I'm in a pickle....Which phone to ask for?

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  1. bhmhrex

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    Hello,

    I am new this forum, as you can see by my amount of posts ;). My wife and I went into a Verizon store the other day just to get her a new phone. I have never wanted a Droid, and often asked my co workers / friends why they waste their money on the data package for a stupid phone (I know I know). Well in the store, I started playing with the Droid X and the Samsung Fascinate....OMG...I see why they spend the money now!! I am addicted dancedroid . I came into work today and one of my co workers has the HTC Evo (Sprint) and I started playing with that and now I am torn on which phone to ask for!

    Ok to the question....My wife wants to know what I want for Christmas, but I am torn between the phones. Should I wait until next year to get a new phone, because of the new 4G LTE Network, or should I jump in now and go for the Droid X, Fascinate or the HTC Evo (with Sprint). I know the HTC Evo 4G phone is only through Sprint, I have no issues changing my provider. I just want a good phone. Any pros and cons to any of the phones, any better phones out there that I didn't list that you guys think I should try out??? Please everyone help me out and give me your input!
     
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    You may want to go with just a 1-year contract. :)

    According to the January 2011 issue of Consumer Reports, the top phone for Verizon is the Droid X, followed closely by the Fascinate, Droid 2 and the Incredible. I say look at the people here and see how they like their phone.

    As for LTE, is you city going to have it?
     
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    Go to verizonwireless.com and look at the 4G coverage map and see if you will be in an area that has coverage and if you can wait then wait. If. Not get the X or the Fascinate. Just know that if you go with Sprint and the you get charged $10/month for 4G weather or not you live in a 4G network area. The Evo is a solid phone as well. I did a one month trial period with sprint.

    I tell this to everyone that is un sure of which phone to get: Go to both Verizon and Sprint and play with the phones you're interested in. Its the only way to find the perfect phone for you. ;)

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    I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. Honestly, android phones are great. I wouldn't change carriers unless you just find something you can't live without on the evo. My Droid X is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone. My advice is to make a list of what is most important to you and see which one fits best. They are all great phones.

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    One thing you didn't mention was trying out a phone with a physical keyboard, is that something you might be interested in? It significantly reduces your choices if that is the case.
     
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    I looked at the Droid 2 (I believe?) with the slide out keyboard, and it seems to be the same phone as the Droid X, just with the keyboard. My current phone is the Env Touch and as much as I like the full keyboard, I think the virtual keyboard would be ok. I would imagine it is going to take some getting used to. I tried the swype texting and it seems amazing, but it is a learning curve! :p
     
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    I called Verizon and my town does not fall within the 4G network, but the town 7 miles up the road does. We are pretty close to St. Louis, MO (about 30 miles away) and the Verizon rep said that the 4G Network will go out a ten mile radius from where it is, but they can't guarantee it would, but it shouldn't be to long before my town receives the upgrade. Are we talking a HUGE difference from the 3g to the 4g upgrade?
     
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    The Droid 2 is a smaller screen than the X, they are both Motorola so both have Blur on top of it (Moto's skin).

    One thing, since you said you don't mind switching carriers (and if you're not getting LTE soon), you might want to look into the Nexus S coming out next week at T-Mobile. It's a pure Google phone, and doesn't have any manufacturer's skin on top of it (and will be one of the first to get any new OS updates as a result).

    ETA: For LTE speeds, its a significant speed increase. It also will allow voice/data simultaneously which CDMA (3G) does not currently allow. From an older PCWorld article:
    A more recent article from Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5704797/verizon-lte-speed-test-insanely-fast
     
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    I know right? lol....I would just hate to spend the $199 on any of the above mentioned phones just to turn around to spend even more when the 4G network comes about. My only worry is that Verizon will be taking away the $29.99 unlimited date plan when 4G LTE becomes available. My concern for this you may ask? A verizon wireless rep said they would be doing just that when 4G becomes available in the big metropolitan areas. They said their reasoning for this is because the 4g LTE is faster and people will be using the network more so they can't keep it unlimited. She said as of now they don't see it happening within the next 60 days, but to look for it soon.
     
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    The Verizon Rep said that as long as you are in the $29.99 unlimited plan that you are grandfathered into the unlimited plan and won't have to switch anything if you go and get a 4G LTE phone...Is this not true? The more I think about it I would say she fed me some BS for dinner last night. Reason I think that now would be because they aren't giving any 4G phones right now. So basically, when you go to get your 4G LTE phone they are going to tell you your current plan is no longer available and you now need to upgrade to this new plan, which will be the plan that is in the link...Would that be correct thinking?
     
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    Hate to be that bad egg here but i just got rid of my X after 3 batteries and it rebooting during calls it was time for it to go. Had the phone for 1 week and 2 days. Great phone if your into games and playing with apps. If you looking for a solid phone for work purposes I would suggest a blackberry. Yeah I know this is a droid forum and that it might upset everyone here but droid doesnt for me. My son who got his as part of the buy one get one has no problems with it at all. Battery last all day but thats it. My blackberry goes 3 days with me calling customers and texting moderately. If I use it a lot then a day and half. There was a guy at verizon tonight getting his 4th replacement droid not sure which one it was but i do know it wasnt the X. I know it was probably just a bad chassis but im getting ready to head out of town and need something more reliable then the X i had. Having to call customers back because my phone rebooted isnt good for business. Good luck with you choice just keep in mind their are always a few bad units out there and it doesnt make a difference which one you buy. Also keep in mind that if your not pressed for a new phone the iphone should be out in Jan which i think will kill the droid in the long run. As its a more restrictive phone towards apps and how things are allowed to work on it.