Would you let the colour of a phone put you off

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  1. Stu9 macrumors member

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    Mine's in for repair (HTC One) but was told that they might not be able to get the parts (camera) and that if they can't, would i take a new red one. I've allways had black, never a colour, she said i'm stupid and it's still a new one and to hell with the colour
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    I personally wouldn't want a red phone and I think the HTC One looks hideous in red!
    I much prefer dark colours for my phones (black, grey or dark blue are the only colours I've ever bought)
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't take a red One. I wouldn't mind the silver.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I hope the repair person didn't actually say that to you. I would take it up to someone of higher authority or ask for my phone back and leave a negative review calling out on that behavior.

    It's not your fault you don't like red.
     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Yes, the wrong color would put me off as I think of pink or purple.
     
  6. Stu9 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't like silver

    It's not that, if they can't get the parts that's what's on offer, they can't just send a new black one as they've got a backlog and waiting for them but plenty of coloured ie red, silver/white ect
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Well then as I see it you have 2 choices:

    1. Wait for the black one, and continue to use your current phone.
    2. Get a color you don't like.
     
  8. Stu9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Didn't say i didn't like it, just that i've never had a colour, i'm looking at them online to see if i do.....but yep, that's the choices
     
  9. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Whats wrong with a red phone? This is the phone I use at work. Cue the 1960's Batman theme.:D

    [​IMG]

    Anyhow, the color of my cell phone doesn't matter, since I would put it in a protective case. They all take on the color of the case.
     
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    So....instead of making up your own mind you wanted to subject the decision to GroupThink?;)

    I don't care much for color either way, especially since my phone is largely covered by a case. If use of the new phone was more important to me than my uncertainty about the color, I'd just take the new phone.
     
  11. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    Just get it. You won't care about the color a month from now.
     
  12. firedept macrumors 603

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    Can always put a case on it to cover up the colour. To me colour is not important. It is the features of the phone that are important to me.
     
  13. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    a working phone in a less desirable color is better than a broken phone in a desirable color.
     
  14. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    This is why I like Apple's service. They should give you back exactly what you gave them IMO.

    That being said, I like the red and wouldn't have a problem using it. But I imagine many people wouldn't like being forced into another color.
     

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