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I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

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Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

You should have gotten your plan through best buy :/

Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

Glad it is up and running at your desire. Agreed with the previous user. I have many cases. I am a neat freak and get a screen protector from dirt, grime, scratches, damages and have several cases. Protection #1. Don't give HTC or sprint any more of your money Smiley Wink

Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

Agreed.  I do have a rugged case/holster for this phone.  I took it out to plug in some earphones and that's when I dropped it, screen first, onto concrete. 

Wizard

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

You might want to consider a case for your next phone. One drop and you know....................

Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

For closure and archiving - I took my phone to a local repair shop.  They replaced the screen for $79.95 in a short time.  Phone is working well again! 

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Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

That's awesome! There is always an option it's just the matter of choosing the right one. If you have another device you would like to use laying around, activate it and send it. Or you can buy a cheapo and still send it in for repair and wait for the arrival. Or just buy a new/used phone to your liking (doesn't even have to be the evo).

Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

I see your point about buying vs. replacing.  I am also considering time to obtain a device vs. time to repair.  But!  In just a few minutes, I went from handcuffed to having multiple options.  How great is that?!

Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

If you want to replace the screen for $109 go ahead. IMO I wouldn't do that. I never send things in for repair. Buying them out is what I do. You could even find a cheaper one online. But if you feel that replacing the lcd screen is all you need then go for it! And I hope you get your EVO back to brand working condition!

Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

Great news!  This gives me the breathing room I was looking for.  It also looks like repair may be possible if only the screen is borked.  I just found another thread with this recommendation:

http://www.missionrepair.com/HTC_EVO_Glass_Screen_Repair_p/222-4090.htm

I'll give these guys a call as well.

Journeyman

Re: I broke my EVO 4G - Do I have any options?

If you buy a phone locally Sprint won't care to switch the phone over. It's safest to do that in store anyways unless you are confident the phone is in good working condition AND that the ESN is clear for activation. I would also play with the phone to make sure everything works, as sometimes people will pawn a device off and get rid of it for a dollar which is a scam. eBay is truly a safer method as if you are unsatisfied, most times an item can be returned if it's not to your liking. Prices for the evo still very and some you can get new for $125 roughly. I would read the ads carfefully to make sure that someone is selling you a phone in working condition that is also not damaged.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HTC-EVO-4G-1GB-Black-Sprint-Smartphone-Clean-ESN-MEID-good-condition-/140855...

Like the link above is something I would buy because its low priced and includes accessories.