Would you purchase THE DROID IF....?????

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    I have a very old basic cell phone with almost no features. I REALLY want the droid and was all set to buy it today until I found out I couldn't just do that.

    I have two options of buying the droid, which would you choose?

    Option 1:
    -Pay $110 to break contract
    -Must get new phone number

    Option 2:
    -Wait 6 months for contract to end to buy phone and keep number
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    Option 3: pay fee and port number.
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    As far as I know I cannot do that because my number is part of my contract and by breaking the contract I would lose the number. That's what I was told. Are you saying there is an extra fee I could pay to keep the number? They didn't tell me I could do that, are you sure?
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    Even if you cancel a plan now a days you can keep your number. You could cancel your VZW service today and take the same number to AT&T. (hypothetical of course) :)
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    I believe you have been misinformed. You need to talk to someone other than the first tech you get.
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    I paid my ETF to get rid of my iPhone and I kept my old number.

    What you do is establish your new service for your Droid and port your number.THEN terminate the contract and service on the old phone.

    You must establish service on the Droid and port your number BEFORE getting out of your old contract and service.
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    Wait out your contract, there'll be a new generation of phones for the holidays.
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    How long till your contract is up? I had almost 4 months left and they let me sign a new one. And get the "new customer" rates on phones. Like the previous post just talk to someone else till you get the answer you want. They will work with you.
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    I was an AT&T (Treo 650) customer and broke my contract to buy the Droid on Verizon. I still have the same phone number.

    Verizon ported my number over when I signed up and within about 5 hours from the time of purchase, I was making and receiving calls on my Droid with the same phone number. :)
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    I work for Verizon (formerly Alltel, formerly Midwest Wireless) Are you a former Alltel customer by chance? If so there are other options as well.
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    I say get the Droid asap then you will be alot happy. I would break the contract and pay the ducks the droid is worth evey penny..
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    I talked to the manager of the verizon store and I cannot port the number to a new contract and then close the other contract because the contract is based on the number. She told me there's no way to keep my number if I break the contract.
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    Gee I have never had a prob with verizon and I have been with them since 2001. I cant beleive they will not work with you at all. Shot in the dark, I would call the verizon customer service and ask them what they can do. I found that often they can do more than the store can do. It worth the call. The worst thing they could tell you is the same as the manager of that verizon.
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    ya i would continue talking to a few different Verizon reps... im sure there are more than 1 store in your home town.
    some reps are just more easy going and generous and willing to hook you up..if it means you will continue to be happy with Verizon and spend your money on them.
    few years ago ...i wanted a new phone... called around... found out this guy that alot of people knew as pretty generous.. gave me a new phone for 50percent off...a few months early too. :)
    sooo just keep looking be patient. those who are patient are rewarded well :)

    besides.. later this month there is the new incredible phone.. by 2Q/3Q/4Q this year there could be a new bomb ass droid 2 for all we know... so hang in there... check your options.
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    Are you going from Verizon to Verizon? Then probably not, I can't remember the procedure on that since its been two years since I sold cell phones, but I think that it is true that you can't port the number from the same service. Only from service to service. I maybe wrong.
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    Something is odd here. Is your current contract with another carrier? Perhaps she meant that you cannot simply get a contract with Verizon without closing the contract with your current carrier. Otherwise, this makes no sense.

    It's certainly not in VZW's interest to give you a new number and have to recycle your old number. Nor, for that matter is it in another carrier's interest to have to recycle your old number.

    What does make sense is that you cannot transfer your old number to your new phone without closing the first account simultaneously.
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    This is a shot in the dark, but call customer service (800-922-0204 or #611) and ask for Retention department.

    Retention department is the area that keeps people with Verizon. Just tell them that you want to upgrade to the droid but you have to wait a few more months. Tell them your willing to break your contract and goto T-Mobile for the Nexus (or something that will spark them to give you a deal). Generally Retention will do anything and everything to keep a customer just so you know.
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    It is now a law that you can keep your number. They cant stop you.
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    I upgraded my phone to a Droid about 6 months early. They simply had me sign a new contract beginning on THAT day and I had to pay the $300 for the phone. Then I sent in the proof-of-purchase and got $100 back. They will make all kinds of allowances if you're going to get into a "smart" phone - the Droid in particular. If I'd wanted an LG enV3 - NO DEAL. Make sure you're going into a corporate store too. Those little side-show mall stores are worthless.

    Good luck. :icon_ lala: