Incredible 3g or wait?

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Hey guys, I can usually research technology and come to a conclusion but wanted opinions. I'm thinking of just going with an Incredible cuz I'm under the impression the technology hasn't made that great of a leap so far and I won't have 4g coverage where I am for a while probably. If those assumptions make sense, the only other option would be to wait for the iphone. Suggestions? Thanks!!
 

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IF you're sure 4G isn't coming then it's an easier decision (double check with a local corporate store). With that said new '4G' devices will still be backwards compatible (i.e. will work on 3g) so waiting to get a better device (i.e. better processor, more mem, ~display, and NEWER version of Android) would IMO be a reason to wait. That way if/when 4G does hit you're ready w/o having to upgrade.
 

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Never wait. Get a family plan, a new phone and keep your old phone for the next best and greatest. Costs and extra 30 a mo unless you have a "real phone" that you like and will only replace should it die. I have had a Casio flip phone for about 6 years or longer. I just use the renewal on it to get my smart phone. They flip flop so that you are always eligible for upgrade on one or the other.
 

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I have an incredible and a Droid 2 Global and I would say go with the Droid 2 Global. The Samsung Fascinate is pretty cool too.
 

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Given the choice between going to an Incredible versus an iPhone I'd get the Inc now on a 1-year contract. The Inc is a nice enough phone (and it's not an iPhone -- I HATE iTunes), easily rootable and tweakable, with a great support base here and elsewhere, and the 1-year contract will cost you $70 more than the 2-year but means you can swap out after a year without any problems. :)
 

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^Great point, whatever you get really consider the 1-yr contract if you can swing the $70. My OG Droid is the first phone I've ever had last more than a year so I'll def be switching to 1-yr whenever I upgrade. I wish we could get rid of the contracts all together (I know, you don't have to get one but that's another topic....)
 

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just to clarify, when you say an extra $70, you mean over the life of the contract correct? not an extra $70 every month i hope.

i'm in a similar situation where i was waiting for the now named thunderbolt, but given the expected post march release date, have decided enoughs enough and will just nab an x and 1 year pricing such that hopefully i'm in a good position for my next phone rather than waiting months and months for something to release while i have this crappy bb curve.
 

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You pay an extra $70 (approximately) upfront. So instead of your subsidized price being $199 with mail-in rebate, it is $269 with mail-in rebate. The extra $70 is well worth being able to upgrade after only 10 months instead of 20 months!!!
 

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agreed. this is part of what's changing on the 16th correct? that's why i want to lock in a new phone now instead of continually waiting for the next big thing and especially do it before the 16th. given that the x (or incredible) will relatively speaking be "obsolete" once the 4g phones start rolling out in 2+ months, $70 for 1 year pricing is extremely attractive.
 

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