My Screen Shattered

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  1. Badadio

    Badadio Member

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    I'm not sure how or why but my screen completely shattered. There is a significant pressure point right where the earpiece is and cracks spread from there throughout. I tried jogging my memory to see where/why/how this happened and the only explanation is that I slammed the car door onto it while it was sagging in my loose fitting gym shorts. But I checked the scene after the fact and there is a good 6 inches from the seat to the door so this is unlikely.

    I took it to the local Verizon store and they offered me a couple "deals." I could either buy it at the one year price with three accessories, which would have totaled to almost $400 or buy it at full retail price.

    As a college student, there was no way this was an option so they offered to call Customer Service for me and they offered me a Like-New full body replacement for $50. Compared to the previous "deals" this was a no-brainer.

    Moving on, how can I prevent such disasters in the future? A protective case couldn't prevent this issue since it was clearly a screen defect.

    Comments/thoughts/suggestions/stories?
     

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  2. Matth3w

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    Asurion Insurance plan wouldn't be a preventative measure, but certainly a good idea for future replacements.
     
  3. Badadio

    Badadio Member

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    How much does that go for?
     
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    jmannhatrix New Member

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    its like 7.99 a month LOL.
     
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    Screens don't just go "BAM!" Broken. In order to keep your new phone from getting a cracked screen be more careful with it? Get a hard case, too.
     
  6. Badadio

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    Damn that's a lot.
     
  7. Badadio

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    Right, but the pressure point is right at the ear slit which appears to be extremely vulnerable. I was very careful with my phone and I haven't dropped it in the two months that I've had it. Needless to say I was very upset at the flimsiness of the screen.
     
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    Consider yourself very lucky that VZW did that for you. I would also recommend the insurance plan.
     
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    How would a hardcase protect the screen from breaking? I dont see hardcases protecting against more than scratches unless they are made of a very strong material..
     
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  11. Matth3w

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    So is 400 or whatever for an unlocked droid.
     
  12. Warweasel

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    There's also SquareTrade warranties. I have them for most of my electronics after a good experience on an earlier LG phone bought off eBay. They usually have coupons that you can find on the net, too.
     
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    Aliens crept into your room at night while you were sleeping. They broke it and returned it. See everyone wants a DROID. :icon_ banana:
     
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    So there is no case that can help protect against screen disasters?
     
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