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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ohmrsh, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. ohmrsh

    ohmrsh Member
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    After 3 bad Devours, Verizon shipped me a Droid as a replacement. I received it today and there isn't a battery. I went to the local Verizon store and Best Buy. None of them have batteries and said I would have to order it. Is there any where else that I could purchase a battery? I don't want to wait until Monday afternoon to use my phone.
     

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  2. xliderider

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  3. johnlgalt

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    Sears and Wal-Mart also were selling the phone in their stores, so you could try them as well - but more than likely you won't find 'just' a battery.

    You should call VZW back and tell them that they needed to ship you a battery since they were replacing your phone with a completely different (and incompatible) model and that you want them to over night it to you.
     
  4. ohmrsh

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    I tried yesterday and they said that I wouldn't get it over night because of the time I ordered. The day they ordered the phone for me, they said that batteries were out of stock and that I could try the store to see if they have them in stock. I don't understand why a Verizon store wouldn't sell batteries for those "just in case" situations.
     
  5. johnlgalt

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    Actually, you should go to a Verizon store, and have them give you a battery b/c it should have come with the phone.

    have *them* call Cust Service and verify - you should not be paying for a battery period.
     
  6. onesicktexan

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    John is right, you shouldn't have to pay at all. I would go to a Batteries Plus store...if you have those where you live.

    Drrrooooiiiddd
     
  7. Absolutely the phone should have come with a battery.

    As for Batteries Plus, we purchased spare batteries for our old (pre-Droid) MotoQ9cs, and the aftermarket batteries (Rayovac, IIRC) did not work in the phones. Dimensions may have met the published specs, but they were off just enough... :mad:
    Contract was up before we got that fully resolved, and we went immediately for the Droids.:D

    I did order a spare battery and stand-alone battery charger from Verizon, though, just in case I'm off somewhere using the phone for GPS, etc., and run the battery dry in a day or less, and want to continue using it.
     
  8. ohmrsh

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    They checked my order and turns out that the battery wasn't even on it. Just the back cover. Ended up getting it from a Verizon 45 minutes away.
     
  9. kokiangel

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    Wow, sorry to hear about the bad luck with your Devours and the hoops you had to jump through to get a battery for your new Droid but I really hope you like it now. I personally love my Droid! Still have the one I got last November and it still works great. Here's hoping you have that kind of good fortune from here on out.
     
  10. johnlgalt

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    You should be raising he|| with whoever you were dealing with - if you've paid as much as I think you have in insurance, for that alone they should be sending you 2 batteries and a charger for your inconvenience.
     

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