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Root Good to be back!...And don't use Best Buy's Black Tie Insurance!

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  1. frenchy714

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    Well, 3 weeks and 2 days ago....someone stole my Evo (I didn't know about Plan B at the time and when I finally found out about it (thanks Akazabam), it was too late to track my Evo) :mad:! I couldn't get a replacement because I was insured by Best Buy (Black Tie Coverage), which DOES NOT INCLUDE LOST OR STOLEN PHONES :(! That was a pretty big pill to swallow and bottom line was, I had to come out of pocket to purchase another one :thinking:. Well, yesterday I finally made that purchase and bought a brand new one :), and all is well :D. Not even 5 min. after I arrived home, I rooted my Evo....not one issue. Then I downgraded my radio's to 3.29 and flashed Virus's Infection ROM, it's sick btw! 2 things, I really missed my Evo, and I really missed this forum....I'm back now and look forward to interacting with the old rooters and helping out the new ones! Oh yeah and DON'T USE BEST BUY'S BLACK TIE INSURANCE, IT SUCKS!!!!!
     

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    Welcome back. And sorry about your last phone being stolen - I know what that is like.
     
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    Welcome back, frenchy :).
     
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    Stupid question, why would you downgrade your radio?

    Edit: yea, stupid question, just read that rom info. Interesting...
     
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    that sucks! Glad you got a replacement but it sucks you had to pay for it. Sprint insurance ftw! if you haven't already add it now!

    for the record...black tie has done me plenty good on other items (hundresds in laptop/other repairs and a few replacements as well) so it isn't all bad ...just not the best option for phones imo
     
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    Welcome back.
     
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    I definitely agree with you on that. As far as repairs are concerned, they're the sh*t. No deductibles and they also replaced my Evo for free when my son spilled juice on it, BUT, it just sucks that they don't replace lost or stolen phones, and with us having Evo's, which are the Bentley's of cell phones, people stealing them is a REAL possibility.
     
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    And I definitely have different insurance now :p.
     
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    Glad to see that your back and with a new phone! I learned the hard the way about black tie protection. I had my hero stolen and I also had to buy a new phone as well. So when the evo came out, I made sure to buy sprints insurance that sane day. Well guess we all live and learn.

    But black tie protection did save my life on my laptop a few times though
     
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    Welcome back Frenchy! I was wondering why I didn't see you around as much... Very 'spensive endeavor indeed!
    I loaded lookout onto mine and I can say the gps tracker does work. If you buy the full version you get remote lockout and remote wipe. Did you call Sprint and get them to ban the ESN?
     
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    honestly i prefer black tie over sprint because they DO cover water damage as sprint does not, and i feel i'm much more likely to spill water on my phone or drop it in water at some point then i am to have it stolen so this is a better route for me, but i do understand your frustration with them.

    welcome back BTW
     
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    Thanks and YES, I did call Sprint and have them blacklist the ESN.
     
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