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    Question I have a few questions prior to buying a droid

    Hi guys, I have a few questions about this phone if you guys can help me with some answers.

    1. Can you use the phone in a WiFi Hot Spot to surf and download and not get charged or do you still get charged?

    2. Do you need to have the data package in order to use WiFi, Chat, Surf Web, etc..?

    3. What is the battery life of the phone?

    4. What is the gold piece near the keyboard?

    That would be all for now Thanks In Advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAngelicon View Post
    Hi guys, I have a few questions about this phone if you guys can help me with some answers.

    1. Can you use the phone in a WiFi Hot Spot to surf and download and not get charged or do you still get charged?
    Yes you can!!!! Doesn't cost anything to use wi-fi.
    2. Do you need to have the data package in order to use WiFi, Chat, Surf Web, etc..?
    To use wi-fi you do not need data package, but to buy the Droid you have to have a data package so it's a mute point.
    3. What is the battery life of the phone?
    It varies depending on user.... but you can easily get a full day of heavy usage out of it.
    4. What is the gold piece near the keyboard?
    D-pad.... a waste of keyboard is what it is But it helps with games! (like NES emulators!)
    That would be all for now Thanks In Advance!
    I filled in some answers
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAngelicon View Post
    Hi guys, I have a few questions about this phone if you guys can help me with some answers.

    1. Can you use the phone in a WiFi Hot Spot to surf and download and not get charged or do you still get charged?

    2. Do you need to have the data package in order to use WiFi, Chat, Surf Web, etc..?

    3. What is the battery life of the phone?

    4. What is the gold piece near the keyboard?

    That would be all for now Thanks In Advance!
    1) Using Wi-Fi doesn't contribute to your 5GB limit with the data plan (which you HAVE to get)

    2) See above

    3) Pretty choppy the first few days, but that's expected because you'll be toying around with it getting it the way you like. After that, depending on use, just charge every night or every other night

    4) A directional-pad that let's you move the cursor while typing.
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    WoW! Thanks for the uber fast response. Well I was also wondering getting mine from wirefly.com and it seem I don't need to select data package with it. So I still might get the phone with a family plan but just no data package at the moment. Maybe is a deal that the site has but not sure I will look over it again carefully.
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    MinMonGoblin, you're confused on the data plan. The data plan we have is unlimited. 100% unlimited. The 5GB only is for tethering your phone, for example, using your phone to give your laptop an internet connection.

    Also, DJAngelicon, if you plan on using the phone with verizon, it has to have the $30/month data plan. There's no way to get a voice plan without the data plan. I suppose you could buy the phone and just use wifi and no voice, but that would be weird.
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    oh i c, man that sucks why forcing people to get data package on top of the regular service just to get voice?
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    Just get the phone it is amazing you will love it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAngelicon View Post
    oh i c, man that sucks why forcing people to get data package on top of the regular service just to get voice?
    All smart phones now require a e-mail/data package. Just the way it is.
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    dag you guys are waaaay too helpful lol I wanted to help but most of everything is answered lol gj guys!

    My 2 Cents Get it :-)
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    yea but to pay for two phones two data package and service would just kill me. lol

    Well Thank you all for the answers but due to Verizon forcing people to have the data package with these smart phones I might have to go with something not so restricted. The phone I love a lot just the cost per month is in my opinion not worth it for me at this time.
    Last edited by DJAngelicon; 01-05-2010 at 11:23 AM.
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