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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheSkiShow, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. TheSkiShow

    TheSkiShow Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 24, 2010
    College Station, Texas
    Ok, here's my whole story:

    Got the DInc on launch day, have loved it, but there are some things that I have been dealing with since shortly after I got the phone, and frankly, its just getting on my nerves now.

    1) It freezes at least once a day. Not really that BIG of a problem because the reboot time is so quick, but annoying nonetheless.

    2) I have to shake the phone to get it to switch to portrait/landscape mode. Not anything ridiculous, just a couple light shakes.

    3) The camera freezes often.

    4) The glass lens on the camera is actually crooked. One side of the lens is deeper down than the other, creating a lip on one side. This is really just cosmetics, as I'm not sure it actually affects the performance of the camera, but I know it's not suppose to be like that.

    5) After a while, it stops reading my SD card, saying that I don't have one in. I have to pull the battery to get it to read again, and even then it will only do so for about a day, before the same problem pops up.

    6) Last but not least, to add insult to injury after all the others listed here, the "T" in my "HTC" logo on the back of the phone actually fell out. I know, this has nothing to do with the actual performance of the phone, but it's annoying that the phone fell apart like I DIDN'T pay $200 for it.

    So I say that to ask this... Is the DInc still backordered? I still like this phone despite everything I listed above, and usually I would just call Verizon to get a replacement, but I assumed they will not be able to send me one if they can't even get them to new customers. Sooo... I've been looking very hard at the Droid X. I love the big screen, and basically what it looks like to me is a Droid Incredible on HGH. So if I call Verizon, and they tell me the DInc is backordered and they can't send me a replacement right now, what are the chances I can get them to send me a Droid X for small fee, or even possibly, for free?

    *Sorry for the novel.

    **Note: I HAVE dropped this phone ONCE, and it was on carpet, from about 3 feet, so I don't think that is the reason for all this.


  2. civicsisedan

    civicsisedan Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Call and find out!
  3. Randino

    Randino Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    North Carolina
    you can check here...

    Let me google that for you
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  4. Terabethia

    Terabethia Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Northern Virginia

    That was the greatest thing I think I have ever seen! :D
  5. ramcharger1979

    ramcharger1979 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    Boise, ID
    I called Monday and had a new Dinc by Thursday before lunch.
  6. XDaydreamerX11

    XDaydreamerX11 Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    North of Pitts, PA
    I called thurs. and I have another coming tomorrow. I am pretty sure it's refurb.
  7. vonfeldt7

    vonfeldt7 Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    I think it depends on your situation... and perhaps location. I think they are still back-ordered if you a purchasing a new one (ie. through an upgrade). That's what the Salesman at Verizon made it sound liked.. but he didn't necessarily say it.

    I had to get a new one (blown speaker and my restarts randomly) and he made it sound like I would be waiting a while until he typed in some info. into the computer and then informed me that they have some stocked at the warehouse for warranty replacements. Mine will be here tomorrow; I ordered it 2 days ago.

    Thinking about selling on eBay and getting the DX though... hmm.
  8. ikediggety

    ikediggety Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Fernandina Beach, FL
    i had the same problem with the camera freezing occasionally, especially when i put the phone to sleep with the camera still active.

    the leaked OTA fixed it. a good handful of camera bugfixes in it. if you haven't tried it, you should consider it.
  9. AttorneyIncredible

    AttorneyIncredible Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    what you got is a refurb for replacements. They are units that were returned for various reasons and cannot be sold as new. There is no special pile of new phones for people who return one that isn't working, something I found out. They offered me a new phone in 2 days and then they admitted it would be "like new"

    a new phone right now through verizon is gonna take a week or two but they are catching up. Several authorized retailers have them in stock, but the price if higher.

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