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    I really want the droid.... any advice

    So I did an ETF with my old wireless company at the beginning of September and went with Verizon for their network coverage in my area. I got a 2 line family plan and got two Storm1 phones with the BOGO plan. I like my Storm but at the time I had no clue the Storm2 and Droid were about to come out. I was originally excited about the open GL announcement but then was dissapointed when I found out the the Storm1 was not supported. I have played with the Storm2 and Droid and really like the Droid, I don't think I will be one of those who get the e-mail or flyer about the early upgrade opportunity so does anyone know how I can get my hands on a Droid without haveing to pay full retail. I'm pretty sure I'm SOL but does anyone know of anything that I might be able to do?




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    add another line for 10 bucks a month
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    lighten up....life's too short!

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    You can do a few things. Sell your s1 to cashforberries.com. Then add alone for the droid cancel it after u will ind uo paying around 300 total. Other the. That add a line fir the droid and activate a dumb phone on the line and keep it active for 2 years at 10 a month so 240 plus cost of droid
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    thanks, but I don't have a dumbphone to activate, can I just add the line and not use my storm1 and cancel the data plan for it?

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    I would suggest selling storm 1, then just buy the droid retail. It will still cost you around $250 with less hassle
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    Thanks for the advice Olta but full retain is $500... I don't thing I could get more than $200 for my storm. I may just tough it out and see what happens

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    I'm sure someone you know has a dumb phone you caqn use.
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    I added a line and paid 199. I exchanged the S2 for it and sold/traded my Tour for a phone for my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownpm85 View Post
    Thanks for the advice Olta but full retain is $500... I don't thing I could get more than $200 for my storm. I may just tough it out and see what happens
    I would say add a second line for $10 (total of $240) for 2 years + $200 for the phone = $440, Why not just go ahead and buy it at retail and avoid having to deal with a second line for 2 years and such

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I think I have came to my senses and realized that my Storm is fine, especially with the 5.0 OS. I just think I was so impressed by the Droid that it aggravated me that if I would have waited 2 more months I could have had it. Oh well, Maybe when I'm up for my 1 year upgrade something better will be out.... Passion maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le0_Br4zuC4 View Post
    I would say add a second line for $10 (total of $240) for 2 years + $200 for the phone = $440, Why not just go ahead and buy it at retail and avoid having to deal with a second line for 2 years and such
    or get it on a one year contract like i did....270 for phone+ 120 for contract=390
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    or get it on a one year contract like i did....270 for phone+ 120 for contract=390
    I thought the 1 year contract price was like $370

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownpm85 View Post
    I thought the 1 year contract price was like $370
    with a $100 rebate
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    gotcha. I just still need to come up with a dumb phone to put on the account so I don't have to have a data plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownpm85 View Post
    gotcha. I just still need to come up with a dumb phone to put on the account so I don't have to have a data plan.
    see if a friend or family member has one...not sure but i don't think it even has to be a working phone,just a verizon phone.
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    To avoid any hassles, i'd simply pay full retail for the device. It sucks to have to, but if you want it bad enough, it's the most hassle-free, honest way to go about it. What I did was I put $250 of the cost onto my phone bill since that isn't due for a month, and ended up paying ~$350 out of pocket. This made the cost a little more bearable. Granted, i'm still paying $600 for a phone when all is said and done, but I will honestly say that after spending that much on my Storm1, for the Droid it is well worth it.

    (And if anyone wonders why I paid full retail for my S1 and still am not eligible for upgrade pricing now, it's because I used my early upgrade pricing back in early June when I was extremely frustrated with my Storm to get a Pearl Flip for free, to hold me over until a 5.0 OS leaked for the Storm)

    I use my mobile device pretty much more than any other gadget I own, so to me it's worth the money to have a device I enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    To avoid any hassles, i'd simply pay full retail for the device. It sucks to have to, but if you want it bad enough, it's the most hassle-free, honest way to go about it. What I did was I put $250 of the cost onto my phone bill since that isn't due for a month, and ended up paying ~$350 out of pocket. This made the cost a little more bearable. Granted, i'm still paying $600 for a phone when all is said and done, but I will honestly say that after spending that much on my Storm1, for the Droid it is well worth it.

    (And if anyone wonders why I paid full retail for my S1 and still am not eligible for upgrade pricing now, it's because I used my early upgrade pricing back in early June when I was extremely frustrated with my Storm to get a Pearl Flip for free, to hold me over until a 5.0 OS leaked for the Storm)

    I use my mobile device pretty much more than any other gadget I own, so to me it's worth the money to have a device I enjoy.
    I really wish I could do that but full retail is just out of the question right now. I just started with Verizon in August. I think I'll be eligible for some kind of upgrade with my VIP status in April, but we'll see.

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