Should I get the Droid?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by luckmylife, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. luckmylife
    Offline

    luckmylife New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Hello! I'm new to the forum so I thought I'd post my first thread in the introduction. I do not (yet) own the Motorola Droid and keep torturing myself by watching videos and going through this forum and reading the things all you lucky Droid owners say about your phone. I NEED YOUR ADVICE! I still have a year on my Verizon contract before I can upgrade and I currently have a BB Curve 8330 (love it but...well...Droid... need I say more?). In your opinon, is the Droid worth adding a couple years to my contract to upgrade? Or do you think I should wait it out? I've seen pictures of what is supposedly the next Droid but it doesn't look worth waiting for. Please help me... would you wait it out or add to your contract?
  2. Newton122189
    Offline

    Newton122189 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia
    my dad has that blackberry and i have the droid, trust me its the best thing that will ever happen to you, its that good, in my opinion, THE BEST PHONE ON THE MARKET, even better than the iphone
  3. New2u
    Offline

    New2u DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,630
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Tallahassee, Fl
    You have a 2 year contract i presume, but how long into your 2 year contract are you?
  4. Shel
    Offline

    Shel New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Yeah. It's that good.

    Get the Droid, you won't look back!
  5. luckmylife
    Offline

    luckmylife New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    @new2u

    Yup 2-year contract, I'm a little over a year into it now.
  6. BillTheCat
    Offline

    BillTheCat New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    I was only 6 months into my 2 year contract when I upgraded. They don't add 2 more years- they just re-start the counter at 2 years from the date you upgrade. And you can get the contract price before your 2 year deal is up, if they haven't ended the promotion. I paid $199, no rebates, after dialing *611 from my BB Storm & pressing zero for an operator. Worked out very nicely.

    And yeah, Droid > BB 98%. BB gets a 2% win for its native e-mail & SMS/MMS clients. Droid has apps for that.
  7. themuttt
    Offline

    themuttt New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I got mine by upgrading the phone on my MIL's line (on my account), that way I could keep the New Every 2 still intact for my line. I don't know if I would have bit the bullet on the Droid if I didn't have this flexibility. I will say that I like my new Droid tons more than my old Omnia, my work BB Curve, or my wife's BB Tour
  8. luckmylife
    Offline

    luckmylife New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Alright, I can't take it anymore. I feel like I'm going behind my BB Curve's back, but I'm gonna go get a Droid tomorrow :) I'll let ya'll know how I like it. Thank you so much for your input!
  9. Takami826
    Offline

    Takami826 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I had a curve... was hestitant, too... did my research, made my decision... now I keep having this vision of myself taking my curve in one hand, the droid in the other... looking back and forth and tossing the curve over my shoulder... BUT I'm hoping maybe there's a way to 'wipe' it and find someone who wants a curve so I can recoup a few $

    Do your research... allow yourself some transition, it was cumbersome for me the first day but I am so glad I stuck it out... this thing (the droid) is a monster compared to the dainty little crackberry LOL
  10. luckmylife
    Offline

    luckmylife New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    That's how I feel but in my "vision" my BB is scowling at me with arms crossed and I'm apologizing profusively for cheating.
  11. Takami826
    Offline

    Takami826 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    HAHAHAHA :icon_ devil:

    find it a good home, everyone will feel better :)
  12. luckmylife
    Offline

    luckmylife New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ok, so I went to Verizon today, all ready for a new device, and they told me to wait until the 30th because then I can upgrade one phone on my family plan for the discount price, plus twenty dollars Early Upgrade Fee. Soooo I'm now waiting for the 30th and then I will have my own Droid!
  13. Backnblack
    Offline

    Backnblack Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,263
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sure is....

    If you want to wipe all previous personal data, settings, etc.:
    1. Go to Options
    2. Select Security Options
    3. Select General Settings
    4. Hit menu key and select Wipe Handheld
  14. luckmylife
    Offline

    luckmylife New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    So, I found cheapy prices for the Droid, called Best Buy to make sure they matched prices, went to the store and found the mobile section. Guy comes up to help me and I show him the price to match and he says, "Well, we're not really supposed to match prices for the Droid, but ok" (I was flirting shamelessly-- I really want this phone!!!). So he whips it out (the Droid, you dirty minded people) and I'm about a foot away from my very own Droid! Then, after he gets all my info, he says I have to wait until freakin AUGUST!!! I don't get it why won't these people let me just extend my contract so I'll be with them until 2012?! This is so frustrating! I was so close... then nothing. :icon_ cry:
  15. Backnblack
    Offline

    Backnblack Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,263
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Go to a corp store....talk to them...More than likely they will allow you to extend but you'll be paying $299 + $20 early upgrade for the Droid.
  16. luckmylife
    Offline

    luckmylife New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    The guy who helped me at Best Buy told me to call VZW Customer Service and complain about it so I called CS and the lady said I could upgrade ONE phone on my plan on December 30th for the 2-year contract price and the $20 early upgrade fee... since I have a price for Best Buy to match I asked her if Best Buy would see that I'm available for upgrade on the 30th and she said she would put a note (or something) on my account so that they know that I'll be eligible for the upgrade, and that if I run into problems contact her again. I hate to wait till the 30th, but it's much better than August! I also think VZW Costumer Service has gotten much better or else the lady I talked to was just really nice.

    So now I'm just waiting for the 30th and hoping that Best Buy will match the $149 price, which will bring the total for my upgrade to $169 (which includes the upgrade fee). :icon_ banana:

    Thank you guys so much for your feedback! I never expected to get so much good info and opinions! This forum rocks!

    I can't WAIT until I get my :motdroidvert:
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009