should I bring my Third droid back?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by efdisaster, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. efdisaster

    efdisaster Well-Known Member
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    My first had the high-pitched teakettle noise in the background of some calls... NOTHING else was wrong with it. (manufacture date: 39/09)

    My second also had the high pitched noise, and it turned itself off or rebooted two or three times a day. (manufacture date: 42/09)

    I haven't made enough calls on my third phone (manufacture date: 44/09) to hear the teakettle noise, but I noticed that it would randomly fire up the GPS when I didn't expect it to (I haven't even tried to reinstall Locale, yet, then I'd expect it)... but we just spent a couple days in downtown Chicago and, just for kicks, I used the GPS to figure out which way we should walk to get to our next shop/restaurant/landmark. It had some troubles pinpointing our exact location, sometimes it was a few blocks off, sometimes it though we were in the middle of Lake Michigan... and just now, on our return drive from downtown Chicago out to the suburbs, it thought we were in Kentucky... I left it on, to see if it would figure itself out, but it didn't... it had our direction and the amount of distance we were traveling correct... but it thought we were offroading through the hills and mountains of northern Kentucky.

    I tried restarting the phone a couple times. It still thought we were in Kentucky. I removed the battery for a minute, it locked into the right GPS and located me correctly.

    I know that if I call Verizon support, they'll just tell me to exchange it. They're very nice, but if you're within the right amount of days, they just tell you to do that to avoid escalating the problem. I wish I could've just solved the teakettle noise on the first phone... then I'd be happy.

    My other two Droids never did this... is this common? Is it a bad sign? Should I move on to my FOURTH droid? Do the android gods hate me?
     

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  2. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Well-Known Member
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    What's '39/09' and '42/09? Week of the year? (week 39 out of 52?) Never seen that used in common reference to a date.
     
  3. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
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    Mfg. production week/year of production, found on sticker underneath battery.
     
  4. agemme27

    agemme27 Well-Known Member
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    I am also on my 3rd Droid and so far so good. I noticed that the Gps has problems if you update google maps. My first 2 had an echo on the callers end and I'm pretty sure this one will have the same problem. My fix has been toggling the speakerphone during the call. Just tap speakerphone 2x and the rest of the call is fine. HOPEFULLY......December 11th will fix all these problems. It seems that date will be a bigger deal than November 6th was.
     
  5. efdisaster

    efdisaster Well-Known Member
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    since I just got this one the other day. I will definitely wait until past the 11th... see if it happens again, and then maybe go into a Verizon store while it says I'm in Kentucky and see if I can't get a laugh out of the reps.
     
  6. agemme27

    agemme27 Well-Known Member
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    Hey, at least you're in the U.S. My last one put me in the middle of the Pacific ocean or Tijuana Mexico
     
  7. cb2000a

    cb2000a Active Member
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    Well at least the authorities are looking for you in Kentucky.....:rolleyes:
     

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