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Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:21 PM

I finally purchased a new phone--2 days later dropped it, glass

..is shattered. Because I'm retired, on fixed income I opted not to add protection plan, glass protector or, a phone case..boy was completely wrong on not protecting my purchase. Checked with Verizon not even a 30day refund on purchase, so I'm shit out of luck! So..I called around replacement cost ranges between 100-200. [ Note only paid $250.00 for new phone wanted basic, no frills was happy to get new phone bc old one was literally being held together with small rubber bands so anything was better than what I had ] question to anyone out there is there an affordable way to replace glass..son says it's badly shattered may affect hardware something about dust moisture..to me it's usable--was thinking of just putting screen protector buy case to stabilize glass screen.

Thanks for allowing me to vent. I'm so upset with myself for not being proactive; upset with Verizon for allowing a customer to leave without the min. Protection eg glass protector, phone case. I should add a naive customer at that..so that's on me. Next time I'll know better. So with that, if anyone has any suggestions to minimize costs, please let me know. [ Note: I'm on a phone contract for 12 months for new phone.]

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Reply I finally purchased a new phone--2 days later dropped it, glass (Original post)
RestoreAmerica2020 Sep 2021 OP
pfitz59 Sep 2021 #1
vanlassie Sep 2021 #2
wyn borkins Sep 2021 #3
PoliticAverse Sep 2021 #4
FreepFryer Sep 2021 #5
Kali Sep 2021 #6
samnsara Sep 2021 #7
Rorey Sep 2021 #11
3Hotdogs Sep 2021 #8
PBC_Democrat Sep 2021 #9
RestoreAmerica2020 Sep 2021 #10

Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:22 PM

1. Most cities have cell repair stores

will replace the screen for a reasonable cost

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:25 PM

2. And then I recommend Rhino Shields.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:28 PM

3. Store: IFIXIT

Maybe search for one of these stores

https://www dot ifixit dot com/

in your local area (?).

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:34 PM

4. Your cheapest option if the phone is still working is the stick on screen protector

(you can even get a glass one for < $ 10).

There are lots of you tube videos on self-replacing screen glass. See if there are any for your model and decide for yourself if you want to try/risk it.

BTW: I consider a "basic, no frills" phone to be ~ $ 40.

Also if you are on Verizon consider in the future changing over to Visible Wireless - Verizon's budget brand. Unlimited text, phone and Internet for $25/month.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:42 PM

5. There is always that first bit of damage to a new device, don't be too hard on yourself.

Youíll feel like you deserve a new one soon enough, and when u do, get a good case and use stick on screen protectors. They shatter instead of the glass.

Donít feel bad, just put up with it for a while and then donít.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:43 PM

6. used phones are the way to go

I have bought from Amazon, ebay, and a bunch from cellular country https://www.cellularcountry.com/

had maybe 3 duds out of more than a dozen in the last 10 years. only one wasn't replaced/refunded

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 03:17 PM

7. i always get wallet cases that enclose the entire phone..and serves as a purse as sorts..

..it has saved my phone many times. Its fake Louise Vuitton so looks nice too.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 05:48 AM

11. That's what I use too

It's very convenient, and I've dropped my phone many times with no damage. My phone is two years old and the screen is still perfect because it's so protected when it's closed. A nice case isn't at all expensive. I think the most I've ever paid was $15.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 04:48 PM

8. There are places like ubreakifix. or the one listed above.

Call and find out what a new glass costs. You can probably mail the phone to them.

Get it fixed . Then go to Best Buys and get a glass protector.

After that, go to UAG and get a billfold type case.


Yes, you will be out $150 - 200 for all of this but you will have a phone that lasts.


Don't be hard on yourself. I have a $1,100 iPhone without insurance. And I have the two protective devices listed above.

I also have a phone finder app in case I misplace the phone. You can tag it to your son's phone.


Good luck.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 06:52 PM

9. Did You Use a Credit Card to Purchase?

Many have Purchase Protection plans ... I know AmEx does.

Definitely worth checking out and something to think about for future large purchases.

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Response to PBC_Democrat (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 07:08 PM

10. Yes used credit card. Will check. Thanks.

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