Have to give back my Droid?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by helter, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. skiahh

    skiahh Member

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    Really? Emotional damages over a phone?? It's a farcking phone for crying ot loud!! Get real.

    Now... the OP does have a leg to stand on; the store told him he was eligible and proceeded to set him up, so Verizon needs to honor what their agent set up.

    Wow!! How in the world does your ego and inflated sense of importance fit into your house with all 5 of your phone numbers, land line and whatever other devices you MUST have to be reached 24/7/365??

    More phone numbers = higher status? Please... In fact, just the opposite is true. If you have to have all those numbers to improve your importance, then you really don't have all that much. In reality, it's the opposite that's true. The more important you are, the fewer phones you really need; if you're that important, those that need to get a hold of you will figure out a way to reach you through your one number.
     
  2. gdoane

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    It's a big house. And thinking about it, I actually have seven phone numbers. The more phone numbers you have, the cooler you are. I am obviously cool.

    Really? Have you seen the White House phone directory to reach the President of the USA? Do you think it only has one phone number? It has a switchboard and its own operator.

    Which reality would that be? The reality where you can't seperate you personal and professional life because you've only got one phone number?

    On the Droid add contacts, it has a menu for phone numbers on a new contact. If you have any friends you've probably seen it, but I'll recap the list for you.

    1. Home
    2. Mobile
    3. Work
    4. Work Fax
    5. Home Fax
    6. Pager
    7. Other
    8. Custom

    The Droid has provisions for a lot more than one phone number per contact, because contacts often have more than one phone number. They wouldn't have 8 options unless there were at least 8 possibilities.

    Really? How are they going to do that? Light up the Bat Signal? Send out the National Guard? If one phone number doesn't work the only option left is to simply give up.
     
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    ok so back to the actual TOPIC, Helter, were you eligible for the new every two thing? cuz that's what i'm eligible for and the people at best buy said i can get a droid with that and change my plan.
     
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    Some of the responses in this thread are silly.
     
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    i would think about writing theconsumerist.com
     
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    would be great to have something else to read during luls of silence in my office, anyway.
     
  7. helter

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    Yes you can change the minutes and other features but you can't switch from family to single until the 2 years are up. Someone needs to tell the verizon employees this.
     
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    I'm gonna go ahead and stop you, hon. You are just making a fool of yourself.

    But, a word of financial sense: self-made wealth comes from not wasting money where you can save. Don't pay someone to do a job you can do yourself for less and don't buy services you don't need. And never pay interest on credit :)

    As for the OP - GET IN TOUCH WITH CORPORATE. They can fix anything. I don't deal with 611 anymore - I have a guy in the exec offices that handles all my issues.
     
  9. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    This thread needs to be :closed_2:

    edit: now that the arguments over number of phone lines is over I rescind my comment.
     
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  10. gdoane

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    I think you caught them at a bad time. I was talking to a Verizon technician the other day, a guy who works on the Lucent infrastructure and a friend of mine, and he was telling me about the mess the Alltel merger created.

    The Alltel employees weren't fired; they just started working for Verizon all of a sudden so the upshot is Verizon just got a lot of employees who don't know Verizon very well.

    The way I understand the story, the Alltel-Verizon deal was kind of a three-way thing because it was too big at first until AT&T was allowed to have a piece of the action, so some Alltel employees wound up going to Verizon and some went to AT&T.

    The timing was just bad for people who have their contracts up for renewal. A lot of new employees and a lot of new customers (I'm a new Verizon customer via Ex-Alltel but I seriously, VERY SERIOUSLY considered T-Mobile) means that the company is going through a learning period under duress.

    If T-Mobile had gotten the Droid I'd be a T-Mobile customer today. Verizon's pro-rated cancellation fee is a bit draconian in my opinion and T-Mobile has the advantage of working in foreign countries by just swapping the SIM card. It would be nice to have a cell phone that works in Mexico.

    I think what I'd do is see what the cost is to buy out of the last two months of the contract, which shouldn't be any earth-shattering amount of cash, and keep the Droid.

    Otherwise, you have to reactivate the old phone, return the Droid, wait two months and rinse, lather, repeat. That's probably more hassle than I'd go through to save a few shekels.
     
  11. helter

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    Do you have a specific person or number to call? Verizon always comes across as arrogant when it comes to keeping customers happy from my experience.

    I'm not hopeful but will try anything.
     
  12. helter

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    That might be an option I will see how much their termination fee is.
    They always find a way to get extra money off you.

    I had an ongoing issue with my old phone which was only used for voice and texting. Sometimes I would accidently hit the wrong button and be charged $1.99 for data usage even though it was only on for a couple of seconds. I'd have to call up when the statement came and they didn't want to refund the money "like don't hit the button or you'll have to pay":mad: