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Looking for an Escape from Droid Pro

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Pro' started by Coug88, Nov 9, 2011.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was a former bb user who was duped into getting a droid pro by $ at Verizon. I bought my phone 7 months ago and am at wits end. A couple of questions, 1) What is best way to get new smart phone without paying full retail? What are my option since I am still under contract. 2) What are some cost effective alternatives in the Droid world that don't have issues like the Pro? Thanks, Ty
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    Have you tried....talking to anyone other than the droidforum? That's where I'd start. :)

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    Don't know if this is an option for you but you can add a new line to your acct, for an extra $9.99 a month and be able to get a new phone for discounted new contract price then transfer your phone # to that new line/phone. That's if someone is going to use the new line that is, otherwise it would be a waste.
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    Buying a phone off EBay or Craigslist is another option.

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    Yep, eBay and Costco are good options.

    Also try Swappa.com
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    Another option might be to buy a phone at Verizon and trade in the Pro. When I dumped Sprint I traded in my EVO and got enough to cover my ETF. If the phone works and the display is functional you should be good to go. It's worth a look. Here's a link.

    https://www.trade-in.vzw.com/home.aspx
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    I believe you have to own the phone first, which the OP does not...AFAIK
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    Meaning they haven't fulfilled their contract obligation? If they traded up to a new phone Verizon would take the Pro back without issuing any sort of credit? I'm not entirely certain how it would work in this situation. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to talk to a Verizon rep. All I know is that when I switched from Sprint to Verizon I traded in my EVO and got a nice chunk of change. It was painless and I got the gift card in the mail in short order. One caveat is that the payment is dispersed as a gift card only redeemable at Verizon. The good news is it can be used to pay your monthly bill, which is what I did.
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    So what is your issue with the Pro? I did the same thing came from BB Tour and got the Pro. It was a big step up. I had mine for about 7-8 months, them got the Bionic when released. Any way check eBay.

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    I might try to convince Verizon that the update essentially broke my phone and they have to replace it. I know that's trying to cheat them out of a new phone, but the update DID screw up the phone. If I was shopping for phones today and I read that the Pro had all these bugs with no prospect of them being fixed, I would definitely not buy it.