Galaxy S3 screen cracked by itself.... anyone else? Verizon..

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by dscrap, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Mike.757

    Mike.757 Silver Member

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    My 2 daughters and I each have smart phones plus a spare Rezound. I don't pay insurance on any of the phones and save $21 per month. I can already pay full price for a phone and will have saved money. It is an individual choice but for me it pays to self insure.

    But since this is an S3 thread, some dedicated person might want to start a new thread dedicated to tracking cracked screens.
     
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    I know that they moment I get rid if insurance I'll need it

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    The problem with that is some are true where the screen prolly just cracked and some are BS
     
  4. Mike.757

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    I saw a"like new" Verizon Bionic on Amazon for $200. Since the deductible would cost you $100, the actual cost is only $100 extra. Easily made up in the course of the year! Of course you cannot find an S3 for that right now but remember the Bionic is only 9 months old.
     
  5. liftedplane

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    True, however I've used the fact that vzw also extends the warranty to have certain phones on my plan replaced upwards of three times. Like my old d2g that my brother uses...

    I have been trying to get a nexus lately on Ebay... Its amazing what some people will pay for a phone that says its a pos. I've got some pretty amazing deals before though

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  6. dscrap

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    Well I waited a week or so to see if there was a widespread problem with the phone's screen and have only seen about a dozen posts. Hopefully it was a fluke. Anyway, I submitted an insurance claim today online and I already have a tracking number. If I hadn't just gotten the phone I may have waited to upgrade or if prices went down I've bought a new one. It cost me $99 for the deductible and they are shipping me a brand new Galaxy S3 Blue 32gb phone with free overnight shipping. I think the insurance is about $7 a month and I'll keep it for a year since I can still file one more claim. My next phone I will be full retail with coverage by my credit card since I was grandfathered into unlimited data. Which is a plus since Verizon can no longer block tethering apps from the market. I also get to keep my charger, sim card, battery, and cover. So I guess If i had to buy them new I would be spending almost as much as the deducible. They will also charge me $300 if I don't return the phone in 15 days... Hopefully I don't have a similar problem with the new one.
     
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    Good luck

    Sent from my frozenly delicious bionic.
     
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    Small drop

    Mine broke after 3 days from a very low drop less than 2 feet. I have a question, since you probably got your new phone, did you get the exact phone? I am in your situation and was concerned that they wouldn't have the s3 32. let me know. I am also curious that if turning the phone into insurance at a later date..... would there be the slightest chance in getting a model without the locked bootloader? I know it may be a silly question, but It would be nice if only the original lots had the locked boot loader.

    please let me know if you got an exact replacement.

    thanks.
     
  9. jgmecarter

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    I got the same white 32 gig S3 and yes it is still locked down. And I do not think that you will have any chance on getting a unlocked S3 going through insurance. You will have to get your wallet out and pay Samsung in order to get that
     
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    Definitely a problem

    There's definitely a problem with the S3. My wife has one, it gets transported in theinside pouch in her handbag. It developed the hairline crack diagonally across the top of the phone (about 3/4" down on the left side going up and right towards the earpiece speaker). The only thing I can think of that possibly contributed was pulling off the thin TPU case she has on it.

    She's seriously bummed. I'm just glad i didn't ditch my OG Razr (can't beat the otterbox commuter case that fits in the factory dock and can take a 4' drop no problem).
     
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    seriously starting to reconsider my purchasing a s3.
     
  12. bsweetness

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    Just remember that topics in online forums like this will almost always skew negative and give a poor representation of all users of a device. That's because people who have issues with their device come online to look for answers, while people who have no problems don't post nearly as much. You don't see too many threads where someone joins the forum just to say "This phone is great and has no problems." Generally, you'll see people posting who have questions and/or problems.

    With as many S3's that have been sold globally to date, if this was a major issue that was happening to a large amount of devices, it would be much more widely known and talked about, especially given the amount of advertising Samsung has put into the device. It does seem like issues with the screen are happening a little more often than with most phones, but at the same time, it still appears to be happening to a small percentage of people.
     
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