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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Robslaw, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Robslaw
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    Ok I have tried and tried with this phone. I was excited when I first got it after moving from a BB 8830. However, now that it has been months since I originally got it on launch day... I have come to the conclusion this phone is horrible.

    Here are my reasons:
    1) half my calls go directly to VM when I "receive" them.
    2) phone is sluggish and freezes.
    3) I have to reboot (battery pull) every other day.
    4) Apps are horrible and suck you in with "free" only get you to upgrade to an even crappier app that requires you to buy the "better" version that actually works.
    5) Emails do not always show up on phone.
    6) Apps freeze up and lock up the phone so I have to pull the battery to get the phone to work.
    7) Verizon's horrible customer service that tells me that my new phone will be replaced with a "refirb" if I do anything about it.
    8) Software upgrade to "Foyo" has rendered my phone in a worse condition.
    9) Constantly loosing 3g for 1x service.
    10) phone is loaded with bloatware that I cannot remove without causing problems with my phone with a "root".

    I'm sure that 90% of you will blast away so go at it. But I'm sure there are more people out there like me that have major problems with this phone.
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    No "blasting" here...everyone is entitled to their opinion - my question is - Do you have a task killer installed on your device ?

    ...and VZW's customer service is not a direct reflection on the devices they provide

    Sent from my Droid
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    I haven't had my Droid X for even two months yet, but my experience has been nothing like yours.

    I have even had a great experience with Verizon support when I called. I got a real person, was able to transfer account to girlfriend, disable SMS, etc. No problem quick and easy. I suppose it could be the type of issue you seem to be experiencing that leads you to think their support is crap, I don't know.

    Also, since I haven't had my phone as long as you and it came with Android 2.2 as stock this may have something to do with our different opinions of the phone.

    I haven't had to install any task killer, either. I just have a shortcut to the stock applications management settings screen and if I want I just list the running apps and can force close from there.

    Making a blanket statement about "apps" is...vague at best. Also, this isn't a reflection on Droid X so much as the quality of the individual apps and/or Android OS in general. I haven't had any problems and when talking with my IPh*ne owning friends have had even fewer issues in general.

    What specifically are you doing on your phone? What apps are auto-launching at boot?
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    I suggest trying to get a new device. This is kinda rare. Sounds like your having hardware problems, causing your phone to constantly have issues communicating the the signal towers and constant freezes. If they give you a new device and its still no good, I suggest trying your luck with a different phone.
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    I asked about the Task Killer to eliminate some potential problems - if you do have one installed, uninstall it and factory reset and you should see a dramatic increase in overall performance - task killers are nothing but problematic and they reach into the furthest parts of your O/S to create them

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    I hate to say it, but this is a scenario, if true, that is fully your fault. Yes, you heard me correctly.

    You have failed to do your due diligence. Your first course of action SHOULD HAVE been to get a new Droid X. There are always bad apples for every tech product. It is the nature of the beast.

    Your experience is not even representative of that for someone with a FULL WORKING Droid X. You should have gotten it replaced. This is your fault so you can't blame anyone but yourself. There are no questions about it.

    Edit: Can you take as picture of your Droid X? Your post is a little unbelievable so I'm thinking you don't even really have one. It seems like many people who DONT ASK FOR ADVICE by instead choose to DEFAKE AND DEGRADE a tech product are TROLLS

    It happens all the time in these forums, and you just so happen to sound like one of people.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    No need to get up in arms

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    Yeah I'm sorry but what part of "refirb" phone did you not read in the original post? I have had conversations with verizon and I get the same answer.... we can give you a refirb phone but you are not eligible for a new one unless you pay full price.
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    Had a task killer on my phone but deleted it b/c it ate up too much memory. That and most posters on here suggested removing it b/c of the memory issues vs the benefits were outweighed by the memory eating.
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    Tried to replace it as soon as the phone started to act up and was told I was litterly just past the 30 day option for the new phone. Was told that the best I could get was a refirb.
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    To be perfectly honest if you are experiencing these kinds of problems a refurb might be better than what you have now.

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    To an extent I agree with you...however, there is a part of me that is majorly po-ed that I paid good money for something that doesn't work. I believe there is a certain expectation that when you buy something it should work...correctly. When it doesn't it just makes you mad that your told you can have a used one.
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    Thread open again. Everyone please watch your language, specially you OP. If I see anything else like that from you again I'll not only shut down the thread you will get an infraction as well.

    Be Respectful of each other.

    A few of you got your post delete as casualties of war. Be careful when your quote people.
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    I would agree with what some of the other people have said. The issue does seem to be unique to your phone. Every once in awhile a thread like this pops up where someone truly received a bad phone. Happens with pretty much every manufactured item whether it be a car or a phone. Some just don't play nice. Have you tried taking it into a VZW store?

    sent from the great depths of my phones internet (thanks Al Gore)
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    Well now that its all sorted out

    I fully understand your frustration. However sometimes things don't always go according to plan and you have to work with your options. Your phone may be experiencing hardware issues and if that's the case a refurb will most likely outperform your current phone.

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    As far as refurbs are concerned when I received my refurb Droid 1, it was in perfect condition. No one posts about good refurbs though, you only hear about the bad ones.

    sent from the great depths of my phones internet (thanks Al Gore)
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    To the OP... I too would opt for a refurb. I can appreciate your frustration, with both the device and VZW. That said, the platform itself is a strong one, you just had the misfortune of picking one of the short straws that exist in every batch. I too came from a BB, and this thing just blows it away. If a factory reset hasn't done the trick, go for the refurb option. Good luck.
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    I can only relate to number 10 which doesn't bother me at all. I never use them and they don't effect phones performance. My original phone had defective camera so I had to wait a week for best buy to get restocked. Second phone is flawless in my opinion.



    Sent from my DROIDX
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    A refurbished phone is better than a non-working one.
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    I wouldn't be overly concerned about a refurb. I have received 3 over the years and only 1 didn't look perfect. I think the reason for that was it was a very old phone at the time and their stock was very low. The Samsung Rogue I received was absolutly perfect and far better then the one I gave them. I say give it a try.