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Better than the buy one get one deal they have at the store. The first one is $199

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Not bad but found this one as well. Pardon my illiteracy but I do not know the differance. This one is a penny though.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VJJZ0Y/ref=pd_luc_sbs_01_01

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Two different phones. Both running Android but one is HTC and the other is Motorola.

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Droid has a faster processor, higher res. screen, a newer version of the Android OS, and a physical keyboard compared to the Eris.

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Interesting that if you upgrade your existing contract they go up to $74.99 when they were $49.00 across the board last week and that offer said good until March 31st, however get find it now it all goes to this one.

Heard through the grape vine that there is a law suit regarding touch screen phones waged by apple, anyone know truth to this? Heard it may be like the Polaroid Kodak war

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Whatever the costs of these smartphones are is just a one time cost. It's the cost of the service plans that are keeping me out of the smartphone market :/

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Yeah, when I looked to upgrade my phone last month I saw Verizon now requires data plans for all of their non-very basic phones in order to get the discount. I wouldn't mind having a fancier phone for some of the convenience features, but now way I'm dropping an extra $10+ on texting/data when I'm trying to avoid letting that take over my life, unlike everyone else I know. =(

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@kavaea:
It will be interesting because I've heard that all major cell phone providers will only be supporting smart phones soon? I don't know if the person I talked to was reliable or not and haven't researched it on the internet at all.

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Most expensive facebook status checker ever.

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@demonsndynamite:
Yes, there is a lawsuit posed by Apple against certain smart phone technologies. It's pointed mainly at Google's Android system and the gestures used in operating the phones, although, it's filed against HTC and some other phone manufacturers. There are a lot of podcasts on the matter right now, and I'm not clear on ALL the details. But, it shouldn't affect what consumers are seeing for now. Maybe just a big exchange of money and Apple's happy.
Who knows?

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Have a Droid and love it.
Keep in mind. With the Droid there is no reason to have a text message plan. Either have people send you emails or get Google Voice (free) and you can use the Google Voice App on Droid or web to send and receive SMS. I was able to pay for much of the data plan by dropping the SMS plans.

I bought the phone when it first came out and it get's better with each software upgrade. I wish I could have waited for the 2 for 1 deals as my wife is jealous.

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@chewbacchi: it would take years and the Droid will be very obsolete by then anyway. See how long it took Kodak to shut down Polaroid. The TiVo/DishNetwork think has been going on for years.

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I imagine the Droid is on sale now since the Nexus One is expected to drop on Verizon next week. On CNET the Nexus One beat the iPhone in a head-to-head battle while the Droid lost by the slimmest of margins.

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does anyone know how to buy this phone as an upgrade to an existing plan?

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I have a Droid and it is awesome. I had an HTC Touch Pro 2 running WinMobile 6.1 - within a month it "accidentally" slipped out of my hand with extreme velocity and hit the wall. Bought the Droid (at nearly full retail) and I have never regretted it.

Don't be an iPhone drone and suffer on AT&T. Buy an Android phone. The Droid is a fantastic choice and at this price you cannot go wrong.

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So how do you do this and upgrade your current contract? I have Verizon and I am eligible for an upgrade, it's been over 2 years since getting my last phone. In phone years, it's like 125 years old!

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Does anyone know if this model comes with less features then if one was to buy directly from Verizon? I was planning on buying one at Verizon today but if this is the real deal I'm all over it :D

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(Sorry, question mark key does not work.) What if I already have a Verizon Wireless account$ Can I still buy this$ Can I get two$

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The best place to get ANY info on phones, carrier's the latest news is Howards Forums. They know everything before the stores or even phone support does. I'll have to look and see about any lawsuits about a touch screen, but this is my second touch screen phone from Verizon....I think Apple is pissed because Verizon was forbidden to "dumb" down the phone like they do to all of their other phones

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In the case of upgrades, most indirect dealers (such as Amazon, or Google with the Nexus One) can provide better deals for new activations than for upgrades - I'm sure that this is an example of a situation, and it is admittedly more difficult to find the pricings for upgrades with indirect dealers.

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So I just got a new phone today (Samsung free thing) because my old phone liked hot tubs. I didn't want to shell out $200 for the droid at the store and didn't want to pay the extra $29 for unlimited data on a phone with a crappy browser (lg chocolate touch or the likes). Their thirty day return policy would let me return the phone but then I'd have to wait for amazon to mail me the driod after I returned the samsung? Also, how much of a hassle is it to set up an sms app through google voice and eliminate paying for texting? Thanks for any help in advance.

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Just did it. Let's hope I really do end up saving money...

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Affiliated dealers cannot compete with corporate stores on renewals - I know a guy that works for an independent vzw dealer and their upgrades are $50 more than at a corporate store right off the bat - but they get a good amount in kickba--err, commissions, from a new plan sale that they can do very good deals on a new contract like this deal. It is my understanding that they have to buy the phones at a set price (close to retail?) but they take out of the commission to provide incentives to buy.

So you probably won't be able to get this deal as an upgrade, but it doesn't stop you from trying. A good tactic might be to take this deal with you to a corporate vzw store and see if they will match it.

You could always get a new contract and cancel your old one if you are no longer under contract, but keeping your phone number might be troublesome. My vzw plan with Droid is $120/mo (minutes + data + sms + insurance) so the cost of the phone is negligible compared to the cost of the plan.

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They keep dropping the price on amazon. About a month ago it was $110, then it dropped to $50 (I got one for that price), and now $25.
It's a great phone, and I highly recommend it. Be prepared to charge it at least every other day though. It eats through batteries like Lindsay Lohan doesn't

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I just ordered 2.

For those wondering about upgrading--on the Amazon website you can choose an upgrade--but the price goes up to $75 each.

The wife and I have 2 phones with Verizon now--it is actually cheaper for me to buy 2 new ones and set up a new plan--as soon as they come in and I get set up--I am going to just cancel my current plan(since we are well past the 2 year agreeent).

For us this is fine since we don't use our phones for alot of incoming calls.

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@racinreaver: My contract came up from Verizon in Feb, and I had my last phone for four years through Alltel that got bought out by Verizon. I contacted the 800 number to talk to them about upgrading and renewing my contract, and they were quoting me new phone prices. I went into two different independent dealers and they basically shot me the same offer. I was able to switch carriers, get $200/line that I moved over, three months free on the second line, and my wife got a Blackberry and I a Razr2 for free, all on a better plan with the data plan for the Blackberry at the same price as what I was paying on Verizon. Within three days in the mail I got all sorts of amazing offers to come back, free phones with two year contract, free activation, and payoff any penalties for dropping my current contract. Long story long, I'd drop Verizon for the time being if you can, and see what comes in the mail, or see what the competitors are offering.

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My wife and i both bought the droid and we hated it. it pales in comparison to the iphone. Would link up to bluetooth every minute and reset it was a complete piece of crap. what do you expect for something that is running windows.