FNG in San Jose (and not a bright one)

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  1. VTRweasel
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    Hi,

    So I'm going from my Palm Pre Plus (mic died) to a Droid Inc. but an upgrade isn't available through Verizon for 6 more months.

    I saw their pre-owned phones for sale for $49.99 and ordered one not knowing it required a new contract and number, I thought it was just if I got the 2 for the price of one deal.

    Anyway phone came today and they said there was no way to activate it using my old # unless I paid $10 more a month for the family plan so back it goes.

    On the bright side my buddy works at Verizon and he's going to send me a free Droid with a cracked screen I just need to replace the broken screen.

    After a simple search I found screens from 30-70 bucks and videos on how do "do it myself". Has anyone done this? I did a search but didn't come up with what I was looking for.

    Now the wait is on and all I have is my Casio GzOne :blink:

    I'm kindda sad, I'm sitting at my desk with this cool phone and I can't play with it.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. You may have to pay the additional amount no matter what phone you get. There are various data plans that you have to have with a Droid. As for changing a screen, nope can't say I have done that or know anyone who has.
     
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    Thanks,

    The data plan's just a little more then the Palm and I get a discount through work so it evens out.
     
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    welcome to the forum!! not a handyman by any stretch, so don't know what to tell ya about the screen. but, personally, i think whatever you would pay it would be worth it to get into a droid. had the D1 for over a year, and still waaaay diggin it!

    hope you stick around and join in the fun! :)
     
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    Well after holding the actual phone I'm getting one for sure it's just a matter of where.

    As far as sticking around, I'm a forum whore and honestly don't know how many I belong to. I'm a Mod and co-founder of bayarearidersforum a local motorcycle site with over 30K members :D

    So yeah, I'll be around.

    Thx,