Additional Fees for the Droid?

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    Thanks alot. I already got 200 dollars, what I plan on doing is using the money for the first few months, then add the christmas money to it, then add my birthday money in march, and continue that cycle, maybe I'll even get a job in the summer. But, I have 1 huge obstucle, and thats video games, once the new games come out in 2010, I'm going to be hurting.
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    he better stick to the ipod touch that doesnt require a data plan... every major carrier is requiring data plans min 30$ no ifs and buts about it. iphone bb android palm etc. liker i said stay with the ipod touch end of discusion
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    See thats what I was afraid I'd have to do. It stinks because the droid looked very very appealing to me. It's a shame. I'll have to see what I can do.
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    Double Posted...Sorry
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    Before I had the Droid, I never had a phone with a data plan. I held out until now only because I didn't want to switch to AT&T for the iphone (which I like a lot) and I didn't really care for the previous smartphones on Verizon. While I can afford the extra $30 a month I did cringe a bit about it before I signed up. Now that I have had it for a week, I can see that the dollar a day (less than a candy bar, way less than a cup of coffee etc. etc.) is a bargin (at least in the realm of cell phone fees). Actually mine is 20% less than that due to a corporate discount (I pay, I just get a discount). For all the things that this and other smartphones do I don't see why folks would complain about $1 a day, unless you are in dire straits in which case you have some sort of minimal plan for emergency use only. In any event, if the 15 y.o. kid really wants the phone, he can likely find a way to earn the moo laa. If not, it's no big deal just to have a normal cell phone. The Touch would be a great idea if you could live with wifi only. In most cities is pretty common. Good luck.
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    Well, I obiviously can't get a discount because I'm only a teenager, I think I'll smooth talk the poeple at verizon get my an extmely good deal. A buck a day huh? hmmm somthing to think about...
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    Lemme ask a new question is the Droid worth it
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    Why a Droid without the data connection> Might as well have an iPod nano. Or a Motorola Razr V3c (the first one)
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    That is ON TOP of the phone plan. Total is in the neighborhood of $70/month for voice and data.
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    It's not bad to dream about things as a kid but when I was 14 I was washing dishes at a restaurant making 2.90 per hour and I was the richest kid in the neighborhood, I don't know where you live but you can get a work permit and work a few hours after school and on the weekends....

    The money is out there, go out there and get it...

    P.S. I hope you get your phone, but I also hope you get it by working for it instead of mom and dad buying it for you, it will teach you a good lesson today for later in life....Good Luck young man
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    I would not blow my cash on the droid and a data plan at your age. There is no need when you can get by with an itouch. What happens two months from now when you lose or your droid gets stolen at school etc? Then you're still stuck with the service plan for 1 or 2 yrs.

    Seriously, I used to dream big at that age but honestly, I was more interested in girls...:icon_evil:
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    the droid is really cool..but expensive....my advice...get an ipod touch and use the free wifi...
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    Wow.. 15 and getting a droid. YF.. from what you said about games coming out in 2010, my guess is you want the droid for games. If you are not an Android developer looking for a phone to develop with for testing, then like many have said, this is not the phone for you, especially if you mostly want it to play games. The iPod Touch is a better game platform, at least for the next year or two until a lot more Android 2.0+ games come out. So if it's mostly games you want, the $200 on iPod Touch is the way to go.. no phone/data plan needed, better games, still can run most apps, you're just stuck with wifi only use. You hinted that it what you wanted to do anyway. This way, you can get a cheap arse phone, one of them free ones that will cost you (or your dad) $10 a month to add it to his plan.

    BTW, you keep saying $200 for the phone.. its $346 including tax unless you're signing up for a 2 year plan.. which I assume you were doing. That said, you don't need $720 up front.. it's about $100 a month for the voice/data plan + 250 text messages..actually it's about $112 a month with taxes applied. IF your dad already has verizon, which I assume he does since you only mention paying the data plan, I am guessing he's adding you to the line, then really all you need to do is come up with about $30 a month for data. I assume you'll do some texting on this thing OUTSIDE of school hours? If so, it's $5 for 250 text messages in/out. $10 for 500 text messages + unlimited text to anyone on verizion, and $20 gets you unlimited to anyone on any carrier.

    So, while this phone is really kewl, and worth it if you can afford it and have a use for it, if you're primarily getting it to call people with, do some texting and playing games, you are FAR better off with a cheap/free phone that has a flip/slide keyboard, and buying the iPod Touch.
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    I think he meant games for xbox360, ps3 or pc? He probably wants to buy the new games coming out but won't have money to buy it if he buys the droid.

    If you can't afford the droid, you should just get an env touch IMO.
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    wow...lol..

    As harsh as it sounds... the pussification and liberalization has created the need for strong confrontation. Kid, trust me its for your own good.
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    Well looks like I got a few things to address, First, I was talking about 360 games, second I don't want the phone for games, i want it for other things like the gps. Third, my parents will pay for the texting plan and phone plan, and it is nor adding a line. Thanks everyone for the advice, especially greenchicken. I believe that i can support this phone, and the thing is, I just don't want and Ipod touch, it's just kinda fun to play with not have. And texasPI I go to an all boy school so I can't worry about girls, so ya. And sin vicious, it is harsh what he is saying, because I am probaly much smarter than that man ever was when he was 15 and am much brave to try this out. Not to be arrogant. Just to fight back :). Again thanks for all your support everyone. Keep um coming
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    What do they say about people that live in glass houses, there smart kid?
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    Negative. If you have this hone or ANY smart phone from VZW the data plan is required. Sorry about that.
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    Fair warning here guys :icon_ banana:. Keep it friendly. Don't make me do it!. Even if he is 15 it makes no difference. You guys know what mom always says! I'll be watching this thread for a bit now. Please keep it nice and clean
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    Well, good luck. If I were you I'd pass given the constraints you've outlined. That said, I did a bunch of dumb things when I was younger (not saying you're dumb) and that the only way I learned for myself. I don't necessarily think its bad if you earn it on your own and whatnot as I did that too while in high school, bought my first car, walked five miles to school in the snow too etc :)

    PS: Bummer about the no girls! Oh well, I dated a few girls from an all girls school and they were wilder than those from my high school! ;)
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