Serious dilemma

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  1. Peot

    Peot New Member

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    Mine isn't as simple as "wait or don't wait," since I am currently without a functioning phone, and have been for a week and a half. It's been horrible for quite some time, rebooting at random and having no battery power upon reboot, and now it's effectively a brick (it's a Blackberry Storm. Yeah.)

    With the Droid X now $50 brand new, can I really resist any longer? Isn't ANYTHING better than waiting? My data usage isn't terribly high anyway, but I am in a 4G coverage area. Netflix is REALLY tempting too.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. razor2006

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    Buy a cheap dumb phone on eBay to hold you over.
     
  3. chrisbrennan82

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    Droid X isn't bad but personally I would wait for the thunderbolt or bionic. If Im not mistaken best buy is already selling the thunderbolt.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
     
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    That's a joke, right? ...
     
  5. Lespaul20

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    It's actually true. They are selling it but you can't take it home. At this point it's more like they've sold customers a chance to get at TB.
     
  6. razor2006

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    Yeah, they're basically just taking peoples $50. They don't have the devices yet anyway. Speaking of which, I'm taking pre-orders for the Thunderbolt 2, only cost ya $49 :p
     
  7. Johnly

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    Good luck dilemma.....them suck. Those that decide for themselves seem to be at the top of Darwin's theory....just saying.....
     
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    You could also grab a used Droid 1 on ebay. I just sold mine for a little over $100. That would hold you over for a bit. Coming from the BB Storm, it will blow your mind!
     
  9. Peot

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    I'm a poor college kid, so there's no way I'd have the coin to do this and then drop another $250-$300 on a TB
     
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    I told you dude, just buy some cheap piece of crap phone for like $20 on eBay and use it to hold you over, lol.
     
  11. Johnly

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    Tell him one more time, he is a student, prolly didn't get your first post....
     
  12. razor2006

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    Haha, now, now.
     
  13. Peot

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    I'd already considered this (and Craigslist), and it seems like a minimal cost endeavor but there is also the (now remote) possibility that by the time I get it, the Thunderbolt magically appears on Verizon shelves! I guess my issue is to figure out whether or not the marginal benefits of slick features/speed/4G outweigh the marginal cost of $200+ and an indefinite waiting period

    The irony is killing me.
     
  14. razor2006

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    If you can be patient enough to wait for the TB, I'd say buying a cheap piece of crap phone is the best thing for you to do. If the TB hits before you get said junk phone, big deal you lost a very small investment. Much better than going with another smartphone, then have the TB come out fairly soon after, and regretting it for the next 2 years. Just my .02 :icon_ banana:
     
  15. Johnly

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    Good point ;) irony is endless