Support Sprint is charging me 130$

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ogxenergy, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. ogxenergy

    ogxenergy Well-Known Member
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    Just for fixing my broken charger port, thats a rip off. Anyone have ideas of what i could do. I don't want to pay 130$
     

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  2. Instinct User

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  3. pastafarian

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    The price for repair and for insurance has escalated over recent years on all the carriers. You could try a second party repair service like CPR®  Cell Phone Repair - All Cell Phones (I am in no way recommending them!) which could prove cheaper. There are a bunch of these services around, maybe someone else can provide recommendations? Even if you had insurance (I'm assuming you don't), the deductible is $100. If you own your phone for more than 5 months and only have the one repair incident, you still come out ahead. If this is strictly a charging issue, you could go with a work around and buy a cheap battery charger on ebay . Good luck!
     
  4. mrmojoz

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    I'd put it towards a different phone at this point. I wouldn't part with +$100 to still end up with a Moment. Moment was good when there weren't better options, but that time is passed.
     
  5. Instinct User

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    Even though I like my Moment a lot I probably wouldn't put more than $50 or so toward repairing it if something went wrong. Putting that $130 toward the purchase of a newer/better phone would make more sense IMO.
     
  6. AndroidSPCS

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    True, or you can buy a used Moment for around $130 - $150 or so on eBay / Craigslist.
     
  7. one80oneday

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    Don't do it, just get a new different phone. I just bought a brand new Samsung Moment from a forum so I wouldn't have to upgrade through Sprint.
     
  8. ogxenergy

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    Thanks guys, i bought those batteries off ebay. Im just gonna wait till November to get my upgrade Now i cant root my phone:mad:
     
  9. kahale

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    $130 i think is without insurance. i would just save that $130 towards a new phone. evo 4g was in stock online yesterday. lol after being out of stock months.

    also using a external battery and charger is gonna suck. every time u charge the battery u have to take it out and in. your battery cover will probably fall off from continuous use. i had this problem with my last phone.
     
  10. ogxenergy

    ogxenergy Well-Known Member
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    Yeah its gonna suck but whatever ill be getting the evo in November.
     
  11. Instinct User

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    Good point. If that happens he can always get one of these: NEW Sprint Samsung Moment M900 Battery Door Cover OEM - eBay (item 270641654688 end time Oct-27-10 21:12:59 PDT)
     
  12. ovrrdrive

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    How you gonna root it if you can't flash it through the charging port? :)

    And btw I agree with saving the $130 for an upgrade. You can make it a month but you're really going to hate the moment by the time you can get rid of it.
     
  13. GodCountryND

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    Spend that 130 towards canceling your Sprint account and get a phone from a different carrier?
     

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