Those who got or about to get a replacement DX....
make sure that it is brand new, if you are still under 30 days, which I am sure most of us are. Phones in the brown box are not brand new, I verified with CS.
Well heres my story, I ordered a replacement couple days ago because of the dead pixels issue. i guess i am one of the unlucky ones to really have a dead pixel on the screen. couple of small bright blue ones and a red one. I can even see it on certain background when i am surfing the net. and even when I am at my homescreen on the same spots. Anyway, the tech told me he ordered me a new phone but it will only be the phone without any of the accessories in the box. Well i was like ok good. i even double checked with him and he keeps saying that it is brand new even though it is just the phone they are sending. so i let it rest for one night.
Then, just a few minutes ago (literally) I called CS to ask for the tracking number and I asked her if the phone they are shipping to me is brand new. guess what she said?.....NO. they are not brand new! i told her about the guy i talked to last night and said to the nice CS rep i just talked to that the tech was a big fat liar. And i told her that i know the conversations get recorded so i hope the higher people gets a listen to what i have to say. And of course, she apologized and I told her it is not you, its that guy who straightly lied to me over the phone (the tech). And without asking her, she said she is going to order me a brand new, in the box with everything, DX. I even verified with her that since we are still under 30 days, I am suppose to get a new phone. She said yes that I am suppose to get a brand new DX. So I am on the waiting game (again until the 27th that she said it will get to my door) but I am happy that this CS was truthful about the whole thing. And no, they did not charge me anything for that new phone.
I know some of you who got your replacement are happy that it fixed whatever issue you had. My issue was that the tech lied to me and he said that it is brand new. i would not have cared if the tech said in the first place that it was a certified like-new but the whole lying thing was unacceptable. I guess that is how they get trained? Oh well, I am happy that there are still some CS that stick up for the customers.
- 08-10-2010, 10:55 PM #2
- 08-10-2010, 11:44 PM #4
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I was told the same thing when I was getting my replacement. No battery, sd card, etc..just the phone but it would be brand new. Also told me I could have it overnighted to me the next day and wouldn't have to pay for another phone.
Didn't get a good vibe about "just the phone" thing so told them I wanted one in original retail packaging. i had to pay for the new phone (which was refunded when I returned the original) and had to wait until 8/4 (replacement ordered on 7/26). Acutally got it on 7/30.
- 08-11-2010, 02:31 AM #6
- 08-11-2010, 06:31 AM #7
Now I don't feel crazy... I ordered my replacement X because it had a defective speaker on Aug 5th... I asked the rep whether I'd be getting a new one or not. He said yes. I called back yesterday just to get a confirmation and see if they had an expected ship date for my phone, besides the info I was given originally. I again asked to make sure I was getting a new one, and the rep said, "Yes, there are no refurbs for this phone yet because it just came out." (However she said it in that way that made you feel stupid for asking) But anyways, I am glad I asked, but I guess I guess I will see what I am getting when the phone arrives.
They do have like-new phones in stock. They replace whatever was defective and now it is a like-new device. They are flat out lying saying there are no refurbs yet because im sure there are enough returns or exchanges for reasons like the volume issue or the screen issue. If there were no refurbs at all, they'd be sending it new in box with everything. And again, i verified this with the rep i talked to last night and said to me if it is just the phone, it is not brand new and that someone had returned it for some reason and they fix or replace whatever was the problem with that phone so it is like new and are told to say it is brand new. I understand it will be going through more inspections but i have received defective refurbs in the past.
- 08-11-2010, 09:19 AM #9
Well this is total bull****. I'm still in my "worry free" period and I just got my replacement.....in a white box, phone only. I was told it was brand new device but I have my doubts as well.
The sales Rep at the corp store told me they would order a replacement and have it shipped to me....and that it would only take a couple of days. He assured me it would "brand new" but only the phone, no battery, SD card, etc
This was on Friday 8.6. So one Monday i call to get an idea of when it will ship and was told by a very nice girl it was shipping out THAT day and I should expect it in a couple days.
So I call back yesterday 8.10 to get a tracking #. I was also told that since the phone is back ordered that it would not ship until 8.23......I just got it this morning. I'm really loosing faith in VZW as of late. CS is declining IMHO and their whole marketing of new devices is terrible. They have released a device and can't provide it to their customers. It's all a game to create demand......i realize that.
But when my phone craps out and I can't walk into a store during the first 30 days and get a replacement, new, in the box with that warm and fuzzy feeling as i walk out is just NOT COOL.
- 08-11-2010, 10:47 AM #11
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A couple of things I found out while getting mine replaced...
1. It seems they make a distinction between getting a replacement under warranty OR under the 30 day guarantee. If replaced under warranty, they send "just the phone". If under 30 day guarantee, they send out NIB but will want to charge you again then refund when the original is returned. If you talk to a tech who isn't able to resolve an issue with the phone and he orders the replacement, it will most likely be "just the phone"; so once it's been established that the issue isn't resolvable, be sure to tell the tech that you want to replace the phone under the 30 day guarantee rather than under warranty.
2. If you get "just the phone" replaced under warranty, this voids your 30 day guarantee. Not positive this is true but this is what I was told when I was getting mine replaced, and was one of the main reasons I decided against getting "just the phone".
Having said that, from what I've been reading online it seems people getting reconditioned phones are happy with them. I suppose one could even argue that they have gone through additional QC. Either way, after the 30 days all replacements will be under warranty so aside from just the principle of the getting a NIB, not sure how much it really matters.
- 08-11-2010, 10:58 AM #12
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I was told that the replacements are just gutted and everything is replaced in the phone. So you are getting pretty much a brand new phone. Even if there is any scratches on it (which I have never seen) they will replace it so it is new like out of the factory. I had a go round with a rep on the phone and they transfered me to a tech and he explained the whole process to me. he said that all the replacements are basically new out of the box after everything has been replaced.
I returned my S2 when the screen crapped out on me and the replacement phone was 10 times the original. I am almost positive this will work the same way for all other phones, but maybe I was lied to as well???? Just my two pennies...
- 09-08-2010, 04:27 PM #13
- 09-08-2010, 04:55 PM #14
Big BS....if the phone dont come with the original box, then u are getting a refurbished phone, Verizon keeps saying, the refurbished phones is just like new, so for them the phone is new, ask for the original box, with charger and sd card dont matter what (of course if your still are under your 30 days )
- 09-08-2010, 06:04 PM #15
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- 09-08-2010, 10:32 PM #19
I was told by a VZ manager that one should always take a phone into a store during the 30 day warranty period. You will be given a new phone. If you contact VZ corporate you will more than likely always get a refurbished phone regardless of the time frame.
- 09-08-2010, 11:12 PM #20
- 09-09-2010, 08:50 AM #21
pretty much all DroidX's are going to be 'new'. Even with them flaunting 'certified pre-owned', I seriously doubt they have that much of a stock of 'fixed' phones to send out. I got a replacement, and it came in a generic box with no battery, no memory card and no battery cover. I have LOVED the new droid... new or not.
- 09-09-2010, 09:32 AM #22
I hate that the X is a Special Order phone in the corporate store here now. I was there because my wife's BlackBerry had crapped out, and made the mistake of trying the demo X out. Sure enough, the earpiece on it sounded perfect even with the volume cranked up all the way. I ordered mine just after midnight on launch day, and the first thing I noticed when I called to activate is that the earpiece didn't sound right. I didn't bother trying to take it in during my 30 days since I knew they didn't have any in stock. I went ahead and had them look at it yesterday, and they ordered me one. Even if it is a refurb, at least I know it can't be any older than the one I have now.