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  1. czm2000's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me how to bypass the activation screen?
    Just activate online. That's what I just did. myNewDroidCharge.jpg - 4shared.com - photo sharing - download image
    05-03-2011 08:32 PM
  2. kmichaeld's Avatar
    Wish I could....its a company demo phone ...so I will have to wait for verizon to activate it. That is why I would like to know how to bypass the activation screen for now...
    05-03-2011 09:03 PM
  3. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Just activate online. That's what I just did. myNewDroidCharge.jpg - 4shared.com - photo sharing - download image
    Just rub it in

    05-03-2011 09:05 PM
  4. rmanaka's Avatar
    Yeah not trying to activate it just bypass it....I think you are right there is a new method for the Samsung 4g phones...Thank You for trying though....
    It's our display model here at Costco ....I just wanted to check it out but I guess I will have to wait for verizon to launch it so I can activate it. By the way we are priced at 249.99 no mail in rebate and a bonus accessory bundle...common verizon let us sell the phone!!!
    First, let me say that I am a TOTAL Costco fan for phones! IMO can't be beat for customer service, 90-day phone exchange/return (other than carrier's terms) policy, new activation waiver and free accessory bundles.

    I was hoping for a better price at Costco for the Charge, however, hoping for something similar to the introductory pricing for 4G phones from AT&T ($119 for the Atrix, $19.99 renew, $0 new for the Inspire). If the Charge had similar pricing I'd be all over it, especially considering that I've been able to find $100-$150 pricing for new Tbolts (I'm planning on activating 4 new phones, 2 smart, 2 feature).

    If $249 @ launch is the Costco price, guess I'll have to wait a bit I think it's still lower than the other guys (LetsTalk, WireFly, Walmart, Amazon & Target), esp. with the new activation waiver and NO secondary ETF fees...even with a FatWallet bonus @ WireFly...

    I tried both the Atrix and the Inspire...OK phones, esp. the Inspire which was easy to root and restore, but the new AT&T policies really stink, let alone their snail-paced "4G" speeds and refusal to grandfather unlimited 3G accounts to "4G"...The current "Maximum PC" editorial rants about the editor's AT&T experience, all of which I second from experience except that I was able to revert my account back to unlimited 3G, THANKS TO HELP FROM MY COSTCO Rep!

    In summary, props to COSTCO, but if $249, for now will be anxiously waiting for either a great sale or the Galaxy S II LTE (if ever)!

    BTW, you can get a new Atrix for as low as $25 since they are selling like the plague...

    p.s. coming from XDA as they don't have a Samsung Droid Charge forum!!!
    05-03-2011 09:50 PM
  5. davey11's Avatar
    p.s. coming from XDA as they don't have a Samsung Droid Charge forum!!!
    Yeah that baffles me also, they had a TB forum weeks before release
    05-03-2011 09:57 PM
  6. choppaj247's Avatar
    I would NEVER buy a phone at Costco/best buy. U do realize there is a reason why they sell everything cheaper. Think about it
    05-04-2011 10:08 AM
  7. reflekt2099's Avatar
    I would NEVER buy a phone at Costco/best buy. U do realize there is a reason why they sell everything cheaper. Think about it
    why would you "NEVER buy a phone from Costco/bestbuy"? please explain? I've purchased three phones in the past from bestbuy with zero problems. I have yet to buy a phone from Costco, but I might as well take advantage of the discount since i'm a member.
    05-04-2011 10:34 AM
  8. ffac789's Avatar
    I wonder, being a Best Buy employee, what discount I would get, if any, for upgrading to the Droid Charge. Hmmm.
    05-04-2011 11:13 AM
  9. kmichaeld's Avatar
    I would NEVER buy a phone at Costco/best buy. U do realize there is a reason why they sell everything cheaper. Think about it
    Yeah dude explain.....Costco/ best buy has buying power! thats why they can get it to you cheaper than others.....thats OK ..if you feel better spending more money on your phone than great...I can understand I'm the same way for Clothes...
    05-04-2011 12:26 PM
  10. kmichaeld's Avatar
    I still can't figure out how to bypass the phone activation.....anybody?
    05-04-2011 12:44 PM
  11. rmanaka's Avatar
    I still can't figure out how to bypass the phone activation.....anybody?
    Did you see the link about using My Verizon to activate? Don't know if that would work for your Costco demo unit, however...hoping for launch tomorrow!
    05-04-2011 10:30 PM
  12. Osky23's Avatar
    I work for WA too and I figured out how to get the charge to be able to play with it. Take out 4g sim put in an extra tmo sim card and ull be good to go just press menu when backup assistant runs and end it with the task manager. Good luck and have fun!
    05-05-2011 12:13 AM
  13. Osky23's Avatar
    P.s. Costco byfar has the best deals on phones. Next months coupon phones will be awesome.

