Additional Fees for the Droid?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by YA123, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. texasPI

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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
     
  10. texasPI

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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! ;)
     
  11. YA123

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    Ha ha ya no girls, but it is a ridiculously good school. I love it. And i AM GETTING THE DROID. So I think this closes the discussion. Thanks again to evetyone who commented. You all helped a lot.
     
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    I'm sorry but the man's text on the front page needed addressing, I know that that is a bad way to address it. But it had to be done
     
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    You could go out and buy a car without wheels. Sit in it on your driveway, play with the radio, even rev the engine, but without wheels, you're really not getting out of it what it was designed for.

    Droid without a data plan is like a car without wheels.
     
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