So frestrated with verizon

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  1. sam_gordon

    sam_gordon DIS Veteran

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    You're right, he shouldn't have to. HOWEVER, why "bang your head against a wall" doing the same thing over and over again with the same (non) result? I understand the OP's frustration. Personally, once I had gone through phone #3 or 4, I'd be demanding another model of phone. But while you're fighting that battle, why not do something that works?
     
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  3. familyoffive

    familyoffive DIS Veteran

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    Did you buy this phone as "new" or as a refurb phone?
     
  4. mamacatnv

    mamacatnv That be a Mum Y'all - a Texas Mum

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    My DS had the same issues with his Droid - his original was stolen and the replacement was a refurb - 7 phones over the course of a year and a half. His just locks up randomly and all sorts of other issues.

    Verizon finally refused to replace his phone since we were close to renewal and could opt for new ones. I could have hopped up and down and demanded a new phone but we went ahead and just got all new ones with a renewal. We are happy with Verizons service for our area and don't want to switch carriers.

    It did irk me that we kept getting phones with known issues and no real solution.
     
  5. DizBelle

    DizBelle <font color=darkorchid>CSI: Can't Stand Idiots<br

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    :confused: Sorry - you have 2 phones and neither have problems with texting... Is that what you're saying?
     
  6. arthuruscg

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    First Verizon controls everything, even software on the phone. So, the problem caused by Verizon's control. And Verizon has washed it's hands in dealing with the D2 because it is past the 2 year life of the phone. And it is not counting on getting any additional $ from spending a cent to allow the D2 to be updated.

    I suggest you look into a SMS replacement program. Because Verizon will not change.
    Or Root the phone and go to the dark side.
     
  7. CoolDisneyCat

    CoolDisneyCat DVC member - BCV

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    Do you have an upgrade available on any on your lines? If you do, there's no way VZW is gonna replace the D2 with a newer phone.

    I say go with Handsent to text or bite the bullet and get a new phone.

    Or you can continue to make your blood pressure soar over a phone. I mean that in a nice way, I promise!
     
  8. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    I'm pretty irritated with Verizon myself. I have had them for 13 years and never had a problem with them until my recent phone. I'm not a high tech person. I bought a car in October of 2010 that had sync, so I thought it would be good to get a phone with bluetooth capabilities so I could use the sync. That way, I could be 100% hands free with my daughter in the car.

    So I go to Verizon and tell them my situation. I was up for a free phone as I had had the same phone for 5 years. Anyway, they wanted me to get a smartphone, but that's really not for me. I don't need anything more than a phone that can make a receive phone calls and can text from time to time. I tell them that and they show me 3 phones that they have that are not smartphones but just make and receive calls and have texting capabilities.

    At least, they said that it could make and receive calls. I have been into Verizon multiple times in the past year because my phone will randomly stop working. It will freeze up so I cannot answer it. It will just keep ringing and ringing and I can't do anything to stop it - can't answer, can't silence. Same thing happens with texting. Sometimes it will lock itself so I can't make a call. It's rather ridiculous. So, as I said, I have been in there multiple times, but they can't really locate the problem. They have, however, told me that they have had multiple complaints with the phone that I have:confused3

    I have tried to get a different phone, but anytime I try, they remind me that I am not due for an upgrade, so it will cost at least $200 to replace it. Now, can we afford that? Sure. However, at this point, I am so irritated that I don't want to give them a dime of my money to replace a phone that they should be willing to replace because it doesn't freaking work! So I'm pretty much cutting off my nose to spite my face and not getting a new phone.
     
  9. sam_gordon

    sam_gordon DIS Veteran

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    I'll suggest it again... have you tried googling your phone model and "disconnects" or "lockups"? YES, Verizon should fix the problem. But in any company, you'll often find better answers from other users than you will from the company. Look at how much Disney info there is here... many times, much more than what CM's know.
     
  10. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    Sure have. Learned lots of people have had the same problem. Not a lot out there on how to prevent it, though. However, I only have to hang in there until April. Then I am due for an upgrade. I will be doing a lot of research before I settle on a phone this time, though.

    I wish I could go back to my old phone. Absolutely loved my juke. If it had bluetooth, I would have never switched.
     
  11. sam_gordon

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    Sorry, worth a shot.

    I'm not due for an upgrade for a while, but the commercials for the Samsung(?) phone that can multitask (where a guy and girl are in an office, he's using the phone for work, she's using it for fun, he shares the work with her, and she tries to take credit) has me intrigued.
     
  12. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    That commercial cracks me up... mainly because I have known one or two coworkers who remind me of the woman.

    I'll deal with my phone for now. My friends and family all know that if they call me and I don't answer, give it a minute and see if I return the call. If not, then call and leave a message.
     
  13. I Love Pluto

    I Love Pluto DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>I guess that make

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    Samsung IS the Droid.
     

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