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General Best deal on Droid X to replace cracked Eris

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MKAH, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. MKAH

    MKAH Member
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    The screen (near the menu button) cracked and broke off my Eris exposing the circuit board. I am sure in no time, it will quit working or get worse and since I use my phone for business and pleasure, it has to work all the time. I did not purchase insurance on the Eris. The Eris is about 13 months old and I am on a two year contract.

    I stopped by the Verizon dealer at the mall and the guy told me he could offer me a one year extension plan, sell me the Droid X for 299.99 and I would get a 100.00 rebate.

    I then came home and called Verizon on the phone and the nice lady told me that all she could do was sell me a phone at full retail 529.00 or something with no contract extension discount.

    Dose the local Verizon dealer offer sound like the best bet, or should I try a different approach?

    We have two phones and three numbers (one is an Onstar number) with Verizon and have been with them for about five or six years.

    Thank in advance
     

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  2. zerocool79346

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    I'd do the deal with the mall dealer in a heartbeat. You won't get any better for a phone that just released and is already back ordered until the 3rd.
     
  3. MKAH

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    Thanks,

    I wonder why the local dealer would have an option that was not available over the phone or online with Verizon? :thinking:
     
  4. surgeon0214

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    Exactly that reason, he is a local dealer able to make decisions. The people at the "tech help center" are trained to only offer full retail
     
  5. willdogs

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    Do your research, the DroidX will be un-rootable and has eFuse installed. eFuse "bricks" the phone if you try to install "unauthorized" ROM's.

    If you like to tinker with your phones, it's probably not a good idea.
     
  6. Nabraham

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    The Eris itself was released in November 2009, your phone is no older then 8 months old.
     

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