Questions about selling a free Moto Droid I received from Google

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  1. parkbsu

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    A few months ago, I participated in an online Android development course offered by O'Reilly. At the conclusion of the course, I was notified that I would be receiving either a free Droid or N1. Four weeks later (just last week), a brand new Moto Droid showed up on my doorstep. While this is great, I have had a Droid since the first day they were available. My wife has been trying it out for the past week, but it's not something she wants to keep/use - she prefers just a basic phone.

    So, my question is - if I would try to sell this on EBay or another outlet, would Google know? It is a fully unlocked phone and it has been activated using a free 30 day account provided by Verizon. It has an Oakland, CA area code (I live in Indiana), so as far as I know, it is not tied to my current Verizon account.

    Has anyone had any experience with this?

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Jim 777

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    I think since I'm close to Oakland, you should just trade it straight across for my wife's Eris.

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    Sell it to me, I just dropped mine in the drink.
     
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    you prolly can sell it on ebay - just list it saying it has a free account too

    ive sold a few on there with no problems
     
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    Checking the keyboard was one of the first things I did when I opened the box...from what I can tell, it is the same as my day 1 Droid...no raised letters unfortunately.
     
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    It is your phone that Google freely gave to you. It is not their business if you sell it.
     
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    I wish I had a raised keyboard. You almost have to grow one long finger nail then file it to a point to use the regular one.
     
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    would you be willing to give it to a developer that needs a phone?

    does it require you to get a phone plan? or does the phone work on it's own?
     
  12. parkbsu

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    Sorry...if we end up getting rid of it, really need to get some cash. If you are looking for a possible phone, O'Reilly is offering another Android dev class - not sure if they are going to passing out free phones again...definitely worth a shot though.