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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cinsue, May 26, 2010.

  1. Cinsue

    Cinsue Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK everyone, please don't blast me for asking this.

    This is my first smartphone and I love everything it can do. I'm coming from the LG Dare that I've had no trouble with; except it needs a new battery.

    My problem with the DI is MAYBE fixed, but I would like your opinions.

    Right after the update, the speaker seemed to stop working. I couldn't hear ringtones or music -- although I could hear people on a call. This went on for about a week. The Verizon rep did a factory reset and some other things that a tech told him to try with no luck. I didn't have my Dare with me at the time to reactivate, so was planning on going back the next Sat to return the phone. Then the Friday before I was going to return the phone, it gave a half ring and started working again. It's "lost sound" one other time since then for about a day and I sometimes accidently hangup on people because my screen doesn't stay locked.

    So, if this was your phone, would you return it and wait for the next batch or keep it and keep your fingers crossed it keeps working for the next 2 years?
     


  2. Ovy

    Ovy Well-Known Member

    I would almost certainly do the lazy thing and not mind it. But in retrospect, it'll probably feel like you were better off waiting two weeks for a replacement instead of suffering for two years with a buggy phone.
     
  3. aw1974

    aw1974 Well-Known Member

    If you're loving the phone, I would simply do an exchange and get one that works 100% of the time. No reason to compromise on a new phone that you paid for!
     
  4. zemerick

    zemerick Android Enthusiast

    I'd do a return. I can't stand something not working the way it supposed to. It would be a rough couple weeks or however long the backorder is atm, but in the end it'd be worth it IMHO. Also, I would imagine returns get their new phones sent out faster than new purchases.
     
  5. thejoker

    thejoker Newbie

    Get it replaced.. It's a great phone. I came from a Dare as well, and the Incredible is better in every single way.
     
  6. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Replace it. I know they're not exactly falling off trees right now but you're rolling the dice with that handheld IMO.
     
  7. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    Replace the phone. It is covered under warranty. I don't see what the problem is...
     
  8. Cinsue

    Cinsue Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK. I'll go with the expert opinions and replace the phone.

    Although I have to admit I've been wavering between keeping it and returning it just because I don't want to spend what will seem like most of my Saturday at Verizon Wireless. :rolleyes:

    But I'm sure I'll be happier in the end. Guess I'll have to buy the Dare a new battery while I'm there!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    Good luck m8, let us know how it goes :)
     
  10. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    I'd definitely have them replace it with a new unit. The phone should not have any issues like that where it sometimes will work, and other times will not. That is unacceptable for a product you paid for. Have them get you a new one and see how that goes before jumping ship
     
  11. jj3699

    jj3699 Android Enthusiast

    +1 have them get you new DInc
     
  12. Get a new one and the warranty that covers EVERYTHING! better to pay 200$ over 2 years than 600$ if it is lost.
     
  13. rockstar323

    rockstar323 Well-Known Member

    Call Verizon customer service 1-800-922-0204 enter your number and when prompted push option 4 then option 5. This will take you to a cs rep without having to go through the trouble of listening to the prompts. When they ask what they can do for you tell them you need to do a warranty replacement. Explain what is wrong with your phone and that you took it into a store and they did a hard reset and it still isnt working. This should take you about 10 min, as long as you dont get someone who is new or having a bad day. You are much better dealing with customer service reps than the sales reps at a store.
     
  14. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    I would get it exchanged personally.
     
  15. Cinsue

    Cinsue Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just got the new phone. Came in the mail in a plain brown box with no battery. I'm activating it now. Keeping my fingers crossed this one works better than the last one.

    Thanks again everyone for convincing me to do this. It was pretty painless!
     
  16. zemerick

    zemerick Android Enthusiast

    Just 2 days, nice. Hope it works out for ya!
     
  17. Cinsue

    Cinsue Newbie
    Thread Starter

    WTH?? :eek:

    Just checking my email and there's an email there from Verizon Wireless telling me how to set up my "Certified-Like New Replacement Device".

    Is this just something they automatically send out when a phone is replaced or is this really a used Incredible?
     
  18. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member


    I would be willing to bet that becuase of it coming in a brown box and with the speed it got to you in, that it's a refurb
     
  19. Cinsue

    Cinsue Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well crap! As long as it works, right?

    Just hate to think I paid all that $$ for a used phone.
     
  20. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Since the DInc is this new, anything you're getting is probably just a returned phone that someone mistakenly ordered. They've probably just cleaned it up, tested and turned it back around. Maybe it's not factory fresh, but I also wouldn't worry about it having been repaired.
     
  21. contagous

    contagous Android Expert

    If you was within your 30 days, you should get new retail boxed version off the phone, After the 30 days, they are allowed to ship refurbs.

    So if you was in the 30 day trial period, I would ask for a retail phone, If it was me anyways.
     
  22. DevHead

    DevHead Well-Known Member

    Return it.
     

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