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Asurion plans to offer Droid X and Incredible as Droid 1 replacement

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wuyanks, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. wuyanks
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    Asurion, Verizon's official smartphone insurance provider, has been at the center of attention as of late. Ever since Verizon announced the Droid 1 was to be discontinued, the question arose: Would Asurion be able to replace a Droid 1 with a Droid 1? And the short answer was, no. On Asurion's website, the only replacement options available for the Droid 1 was the Droid Eris, LG Ally, and Droid Devour. And who wants one of those, honestly?

    That was until today. Droid-Life got word that Asurion plans to provide Droid Xs and Incredibles at some point this summer as replacements for the Droid 1. Although Asurion cannot guarantee either at this point, the company plans to eventually have both the Droid X and Incredible in limited supply. This was likely in response to a slew of complaints and insurance cancellations by Droid 1 customers. So, the moral of the story, think twice before you cancel that insurance; if your aging Droid 1 kicks the bucket, you may be in for a nice surprise.

    source: Droid-Life

    Thanks to Shadez for the tip!
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    I was going to cancel my insurance. Unless we get a definitive yes (not a limited supply) I still am.

    Devour, Eris, and Ally are not comparable to Droid.
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    hmm, I just had my insurance reinstated (i am horrible at keeping my phone in working order). This would be great news if it is true and beyond just a limited supply.
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    This is great news. It makes me think ill have my Droid for a while now with such worthy replacements
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    So D1 owners could magically "lose" their D1, or "damage" it and pay the 90.00 deductible and get a DX?

    Although dishonest I would bet many will try this.
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    better make sure the X is available. you don't want to be stuck with an Eris, trust me :icon_eek:
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    But those have no keyboard :( Hopefully droid 2 will be offered as a replacement down the line.
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    back when i had my LG Chocolate I went through five of them in the two year span of my contract.... Looks like I will have an X or Incredible before the year is out if the same holds true with my droid.

    I wont purposely break it, but i drop this thing at least twice a day (if not more). Its still going like a champ but who knows how much longer it will last with all those drops on to concrete.
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    That is the first thought that ran through my head. In reference to someone getting stuck with an Eris, all someone had to do was to check and see if the DI or DX was available as the replacement and then file the claim.
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    my wife's D1 has a really loose screen and I wanted to get her a replacement, if I hold out she could get a DX or an Incredible? hmmm...
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    Saying that now is one thing, having it when you file one is another.

    Most likely the D2 once out will be the default replacement choice, and the X not withstanding it would still be an upgrade in HW.
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    I have to admit I love the hw keyboard, I hope my droid makes it until the droid 2 is the replacement.
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    If they offer the Droid 2 when it is released then this would not be so bad but neither the Inc or the X are anything close hardware wise due to the keyboard... will be a lot more careful with my Droid 1 now thats for sure I like my keyboard... but more importantly I like my root and Cyanogen :(
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    I wouldn't mind an X, but I prefer to have root access & total control over my property.
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    The X has been rooted and I am sure people are working on how to load up custom roms and we will have it shortly.
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    I'm probably one of the few who loves the physical keyboard. I like playing games on my phone and on-screen controls just don't cut it. Theoretically, i could pull the "must have lost my droid, need a replacement", get an X and keep my D1 as a mini PSP, but honestly this phone has been too good to me to just abandon it for a bigger screen and some minor hardware upgrades. But for a D2...
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    o.o brb must go drive down the road with the phone in my hand out the window
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    I wouldnt mind an incredible but my droid is holding up well...
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    if there is a battery issue with a phone and it keeps dying is that a reason for a "replacement" wife has the devour and likes it but the battery keeps dying she doesnt need anything high powered she likes the ally, think its possible to file that claim due to the battery? i've never filed through asurion before but i've had the coverage for years.
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    An X would be a nice replacement, that would make the insurance seem worth while again
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