Who though they would get the Bionic?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Vakharn, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Vakharn
    Offline

    Vakharn New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Who thought they would get the Bionic?

    Did you plan on buying the Bionic but now plan to switch providers given the new information regarding the ridiculous prices Verizon intends to charge for data? I probably will be switching to Sprint. They still have unlimited data (albeit for $10 more a month than I'm currently paying, but with unlimited texting, which I never use). They have the Evo 3d which is a great phone, and the second best 4g even if it is second by a wide margin one can hope that it will improve. I'm sure they'll eventually switch to a teired plan too, but at least I'll be able to enjoy it for 2 years. If I could buy a thunderbolt today I would despite the horrible battery life just to lock myself in for 2 years of verizon 4g but I can't because my early upgrade isn't until August.

    EDIT:
    It looks like all this concern may in fact be in vain. Information indicating that Verizon would grandfather everyone with an unlimited data plan regardless of upgrade has leaked before but this looks about as concrete as you can get: http://www.androidcentral.com/verizons-new-data-plans-broken-down-complete-detail

    So rejoice Bionic hopefuls, it looks like as long as you have unlimited data on a smartphone now you'll keep it after an upgrade even going from 3g to 4g.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  2. jchammer123
    Offline

    jchammer123 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Messages:
    940
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    I'm with you! I've been planning on switching to Sprint ever since Verizon announced this months ago. I like the phones that Sprint has better, and they seem to be embracing the Android development community more with phones like the Nexus S and more developer phones to come. Verizon just seems like they are trying to control every move we make on our phones, which sucks because I've been with Verizon for almost 10 years. The cost to be on Verizon's "amazing" network is continuously getting more expensive and I get so much more for less money on Sprint. Plus, I'm in a large city so the difference in the networks is not much. I don't worry about the 4G much because, most of the time I use data, I'm on wifi anyways.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  3. Stelv
    Offline

    Stelv New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Western NY
    I was all set to switch to Sprint in 5 days when the evo 3d came out. I asked my friend about Sprint and another who has Sprint. They told me NOT to get sprint because they missed calls and dropped calls like nobodies business. I am about 45 mins east of Rochester NY. I am sure Sprint is better in major cities but my one friend lives in Syracuse and says Sprint is horrible their too, so now I do not know what to do. I am thinking about getting a phone before the tiered data hits. Prolly the inc2. Why get a 4g phone when I'll always be on wifi, because I will be worried about using too much data. We are stuck once again by corporate america.
  4. Preach2k
    Offline

    Preach2k DF News Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hometown Brooklyn, NY Now Fuquay Varina, NC
    Verizon has the best service where I live. I can Not leave Verizon.. Sprint and AT&T services Horrible here.. I will stick with the Bionic or go with the GS2 if it is LTE 4G.
  5. JerseyFirefighter
    Offline

    JerseyFirefighter New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You forgot the option of locking in a 4g plan then just buying the bionic at retail -**GASP**- I hate that vzw is doing this to us. Anyone who bought the D1 on release day can update july 6th plans are allegedly changing the 7th. Perhaps jump on best buys 30 day return policy and hope for a miracle with the DB?
  6. Al Neri
    Offline

    Al Neri Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Tumwater WA
    I was just at a Verizon retailer not even a week ago and the highly knowledgeable staff advised me that the Bionic isn't even being made. I feel like such a fool for getting my hopes up for this phone. Gonna rock my D1 til the wheels come off.
  7. JerseyFirefighter
    Offline

    JerseyFirefighter New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Completely inaccurate.. The first warning sign is you calling the verizon retail staff "highly knowledgeable" <~~red flag. Secondly I guess all the pics,leaks, confirmations from trusted sources are all for not.

    Next we'll talk about the weather machine the government uses to create man made natural disasters.:r_c:
  8. tjk629
    Offline

    tjk629 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not going to Sprint. Unless I want to live by a window or outside.

    My whole family has Sprint and they have to go outside to make calls all the time. Or leave their phones by a window to get txts or calls.

    Plus I've heard of issues with sprints nexus s radio.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  9. Bang Pow Boom
    Offline

    Bang Pow Boom New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I already forgot big red plans...........are they doing away with unlimited data, or raising the price? I'm paying $30 / month for unlimited data.

    And yes, I'm still planning on getting the bionic.

    Sent from my indestructible OG Droid
  10. Stelv
    Offline

    Stelv New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Western NY
    $30 per month for 2gb data. $10 per 1gb after that.
  11. bplewis24
    Offline

    bplewis24 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA.
    Don't know yet. Need more details.

    Brandon
  12. Al Neri
    Offline

    Al Neri Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Tumwater WA
    I was just kidding. Before finding this forum I just took it for granted that a guy selling these phones for a living would know something about them. I have been following the bionic for a couple of months now. My jaw almost hit the floor when the guy told me that Verizon had dropped it from upcoming projects. He said it like I was an idiot for asking about it and not being in the know. When my upgrade comes out I intend to wait til that guy is in their to buy it from him.
  13. Stelv
    Offline

    Stelv New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Western NY
    My friend works at Verizon. What she tells the customers and what she tells me are two different things. They were probably told not to talk about the Bionic and to push the current phones.
  14. Standalone010
    Offline

    Standalone010 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm fairly sure that what I read from droid life is that if you're currently locked into either a 3g/4g plan, you'll be fine. For example, my upgrade is July 10th. From what I've read from DL, since I'm already in a 3g plan, ill also be grandfathered into a 4g unlimited plan.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums
  15. Stelv
    Offline

    Stelv New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,664
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Western NY
    But I think you have to sign a new contract when you upgrade your device and may have to accept the new tiered data terms.

    Sent from my fascinate
  16. huskur
    Offline

    huskur Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,868
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lower Delaware
    I will be getting the Bionic and still will have "unlimited data". You will see. I was told upgrading will not affect your data plan for current customers. The new rates only effect NEW customers. Just like what AT&T did. Their old customers still get unlimited data for as long as they are a customer. Not so for their new customers though. VZW will likely do the same.

    If not....guess what....pay full price for it and don't use the subsidy that changes your current plan
  17. Preach2k
    Offline

    Preach2k DF News Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hometown Brooklyn, NY Now Fuquay Varina, NC
    That would be Great if it is true!!!!
  18. T_Virus
    Offline

    T_Virus New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Let's hope so.
  19. Preach2k
    Offline

    Preach2k DF News Team Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hometown Brooklyn, NY Now Fuquay Varina, NC
    This is a good thing!!! Like Huskur said it might not really affect us Already on a Verizon Data Plan...:icon_ banana:

    [​IMG]
  20. faganm24
    Offline

    faganm24 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Omaha, NE