Mention common iphone 3g problems that the genius cant verify and they exchange it.

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  1. preguntonontrac macrumors 6502

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    Just want to know reason and common iphone 3g problems mainly battery or software that the genius or att customer support cant verify and they probably exchange it.
     
  2. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're having problems with your phone, how about just telling them what problems you're having?

    Why do you feel the need to make something up?
     
  3. Chef-Jer macrumors member

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    Tell them one of the speakers on the bottom of the phone stopped working;)
     
  4. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    God I hate these threads. "How do I cheat and get them to replace my phone that I broke, for free?"
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    Or tell them that when you hold down the Home Button, everything starts jiggling.
     
  6. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Heh... Yeah. That'll do the trick.
     
  7. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Tell them the Warranty states: "Waterproof to 100 feet" but when I washed it off in the tub it stopped working.
     
  8. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    when you hold the home button and sleep button at the same time the screen suddenly flashes!
     
  9. Chef-Jer macrumors member

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    You could also tell them your having trouble receiving MMS.
     
  10. EnderTW macrumors 6502

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    If you want to get a free replacement do this, it's what I did.

    Sign up for an e-mail that doesn't have SSL, then config it for your iPhone. Take it to them and ask them to figure it out, they won't be able to figure it out and ask maybe I need to replace my phone.

    worked for me.
     
  11. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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    Tell them your battery dies too fast and you have everything turned off/low (wifi, 3g, push, brightness).
     
  12. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    go to an apple store and take your credit card...
     
  13. kzoojason76 macrumors member

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    Tell them you were shaking it really hard to get the iPod app to shuffle, and you heard something rattle inside.
     
  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Tell the Genius that you paid for "turn-by-turn" GPS and "copy & paste" or else it was a deal breaker...:D
     
  15. preguntonontrac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, which one you used?
     
  16. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (16GB, 2.1 PWNed): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Use Photoshop to create a boot logo screen identical to the default one, but add three or four white pixels. Then, create a black wallpaper with white pixels in exactly the same places.

    Jailbreak the iPhone, use the new boot logo screen and wallpaper, use Poof to hide all of your jailbreak apps (including Poof itself) and then take it in, claiming it has dead pixels. ;)
     
  17. preguntonontrac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this is great idea, still i need a tutorial on this lol xD.
     
  18. Chef-Jer macrumors member

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    preguntonotrac - I'm wondering why would you want to exchange your phone if you don't have any problems that a genius would exchange it for?
     
  19. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (16GB, 2.1 PWNed): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    That's a good question. I'm guessing it's something superficial, like scratches on the bezel/Apple logo or similar. ;)
     
  20. Chef-Jer macrumors member

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    maybe - but why risk getting a worse phone for something superficial? I'm on my third phone due to cracks and my second one was horrible - dropped calls, safari crashing, bad battery and cracking. Why risk it?
     
  21. svndmvn Guest

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    Yeah,seriously,you'll never find a better one if it doesn't have problems a genius would exchange it for,and you'll probably scratch your new one as well,no?
    I'm probably on my sixth,bad luck or kind of picky,light leak on all of them,uneven edges,about seven White pixels on most of them,dust on one,bad home button on one,sunken sleep button on the last one,bad silent button and strange issues with this one,some dead pixels and cracks on just one..
    I just want a good one for the 569€ I payed,I want to scratch myself..
     

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