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    Getting Verizon - What kind of phone to get?

    With my move to North Dakota, I have came to the conclusion that AT&T and rural North Dakota are not friends. It works fine in Bismarck proper, but outside of town (on the interstate even) it gets bad really fast. So I'm left with the choices of Verizon and Alltel.

    Looking at coverage I'm gonna go with Verizon, but I'm not sure what kind of phone to get. I looked at the BB Storm 2 and Moto Droid. I really don't like the interface on the BB, but I have friends who are very happy with them. I played around with the Droid in the store, and I think I like it so far.

    Does anyone here have either phone and what do you think? It would be an iPhone replacement, so I'm looking for something that does everything the iPhone does (however, I will be keeping the iPhone and just pretend it's an iPod Touch)
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    The Android system on the Droid and the Droid Eris is growing and becoming more and more sophisticated. The app store for the Android is also growing exponentially. Many Iphone developers are writing their apps now for Android too. You can't go wrong with either phone. I'm running a home baked version of Android on my HTC phone with T-Mobile and love it.
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    I've never had a smart phone with verizon, but my older brother tells me that they lock apps, then charge per app for access
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    Page Plus Cellular

    If you like to save money, you owe it to yourself to take a look at Page Plus Cellular. They are a Verizon MVNO. For $40 a month you can get unlimited, for less per month you still can get quite a few minutes. You just get your own Verizon phone and activate it on Page Plus Cellular. You can read up on Howard Forums if you have any questions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    I've never had a smart phone with verizon, but my older brother tells me that they lock apps, then charge per app for access
    I don't think so with the Droids. You aren't using VZNavigator and the other Verizon apps with that.
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    Get a Droid. Heard nothing but good things so far. I'm getting one as soon as I'm eligible for my New Every 2 in April.
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    Droid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Droid!
    Did you get yours yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Did you get yours yet?
    I have a few more months on my contract with my EnV2, but I spent an hour playing with one at the Verizon store when I was Christmas shopping.

    I'm hooked.

    Plus, Verizon works everywhere I go.
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    jailbreak your iPhone and use that
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    jailbreak your iPhone and use that
    Very common misconception....iPhone is a GSM phone and only works with T-Mobile and AT&T. Verizon uses CDMA, so is not compatible with the iPhone, or pretty much any phone from outside the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    Very common misconception....iPhone is a GSM phone and only works with T-Mobile and AT&T. Verizon uses CDMA, so is not compatible with the iPhone, or pretty much any phone from outside the US.
    The 3G bands on AT&T and TMO are different too. You can use the iphone on TMO but you won't get 3G, just Edge. Vice versa too, my HTC Magic will run on AT&T but I won't get 3G.
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    I checked out my nephews Verizon Motorola Droid phone over Christmas. The web browsing is very very fast. Much faster than my Sprint BB.

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    Looks like everybody is recommending the Droid. I'll probably get one of those then It has some really cool features, such as built in turn by turn GPS.
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    Just got the ENV 3...maybe I'll upgrade to Droid in 20 months...

    PS. Since you're another Verizon customer, if you get lucky, you just might get some interesting texts from RSA, if you choose to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    Looks like everybody is recommending the Droid. I'll probably get one of those then It has some really cool features, such as built in turn by turn GPS.
    I've played a bit with the turn by turn Google.

    It's nicest feature is the ability to search something on the Internet, find the address, and have it navigate you there. The navigation is nice, and it's polished. But your standard Garmin or Tom Tom is much nicer. It's better than nothing but keep in mind if you have weak or no Internet signal, you won't get maps downloaded as you travel.
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    My wife and I just got DROIDS (I don't know if it's still on, but we paid $99.99 after rebates for both of them, it was buy one get one, then the rebate). Now, so you know my background, my last phone was my very first phone with a camera and my very first that flipped open/closed. I like simple. I just want my phone to make calls.

    Now, that said, my country mouse, one-step-above-amish-on-the-technology-ladder, breaks every computer I ever use, self likes it. We have the DROID Eris (the HTC version). Pretty user friendly. The manual leaves something to be desired and there are some things I can't believe a phone this advanced can't do (like sending some longer videos by text message), but overall I like it.

    The only real complaint i've had is that trying to call someone using the touch screen blows. The "button" to make and end calls is a bit slow to respond so I end up hitting it 2 or 3 times, which then recalls the person I just ended the call with, or, in the case of me making a call, calls then hangs up. I guess I just gotta learn to be patient
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesCopPodz View Post
    The only real complaint i've had is that trying to call someone using the touch screen blows. The "button" to make and end calls is a bit slow to respond so I end up hitting it 2 or 3 times, which then recalls the person I just ended the call with, or, in the case of me making a call, calls then hangs up. I guess I just gotta learn to be patient
    Get AnyCut off the market and make shortcuts on your desktop to direct call frequent contacts. One touch of the icon on the desktop and the call goes out. It's easier than opening your contacts for frequent calls.
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    To dig deeper, I was at Verizon again today. I like the sleek looks of the Droid Eris, but I like the GPS navigation and the screen on the Moto Droid. Anybody have either phone?
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    I have the Eris
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

    At communion, when the priest says "Body of Christ", I say "Thanks, I've been working out", then I grab the cracker and run back to my seat

    An amateur practices until he gets it right. A professional practices until he cant get it wrong.

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