wow TONS of problems with Eris.....
Well the day started with returning my S2 that I got replaced 3 times. I went in and had my heart set on the Eris. The rep took me over to both phones and I told him I dont care about the droid I want the Eris. So he took one out and that was that.
I get in my truck and start playing with it and instantly I am in love. The sense UI is incredible. All is downhill after that.
All they did at the store was activate it. They didnt set up gmail or anything else. So i proceed to try and set everything up and it was like someone built a brick wall right in front of me. Loss of all service, crazy error messages it just completely stopped working.
I called verizon and spent about 2 hours with them trying to figure it out and they could not figure out what the problem was. They marked it in the computer as a DOA (dead on arrival) and she also commented that I am going to the the moto droid.
So I go to the vzw store and the rep sets me all up then says "we cant give you a new phone cuz your 30 day grace period has already been used". I said thats funny cuz the rep over the phone told me I could get the Droid if I wanted to. So he talked to his manager and she approved it and now I have the droid.
Ill tell you the difference is night and day with the 2 phones. The Eris for the short time i used it doesnt even compare in quality with the Droid. If you are in the market for either phone I definitly recommend the Droid over Eris.
Come to find out I was not the only person in the store for the same problem. A buddy of mine who works there called me after I left to see what was up with the phone and he said it happened to 4 other people. Am I saying it will happen to you? No. Just be weary if you are intrested in this one over the Droid
Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 11-06-2009 at 08:14 PM. Reason: profanity
- 11-06-2009, 08:15 PM #2
Interesting. When I got the Droid this morning, I told the guy I wanted to set it up, being geeky and wanting to touch the Android to begin set-up . He said he had to set it up, send a test e-mail, and make a successful call before he could give it to me.
Must be the area we're in.
- 11-06-2009, 08:17 PM #4
- 11-06-2009, 08:19 PM #5
Your store must have gotten a bad batch of the Eris because I've been abusing the heck out of mine ever since I got it. And I have had no problems with it yet. I love typing on the Eris so much better then my Storm1. So far I'm loving the Eris. Sucks that you got a bad one.
- 11-06-2009, 08:26 PM #6
- 11-06-2009, 08:29 PM #7
Made me smile, lol. He still had to send one, but he had to ask me how lmao. Then I had to explain to him what a car cradle was - unfortunately, nobody in GR got one at all
- 11-06-2009, 08:32 PM #10
From there... well, I guess I laid the material next to the tracks to derail this thread
- 11-06-2009, 08:36 PM #11
I had one small issue with the Eris, but Verizon took care of it within minutes. It is fast, easy to use, a tad rough to configure, but the call quality kills the BBs I have had and I like the UI.
I really didnt care for the Droid, but I am not a slider fan. I do really like the Eris. And typing compared to a Storm, bwahahahah. Its night and day! After one day I am used to it and faster and have hardly any errors. Its dialed in right now and is kicking ***.
- 11-06-2009, 09:21 PM #19
I haven't bought my Eris yet but my wife and I spent quite some time w it at the store and we both loved it. It was so smooth and call quality was great, browsing w pinch zoom and FLASH was awesome. Sense ui is so nice and texting was a breeze. We both were like pros within minute w hardly any errors.
We are sold on the Droid Eris. Bye bye BB...hello Android!IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!