- 08-08-2010, 07:20 PM #2
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Are you mechanically savvy? Are you rooted? Me personally I would change it myself for the same cost so Sprint cant bone you on root with a replacement. They will not fix the phone, they will give you a replacement and updated software blocking root. But if you are not rooted and aren't planning on it just pay Sprint the 100 bucks and be done with it. Just my opinion.
thanks for that...I am somewhat mechanically savvy, I have taken apart all my phones in the past and even had to make an antenna for my old treo. I am not rooted, but wouldnt I just tell sprint I lost my phone anyway if its gonna be 100 regardless? Thanks for the ebay link but that is 99 $ also I was looking for a cheaper alternative if possible. Also, since the EVO is so out of stock everywhere, would i get stuck waiting for a replacement?
- 08-08-2010, 08:21 PM #4
- 08-09-2010, 05:15 AM #6
With Sprint's insurance the deductible is $100 for user caused damage (with there is no way around on this) or the same deductible for loss.
So the only worry you have with your rooted phone, as far as I know, is warrantable problems, which a cracked screen is not (absent some slew of reported cracked screens in the same place due to some defect.).
So if you have a rooted phone, and are claiming a NON warranted insurance claim are going to lose the $100 anyway, a persons best option is to finish destroying it to the point of it not starting and bring it in, or not bring it in and claim a loss which is the same deductible amount. Their worse option is spending $100 on a replacement screen -- which would also void the warranty as well.
The screens only make sense for phones that are not insured. But even then they will likely void aspects of your warranty
- 08-09-2010, 07:10 AM #7
I dropped mine and cracked the screen 2 weeks after getting the phone. I brought it to a sprint service store and after a heated debate they agreed to attempt to swap out a screen from an evo they happened to have in the back that no longer worked. After about 20 minutes the guy in the back was able to successfully replace the screen and they didn't even charge me. I realize I was extremely lucky that they had a dead evo in the back but maybe you could try that route instead of going through insurance.
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