Droid--> Inc--> Droid: Activating

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  1. buckfill

    buckfill Member

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    Ok, for now I came full circle. I bought a Droid late last year and absolutley fell in love with it. Well, the grass is always greener on the other side and I bought an Inc. I gave it a week and a half, and I keep coming back to the Droid. It truly is the bomb. The Inc is awesome in it's own way and I'm sure it appeals to many people. I LOVE the Exchange functionality. It blows the Droid away. All calendars being combined into one is friggin awesome, but that's about where my enjoyment runs out.

    Here's my question. I still have my droid. If I go online there is a place to activate it again. Will I be charged $35 to bring it back from the dead? If not, then I will simply shelf my Inc and hope that they get some updates to address some shortcomings. My biggest one right now is dropped calls. I have zero tolerance for a dropped call under normal circumstances (sitting in my living room!). Last week I worked from home for a day and had at least 4 dropped calls. I about threw the thing out into the street. It was damn near embarrassing. My Droid has never even thought of such a thing! I've occassionally dropped a call while out of town on the highway, but that's expected. In my living room?? No way! Also, if you rely on predictive text, the Inc is boderline failure. You pretty much have to type the whole word before it suggests what you want. On the droid i can start typing and within the first 3 letters it normally has my word up on the screen. The droid also let's you customize ringtones for about anything you can imagine. The Inc lets you do about two customizations; one for ring tone and another for everything else.

    I will say battery life on the Inc blows away the droid. I can go 24 hours easily.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. FootballRef

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    You be able to reactivate your Droid either on Verizon's website or by calling them. I have never been charged anything by VZW to have a phone turned on.
     
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    When you log into your Verizon account online look on the right side of the screen under Account Actions. There is an activate phone link there.
     
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    Just a tip on the texting issue you described!! I too felt the same way about the texting on the INC. I just downloaded better keyboard from the market and I have to say it does the job!! Way more accurate than the stock keyboard. Sure it costs $3 but it is well worth it if it works properly!
     
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    just dial #228 FROM YOUR DROID (will only work if your DROID has no service currently), and when it tells you to pick an option press #3 (there is no third option listed but trust me..just press 3), type in the number that you want to transfer. Your DROID will be activated with the number from your INC and your INC will no longer have service.

    Easy as pie..and no you will not be charged anything.