HTC Droid Incredible $99.99

skudmunky

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Says it's not available in my area... What the heck? I want it!

edit - now it is. woo!
 
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Nice find. I know someone who pre-ordered and got theirs already and she RAVES about it being the best phone she's ever had and how fast it is at everything
 

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Very tough to resist this deal. Been waiting for the Evo, but the Incredible seems... Incredible.
 

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Nice find. I know someone who pre-ordered and got theirs already and she RAVES about it being the best phone she's ever had and how fast it is at everything

So it's better than her pink Razr? That's not saying much. :confused: ;) :eek: :D:D:D:D:D
 
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None of the plans have data included? All what I see is 1.99/MB. Can someone tell me how this works? Not very familiar with cell plans.
 

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I think it's kinda fucked that I've been a Verizon subscriber for about 4 months now and if I want it I have to pay $400+ for it, but someone can get it for $99 with a brand new contract.
 

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I think it's kinda fucked that I've been a Verizon subscriber for about 4 months now and if I want it I have to pay $400+ for it, but someone can get it for $99 with a brand new contract.
How so? How much did you pay for your phone? what was the original price (before rebate)? I'm frustrated that existing users can't get this deal, but you have to remember, these "rebates" are incentives for you to renew your contract so you continue paying Verizon for another two years.
 
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might be able to upgrade through wirefly.com

oh yeah do a bing.com search for droid to get BCB.
 

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verizon wireless - you can get 100 off the price by ordering it online. 200 bucks with new contract
 

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I would gladly renew my contract another two years to get this at the $99 price.
 

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I'm currently about 7 months off from being eligible for the 'New Every 2' Verizon deal.

I ordered this phone for $200 last night. Verizon kept offering me deals to upgrade to phones like the Droid or this Incredible in exchange for another 2 years of service. I have no problem keeping the plan, since I get a discount that brings my data and voice plans down to a comparable price range with similar plans from Sprint or T-Mobile (plus it's 3 lines, and activation fees on other carriers would suck, etc. etc.)

None of the plans have data included? All what I see is 1.99/MB. Can someone tell me how this works? Not very familiar with cell plans.

Unless you get an unlimited everything plan, it'll be separate voice and data plans. However, you can not activate a smartphone with Verizon unless you get a data plan for it.
 

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Wow, great deal. Tempted to drop my iPhone plan....but I would miss the apps....still thinking.......

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I'm behind the times... What with the Anroid stuff, there's so freaking many Droid-powered phones now it's hard to keep up with what's out there <Still a reluctant 3GS user>

Wow, great deal. Tempted to drop my iPhone plan....but I would miss the apps....still thinking.......
What apps do you have that aren't on the Android system?
 

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Unless you get an unlimited everything plan, it'll be separate voice and data plans. However, you can not activate a smartphone with Verizon unless you get a data plan for it.

So can you buy an Incredible w/o the data plan? Tmobile also said that you can't activate or use the G1 without a data plan. Folks figured a workaround using WiFi.
 

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So can you buy an Incredible w/o the data plan? Tmobile also said that you can't activate or use the G1 without a data plan. Folks figured a workaround using WiFi.

Which is stupid. I wish there was a decent ISP that gave you reasonable pricing and exactly what you ask for.
If you aren't going to use data, they should be able to freaking block data access... Not just mandate that you have data access. They already had data-blocking ability. It probably cost these carriers more money to implement the verifications to make sure the plans have data before the devices can be activated...
 

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I'm behind the times... What with the Anroid stuff, there's so freaking many Droid-powered phones now it's hard to keep up with what's out there <Still a reluctant 3GS user>


What apps do you have that aren't on the Android system?

Well, I looked at the android marketplace, and they are lacking good apps for GPS, Astronomy, photography/video, movies, news, etc. But, I did not look extensively.

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You realize the Apple GPS app (unless you're talking about turn-by-turn) is using the Google mapping, right? I don't think you'll see much difference there.

Astronomy/News I could really care less about so I can't really comment. I did look under the "Top" section and there's a USA Today deal...

As far as photos/video... What exactly are you talking about? Android supports photos and video just as well as my iPhone does.

Movies- Youtube- enough said


I think you'd be hard pressed to find something the iPhone does that Android does not.


That said- obviously, more people make more Apps for the iPhone. Instead of a couple decent movie apps- you might have a dozen.
 

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For GPS, I was talking about apps like MotionX GPS, not the built in google maps, nor any turn by turn auto stuff.

But you're right, I think if I went Android I would be perfectly happy.

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FYI Android 1.6 and up has turn by turn navigation with spoken instructions..
 
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For GPS, I was talking about apps like MotionX GPS, not the built in google maps, nor any turn by turn auto stuff.

But you're right, I think if I went Android I would be perfectly happy.

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Looking at MotionX's page, I'd say the closest parallel was Google's own free MyTracks - I used it to map out our hiking trails and overlay it on Google Maps and export it to my Google account, with the same recording speed, elevation, etc. features. Also worked well for recording my running trails and point-to-point driving times/speed. It's a free app though, so I doubt it's as in-depth as MotionX's app.

There was also TrackMaster, which is completely ridiculous and awesome for car-related GPS activities. i.e. racing, racing and racing.

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For astronomy, Google Sky Map is all I've used. It's also free and I thought was ridiculously cool - it's basically an enhanced reality + astronomy app.

