Broken Droid 6 months ahead of schedule. Help!
May 17, 2011 11:38 AM Subscribe
My HTC Droid Eris is pretty much out-of-commission...6 months before my contract with Verizon is up (and I'm eligible for a discounted new phone). The warranty is up also. What are my options?
posted by Lutoslawski to Technology (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The touch-screen on my Eris has a lot of 'dead' spots, prohibiting me from making phone calls, checking my voice mail, or sending txts. This isn't going to work for the next six months.
I was planning on riding this phone out until October when I'm eligible for the $200 iPhone 4. But alas, to get an iphone now would cost upwards of $600, which I cannot afford.
So what are my options?
1) Have my phone fixed? Is this even worth it? I have no idea how much this would cost.
2) Any chance I can haggle the Verizon people into letting me get an early discount? Or is this pretty much a non-starter?
3) Purchase other non-smartphone on the cheap to get me through until October. The problem? I've gotten awfully used to my smartphone's features.
4) A friend of mine has an Eris about the same age as mine but it works properly. He doesn't use it (doesn't want to pay the data plan). He offered to sell it to me for $20 (which is what Verizon would give him for it). Any downsides to this? Will I be able to just take both phones into Verizon and have them wipe his phone and switch the number set-up and all of that?
Is there another option? Or anything I'm not thinking of?