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Accessories Plantronics Explorer 230 Bluetooth free w/ Evo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Robfactory, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member
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    Today I went to my BB to ask why they hadn't called me for my Evo 4G Appt. the guy told me they weren't doing that anymore. That they have 24 pre-orders and if I was one of those I could come in at 10 a.m. when they open.
    I was disappointed and asked them why they wouldn't open at 8 a.m. like other locations around the states. His face was blank. So I moved on to the next question.
    Are you guys giving out free headsets?
    He said and showed me the Plantronics Explorer 230 and said they would give these out.
    I followed the question with, are you guys giving out or exchanging the 8 gig microsd cards?
    He said no, that the phone with 8 gigs, but he had not heard of any replacement of the microsd.
     

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  2. x4sper

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    the BT looks like a piece o well maybe it will work better than my cheap jabra i got for my PS3 :)
     
  3. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member
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    according to reviews it's a hit and miss depending on how your ear is.
    you can always regift it and pass it on or sell it on eBay for $12.
     
  4. jkr4577

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    yeah thaought that was pretty cool of Best Buy even though I'll probably sell mine and use my existing jawbone.
     
  5. Mabster

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    Anyone try theirs out yet? Opinions? I tried it on and was lucky enough that it fit my ear decently enough. It's very basic without any way to adjust the fit so I was surprised.
     
  6. NiCK Crush

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    I mean, it was free... I can't complain at all.
     
  7. Mabster

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    Ok, well, I used mine finally. Nothing special. Used it with quiet surroundings so i don't know how the noise canceling is.

    After that one use I turned it off, now it's DEAD. It won't turn back on. Charged it some more in case it was a battery thing. No dice. Completely dead, won't turn on. :mad:

    Wonder if I can take it back to BB and they'll give me a real one. The receipt says they are worth $40?!?!
     
  8. LisaO

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    Yea, this free bluetooth SUCKS! I used it for one day and it's already broken! I plugged it up to charge and the red indicator light went off after only a minute. I tried turning it on and it will not come back on... I wonder if they'll apply this $40 value towards my purchase of a quality headset???
     
  9. wkang

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    The Same thing happened to mine. I paired it, plugged it in to charge and it never woke up since. I was able to return it and applied the $40 it was worth on a different bluetooth headset since they didn't have the same model in stock (luckily).
     
  10. Mabster

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    Sweet. That is good news. I was planning on trying to do that since the receipt says it's worth $40(!!!). Got to go down there anyway so they can price match the case that I bought on launch day that is now on sale. In this case I hope the other one I got (purchased two phones) craps out too. Then I can get $80 credit and make a jawbone almost free.
     
  11. ekt8750

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    Good to hear. Mine took a shit too. I'd rather get something else for the $40 its worth.
     
  12. neoshi

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    Thanks for the heads up guys. The moment I get the 230, it's going on craigslist lol
     
  13. some.devil

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    Really? I can return this thing back to BB without a reciept for $40 credit?
     
  14. Mabster

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    Not sure you can do it without a receipt.
     
  15. Mabster

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    No go for me on the return. Went to three different Buy More in my area and none of them would give me anything for the broken headset. They were out of stock so couldn't give me a replacement and since it was part of the bundle the reciept says I paid $0 for it. They wouldn't give me $40 credit towards another headset.
     
  16. ashykat

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    Your best bet at getting credit will probably be a different store with no receipt. Other than that there's always craigslist. Surprisingly I only saw one of the explorer 230's on my area's craigslist and he was selling for $20.
     
  17. GoldenStatePanda

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    so far the headset has worked fine for me. i didn't have a headset before and it was free so i might as well use it.
     
  18. carol19473

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    Mine broke, too. And after only about 2 days of use. Garbage!
     
  19. mojo-jojo

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    I've had three different 230's since launch day.. not one has worked more than two days. Pure junk. Plantronics, you have poisoned the well for my future purchase of your products! :mad:
     
  20. patch321

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    they were all out when i picked up my evo. i talked them into giving me a case for free instead
     
  21. Wayno-san

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    Total trash... went through three before I gave up. At least I got a couple of micro-usb chargers out of the deal. Will never purchase a Plantronics product in the future.
     
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