Photo/Video, the built-in app is.. okay. The HTC one seems much nicer. I'm also using Vignette, which is a ~$4 paid camera app that has a much nicer UI and way more options than the stock camera did on the Droid. Can't find any good page for this one.
 
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Which is stupid. I wish there was a decent ISP that gave you reasonable pricing and exactly what you ask for.
If you aren't going to use data, they should be able to freaking block data access... Not just mandate that you have data access. They already had data-blocking ability. It probably cost these carriers more money to implement the verifications to make sure the plans have data before the devices can be activated...

This is how they are making up for the higher cost of smart phones as well as pay for some of the cost for the new high speed data networks. I'm guessing they still aren't making money and clearly with the number of people still buying folks are willing to pay for the extra data plan to get the smart phone. Sucks, but we have no control over it.
 

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For GPS, I was talking about apps like MotionX GPS, not the built in google maps, nor any turn by turn auto stuff.

But you're right, I think if I went Android I would be perfectly happy.

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I'm not sure if you have seen the turn by turn Google maps on a Droid. It is simple awesome. You have the option of overlaying the street map over it and it shows you the street view when you get close. Not to mention the voice search as well as the google search integration when you look for an address. It's free so long as you have a data plan and no more old maps.
 

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I'm not sure if you have seen the turn by turn Google maps on a Droid. It is simple awesome. You have the option of overlaying the street map over it and it shows you the street view when you get close. Not to mention the voice search as well as the google search integration when you look for an address. It's free so long as you have a data plan and no more old maps.

It's awesome if you live in an area with street view anyway. I used it in Dallas once and it's very cool. Elsewhere, not really.
 

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So can you buy an Incredible w/o the data plan? Tmobile also said that you can't activate or use the G1 without a data plan. Folks figured a workaround using WiFi.

Via the normal channels like Verizon or their partners, I don't think you can get the phone without a data plan at all (Verizon doesn't let me do it without selecting one).

You can certainly get the phone without a data plan, but that also means buying it at full price without a contract. However, when you try to go and activate it, you probably won't be able to do it because Verizon uses the ESN to block smartphone activation if it's on a plan without data. I don't think there's a way to hack the ESN yet (I'd be happy to be mistaken).

How much without a contract?

$530.

http://www.amazon.com/INCREDIBLE-Android-Verizon-Wireless-Service/dp/B003JK6E3A/ref=cell_dp_woplan
 

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So can you use this deal if your on a family plan? I'm not the primary carrier, but my new every 2 is up. Will it still work?
 

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I believe it has to be a completely new contract.

If you want to use your new every two I believe it will be $150 from verzion after your $50 NE2 credit and a MIR for a $100.
 

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Some verizon stores work with family plan members not primary account for certain deals too... go in to a store, talk to a real person ;) someone while I was there got the primary account price on a family member phone swap.
 

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So can you use this deal if your on a family plan? I'm not the primary carrier, but my new every 2 is up. Will it still work?

Yeah, they should let you use your new every two on it. Amazon won't be able to use the new every two though. Has to be a corporate Verizon store. BBY can't use new every two either.
 

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I think it's kinda fucked that I've been a Verizon subscriber for about 4 months now and if I want it I have to pay $400+ for it, but someone can get it for $99 with a brand new contract.

Your current contract is paying for the phone that you currently have and that is why. The cost of subsidizing your current phone will be covered within 20 months or 12 depending on your current price plan. Once that occurs, your eligible to get another phone at a subsidized price. In other words , your current phone cost considerably more than you paid. I hope that helps.

The reality is that if we all paid retail price for our phones, our monthly bills would be.lower and there be no need for contracts
 
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says restart your phone every few days like you would a real computer? mine only restarts for updates and even then sometimes i wait a long time. maybe they should put more ram on a smartphone :p
 

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Currently on ATT family plan. I'm willing to cancel my line to switch to verizon, but only if I can use my same number. Can I do this via Amazon or Wirefly?
 

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I picked one up from bb yesterday, I stopped off at a Verizon store before hand; but they were sold out. The salesperson checked other stores inventory, and there were only 2 stored that still had one. Both stores were closed for the evening and I didn't feel like getting up esrly, so I headed over to bestbuy. They only had 2 available. The salesperson told me that she had sold 10 in two days.
So far I am pleased with it. It is quite speedy.
 

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Currently on ATT family plan. I'm willing to cancel my line to switch to verizon, but only if I can use my same number. Can I do this via Amazon or Wirefly?

You can keep your number if you use Wirefly or Amazon, just be sure to sign up for new service before canceling your AT&T line, as number porting requires your old account to be active.

http://www.wirefly.com/learn/resources/porting-your-existing-number-to-a-new-cell-phone/

http://wireless.amazon.com/help/200307850/ <- look for "Can I keep my number when I switch carriers?"
 

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Your current contract is paying for the phone that you currently have and that is why. The cost of subsidizing your current phone will be covered within 20 months or 12 depending on your current price plan. Once that occurs, your eligible to get another phone at a subsidized price. In other words , your current phone cost considerably more than you paid. I hope that helps.

The reality is that if we all paid retail price for our phones, our monthly bills would be.lower and there be no need for contracts

Yeah, but in 20 months the Incredible won't be so incredible anymore..

Thanks for the clarification though. I was always pretty fuzzy about how that all worked. I wouldn't mind spending $300-$400 on a phone if there was no contracts and monthly service was considerably less.
 
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