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My DROID Bionic woes

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by ShaneMA, Nov 6, 2011.

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    On October 4th I purchased a DROID bionic from my local Verizon wireless store, excited as ever I unboxed the phone and began using it endlessly. After 13 days of having the phone, the screen developed pink and white streaks running up and down the screen, VZW replaced that phone. My second bionic had a phone speaker that would crackle when on voice calls, once again I went to Verizon and the woman had a replacement shipped to my house. The very first day of having my bionic, I noticed that the back speaker didn't work, so I called VZW up and spoke with someone who transferred me to tier 2 tech support, tier 2 offered to send me a 4th bionic, which then prompted me to ask about getting a different model DROID. He said that only a supervisor could do that, so then I asked for a supervisor. The super visor then offered me the DROID charge or the HTC thunderbolt. I declined both, as they are inferior phones. I opted to take a 4th bionic, but told the supervisor that when the 4th bionic broke, I would be calling back after november 10th to claim my DROID razr. The bionic has brought me to a new level of phone hell.

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    Chizzele Team Sourcery Developer

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    Wow, all i can say is wow, moto was known for build quality.. no much in your case thought..

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    I want to shoot myself in the foot. This is the buggiest phone I've ever had

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    Oh thought this was the Thunderbolt Forum?

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    this is similar to what happened with my and my X, I had to get a CLNR after the X got the GB update because something in the process borked my phone which had up to that point been stellar. I went through 4 refurbs before demanding they let me upgrade to a different phone.. which is when I got my Bionic.
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    Nope, I believe you're mistaken lol

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    I think after 4 phones theyll let me swap, it has been a nightmare

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    Remind me not to let you borrow my phone
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    Haha! This can't possibly be my fault though

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    On the bright side....you'll end up with a RAZR
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    I am returning mine tomorrow and do have the choice for a refund or any phone I choose. I am don't feel any better about waiting for the razr though. Is there any reason to believe it won't be the same situation? I am an absolute noob, so fill me in.
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    I doubt it...the RAZR has nearly identical guts to the Bionic and Atrix 2 and has the same firmware 2.3.5 so I have a feeling, unless they applied an update that will fix the issues we've all been having, that it's gonna fall victim to the much of the same.
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    The other thing about the RAZR is the battery is built in. I believe there's a reset button, but as the Bionic has the "Black Screen of Death" that can only be resolved by a battery pull, it's something to keep in mind. Since the update may resolve that it may not be an issue.
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    True story, I forgot about that.
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    I must've gotten lucky. Got mine on release day and haven't had enough problems to warrant complaining. I figure alot comes with technology. You want the newest, then you deal with the tech issues. Otherwise go with something older that's had the bugs worked out.

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    Im actually looking into the HTC Rezound (is that a sin on these forums? Haha) I may get that in place of my bionic

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    if you're getting a new phone have you looked into the nexus? but as far as bugs are concerned that might be even worse sine it is the first 4.0 android phone. i would never want to deal with the terrible battery life the rezound is sure to provide.
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    Im looking for a phone that will be released on Verizon within the next couple of days

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    I too have had Bionic HELL! I'm on my 4th Bionic. 2 new and 2 referb. I wanted to get the Razr instead. But current reviews say the camera is just as bad as the Bionic and the data issue is still present in the Razr. So I don't want the hassle to swap. Now if the Bionic gets worse I may change my mind.
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    I guess I was lucky except for the day that verizon lost data,I have not had any issues. My 4g to 3g was a little slow but since I enabled roaming even that is working flawlessly now could it be location are just a bad batch of phones.

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