEagle

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    Man you need to get a life!

    And quit worrying about 2.1. If you want it now get the leak, if not just wait. So how much time and gas did you waste on this adventure that you already new the answers to? Hope you enjoyed your day.
     
  9. cgh

    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Lol, I've had 2.1 for awhile... I may have used 2 gallons of gas ~ 6.24$ It also probably took me 2 hours or so, while I was waiting for my sister to get out of her dance lesson... SO, if you want to use an economic model, I'd say my opportunity cost was around 25$ (I'm using 9$/hour as my opportunity cost for time, ie... the time I could have used working.) I did enjoy my day though, it's not like that's the only thing I did, but thanks for your concern :)
     
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    dude , no need to wait and pick up your sister from dance, dont worry about it, ill take care of that for you from now on ;)

    (you should probably try to make me feel dumb and say shes 10 yrs old or something, youd be getting me back GOOD!)
     
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    You didn't have to go around to all of those people. You could have just browsed these forums for a minute or two, copy-and-pasted similar theories into a text field, and then begun a new thread about 2.1, thus causing the death of the few remaining kittens left on Earth.

    Well, you did manage to do that last part.
     
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    well i thought it was amusing despite what the party pooper say. their reaction is just boloney!

    yes frisco...i went there...
     
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    Maybe I haven't been lurking long enough here, but just out of odd curiosity, what's with the kittens thing? I saw that in another post and am trying to figure it out. I am pretty sure it's a joke, but I guess I don't get it. Please explain? :confused:
     
  14. andrizoid

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    meaning when people post threads about things that have been hashed out hudreds of times, ie battery life issues, 2.1 issues etc, they kill a kitten.

    internet humor FTW!
     
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    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    She's 13, not 10... Still a little young to be "picked up".

    I know I didn't have to go around asking people... But, where's the fun in that? I know I could have creeped and copypasta'd some theories, but then I wouldn't have been able to create another 2.1 thread with their responses. How is that fun?
     
  16. WilCIWS

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    So, just based on this forum alone, (the eris part) there is no hope for kittens at all. I am eager for the new goodies that 2.1 has, am kinda disappointed in the battery, and am considering the Incredible, (with the EOL nonsense), but will not start a thread about any of those, mostly cuz I am not a whiner... also, I am a dog person, but I like kittehs! lol. Thanks for clearing that up. :D
     
  17. andrizoid

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    it occupied your time just fine for the day. thats all that its about. got some time to kill and you killed it. i would have done the same thing if i would have thought of it :)
     
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    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, not much else to do in this town. I'm just visiting while my parents are off in Australia.
     
  19. andrizoid

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    nope. kittens will be extict by the time the OTA is actually released.
    OMFG!
    maybe we should report HTC and Verizon to the parks and wildlife service on the grounds that their refusal to release the 2.1 OTA is contributing to the eventual extinction on the kittens!
     
  20. cgh

    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    PETA will applaud our efforts.
     
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    w00t!
     
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    Thanks for posting. Rather than the stock emails people keep getting from HTC and verizon, this was actually amusing to read. Pretty funny.
     
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    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No problem, it would be awesome to catalog the responses given to Eris owners from Verizon reps... And then see which ones are actually valid.
     
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    Speaking of kittens, I asked my neighbor's cat today when 2.1 was coming over the air. He refused to tell me. I've always hated that cat.
     
  25. cgh

    cgh Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Desperation is hitting you so hard that you are hoping the animal world has some insider information now? I think it's time you had a sit-down with your psychiatrist Dr. Doolittle.
     

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