Those with flawed HTC Ones, still within the 14day remorse period - Possible solution
First of all let me emphasize on what I mean when I say "flawed". I went through 5 HTC One devices all from AT&T and all supposedly "new", and each one I received has had some type of issue or the other. I think it was just my badluck and absurd. Never went through this type of experience.
1. Wide gaps between the plastic and metal part of the phone.
2. Multiple dead pixels on the screen.
3. One of the speakers buzzing or busted
4. Device dented/scratched right out of a brand new box
5. A rattle with the vibration motor
6. A camera that would not focus at all
7. Recessed power and volume buttons into the body
8. Flickering screen
9. Raised speaker grill that fell off after holding the phone to the ear to make a call
The 5 devices I went through, were all imperfect and I paid full price for all of them. So I was really angry and disappointed with each one of them. AT&T provided minimal help, and as the exchanges stared to happen the customer reps started to question me and stopped trying to help me and told me to "live with the device" or "opt for a different phone brand". Calling HTC customer support was even worse, as I got curt answers about having to pay for the shipping to HTC and back to get the device repaired and be phoneless for 2 weeks. They wouldnt replace it even if the device was few hours old out of the box.
As a last dire attempt I tweeted to Jason Mackenzie of HTC America and just went off about HTC's poor quality control, about the customer service reps lack of respect to their customers, and all the problems that their brand new phones from AT&T seem to be having. Within minutes he tweeted back to me and asked to email him. We exchanged a few emails back and forth about all the problems I've had and I provided my proof of purchase. He got my information and number and had an "Escalation Specialist" get in touch with me. They agreed to do a swap with my phone and send me a brand new one straight from their Corporate Office and double check it for any flaws. Will come with prepaid packaging to send the one I have with me currently back. Just needed a $250 dollar hold on my credit card that I will get back.
This may set a bad precedent but I paid $669 for the device and expect quality that lives up to that price.
To anyone that has had as much badluck as me, this may be a way to get your case escalated and figure out a solution.