07-15-2014 5:53 PM
07-16-2014 5:45 AM
The warranty exchange program is for phones with manufature defects. Any other damage isn't covered. Even if you didn't notice it.
I assume if you send back the replacement phone, AT&T won't charge you for the exchange.
Then you could try contacting Samsung to see if they will exchange your original phone.
07-16-2014 8:37 AM - edited 07-16-2014 8:38 AM
I would call AT&T and tell them the same things you said here, that the crack is miniscule and known issue on this phone (and might well be a defect).
Its your word against their (whether the phone has been dropped, etc.) but I'm just guessing their strategy is to deny what warranty claims they can, knowing that most folks will just give up and pay the fee. But if you honestly believe you are in the right, than don't give up. Fight it, and they will probably give in eventually. Your monthly service payments (and it sounds like you have multiple lines) are more important to AT&T than the modest cost of the refurb (which to them is most certainly not anywhere close to $579).
07-28-2014 9:17 PM
Hi all, and thanks for your help!
I just wanted to follow up on my situation for others. After reading these posts and doing a bit of searching on that splitting screen that seems to be an issue for the Galaxy s4, I called. I explained everything, she looked at the photos that warranty had attached to my file, and said that it seemed legit but she was going to talk to her manager. She got back and he actually had the same problem on his phone, so I was good to go! I do not even have to send back the original damaged phone which had signal problems! I looked at the counter when I got off of the phone, 20 minutes! Sweet baby jesus! So, it is definitely worth asking, saved me $579! On an unrelated note, my new phone was stolen from my workplace tonight, so....may be activating that old phone and buying a replacement battery and back cover. I unfortunately have one whole year until I am eligible to upgrade again (not interested in doing payment plan Next thing they offer now).
07-29-2014 6:29 AM
On an unrelated note, my new phone was stolen from my workplace tonight, so....may be activating that old phone and buying a replacement battery and back cover. I unfortunately have one whole year until I am eligible to upgrade again (not interested in doing payment plan Next thing they offer now).
That really sucks. Assume you don't have the AT&T insurance, which includes loss from theft?
Also, do you have renters or homeowner's insurance? These policies typically cover all your belongings, even when stolen from locations outside your home.
08-02-2014 5:35 PM
08-04-2014 8:31 AM
My phone was recovered by the police 2 days later!
Wow, that's crazy. How did the police recover it?
08-04-2014 8:59 AM