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Where do I start?
My Verizon account has THREE Droid 2 Globals on three of my five lines and were purchased June 2011.
So, we've had them for four months now.
Mine has already been replaced by a refurbished one (within the first two months) because:
- After 1 month, it was freezing
- The touch keyboard was possessed, typing randomly and preventing me from having control of the phone
- I select to text my husband and my daughter comes up. Stuff like that.
- Randomly shuts down, won't ring or deliver texts. Again, randomly.
Not to mention battery life is mediocre at best. Even with an initial full charge.
Maybe it's just the one phone, right? NOPE.
My daughter's and son's Global 2 both suffer from the same symptoms mine had, drawing the conclusion that a replacement only:
- solved NOTHING. The refurbished Global currently has the same issues. (That makes now...FOUR Global 2s)
- the HASSLE of replacement wasn't worth it. (you have 5 days to get your NEW phone back in the mail to Verizon), then, you have to re-personalize the USED one to your likings
So, after several calls and one Verizon rep saying "Maybe I use my phone too much" (???)...I got a competent rep on the phone who told me to SETTINGS-->Applications--> Manage Applications--> All tab, sort by size. Then, delete cache on the top 10 applications with use.
DID THAT. All phones.
All better now? NO.
My son's phone has a pattern lock on it. With him holding his phone on the edges only, he shows me that his phone will attempt to guess his password until he gets locked out! Then, you have to sign into your gmail...blah blah blah...
IF YOU BUY THIS PHONE, EXPECT TO HAVE TO PULL THE BATTERY OUT IN ORDER TO OBTAIN CONTROL OVER IT WHEN IT'S ON.
Those are the cons. Not even an exhaustive list.
- It looks good
- Sliding Keyboard
But what does that matter?
NOT EVEN ONE YEAR LATER, 9 MONTHS TO BE EXACT, AND THIS PHONE IS FAILING MISERABLY! I'M HAVING TO CONSTANTLY RESET IT BY TURNING IT OFF--THEN ON AGAIN. THE POWER BUTTON DOESN'T RESPOND ON THE FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD PRESS. IT TELLS ME MY SD CARD IS NOT MOUNTED, BUT, I DIDN'T TOUCH IT!
MY DAUGHTER'S PHONE WAS REPLACED BY SOMETHING OTHER THAN A DROID IN DECEMBER SO SHE ULTIMATELY ONLY HAD HER BRAND NEW DROID FROM JUNE TO DECEMBER (6 MONTHS) BEFORE WE MADE THE DECISION IT WAS NOT RELIABLE.
I WISH I COULD GIVE IT ZERO STARS.
MY DROID 2 GLOBAL HAS NOW CRASHED COMPLETELY. I went to turn the screen light off to preserve my battery. It restarted by itself, and now, only a black background with white letters that state BOOT. READY TO PROGRAM.
I called Verizon who told me to press X plus ON at the same time. The little droid guy showed up and that's it. We could not do anything from there. They are sending another as a replacement...
Word of warning: locked Verizon Droid 2 Global phones are USELESS to anyone not a Verizon customer living in the USA. Verizon has changed the unlock codes so you cannot buy a SIM unlock code from any of the unlocking services.
Further, Verizon has band-locked the GSM radio on the phone. So it will not work with any GSM carriers inside the USA. Their intent is that you can only use the phone on your Verizon account (at very high roaming rates!) even when traveling in Europe. Rather greedy of them...
The one I bought on E-BAY was a refurbished unit and it was junk,Before I could even start to ue it I had to order a new battery and the new battery has a very short life and the phone is junk and I would not recommend purchasing one especially on e-bay and from the person I purchased this one .I guess this is what I should expect from an e-bay purchase
I am very unhappy with the phone and I would like a refund or an exchange for a different phone. The phone constantly shuts off by itself. The charge doesn't last for more then a few hours. When ever I charge the phone or try to charge it the charger plug that plugs into the phone has to be moved a certain way to charge the phone otherwise the phone doesn't charge. Live streaming is a waste of time because loading is extremely slow. My old phone was better then this phone and I got a new phone thinking it was going to be better. Not happy at all.
I sold instead of the usual version of the Global Droid 2 with CDMA and I need a GSM, that is simply divorced me