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New guy with questions
I am planning on getting a Rezound when I can update my phone in May. Has anyone used the reconditioned phones before. It says each phone goes through a bunch of tests to make sure it works. I'm pretty sure that every brand new phone is not checked, just random phones so it sounds like a reconditioned phone would be less likely to have a problem. Also I read on here that this phone was offered for like 50 dollars awhile back, do you think this will happen again sometime that I should wait for. I'm sure once I get the phone I will be on here with lots more questions, I've been reading some of the posts while I'm waiting for my renewal time to roll around. Thanks for the help.
- 04-25-2012, 09:27 AM #2Mr Fix-It
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Re: New guy with questions
Yeah, you just missed the $50 special by like a month. Will Verizon do that again? Who knows..We think they did that to ditch as much inventory as possible.
To the refurbs...yeah....they're not really refurbs. Most phones are returned phones that got a factory reset and new dump of the O/S on it. If even that much. I think they clean up the outside a bit, but you definitely don't get a quality phone. You get the junk that someone else returned and looks good enough to be re-sold.
You'll probably find yourself sending back a few since there were numerous hardware issues with the initial stock of handsets(overheating being one of the bigger issues). Couple that with the fact that Verizon doesn't care that it's peddling broken hardware and you could be in for a time. However you could get lucky and get the phone of someone who returned their phone 2 weeks later to get a Nexus... Oh and you won't get the beats headphones with most refurbs.“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things,
because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
- 04-25-2012, 10:19 AM #3
I had a great experience with a replacement DInc. Looked perfect. No glitches in hardware. Software was as good as expected.
Can't promise it would work out so well every time, of course.
Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2Palm Treo 650 > Treo 700p > BB Curve 8330 > DInc (r) > Rezound (r) > Moto X (being assembled in the USA)
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- 04-25-2012, 10:59 AM #4
- 04-25-2012, 12:35 PM #5
- 04-25-2012, 01:57 PM #6
Re: New guy with questions
I've got the same story as Pabster, almost.
I sent back four bionic that had problems from lockups, chipped screen, and no volume rocker.
They got tired of me calling weekly and stuck me in a rezound. The rezound has been flawless. No accessories were included. They did throw in the extended battery (and back) for me but, no charger.
- 04-25-2012, 02:50 PM #7
- 04-25-2012, 06:12 PM #9