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Thread: What happens to my droid if I cancel my Verizon plan?

  1. Master Droid
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    I am back on my Droid now, but I was unemployed for a couple of months and had to cancel my data plan so I switched to a dumb phone. Droid worked great on WiFi as a PDA. Only things that didn't work were navigation (actually worked if I had a WiFi signal, but that is not practical for driving) and voice recognition without WiFi coverage (the droid doesn't actually do the recognition, it passes your voice as data to Google servers which do the recognition and pass the data back, which is why it has such a huge vocabulary).

    If you totally cancel with Verizon, you will pay an early termination fee which helps them recoup the cost of subsidizing your phone purchase.

    It is unlikely you will get the 2.1 update pushed to you when Verizon releases it if you are only connecting on WiFi (the My Verizon website also doesn't work over WiFi), but someone is bound to make an update.zip file so i wouldn't worry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techguru View Post
    I am back on my Droid now, but I was unemployed for a couple of months and had to cancel my data plan so I switched to a dumb phone. Droid worked great on WiFi as a PDA. Only things that didn't work were navigation (actually worked if I had a WiFi signal, but that is not practical for driving) and voice recognition without WiFi coverage (the droid doesn't actually do the recognition, it passes your voice as data to Google servers which do the recognition and pass the data back, which is why it has such a huge vocabulary).

    If you totally cancel with Verizon, you will pay an early termination fee which helps them recoup the cost of subsidizing your phone purchase.

    It is unlikely you will get the 2.1 update pushed to you when Verizon releases it if you are only connecting on WiFi (the My Verizon website also doesn't work over WiFi), but someone is bound to make an update.zip file so i wouldn't worry about that.

    Alan
    YESSSSS! glad to hear it still worked fine. and good point about 2.1. I'll probably wait for 2.1 first and then cancel.
    thanks.
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    I think the TOS states that the Droid will spontaneously combust and burn your house down if you leave it for any iNazi device.

    Seriously though, you'll be able to do everything that doesn't require VZW, you'll still be able to get apps from the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwmayo View Post
    I've been misguided by forums many more times than I've been misguided by a CSR.
    Interesting, my experience has been the opposite. Though I am new to VZW and I don't accept forum data without corroboration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techguru View Post
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    It is unlikely you will get the 2.1 update pushed to you when Verizon releases it if you are only connecting on WiFi (the My Verizon website also doesn't work over WiFi), but someone is bound to make an update.zip file so i wouldn't worry about that.

    Alan
    Alan,

    Really? The My Verizon website doesn't work over WiFi? How do I connect to it using my home computer? Of course, if you've dropped Verizon service there wouldn't be much point in looking at My Verizon, but couldn't you access it using the phone's browser?

    Your comment about the 2.1 update also caught my eye. My Droid uses WiFi about 90% of the time connected to my home network. (Maybe I should get out more.) Anyhow, I'd be surprised if the android O/S updates aren't pushed out through the wifi connection. Seems that Verizon would be getting a flood of customer service calls from folks who don't receive the update. (I don't recall, frankly, how I received the 2.0.1 update but I think it was probably over Wifi.)
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    IIRC phone updates are NOT through wifi they are OTA which means "over the air" so you get your update whether you are connected to wifi or NOT connected to wifi

    -=Jason=-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flomaster View Post
    IIRC phone updates are NOT through wifi they are OTA which means "over the air" so you get your update whether you are connected to wifi or NOT connected to wifi

    -=Jason=-
    This is correct. Wifi is really the back up if you're not connected but in an area that receives wifi.
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