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    Gone through 3 defective Charges, Verizon doesn't care

    Wow. I really want to like the Charge. But, I think it's going back tomorrow.

    First off, the first 2 I got had screen issues. Returned, and the 2nd one, reluctantly, because all else was fine, except for the screen being messed up.

    Then, I get the replacement in store, which has a rattling sound when you shake it. Guess what? The managers at every store say so what, it's not our problem.

    So, in a matter of hours, I somehow, without damaging the phone in anyway visible, manage to loosen an entire piece inside the phone. Sure. They say it doesn't affect call quality, and so it's not defective. Then, the manager says when he had a Thunderbold, it had loose parts and he didn't care.

    Should I just return it, pay the $35, and wait for the Bionic? I mean....this is ridiculous. I remember when I had VZW years ago. They actually replaced phones with new ones. And you had 30 days, and no one cared when you replaced your phone or you got a defective one. Now, well, they just won't. So basically, if you have a phone you need to get replaced in 14 days, they say that you have only one replacement. Then, if they hand you a phone with dead pixels, they won't replace it, because "it doesn't affect your service", and you "only get one 14 day replacement". Not only that, but your 14 day policy is not extended so you can evaluate a new device over again.

    It's simply incredible that people heard the phone rattling, agreed they heard it (service reps) and when the manager came over, he took the phone and shook it ever so slightly and said he couldn't hear anything. I literally laughed out loud and said wow. So you reps, you didn't hear it? And the girl replies well, yes but.... so I took it and shook it, and everyone could hear it, which was when they just told me no, oh well, it doesn't affect call quality.

    Simply amazing.

    Is the striped black and white lines, and dead pixels, really such a huge problem with the Droid Charge? Are they just giving me refurbs at the store? I'm thinking just return the stupid thing and wait, but Bionic....I'm afraid of the battery life. I realize no one can really answer these questions, but, it's just been a long day of dealing with people who honestly did not want to help, despite their cheerful recording when you call the store.
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    just keep sending them back, i've had two do two returns previously and both times the fifth phone i got was perfect.

    but unlike you i didn't take it so personal... I don't expect the people in the store to trouble shoot or really do much else but sell phones. VZW will happily keep sending you refurbs until you get a good one. I guess having dealt with the company for so long and knowing their limitations i just deal with it.
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    Thanks.

    I do have one more question. When you activate the phone's camera from the apps menu, are you supposed to hear a "click" inside the phone? I never noticed this with my old Charge, and this one, is making that noise. It makes me wonder if it is something with the camera being loose, the rattling. You can also feel something moving so I'm assuming it's what's broken. *sigh*

    Bionic seems the way to go but if I use a Blackberry to keep my unlimited data, I am afraid they'll not give it to me because of the 3G to 4G switch...
    Last edited by foxdroid; 07-19-2011 at 10:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxdroid View Post
    Thanks.

    I do have one more question. When you activate the phone's camera from the apps menu, are you supposed to hear a "click" inside the phone? I never noticed this with my old Charge, and this one, is making that noise. It makes me wonder if it is something with the camera being loose, the rattling. You can also feel something moving so I'm assuming it's what's broken. *sigh*

    Bionic seems the way to go but if I use a Blackberry to keep my unlimited data, I am afraid they'll not give it to me because of the 3G to 4G switch...
    Pretty sure the camera does that all the time. also, I get the lines when I turn the screen on and off occasionally. Also a non problem, but I don't have dead pixels

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    Thanks so much. I didn't notice it with my original phone but knowing it's normal is good. I'll send in for a replacement and get a refurb one then and like you said just keep trying til I get one. I'd rather not get the Bionic because well, I like the Charge
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    That really sucks. We have gotten 2 within the past 2 weeks and have had NO problems. They seem to be running perfectly. For some reason we only have 1 cell bar in our house, on the original Droids we has 3 bars. Don't know why that is... but we aren't having any issues making and receiving calls or sending texts... so I really don't care what the bar says.
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    For what it's worth and from what I keep reading about people's experiences at VZW stores, I recommend Best Buy. They have a 30 day no questions policy for exchanges and returns. There is no restocking fees. I tried 4 different phones in 30 days with no problems at all. The fourth being my second Charge. The first one had some issues, which is what started the whole thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by foxdroid View Post
    Wow. I really want to like the Charge. But, I think it's going back tomorrow.

    First off, the first 2 I got had screen issues. Returned, and the 2nd one, reluctantly, because all else was fine, except for the screen being messed up.

    Then, I get the replacement in store, which has a rattling sound when you shake it. Guess what? The managers at every store say so what, it's not our problem.

    So, in a matter of hours, I somehow, without damaging the phone in anyway visible, manage to loosen an entire piece inside the phone. Sure. They say it doesn't affect call quality, and so it's not defective. Then, the manager says when he had a Thunderbold, it had loose parts and he didn't care.

