Should I exchange my bionic for razr

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    To me, this would be the only real reason to choose a Razor over the Bionic. Thinness isn't high on my priority list, so I'm very happy with my Bionic.

    As a matter of fact, from some of the reviews and comments I'm starting to read about the Galaxy Nexus, I'm not convinced that will be the be-all, end-all phone that everyone seems to think it's going to be either. A recent cNet review summed up their review: "Without Ice Cream Sandwich, the design and specs are all very good and nice, but do little to astound. After all, we've essentially seen this phone before in the guise of the Nexus S. Had they both the same operating system, the Razr's design, dramatic thinness, and 8-megapixel camera would doubtlessly edge the Galaxy Nexus, at least in terms of "wow factor" alone."

    I predict that, within weeks the threads will be: Should I keep my Nexus, or trade it in for the (insert recently announced new phone here)?
     
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    It's really too bad that there's not a way to have a phone exchange under the same contract.

    This is how it would work. You buy a phone and a 2-year contract. Then if a phone comes along that you would prefer you can "sell" your phone back to Verizon in order to get the other phone. This would equate to dollars off on the new phone and the amount would be pro-rated so an older phone wouldn't "sell" as high a new phone. If you liked the original phone fine and if you decide to get a new phone every 6 months you could (although you'd probably be spending a lot of money you'd have the latest). This does mean you'd never really own the phone, but you'd have the original phone (or the last one you'd pay for) at the end of the contract to begin again. Verizon would refurbish your old phone and use them for charity or sell them as "pre-owned" if you wanted an older phone on the cheap.
     
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    Can you link to that policy?

    So under that are you saying I can return my Bionic under this and get a RAZR for no extra money? But it's a one time event?

    Do you keep your grandfathered unlimited data?
     
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    If you're talking about my comment, it isn't real. I said it was too bad Verizon doesn't have that. That way it would be easy to exchange phones during the contract. But yes, if it was real, you could sell your Bionic in exchange for a RAZR and go over to the Prime later on if it suits your fancy. And since your original contract had the grandfathered unlimited data you'd still have that.

    Too bad it ain't a real plan though. ;)
     
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    They did offer that for the Bionic but you have to be on the mailing list

    DROID BIONIC NOT ONLY DOES IT DOES
     
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    That makes no sense.

     
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    They had it. I had a HTC Dinc that tgey offered me 100 towrds the bionic. I am on a mailer. My brother had an og and it was worth 25.


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    That's a standard Verizon policy. Anyone can do it.

    The offers are not good you get more off ebay. I just got $92 for my og Droid.

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    Razr with Non-Replaceable Battery?

    Who, in their right mind, would buy any of these 4G power piggies without a replaceable battery? And, unless I'm mistaken, the Razr battery even has less mAh life than the Bionic (Ref: ESAT). Unless Moto has made a leap in power management for the new Razr, it's going to bomb out big time.
     
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    I use the Bionic without a replaceable battery. I have one but I don't use it. It's called plugging it in.

    The RAZR battery actually has a bit more life than the Bionic and it's power saving features are impressive. It can reduce the clock speed of the processor when you are doing non intensive things or the phone is off. That will add a HUGE amount of power savings.

     
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    In other words, you're reducing the functionality of the device.
    No thanks... I'll keep my fully functional Bionic.

    Decent specs mean nothing if the device isnt using them.