1. Heinmillerlax's Avatar
    Today the speaker on my curve just went out, i dont know why. I went into the Verizon store and they agreed it was nothing I did, but the warranty is up and they cant replace it. Is there anything i can do to get a new phone or am i screwed?
    12-18-09 01:34 PM
  2. OldChristine's Avatar
    Do you have insurance? File a claim and pay the deductible. I think that will fall under what the insurance covers. If not say you lost it.


    EBay..craigslist...here on the CB marketplace.

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    12-18-09 01:51 PM
  3. silenttt123's Avatar
    If the warranty is up, that probably means it is past one year of the purchase date, which means you may be able to get a early upgrade.

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    12-18-09 10:16 PM
  4. ds28's Avatar
    if you are talking about the loudspeaker, you could try doing the replacement yourself as well:

    BlackBerry Curve 8300/8310/8320/8330 OEM loudspeaker - Cellular Nationwide Network - Cellular

    that being said, you could also damage the device in the process. So depending on your level of skill it may make more sense to just sell it as-is, or do an early upgrade as the others have mentioned
    12-18-09 11:11 PM
  5. itsthemusic's Avatar
    Yeah, did you try doing a battery pull? When this issue was caused by software pulling the battery corrected it.
    12-19-09 11:35 AM
  6. Heinmillerlax's Avatar
    Can i sign a new 2-year contract whenever? Or do i have to wait my current contract out
    12-20-09 06:26 PM
  7. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Call and see if they will offer you an early upgrade, or sometimes they will do an out of warranty replacement for $50.

    I would call customer service and ask for some options.
    12-20-09 06:37 PM
  8. itsthemusic's Avatar
    Can i sign a new 2-year contract whenever? Or do i have to wait my current contract out
    You have to fulfill at least 20 months of your contract, or if you are a primary of more that 49.99 a month you can upgrade every 12 months.
    12-21-09 06:38 PM
  9. Mister Xiado's Avatar
    If the phone's out of warranty, you have nothing to lose by attempting self-repair, and BlackBerry phones are the easiest by far for even a novice to repair. Typically six screws, and almost everything just unsnaps and comes out easily.
    12-21-09 07:04 PM
  10. OldChristine's Avatar
    Or file a claim thru the insurance of you have it, pay the deductible and get a new one. Easy.

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    12-21-09 07:13 PM
  11. Mister Xiado's Avatar
    But if it can be repaired, you get a phone that has no unknown issues, and you can still file a claim if you fail.

    There are a ton of HOW TO TAKE APART X PHONE videos on Youtube. I use them myself. Haven't had a single phone I couldn't fix yet. And now I just cursed myself.

    If you can handle Lego blocks, you can handle fixing a BlackBerry with a broken part.
    12-21-09 08:16 PM