What happens to my old phone?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Dolly, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Dolly

    Dolly Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +4
    I just upgraded from a Bionic to the Moto X this week. The x was activated, and the phone no longer works on the Bionic, but it is still working on WiFi, emails etc. Is this just a grace period? When I look at my Verizon account the Bionic is not shown.
     
  2. TatDroid

    TatDroid Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +199
    Right, your Bionic is no longer a cell phone on the Verizon system (it won't get cell or data services over the air), but on wifi it will still do just about everything it could do before - except make phone calls and text messages.

    I went from a Bionic to a Moto X, too. I love it! I fire up the old Bionic every once in a while to keep the battery charged and update a few apps. And it still makes for a great MP3 player at the gym!
     
    #2 TatDroid, Feb 1, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014
  3. jtc303

    jtc303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    MA
    Ratings:
    +28
    Yea it's basically an ipod touch now...using it as an mp3 player/extra gaming device is a good idea

    |[JTC MaxxHD]|
     
  4. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    11,323
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,594
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    The old phone is yours to do whatever you want with it. As others have said, it will still work as a WiFi device, MP3 player, etc...just not a "phone." I factory reset my Bionic and keep it as a spare phone in case one of the phones in my home crashes, buy that's just my plan. Some folks sell their previous phones. It's your choice.
     
  5. Dolly

    Dolly Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +4
    Wow, that is great news! I'll keep using it as my alarm clock and to listen to books.
     
  6. xeene

    xeene Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,108
    Likes Received:
    907
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Location:
    usa
    Ratings:
    +1,045
    You can actually use your old phone as a phone as long as you are connected to wifi. You need to install Google voice and groove ip apps. People will call your Google number and groove ip will ring your phone.

    It's called voice over ip or voip for short ;)
     
  7. Dolly

    Dolly Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +4
    Thanks, more good info.
     
  8. TatDroid

    TatDroid Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +199
    And, as sajokaz mentioned, it's always good to keep around as an insurance policy. If anything happens to your new phone you can always reactivate the Bionic on Verizon and use it as long as you want.
     
  9. wcjeep

    wcjeep Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Earth
    Ratings:
    +67
    We gave our old Droid X to our daughter. Her games no longer drain our phones. She also streams music to her stereo in her bedroom.
     
  10. JamesFrance11

    JamesFrance11 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Its great for me, to get idea about what I was searching for.. Thanks to being here with good stuff..
     
Search tags for this page

what happens to old phone when you upgrade bell