Charging port corrosion.
I just got a nice little email from verizon about corrosion on the charging port on a device I returned. Other than the fact since they put up a 4g tower and now my signal has gone from horrible to almost non-existent and poor GPS lock the phone worked fine. No charging issues. I wasn't going to send the phone back but the GPS lock on the replacement was much better and I thought switching would rule out a hardware issue.
The phone had no damage, the inner stickers were fine because it was never in water. The only thing that might have happened is that since I have to go outside in order to make a call I have been out in the rain in order to use my phone as a phone. I have never had an issue with past phones so I didn't expect to have any issues. I have a complaint in about the corrosion and the port is not affected in any way. Charging and data isn't a problem at all. I have been seeing massive battery drain but I also see it with the GF's droid charge because the phone is constantly searching for signal. The battery drain is also present on the new S3 as well to the point I ordered 2 new OEM batteries in case that was the issue.
Now I'm possibly out $300 and no device to show for that $300 just because I thought replacing the phone I preordered might help my case with the piss poor service I have been getting lately. Has anyone been hit with this before and what was the result? Honestly they just need to send me a range extender. I refuse to pay for one seeing as their change to the network is what caused the signal drop. The droid charge is experiencing worse signal as well.