- 08-22-2013, 02:31 PM #1
Walked in to the T-Mobile in Chicago on LaSalle St, to find a case for my phone after dropping it and denting the back cover.
I got the tech21 case, well worth the 32 I spent.
After talking to the T-Mobile Rep, he said that if you have a defective back cover, you can go into anystore with it in stock and switch it for free.
He didnt have any, neither did another nearby store.
Has anyone else had this happen to them ? I'm looking for the OEM back cover, I would like to get it for free if possible.
- 08-22-2013, 03:48 PM #2
It looks like ebay has the back covers for sale, though they want $18 for it. I was hoping it would be like the 520, where you can buy replacement back for $9 (with shipping), and have a choice of 5 colors. I've thought it would be fun to be able to change the color of my phone, depending on my mood (and what I'm doing) that day.
08-22-2013, 03:51 PM #3Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR2/Amber) - TMobile Prepaid Unlimited + 2.5gb Hotspot
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- 08-25-2013, 11:07 PM #5
I came across a back case for $11 but not sure where it was. It too bad that T-Mobile did not order replacement back covers in multiple colors like red, black, blue! They have only white. I try to find one in the EU but they are not sold there only in the U.S. it seems.
- 08-27-2013, 12:36 AM #12
08-30-2013, 11:38 AM #13
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Might want be careful with the "plastidip". The phone's buttons and little metal clips that hold the buttons in place seem pretty delicate and it's possible using plastidip might foul those up. Just saying, be careful...
I used Rit Dye on the back cover of my 521. It definitely works, but the color, well, didn't exactly come out to be the Navy Blue it was supposed to be. My first dye attempt it came out, well, a kind of lavender rose color. It wasn't an ugly color, just not what I was looking for. My wife said it was a nice "girley" color. Oyyyy.... That was after maybe 1/2 of soaking. So back to the dye pot, several times, comes out darker each time. I finally settled with a very dark, browish, purply color. Sound ugly, but it actually looks like dark leather. No kidding. Again, not at all the Dark Navy Blue I was hoping for, but at least not the girley lavender it started with.
But... just in case, I bought a replacement http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/30094...84.m1497.l2649 from Ebay. It's fits the 521 perfectly, has the Nokia logo on it, arrived in about a week, and is a very good replacement back. The texture on it is not as slick as the original back, which I actually like better. That OEM back was a little too slippery to me...
08-30-2013, 11:44 AM #14
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New Battery Back Cover Case Door for T Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 US White | eBay
If not, you can search for "nokia lumia 521 back cover" and the sellers name is "fricca"
- 08-30-2013, 03:15 PM #16
I really want to try the plastidip. I was hoping it would add an extra layer of protection without a case. When I watched the you tube vids it seemed like it would peel perfectly around emblems on cars. I wonder if the same is true of the buttons? Will be on my list once I get a spare. At a reasonable price of course. :)
Your dye idea is great just to color the white. Personally I would like the girly color!! :) I thought only "real" men could wear pink! Should have kept the girly color!!! Just fooling! LOL. :)
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- 10-03-2013, 12:09 PM #25
Reviving a slightly dead thread here but...
After visting 3 T-Mobile stores, the Chicago and Oakbrook Windows Stores with no luck of finding a new cover (it totally cracked)
I contacted Nokia today, and a free replacement will be sent out for me.
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