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

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  1. jeremysfilms

    jeremysfilms New Member

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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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    Ding Ding we have a winner!
     
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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..