Got upgraded to a GNEX wonder how?

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  1. saintlikesniper
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    Apparently only asking for my second D3 the customer support lady said do you want us to give you another DROID 3? I said can you give me anything else. She asked me to hold on I did she offered the D4. I asked about the nexus she gave me the price so I said sure.

    But I can't pay it up front so they are pushing the bill back a month. Not just that I'm getting an extra 2gigs if data totaling 4gigs. Excited to get but sad I won't see the finalization of ics and kexec. But thank you to the entire mav time and hashcode. Getting the nexus Tuesday

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    Congrats on copping the BEST PHONE ON THE PLANET!!!
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    Verizon has been upgrading people to 4g phones for free even if their contracts wasnt up for bout a month.

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    Congrats will say the worst thing so far bout my nexus is nfl mobile will not work :thumbdown:

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    Could of sworn the nfl mobile issues was resolved for the nexus 2 weeks into the season.

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    Didnt try it yet, but that makes me sad :frown:
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    I just downloaded it, it requested the myverizon crap, so I enabled it through Sourcery Tools, signed in and all is well:biggrin:
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    Thanks for the happy wishes but Verizon has not been kind to me in the past. I been a customer of alltel then Verizon bought it got the og when it came out had unlimited everything upgrade to the d3 they knock of the unlimited and cap me too 2gigs. But I didn't know they willingly upgraded you to 4G its all new to me. I tend to stay away from any customer service calls. Or replacements anyways it worked out for the best in my favor. Now can anybody direct me to a good rom to download and easy way to root a nexus and make the best possible?

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    What If I'm on ubuntu

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    I can't help with that! But I can say that a bunch of the devs here use Linux, ask them
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    I just got an email from verizon that said I'm up for a early upgrade. It seemed really weird cause I just upgraded to the bionic last year in nov. They said for the amount of data I use, they wanted to get me on a 4g lte phone.Guess they don't think the bionic is one, hahaha. The lady said what phone are you interested in and I said Gnex please. They said okay and all I had to do was resign for another year. It should get here today. Didn't know if I was the only one, just kinda weird to offer a upgrade a year and a half early. I ain't complaining though.

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    I wish I'd get that email....

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    Me too. I'd like to get the wife out of her D2. She is eligible in july so no biggie either way. I assume this "upgrade" will provide better offers though.

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    Odd though just upgrading users to new phones I wasn't even into nny contract a year

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    Let me share my story. Me and my fiance started with verizon 2 years ago with the Oringinal Droid..literally the first day it came out I signed with verizon and got both phones! :) I never signed up for the total equipment replacement and instead went the cheap way and got the extended warranty for $1.99 extra a month for each phone.. not bad for a certified like new phone replacement (like new), as long as i didnt crack the screen, I can replace my phone anytime. Well, we started having problems with our oringinal droids, i would call and they would ship us Certified like new (CLN) phones. After my 4th replacement, i complained and said "every droid you send me quits on me by the second month!" So they upgraded me to a droid 2! Without using my upgrade! And how could they? Since i wasnt even close time wise to qualify for one?!! So i was like "hmmm? let me try getting my fiance a droid 2 as well. So i called complaining that her original droid was acting up and Bam!! They upgraded hers as well for free! So im like "hmmm im liking this! :)" Soooo... there i am having the blast of my life with my new droid 2 and then my camera craps out on me! I call, go through the same process ,get my replacement and back to normal, then my fiances droid 2 speaker breaks on her and same process later, got her another replacement with extended warranty program.
    Well droid 3 comes out and during that period of time and to my luck my droid 2 craps out on me again! :-/ .. I called, go through the process and this time they said "you have an early upgrade, why dont you use it to get a new phone?" I said "No thank you, im waiting for a newer phone to come out and plus i dont have the money for it$$$" . They tried and tried to convince me by putting the charge on my next phone bill but i said No. So they were about to send me my replacement when i hear the verizon employee say "oh oh, looks like we are out of CLN Droid 2 so looks like we have to give you a droid 3" ..yea!! :-D... when i recieved my phone through mail i thought it was going to be a CLN droid 3 and nope! Brand NEW!!. So i got a brand new phone without using any of my upgrades ;-)..
    Luckily my droid 3 has not crapped out on me and its been working like a beauty for almost a year! My next move is to get a 4g LTE phone with my upgrades but im gonna try as hard as I can for them to waive their "new" upgrade fee and also will try to make them pay as much as they can for both of my phones (this is me testing verizon's customers service and generosity to the max!) Hey!! you cant blame me for trying.. Ive been loyal to them, never had a late payment and paying a good chunk of money for two smartphones with dataplans! Lets get some customer apreciation benefits out of this one, right?!! ;-)
    Moral of my story, 1) Dont get the expensive Total Equipment Coverage plan because you will have to pay $99 deductible out of your pocket plus tax!. Instead get the affordable $1.99 extended warranty plan but take care of your new phone by buying a screen protector and a hard case so you wont crack the screen when you accidently drop it.
    2) when you call verizon customer service, be nice and polite to them, you well get really far with them by being nice and if you ask them politely for another phone without using your upgrade, guess what? You most likely might just get one ;-).
    3) if your going to use your upgrade I would recommend to go to a verizon store, check out their phones but dont buy it there! Instead call verizon and purchase it with customer service. Why?? Because you will get much more discounts with them then with a verizon sales person. Verizon sales people wont give you extra discounts because they want that commision money!!
    Good luck and hope this helps anyone!

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    I want to know how this is possible. I called Verizon yesterday and asked if there was any other phone I could get because I was on my 4th failing Droid 3 and the guy said no we can only send you a Droid 3 unless we run out of CLN replacements :( I really would like a phone that works.
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    I think its because the Droid 3 and Bionics really weren't good phones to begin with. I had a D3 thinking that it is the offspring of my D1 and I'd have a great experience...Not. It would uninstall apps, it was sluggish, the camera was stupid slow and images were terrible. I can't really say much about the Bionic but I think it was built on the same foundation as the D3. So I think Verizon is feeling kind of bad. Also I realize if Verizon doesn't do a lot of promotion you should stay away from those devices. I now have a Droid Razr and my only complaint is battery life. Other than it does everything I wanted from my D3. I absolutely love. :biggrin:
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    Thank you for that advice. Order my next phone.
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    I would call again and get somebody different on the phone (which most likely you will) and tell them that this is the 3rd or 4th Droid that you have recieved and it keeps comming defective. You should also mention that you were "told" by one of their employees that if it does not work again that they would consider giving you a different phone (trust me, my friend was able to do this and went from a Droid incredible to Droid 3, completely different manufactures). If you have an upgrade dont let them use it! I hope you have the $1.99 extended warranty plan because they do not hesitate when they see you are paying for that monthly extended warranty plan. I don't think that they will be able to go from a 3G phone to a 4G LTE phone, they told me that they couldnt do that because I was had an upgrade available, and hes right it makes sense, but I do not see a problem with any other 3G phone. Oh and also, when you call you need to let them transfer you to technical support and go through all their troubleshooting because technical support will be the individuals who will be able to exchange your phone, customer service employees will not be able to do this.

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