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Old 11th May 2009, 15:58   #46
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Hi Guys,
Thought of sharing my HTC experience. I have this HTC S710 bought about one and half years ago. It works just fine but due to heavy GPRS use and frequent charging the battery life was over about two months back. It used to last just 12 hrs. Here the horrible HTC experience begins.

The battery is not available with any of the retailers. Everybody said go to service center. The service centers are about 25/30 kms from my place so I thought I should contact them on phone to check the availability. But all the contact nos. in Pune were incorrect. So one day I travelled all this distance just to know that you need to order it first. I ordered and also asked for the contact no. Next week I checked and came to know that it is available. Next day again I travel 25 kms and reach at 10 am but the person just says, the battery is locked in a locker and the keys are with someone who will only come after 12. I had to come back to office so I couldn't pick it up on that day. The service center in question is Salora at Tilak road.
After that I called those guys for next 2 weeks but always got the respose that either the batteries are out of stock or godown is locked or come next monday.

This really annoyed me. So what do I do? I shoot an email to HTC customer care India with CC to Chairman, CEO and COO of HTC worldwide. I got the names from their global site. And tried my luck with firstname_lastname@htc.com. It worked. Within 15 mins, I got a call from HTC head office in Delhi about the problem and they actually followed it up with the service centers (2 of them) to ensure the availability of battery for me. All in all I got about 10 calls from Delhi office to track whether I have received the battery or not and how it is working and to get my feedback. Also, the COO had to reply as well.
So it seems this is the only way you have to make HTC act on your problems.
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Old 11th May 2009, 16:25   #47
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Yikes! This is scaring me!

Shipnil, now I know what to do in case of an escalation requirement! Thanks!
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Old 11th May 2009, 16:47   #48
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HTC is definitely taking a beating because of the bad service offered by Sallora in various places.
have had bad experiences but have taken most in my stride. for serious cases i have even got handsets replaced from them.
only option if you are dealing with Sallora is to get in touch with HTC execs. Go to your dealer, he will forward the case to the local exec or ASM.
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Last week my hTc phone messaging went Kaput. Could not send/receive any messages. All of a sudden after couple of days, it came back. Now one more problem has started. The SD card is not displaying anything. Though I have stored around 500 MB of data in this. Whenever, I put this on to my laptop, the usage is displaying as 500 MB out of 2 GB for there is no data for 500 MB. What could be the problem? Maybe this is corrupt now (?).
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yea looks like there might be something wrong with your card.
try formatting it
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Last week my hTc phone messaging went Kaput. Could not send/receive any messages. All of a sudden after couple of days, it came back. Now one more problem has started. The SD card is not displaying anything. Though I have stored around 500 MB of data in this. Whenever, I put this on to my laptop, the usage is displaying as 500 MB out of 2 GB for there is no data for 500 MB. What could be the problem? Maybe this is corrupt now (?).
i had the same problem with my set i just did the clear storage thing and it started working again
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Old 15th May 2009, 17:19   #52
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Hi Guys,
The service center in question is Salora at Tilak road.
After that I called those guys for next 2 weeks but always got the respose that either the batteries are out of stock or godown is locked or come next monday.
Dear Shipnil,

I had very good experience with HTC service provided by RT outsourcing in Pune. LCD of my phone was broken and they gave a good service, very friendly and pro actively upgraded the OS. They helped me to save and load my contacts etc..

Next time you can contact them. They have shifted their office and the same is not updated in the HTC website.
You can contact them at 9769112813.

Hope this information is useful.

Cheers

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Dear Shipnil,

Next time you can contact them. They have shifted their office and the same is not updated in the HTC website.
You can contact them at 9769112813.

KVS
This was also one of the issues I had highlighted to Delhi office. I stay in Wakad and the RT (Kondhwa) nos. displayed on the website do not work. How would I know that they have shifted office and changed nos.? I have tried those nos. umpteen times. Then I went to Salora, Tilak road for enquiry.
The service center might be good but HTC india should keep their website updated. Finally I had to go to this RT center in Camp only for the battery.
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All,

I am planning to buy HTC Touch Dimaond 2 which is launched in India now. But looking at the issues reported here and the service issues, I dont get enough confidence to buy this phone!

Now, I am considering BlackBerry curve 8900.

Any opnion on this?

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Go for the Touch Diamond 2. that is a thing of beauty and the zoom bar is really helpful while browsing webpages and the hardware rocks as well plus it is 3G.

but if mailing is your requirement then the BB is the way to go although you could get the same experience on a motorola Q9h for 1/3 the price
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How much is the diamond 2 in india? and is it officially launched in India, hope its a 3G version unlike the original diamond which was made 2.5G :(

EDIT i checked HTC india site, yes its launched an is 3G goodiee!

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Considering the the HTC support service issues we are discussing in this thread, do you guys still think its a good idea to go ahead and buy a HTC product?

HTC Touch Diamond 2 is officially avaialble at 30k!.
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Old 12th June 2009, 18:47   #58
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I have been to HTC service here in BLR and it was aok, only issue i faced was slight delay due to part availability (1 week). Otherwise they did a decent job and even didnt dispute warranty replacement of my much abused Original touch motherboard.

They gave an official unlock also when i requested after the job.

Unless you drop or majorly fiddle with the OS chances of things going wrong are very less.
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Only last week I decided to go for a windows mobile, and decided to go for touch 3g, and after reaching Sangeeta at ameerpet, bought an Asus P835. Reading all of the above experiences, I am not sure whats in store.

Any idea on the quality of Asus service? In one of the earlier post, it was mentioned that Asus also procures from HTC and then re-brands.
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Hey guys,
Been a long time since this thread's been updated.
I am thinking of buying the HD2 so just wish for the fellow members to share their experience with HTC.
Is the quality of service same as before or has it improved over time??
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