RIP: Verizon Discontinuing Droid RAZR, Droid 4, the 32GB SGS3, HTC Rezound & More

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. mikekhelxD

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    I may have to go switch to full touchscreen of the droid series gets discontinued. I'm practicing day by day. Hahah. I will have to get a phablet though. My fingers are just too big.
     
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    I hope my Droid 4 lives for a good long time. I love, love, love the physical keyboard plus the phone is way cool as well. I have been more than pleased with it. I also love being able to transfer apps to the SD card. Why they have supposedly stopped that with jelly bean is beyond me. Do they not realize how people use these phones? I love it when the corporate entities figure out just what they think I need or want. I'm with DroidBound above. Since I'm not going to renew with VZW my phone should last to the end of my contract. At that time whoever has the best physical keyboard gets my business.
     
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    Since I've got the old unlimited plan I'll probably just buy a used D4 and keep it as a spare for when mine dies. Better to keep the plan than get suckered into a limited one by a subsidized new one.
     
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    When it lists the Razr as being discontinued, does this automatically include all flavors including the Maxx?
     
  5. jstafford1

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    No, they are separate models. They are discontinuing the ones that will sell less. Why would you get a Razr when the Maxx is probably the same price now??

    Sent from Democles Base.
     
  6. mikekhelxD

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    Can't you just keep your old plan still?

    Edit: NVM, I completely forgot about the new plan structure.
     
  7. JeffreyDeutsch

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    Yes, physical keyboards are cool. It stinks that so many other folks* either prefer touch-screen computers or consider other features so much more important than physical keyboards as to mean the same thing.

    My wife and I started out with the Motorola Pro (designed for business use in general and international use in particular, with strong [as of Fall '10, anyway] security):

    https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/product_page/faqs/p_country_code/US/p/30,6720,7809

    We've now left it behind -- like lots of other folks. Still, I think it's still a nice starter smartphone, maybe for an adolescent or an oldster.

    Meanwhile, my father-in-law just a couple of weeks ago got an LG Lucid. With ICS, so it was all just in time. It's his first smartphone.

    [*] Presumably including many of the folks on here. I've got no beef with you, just the fact that you effectively outvoted me on this. Oh well, you can't have everything -- where would you put it?

    Enjoy your weekend everyone,

    Jeff Deutsch
     
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    I agree. I certainly am leery of the fact the the Droid 4 is EOL without any murmurings of a Droid 5 or something like it. Because Samsung and Pantech simply don't have the quality that I desire in a phone. Compared to Motorola's devices, the build quality, radio reception, and general reliability just isn't there on phones like the Samsung Statosphere 2 or the Pantech Marauder.

    I'm sad to say that I might be holding off on buying a new phone for a while...
     
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    On Feb 6, I can upgrade to a new phone at a reduced price - so I was going to get a Droid 4. I have the Droid 2 Global right now. I really want the physical keyboard. Also, I had read that the D4 is not global ready, but you can add something to make it global. Is this true? Online, the phone's price has went way down already ($80). I think it was $150 last week. I don't know if I'll see a different price next Wed. I do not want a refurbished phone. The only other phone with a physical keyboard is the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II ($30 - really cheap). I use the phone for email, web, and some apps. I don't care at all about music or watching videos on it. So should I still try for the D4?
     
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    The D4 is a much better phone. The keyboard on it is literally second to none. The Droid 4 is also global ready out of the box after the ICS update.

    I don't have more then 10 minutes experience with the Stratosphere 2, but to me it felt plastic-y and the keyboard layout is jacked up. However, my girlfriend has the original Stratosphere, and it is a total pile.

    To sum it up, I'm Droid 4 all the way. Do let us know what you decide though, and how you like it. :biggrin:
     
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    With the ICS update, the Droid 4 is already SIM unlocked. There's no need to call Verizon, because it's already unlocked. :)

    On Verizon's 3G-only devices that had global capabilities, you had to call to get it unlocked. But with all of Verizon's LTE devices, they come SIM unlocked right out of the box. Once GSM support is enabled on a LTE device (and for the Droid 4 it was enabled with the ICS update), it's unlocked and good to go with no call to Verizon needed.
     
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    I stand corrected. My post will be edited to reflect accurate info. Thanks. :happy3:
     
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