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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mobile1, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. mobile1

    mobile1 Member
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    My T-Bolt hit the asphalt this morning and now I have a shattered screen. Of course no where close to being eligible for an upgrade and the second line which doesn't have a smartphone and is eligible belongs to the wife who is awaiting the iPhone 5 in a few weeks.

    While the phone still works, it looks like hell and I don't want to trust it since I am on the road until the middle of November for business.

    So....

    No time to do a repair.

    I did send a PM on one in the classifieds but assuming he doesn't replay back (or am unable to meet my needs/terms), suggestions?

    I have kept my phone stock. I don't have 3G locally but my travels will have me in 4G 30 to 40% of the time.

    I have not called Verizon to see what my options are. On the web everything is full priced for me. Assuming I have to pay full price, anything new/better to purchase? I really have not kept up much on new phones.

    I do like the HTC Sense but also used an original Motorola Droid which was not bad except for the sluggish performance.
     

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  2. jdk2

    jdk2 Well-Known Member

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    Asurion an option?
     
  3. mobile1

    mobile1 Member
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    I managed to get a new Bionic at the 2 year contract price but with no new contract. Still not what I had in mind but it gets me going in a hurry which is what I really need.
     
  4. dragonsamus

    dragonsamus Android Enthusiast

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    retail... bleh
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    How did you manage to get it at the 2 year price?
     
  5. mobile1

    mobile1 Member
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    Made a phone call to our Verizon Rep for our company and asked for a huge favor.
     
  6. JnEricsonx

    JnEricsonx Android Enthusiast

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    I've seen various little stores/kiosks in malls that sometimes offer screen repair.
     
  7. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Android Expert

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  8. PoweredByLE5

    PoweredByLE5 Well-Known Member

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    sheesh you must of had a bad phone i dropped mine a million times i swear this thing is the most indestructible phone i've ever owned. usually im replacing by 6 months lol
     
  9. Joewoowoo

    Joewoowoo Android Enthusiast

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    its not that hard , I did mineusing this video.
    HTC Thunderbolt Broken Screen Repair How To - YouTube
     
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  10. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Android Expert

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    Haha I've dropped mine lots of time but it only seems to be when I drop it on sand it cracks. I now have 2 cracks. Luckily they are single and not spidered out
     
  11. dontlookatme

    dontlookatme Lurker

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    i have scratches on mine only from being in pocket and in cases. and drops. even when i have protective screens. the screen protectors i had come off. i went through 3 generic screen protectors, 1 zagg, and 1 bodyguardz
     
  12. Bman123

    Bman123 Well-Known Member

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    You don't have any small cell phone stores by you? They always do repairs most of the time is same day of they have the parts. I wouldn't go thru insurance because of this its gonna cost $100 to replace I'd just get it fixed.
     
  13. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert

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  14. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, glad you have those skills! Looks pretty involved, with heating up the frame and using the adhesive as well. I'd probably make a mess of it.
     
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