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LG G4: My Worst Nightmare

LG G4: My Worst Nightmare

My first smart phone was the first iPhone and that P.O.S. always crashed on me and I got myself the first Android Phone which was the G1. The G1 was awesome, it had navigation after the update and everything I needed and I believe this was around 2008-2009. I had the G1 until 2010 when it literally crashed because I left it on top of my car’s roof and it actually still worked because it was only…

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LG G4: My Worst Nightmare

My first smart phone was the first iPhone and that P.O.S. always crashed on me and I got myself the first Android Phone which was the G1. The G1 was awesome, it had navigation after the update and everything I needed and I believe this was around 2008-2009. I had the G1 until 2010 when it literally crashed because I left it on top of my car’s roof and it actually still worked because it was only a cracked screen.

I finally got rid of it because the cracked screen was cutting my fingers and I was so loyal to Android that I got another HTC Phone which was a slide and had that phone for a few years until the front facing camera came out. I have had  a few Samsungs which were The Note 2, 3, and Galaxy 5. All were good for a few months and for some odd reason when the new ones come out my phone would start to CRASH and would be so frustrating.

I spend most of my work day with my phone and cannot live without my phone because my Android has all my contacts, I constantly check e-mails, and produce Tweets to do my marketing. One day my last Galaxy crashed and ERASED 64 freaking gigs of pictures and files. I had pictures there from Puerto Rico that I never backed up into my PC.

I feel very insecure about backing up into a cloud server knowing there are hackers out there and would rather put it on a physical drive. Anyhow, I started to look for another phone and found great reviews for the LG G4 because I’m a loyal Android user. I use mostly everything Android and haven’t owned an Apple mobile product since the first iPhone.

So yes, GREAT camera on the LG G4, but durability? Hell to the no.

It overheated on me so many times and called LG. I spent 3 hours on the phone back and forth T-Mobile as well as LG. After this nightmare-ish day over the summer they finally sent me a new one and started ALL OVER AGAIN. Today, it happened again and this thing crashed and won’t even receive text messages.

I am very upset at the product, my first Android phone lasted me for years and now my new phone can’t even last 3 months and I’m on the second LG G4 which is still over heating and crashing. T Mobile doesn’t want to upgrade me until next year with this non working phone. I’m basically paying for a phone that isn’t working and in order to update I need to pay more than half to upgrade to a phone.

I’m just sick of this and want something that will last me.

I’m really thinking of updating to an iPhone next and just want to experience how it’s like. Any thoughts? I’m really considering my next upgrade to be this unless something out there satisfies my tech needs for work.

My Pep Boys nightmare

September 11, 2015, my wife and I are preparing her car for winter. Tires are very important, especially living in the northeast of the country where snow batters the whole area. We went to our local Pep Boys since we saw a sale online buy 2 get 1 free on their site. Prices on the Falken tires were very reasonable and I have used the tires before.

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We drove the car home which was less than 3 miles away with no problem. My wife goes out to Atlantic City and next thing you know I get a frantic phone call from her. We get the car towed and I found 2 lugs missing on the wheels. There was only one nut that was tight and the other was lose in which I can losen without even trying with my fingers. If the wheel fell off she could’ve been hurt or someone on the road could’ve been hurt.

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I called the shop and spoke to a woman and said that the manager will call me first thing in the morning. No one called and I called the facility and the manager said that they’ll take care of the towing and issue. I ended up leaving work since my wife needs the car and got it towed. We waited and the nice managers told me that they’ll take care of this issue.

I work nearly 10 to 12 hours a day with the press and then go straight to class after work. I am mentioning this because I have no time to go here for my wife. I took the time off on that Monday to get the threads fixed and get the problem resolved. I left my car and she was having nightmares about driving the car but I assured her that I will test the car in the morning.

The next day, I took her car to work which was about 12 miles away. I took it to the highway (NJ Turnpike) and slowly go 60 miles per hour and it started shaking and wobbling. I was really irritated when I felt this.

Here were my thoughts while driving this car:

  • Did the technician check the car when he fixed the bolts?
  • We paid for an alignment that Friday with balancing of the tires, shouldn’t they check what services we had during the tire replacement?
  • Shouldn’t they have checked the nuts before they had taken it off the lift?

The two managers involved were very nice and very customer service oriented. I had to go to the store the THIRD time and tell them what had happened. I waited nearly 3 and a half hours for them to balance, check the car, and re-align the car. I understand there could be customers and others ahead of me but about two hours of waiting and walking around across the Pep Boys, the Manager called me and said that my rims were bent. I do not recall that we hit ANY pot holes at all. Did I mention I live less than 3 miles away?

Here’s another question. If the rims were bent the first time, shouldn’t we have been informed?

I was irritated earlier while walking around the mall and was ranting off on Twitter. Then Pep Boys social media told me to give them an email. Next thing you know the Manager himself calls me again and telling me the issue. Again, shouldn’t I have been informed earlier?

So in the end, both managers showing good customer service skills said that they will reimburse my wife for the tow toll charge when she had the issue. I am still mad because of what had happened, if the tech checked all the wheels (even though he used a torque gun) he should’ve checked manually in the beginning.

Should we get compensated for this? We had nothing but an inconvenience and a headache.

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