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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gotweed, May 23, 2010.

  1. gotweed

    gotweed Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Do you guys think if I complained to verizon (in nice manner) about bugs on my eris from 2.1 ota and asked if I can get incredible for contract price $200 that they would do it? I only had eris for month kept in perfect condition.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk

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  2. gpa111

    gpa111 Well-Known Member

    You can try, but first off they are on back order, second they do not usually do device swaps that fast, you can get away with it further in your contract if you throw a big stink.
  3. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member

    Make a quick phone call to Verizon customer service and find out. Sometimes you get a cool associate, sometimes you don't. If you don't like how they're treating you, you can ask for the manager or someone in charge, and sometimes if you "say" you're thinking about canceling your contract they'll do what you want. I've never done this, but I'm just giving you ideas.

    If it were me, I would just buy a used Incredible from craigslist and sell the Eris. All phones have bugs.
  4. zeroleonheart

    zeroleonheart Member

    Hopefully Verizon is more gracious than Sprint. After 3 Touch Diamonds, they still wouldnt give me a new phone (I asked for a Hero). Which is why I jumped ship and got an Eris. Let us know if they let you swap out. I'm interested to know what happens.
  5. fahertyps

    fahertyps Newbie

    I held the Incredible today--felt cheap. See other threads on the subject before you decide.
  6. zeroleonheart

    zeroleonheart Member

    It did feel a little cheap, but I couldnt get a good feel for it because of the stupid anti-theft tether attached to it. Sure is a pretty screen though... the colors... :eek:
  7. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    Buy one used on Craigslist? Where are you finding used incredibles anywhere for sale?

    And feeling cheap? Nothing about this phone feels cheap. It is thin and light and built like a champ. Its only physical issue, imo, is the camera lenses being further out than the case. To me, this is a big cause of cracked screens since it channels the impact.

    Sent from my HTC Incredible using Tapatalk
  8. zeroleonheart

    zeroleonheart Member

    I guess, for me, the back of the phone (from what I could feel) felt crazy, like I wasnt sure what the hell was going on back there :) but youre right, it FLIES. Coming from the Eris, the Incredible had (almost) zero lag, there was a little (and I mean a little) lag when live wallpaper was on, but nothing that would be considered a deal breaker.

    Just more of my 2 Sense (oh god the puns!!!). :)
  9. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member

    Craigslist Los Angeles. Not many of them out, but they're there.
  10. ericDylan

    ericDylan Android Enthusiast

    i went to verizon today and had a feel of it (did fell kinda cheap. but that may have been because of how light weight it is which is deff not a bad thing and something i could get used to)

    ... but while i would not mind having the incredible because it is faster and has a LED flash, i think i will just wait until there is a bigger improvement.

    i mean imo there is not that much of a difference between the eris and the incredible ... certainly not enough to justify buying a new phone for full retail price.
  11. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    Yeah it doesn't feel cheap, I do like the Eris form factor better but this phone is every bit as solid.
  12. gotweed

    gotweed Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the feedback guys, I'm going to call verizon and hit up two different stores whenever I get a chance to Ill let you guys know what happens.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  13. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    I don't want to be an a'hole, but I'm just gonna tell you that it is very unlikely that they will bend in the least on giving you an Inc. It is a miracle when people are able to even get an early upgrade or NE2 before the actual date of eligibility.
  14. gotweed

    gotweed Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't want to be an a'hole, but I'm just gonna tell you that it is very unlikely that they will bend in the least on giving you an Inc. It is a miracle when people are able to even get an early upgrade or NE2 before the actual date of eligibility.[/QUOTE]

    Haha No offense taken, I do agree with you and think the same thing as well but it doesnt hurt to try.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  15. greyhndz

    greyhndz Well-Known Member

    About 4 months after my "new after 2", when I bought the TP2, it was totally creamed by my dogs (who have good taste - I hated that phone). The screen was shattered, so it was pretty obvious that it was dead.

    Both a phone rep and also a sales rep in the local Verizon store told me I could get a new phone at a "one-year" discount, meaning I wouldn't have to pay full price for the Eris. In addition, there was a $100 rebate going on at the time, so I paid virtually nothing for the phone.

    The sales rep said that they only allow one replacement under these conditions, so if the dogs eat the Eris, I'm SOL.

    It can't hurt to ask.. better than buying one at full price.
  16. lessit

    lessit Well-Known Member

    What bugs?
  17. SXCS23

    SXCS23 Lurker

    I had a situation where my phone would not power on and Verizon no longer sold the phone. They gave me a phone that 'took' that phone's place. Also, it helps if you mention that you are considering switching carriers. I suggest Sprint if you are in a 4G area.

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  18. AwesomeIT

    AwesomeIT Well-Known Member

    I used an Incredible last week. The thing felt solid and it the speed was, well - Incredible. It was an entirely different world from the Eris.
  19. Tooleman694

    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member

    I got my Eris when the Incredible was already out.. I tried both phones, sure the incredible was faster.. but to me it almost seemed like the same phone, just the one was a little bigger and faster..

    Walked out with 2 eris's for the buy one get one free deal..
  20. gotweed

    gotweed Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    What bugs?[/QUOTE]

    I have 50 % signal bug, service only shows 1 or no bars, weather app doesnt work, htc sense once in a while force closes its self and whole phone reboots its self, messages sometimes force closes on me when checking them

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  21. santeezi03

    santeezi03 Newbie

    I did it to get my Eris, but first I used a replacement phone, and FOUND something wrong with it. Then I went back in, and nicely asked if that would be an option, and they let me buy it at contract price.
  22. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    The lady at the Verizon store in my town had one on her hip and pulled it out of the pouch and handed in to me.

    It felt cheap.

    No, not the lady, the phone. Man, the way you guys think. :D
  23. Tooleman694

    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member

    I like them fast and cheap..
  24. gotweed

    gotweed Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So what if it feels cheap, if it runs like a champ who cares

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  25. thecoard

    thecoard Member

    Because when these folks get frustrated with their Eris they like to bang it on a table. Why else would that matter?

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