1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Advice please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by Fonzz, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Fonzz
    Offline

    Fonzz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Hi all!

    I've been with Verizon about 15 years, my new Moto Droid is my first smartphone. Thank God I'm fairly good with computers etc. lol.
    My girlfriend is on AT&T and her contract expires today. I want to add her to my plan and get her a new Verizon phone. She does not need a smartphone (one is enough) and we don't want to pay additional data charges. I'm looking for recommendations as to what may be a good phone for her. She'd like one that makes texting easier (keyboard) and has a camera.
    I noticed on Verizon's website there are non-smartphones that cost more than some actual smartphones, I guess that's because they're not going to be getting data fees for that phone so no big discounts...:icon_evil: We'd like to get a "free" phone with the new contract or one that's nearly free if it's much better than all the other "free" ones.

    BTW, her old phone is the LG shine, she likes the small size, but does not like texting the old way...

    TIA for any suggestions as to which phone may be desirable in this situation and any other advice for the transition.

    Fonzz
  2. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Since we are all Droid owners I don't know if someone really has an answer for you here, but certainly dialing *611 and asking Verizon couldn't hurt. Then maybe you could come back and tell us what they have available for you and if somebody had that phone they could advice you?

    Welcome to the forum by the way. Someone else may have a better answer for you.
  3. Martin030908
    Offline

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,805
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Keep in mind VZW has changed things a little. Most of the full keyboard phones are considered 'multimedia phones' which no require a 9.99/mo data plan... and smart phones have the well known 29.99/mo unl. data plan

    Only basic 'dumb' phones can be activated now without any data package.
  4. Rizz
    Offline

    Rizz New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    any of the LG phones would work for that.. My wife is the same way nothing fancy just talk and text
  5. Mamaperk
    Offline

    Mamaperk New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My daughter had a Samsung alias and liked it a lot for the texting keyboard. My other daughter has an EnV 3 but they may both be considered mm phones ...
    you may want to try Best Buy or going into the VZW store and checking out what's available.
  6. pyro6128
    Offline

    pyro6128 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    get her an enV touch. It was what I had before my droid. Has a keyboard, good camera, touch screen, and plays music well. There were a couple of times where I went to parties where the music sucked or was non existent. I hooked up my phone to the speakers, bang, instant party. All around great phone, plus by now I think its probably pretty cheap.

    Edit: just checked out verizons website and saw that the enV touch needs a 9.99 data plan now. Thats actually a bit offensive. At no point while using that phone did I do anything that would require a data plan. Def not necessary
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  7. Fonzz
    Offline

    Fonzz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Thank You for the replies,
    We are going to look at phones now, the enV & the Samsung Rogue look nice. Finally checked the other phones on the website, the data plan ones. Guess it has to be at least the 9.99 data charge to get anything decent these days and it's still going to cost about 50 to 80 dollars for these decent type ones with a contract.

    Might not buy today, but I'll let ya know what we end up getting!
  8. WebmastuhB
    Offline

    WebmastuhB New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You can do what I did for my wife - buy a phone off ebay. I picked up a vx6800 for her for like $50 or something. She loves it. It works fine for her, she can text message, get on facebook, check her email, etc.

    I had a vx6800 two phones ago, and I loved it. Sadly, it broke...

    The beauty with buying a used phone is she is out of contract. Contracts suck.

    I was out of contract, but I sold my soul for a droid. I've still got some time to send it back, but I don't think I am going to.
  9. Fonzz
    Offline

    Fonzz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    We ended up getting the Samsung Rogue, that's the one she liked once she had a chance to try them out. I think it will be okay for her.

    I messed up when I wrote that sentence. I was thinking we could get out of her contract two freakin' days early no problem...wrong! AT&T is just unbelievable!
    Couldn't we just get the number now but continue to bill her for the two last days??
    So we just got the new phone anyways with a "temporary" number for two days and we'll have her old number switched in two days.
    After I thought about it for a bit, remembering how frustrated I was the first few days learning my Droid, I told her it would be great to have both phones working at first. She's still using her old phone for now and in her free time learning the new one. It's actually less stressful this way!
    Finally we can talk anytime without using paid minutes. :icon_ banana:
    BTW, this forum has been great for learning more about my Droid...

    Fonzz :)