    P.s.s. Costco does NOT sell used or refurb phones! Sorry were just here to take care of our members. Lol
    05-05-2011 12:16 AM
  14. davey11's Avatar
    Okay all you costco fanboys....ya got me

    I'M SOLD!

    costco will get my charge money!
    05-05-2011 12:27 AM
  15. kmichaeld's Avatar
    I work for WA too and I figured out how to get the charge to be able to play with it. Take out 4g sim put in an extra tmo sim card and ull be good to go just press menu when backup assistant runs and end it with the task manager. Good luck and have fun!
    NICE!!!!! I used an AT&T sim it worked also Thanks for the tip.....what region are you in? NW5 here
    05-05-2011 10:33 AM
  16. kmichaeld's Avatar
    P.s. Costco byfar has the best deals on phones. Next months coupon phones will be awesome.

    P.s.s. Costco does NOT sell used or refurb phones! Sorry were just here to take care of our members. Lol
    I also used our D2 Global's hotspot to give the charge web
    05-05-2011 10:35 AM
  17. indian9990's Avatar
    I tried putting in another SIM card and It did not work for me. It brings me back to the setup wizard..suggestions?
    05-05-2011 12:31 PM
  18. kmichaeld's Avatar
    I tried putting in another SIM card and It did not work for me. It brings me back to the setup wizard..suggestions?
    Setup Wizard? or the emergency call or reset phone....which screen are you seeing?
    05-05-2011 02:07 PM
  19. STLRampage1's Avatar
    Firing it up with a T-Mob sim took me to the setup wizard and says invalid sim.

    WA SEE here.

    Used a live AT&T sim and it comes on and after about 20 second setup wizard shuts me down. I tried to kill setup wizard with task manager before it came up but wouldn't let me.
    05-05-2011 03:38 PM
  20. STLRampage1's Avatar
    Got it working.
    05-05-2011 05:08 PM
  21. dantivirus's Avatar
    How did you get it activated?

    Could you explain here please?
    05-06-2011 12:41 PM
  22. Osky23's Avatar
    mines still not active. after messing with it for about 30 minutes i figured wth might as well try a diff sim and it worked. just running off wifi. i had it off droid 2 global but had to send it back to hq. now using wifi off xoom. NW BOO YAH!!
    05-06-2011 10:59 PM
  23. czm2000's Avatar
    Did you see the link about using My Verizon to activate? Don't know if that would work for your Costco demo unit, however...hoping for launch tomorrow!
    That is how I acttivated mine.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    05-07-2011 07:38 AM
  24. Hedgehog661's Avatar
    Kinda late but to bypass the activation on the phones in my store, when it asks you to activate and starts calling *228, just immediately end the call and it will say activation failed.

    Fail activation 3 times and it'll skip it and go on with the normal setup.

    It worked a while for me until it recognized that there was no SIM card in which case it locked up again but just did the

    Press the emergency call button.
    Then dial *#83786633
    Press the home key.

    method and it bypasses the SIM activation for a while again.

    Hope it helps for you if you still need it.
    05-14-2011 02:40 PM
  25. nick1020's Avatar
    Yeah dude explain.....Costco/ best buy has buying power! thats why they can get it to you cheaper than others.....thats OK ..if you feel better spending more money on your phone than great...I can understand I'm the same way for Clothes...
    If you guys are really smart you would go to a Verizon Indirect retailer store. There they will negotiate prices, and most small retail stores will do absolutely anything to get you to buy a phone there. On several occasions I have gotten them to beat the best price I find at bestbuy, costco or wherever else. I have also had great success getting free cases and chargers thrown in. Good luck trying that at corporate Verizon, bestbuy or costco.
    05-21-2011 12:08 PM
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