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Droid is a mess

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rockne, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. rockne

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    So last week I took my droid in due to a ton of issues (reboots, data not working, email a mess, gtalk cannot get a connection). The manager offered to replace it with a new droid but she did not have any in stock. We agreed that she could ship me one to an out of town location since I was traveling. Low and behold my phone shows up and it is a certified "like new" droid. The droid has a 1 year man warranty, and to me this is unacceptable. Has anyone else had to return there phone and what did they get when this happened. I was under the impression it would be a brand new phone...after all it is only 4 months old and with a 1 year and $300.00 price tag this seems really crappy.

    toughts??

    rockne
     

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  2. Phases

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    I feel ya, I used to feel the same way. But, if it makes you feel any better there's something to be said for the phones that go through (from what I understand to be) a more rigorous testing than the assembly-line new phones.

    Before my Droid I had a Voyager. Or 7. The only one that lasted was the refurb I got after a buncha new ones.

    *shrug*

    I wouldn't worry about it. If that one has problems you can just return it, too.
     
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    Seconded ^

    New isn't always better.
     
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    I've replaced three iPods so far, one that cost more than $300. ALL of the replaced iPods were refurbs. I think it's par for the course today.


    On a side note ... do you really think that "Droid is a mess" is really a fitting title for your issue? Just sayin'...
     
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    Geeze, am I the only one who hasn't had any noticeable problems with my Droid?
     
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    I believe there are two of us. :D
     
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    I had a description of CLNR phones at one point, and can't find it now.
    They are gone over and tested by hand, in my experience better than new.
    Nick
     
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    Nope.
     
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    It wouldn't bother me unless it came all scratched and beat up. A one year warranty is a one year warranty.





    +1 Bad titles clog up the forms just as bad if not worse as not using the search function. IMHO
     
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    +1 no probs so far (crosses fingers)
     
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    It's standard to get a refurbished phone for a warranty replacement. It's pretty much the same with most electronic gadgets.
     
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    Your used phone was replaced by a used phone.
     
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    I believe VZW's replacement policy is as follows:

    < 30 days = new phone.
    > 30 days = refurbished.
     
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    i have had no issues... i love my droid
     
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    Make that 3
     
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    Well, I when my phone broke I had NO warranty just manufactures and they gave me a new phone right out of a "new" box just didn't give me the box, just the phone
     
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    My 3G went bye-bye on day 28 and I got a new phone to replace it. I asked about the new/refurb policy and this is what I was told. Under 30 days (from purchase) you get a new one. Over the 30 and you get a refurb.
     
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    IF they would have had the phone in stock you would have got a brand new one but when they have to order one they give you a refurbished one..Just a side note
     
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    I had a unique problem with my first Droid. After about 2 weeks (that was before we got root so it was factory rom) I had an issue with the notification light. All notifications resulted in a flashing red light. I read that you could change notification lights with an app on the market ('Missed Call' I believe). So I downloaded it and of all the notification led options (red, blue, light blue, cyan, white, pink, etc.) only the Red and Blue lights worked.

    I reset to factory default and wiped all data but the problem remained. No issues with the new phone.
     
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    Never had a problem with mine.
    But really what's the problem with a refurbished Droid???
    Arguably the refurbished one should work better than a brand new one because they go through so much testing before they are released.
    So don't make a big deal out of it, it's not the end of the world ;-)
     
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    I'm on my second Droid - one day the first Droid wouldn't re-boot and got stuck on the Motorola symbol. Verizon called it "incomplete wake-up." It was after 30 days, so I got a refurb. It works fine and looks new. However, over time I've noticed some subtle fit-and-finish issues. The headphone jack is not snug (but so far, no static or drop out on either channel). I can see a line of white light coming up from under the 4 navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen. The spacebar on the physical keyboard looks and feels a little lopsided - but it works fine. But none of these is bad enough to justify a return and like I said, everything works fine. So far, nothing to really complain about with the refurb that isn't probably present to some degree on all Droids...
     
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    yea, i have no problems with mine either, i just turn it on and it goes, i love this phone so much, no complaints, and yes the droid being a mess, not really, it was just your one experience, overall the phone rocks, now if you were to refer to at&t being a "hot mess" then you would be correct
     
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    another thing to note about refurbished is it doesn't necessarily mean something was wrong with the phone and it was fixed, tested, and given out as a refurb. more often than not, refurbs are just items someone had for a few days, didn't like, and returned. it gets put through the string of testing and is then given out.

    my mom always acts like a refurb is more prone to breaking because "something was wrong with it to begin with" and that is just not the case all the time.
     

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