AT&T HTC One - Warranty transferable? (Blown speakers)
I bought a "like new" HTC One off of eBay. At first it seemed great and really did look like new.
Unfortunately I've come to realize the speakers are blown. Any audio above 50% volume crackles/buzzes. Sounds HORRIBLE at 90% volume +
Does anyone know if HTC or AT&T will cover their phones under warranty if you're not the original owner? I know with Apple the warranty is tied to the phone, I could buy a iPhone 5 off of eBay today, and if next week it starts acting up I could take it into Apple and they would replace it.
I contacted HTC support and at first of course they said "lets see if its a software problem, reset the phone blah blah" did the factory reset and of course it didn't help. Even when the phone boots up the AT&T jingle is distorted and buzzes. I told them the factory reset didn't fix the problem and the reply I got was something like:
"We are always updating the software to fix bugs. Be on the lookout for updates for your device to see if it fixes your problem."
...so a software update is going to magically repair the hardware of the speakers? Awesome. Anyway, even if they do ask me to send it in for repair do you guys know if it would be covered under warranty since I'm not the original owner?
Or would I be able to walk into AT&T and ask them to repair or replace it? Thanks.