If you are seriously considering purchasing the Droid Eris……Think again!
I have never had so much trouble with a phone….and I have averaged a new phone every year for over 20 years now. Not because of quality, but for the newest functions and technology. My previous phone was the blackberry storm…..I no problem traveling from one county to the next continually talking (hands free on my Bluetooth). But, the Droid Eris does not respond to traveling….via the Bluetooth capabilities. Not only does it disconnect…every time! But, it freezes up. Then I have to take out the battery…all while driving. It takes another 30 minutes sometimes before I can reconnect…because the Droid refuses to receive signals….It is not a coverage issue! I have traveled between San Diego and LA for years and never had this problem. My phone is my life line to my work and all the decisions that need to be made immediately. Here are just a few of the many other problems with the Droid Eris.
It’s a joke!
I own the Eris and granted I've had it a short time..I haven't experienced any of the problems you are describing. It's been an awesome phone.
Perhaps you got a lemon or a defective battery. If you are going to toss it maybe you want to hold out for the Incredible coming out soon.
I have had my Eris now since December and have not had these issues. My phone never forgets settings, I have never double called anyone even once. I have hung up by mistake but that's cause I hovered over the "end call" button and hit it. You can't blame the phone for that. I have never had a call drop. The touch screen only took a little getting use to. I have google voice and it not only plays back the audio on the phone but it does a read along with the text as the words in the voice mail are played. Depending how I use the phone I have had it last for 2 days before charging. Learn to manage your power usage.You can buy two other batteries which both have higher capacity but one fits with normal back while the other has a huge back to fit the huge battery.
Sounds like you have a battery issue.
hi Smilie, i've had my Eris going on 2 months now. i love the phone. not sure if anyone else agrees with me, but its funny, just this am i was telling someone i don't think this phone is good for a business person who does a lot of things with their phone b/c of the battery life. i'm able to get a day but not more and i don't do a lot with the phone. there have been suggestions made which i have done but still rarely get beyond a day. please listen to the others on here b/c maybe the suggestions i was given to prolong the battery life may work on your device, just not mine for some reason. i have gone 1 1/4 days on one charge twice in the 2 mos.
as for your other issues...the only other one i had was the random calling of someone. mine has done it only one time. other than that, no problems with this fun device. i love this phone and hopefully you can get some good advice here but you may have to look at something else if it's not suiting your needs or take it back to the store for them to check it out to see whether its defective or not.
I have had my Eris since November and have not experienced any of these problems that you are complaining about, neither has any of my friends who have the device. Maybe you got a faulty phone
I have had my Eris for less than three months, but I have had almost none of the issues you are having. Dropped calls... Yes. I had those with my last Verizon phone. It was a Moto 755. You have dropped calls with ever phone company out there. When they switch towers, when the airways get "flooded" etc. You won't overcome that unless you get your own cell phone tower.
I travel for a living and I have been in several states and have no serious issues. VA, DC, PA, WV (nothing works good in WV), MD, etc.
As far as the Bluetooth problem. Mine works better with my Eris than it did with my Moto 755 but it doesn't pair as well. What I mean by that, with my Moto 755 I could hear when I was dialing and knew my Bluetooth was paired. With my Eris, I actually have to make a call to make sure it is working right.
This, along with other issues are suppose to be addressed with the 2.1 upgrade. We shall see.
All in all, it sounds to me like you have a bad phone. Have them send you a new phone.
With the battery. The Eris battery has to be "trained". I know that sounds weird. I had never heard anything like it before either. When I first got my phone, it didn't last 5 hours before it was dead. I let it go dead at least 5 times and each time it lasted longer and longer. Now I can have my phone on for more than 24 hours and it is fine. IF I am in an area with good coverage. As with any phone, if it has to keep searching for service, your battery will die fast.
Screen going blank. I have never had that to happen. Nor has my phone ever froze where I had to remove my battery.
I would suggest another phone for you. You seem to have gotten a bad phone. It does happen. When I first started with Verizon 3 years ago, I went through three DIFFERENT phones before I got one that I was pleased with and worked right for me.
Hey Smilie, Sorry to hear about the problems you are having. I have not had my Eris very long, but so far have had no problems at all. No freeze ups, touch pad works fine......Sounds like you need to visit Verizon with these complaints if you haven't done so and get a new phone! Yours sounds defective!