    Should I just return it, pay the $35, and wait for the Bionic? I mean....this is ridiculous. I remember when I had VZW years ago. They actually replaced phones with new ones. And you had 30 days, and no one cared when you replaced your phone or you got a defective one. Now, well, they just won't. So basically, if you have a phone you need to get replaced in 14 days, they say that you have only one replacement. Then, if they hand you a phone with dead pixels, they won't replace it, because "it doesn't affect your service", and you "only get one 14 day replacement". Not only that, but your 14 day policy is not extended so you can evaluate a new device over again.

    It's simply incredible that people heard the phone rattling, agreed they heard it (service reps) and when the manager came over, he took the phone and shook it ever so slightly and said he couldn't hear anything. I literally laughed out loud and said wow. So you reps, you didn't hear it? And the girl replies well, yes but.... so I took it and shook it, and everyone could hear it, which was when they just told me no, oh well, it doesn't affect call quality.

    Simply amazing.

    Is the striped black and white lines, and dead pixels, really such a huge problem with the Droid Charge? Are they just giving me refurbs at the store? I'm thinking just return the stupid thing and wait, but Bionic....I'm afraid of the battery life. I realize no one can really answer these questions, but, it's just been a long day of dealing with people who honestly did not want to help, despite their cheerful recording when you call the store.
    No this is NOT a regular problem and YES verizon ONLY gives refurb replacements. So the rattle is because someone returned it and Verizon didnt fix it properly or it broke in shipment to the store.

    You have a data plan....you are grandfathered into all data. 3g 4g 10000g someday

    Regarding bum phones and getting a new one 2 words:

    CALL CORPORATE
    Last edited by Shurple; 07-21-2011 at 02:23 PM.
    ...from BB on Verizon to iPhone on AT&T and back to Verizon with the Samsung Droid Charge ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxdroid View Post
    Wow. I really want to like the Charge. But, I think it's going back tomorrow.

    First off, the first 2 I got had screen issues. Returned, and the 2nd one, reluctantly, because all else was fine, except for the screen being messed up.

    Then, I get the replacement in store, which has a rattling sound when you shake it. Guess what? The managers at every store say so what, it's not our problem.

    So, in a matter of hours, I somehow, without damaging the phone in anyway visible, manage to loosen an entire piece inside the phone. Sure. They say it doesn't affect call quality, and so it's not defective. Then, the manager says when he had a Thunderbold, it had loose parts and he didn't care.

    Should I just return it, pay the $35, and wait for the Bionic? I mean....this is ridiculous. I remember when I had VZW years ago. They actually replaced phones with new ones. And you had 30 days, and no one cared when you replaced your phone or you got a defective one. Now, well, they just won't. So basically, if you have a phone you need to get replaced in 14 days, they say that you have only one replacement. Then, if they hand you a phone with dead pixels, they won't replace it, because "it doesn't affect your service", and you "only get one 14 day replacement". Not only that, but your 14 day policy is not extended so you can evaluate a new device over again.

    It's simply incredible that people heard the phone rattling, agreed they heard it (service reps) and when the manager came over, he took the phone and shook it ever so slightly and said he couldn't hear anything. I literally laughed out loud and said wow. So you reps, you didn't hear it? And the girl replies well, yes but.... so I took it and shook it, and everyone could hear it, which was when they just told me no, oh well, it doesn't affect call quality.

    Simply amazing.

    Is the striped black and white lines, and dead pixels, really such a huge problem with the Droid Charge? Are they just giving me refurbs at the store? I'm thinking just return the stupid thing and wait, but Bionic....I'm afraid of the battery life. I realize no one can really answer these questions, but, it's just been a long day of dealing with people who honestly did not want to help, despite their cheerful recording when you call the store.

    Bro, I feel your pain.
    I was rejected from a Corporate Verizon Retail store from returning
    a factory new, unopened phone and threatened a restocking fee
    which does NOT apply to unopen phones.

    After I had a manager (via *611) to verify that I was not to be charged
    a restocking fee, the manager at the store insisted.

    Then since I was on the 14th day of the return the manager at the store
    actually had the balls to tell me that the day I received my device...
    counts as ONE whole day!!!! so they were trying to state that I came a day late, lofl!!!!

    There are many managers that only care about money for their store...and
    do NOT focus on helping the customer. Don't give up.

    Call Corporate as mentioned in this thread and do NOT give up
    until you get your intended result. Don't argue, don't whine. Be professional. The rep you talk to is NOT to blame. Treat them right and they will go to bat for you...as one did for me.
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    I think the rattling you are talking about, is the accelerometer (or samsungs version of one) for the screens "auto-rotate" feature.. It has to have a moving piece in order to tell the phone which way gravity is pulling, which in turn, tells the screen which orientation to display in.
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