Ive had my Droid 4 for about 4 months, purchased through Amazon Wireless with 2 yr contract extension. It is completely stock, and has never been rooted.
Yesterday I realized that the ear piece speaker on my Droid 4 is not working properly. For the past few days it has been going in and out.At first I just thought it was due to poor reception, perhaps a tower out. However today I tried making a few calls and for the most part i couldnt get any sound out of that speaker. When I switched to speakerphone the sound was perfect. Switch back to normal talk mode and sound cut out. I could hear maybe 30% of a conversation - the rest of the time it was completely silent.
The phone has never been dropped or mishandled. there are no scratches or blemishes on it.
So a few questions:
1) Is the ear speaker a known problem with this phone?
2) Is a defective speaker covered by any kind of manufacturer warranty?
3) If the answer to (2) is "no", then is this a good time to buy insurance? Best 3rd party company to go through, or just get it through Verizon? (Or Amazon?)
I have not spoken to anyone at Verizon yet, as I dont want any notations made on my account in the event I need to purchase insurance.
Thanks for your time!
edit - obviously warranty questions are for the inevitable future problems