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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Switching from Verizon (Droid X Android 2.3.4) to PP or StraightTalk

Switching to either Page Plus (The 55) or StraightTalk from Verizon. Advantage w/ PP is that I can keep my phone (Droid X Android 2.3.4 phone). Disadvantage is that it costs $10 more per month and I won't have any support on phone (e.g., updates, upgrades, etc.) I stream music and have phone set up so I can get gmail and work email on phone. I don't watch videos, movies, play games, etc. Have some, hopefully, simple questions:

1) PP or StraightTalk???? As I will be on Verizon's 2G and 3G network, quality, coverage should be the same, correct?

2) I know I can just call PP and have them port number and activate/setup my phone to work. I do not believe they will root my Droid. If that is the case, should I root my Droid if I am going to switch to PP? What are advantages/disadvantages? Is it worth the hassle?

2) Can I still send and receive email from gmail and my work email (Office 365 Enterprise) using Droid X on PP?

3) How do I update my operating system on PP? Given how I use the phone (listed above), do I have to worry about doing upgrades?

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1. I have heard good things about Straight Talk, not any from personal experience though.

2. Advantages of rooting: Complete Freedom, you will still be stuck on a CDMA carrier but you will be able to do whatever you want with your device: Disadvantages of rooting: There is a slim chance you get brick your device, just follow the guides and you will be fine.

3. Yes you can send/receive emails on PP

4. Since PP works off the Verizon Network it should get updates pushed from Verizon to PP, so yes you should still get them.

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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks...FWIW, PP Cust. Svc. told me that I would have to do the updates myself.
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Most MNVO don't bother to send updates. It eats into their bulk data purchases from the carrier.
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Thanks...was told that there probably will not be any more updates for my Droid X, and that rooting and doing upgrades can be a real pain.
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