So after the alarm clock stops working on my old Impression, and now I have to turn it off/on in order to send/receive texts on a daily basis, I have decided to get a new phone. POS AT&T won't let me upgrade after 14 months, and I've always wanted to try out an android phone after learning that you could DL emulators onto it, among other nice things.
Sooo, last Thursday I stop at the new Verizon store in town, and am basically pushed into the Droid X. I get it home, and it keeps turning itself off/on. Over the weekend I deleted every single thing I DLed, and when that didn't work, I did a factory reset. The result? Turning itself off 10 minutes after rebooting. Then the phone started to simply turn off without turning back on, and on Monday first thing I did was call the store and have them replace it.
Finally today, I spend 61 minutes at the store exchanging the phone, bring it home...and literally 5 minutes after getting through the door the things turns itself off. Needless to say, I psychologically put on the punching bags, looking for the nearest newborn baby to pummel.
What the phone/phones are doing: turning itself off/on, but ONLY when I'm NOT actually directly using the screen. Normally it happens when it is in sleep/black screen mode, but it has happened in the middle of a phone conversation, and when I'm walking with the radio/headset on. I played a game for 2.5 hours straight the other night, and no turn off at all. Then 5 minutes after I'm done playing, it turns off.
It sounds like others are having constant woes with refurbished phones. I personally think Verizon is a scummy company for putting a refurbished phone out on display without a single mention of it being a refurbished phone. The salesman even alluded to it in a circumlocutory fashion, making sure to never use the term "refurbished." I knew what the deal was, but didn't care much, because, like their plan was based on, I had already decided on the phone at that point. What are my options here? I really like the phone, but I really don't like them being total lemons out of the freaking box.