question about chargers
Hello all! I've had an iPhone on AT&T for years and recently switched to Verizon. The guy at the Verizon store told me I couldn't use my old chargers with my new phone because of the different networks. He subsiquently sold me a new car charger. I was wondering if this is true? I don't really see why they wouldn't work...
- 05-12-2011, 04:23 PM #2
That just doesn't sound right to me. I wouldn't think the networks would have anything to do with a phone charger?? I could "possibly" understand if it's a move from an iPhone 3 to an iPhone 4 but that's about it. I'm not even 100% sure that would even make a difference.
- 05-12-2011, 04:27 PM #4
And yet another verizon moron.
Their the same phone. Regardless of networks, it's the same brand of phone. I would try out the old charger you have. Surely it will work. And when it does go back return the one he sold you and ask to speak to his manager and tell the manager what a dumba.. He is.
That's just what I would do anyways. He just wanted to sell you something. I hope anyways. Otherwise, he shouldn't be working there lol
- 05-12-2011, 04:38 PM #7
- 05-12-2011, 04:53 PM #9
Yea they well tell you anything to get you to buy accessories. You have to watch that. Although in a honesty, if they waved the activation fee and you still saved $5 it's not a bad deal, but it's still messed up that they told you your old ones wouldnt work
Yeah...I know. Jerks. :-) I probably would have bought a case that night instead of the charger if I would have known the other one would work. I did try my home charger on the new phone, and it works. So I'm assuming the car one will work too. I'll try it before I take the new one back. (he also told me the usb cable from my old phone wouldn't work either)
- 05-12-2011, 05:10 PM #11
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- 05-13-2011, 11:44 AM #13
Verizon employees are so entertaining... I had a 45 minute conversation with one late last summer, while getting a replacement BlackBerry, about Verizon/iPhone rumors... he SWORE to me that Verizon would never get the iPhone, as they have Android. I told him rumors were pointing the other way, and presented him with a crapload of information from various tech sites...and he turned around and tried to sell me an Android phone... I'm like, "Dude, I'm getting a free replacement BlackBerry, why would I shell out $600+ for an Android phone??" Haha.
This is hilarious though. Why on earth would they not work? It would be the dumbest decision on the PLANET to make a CDMA phone and change the charging port... no existing accessories would work. What a dum-dum.
Case-wise, I highly recommend the InCase slider case. My phone took a HUGE tumble in that case (I accidentally threw it 20 ft. across a parking lot... long story) and while the case and screen protector got dinged up, the phone was spotless.
- 05-13-2011, 11:51 AM #14
Last edited by briareus; 05-13-2011 at 12:06 PM.
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- 05-13-2011, 01:00 PM #17
Not recommended btw...
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