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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I was eligible in October, IIRC. Nothing out there but the RAZR MAXX interests me. I like the nexus, yes. but I have reservations about samung.

note looks neat too but..

what I really really want. A new dual core, 4.0, phone/tablet. Something 5+ inches wide that is still a phone device. So I'm not even tempted to consider a tablet. Course again, Razr has that lapdock thing. and its good.

I am in no hurry

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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #52 (permalink)
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napalm i would suggest holding out as well, but if you hold out too much longer you may get something out of anticipation and then 2 months later some thing better comes out and blows it out of the water, like the Razr, then what a month later the razr maxx was introduced? yeah id be upset.
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Remember...the quad cores are coming!

However, if Verizon gets the Padfone (which I doubt), I'm jumping.
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if they can lock the device up, then rest assured verizon will get it
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napalm i would suggest holding out as well, but if you hold out too much longer you may get something out of anticipation and then 2 months later some thing better comes out and blows it out of the water, like the Razr, then what a month later the razr maxx was introduced? yeah id be upset.
exactly I wasn't about to jump on the RAZR at day one. Just like I waited a month on the DX.

I see things about quad core. I don't see that as necessary for a phone, or even a tablet. dual yes. Quad is overkill, IMO. Unless quad, clocked at say 600mhz = or betters the performace of dual 1200mhz and uses less battery.

Then I'd be down, like a clown.
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exactly I wasn't about to jump on the RAZR at day one. Just like I waited a month on the DX.

I see things about quad core. I don't see that as necessary for a phone, or even a tablet. dual yes. Quad is overkill, IMO. Unless quad, clocked at say 600mhz = or betters the performace of dual 1200mhz and uses less battery.

Then I'd be down, like a clown.
But you'll want quad core when you're running Ubuntu for Android.
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I'm still waiting. This thing is interesting to me - especially if there's any way Verizon might carry such a device.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/28/tcmwc-the-huawei-ascend-d-quad-is-one-of-the-nicest-phones-youll-never-buy/
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I still may get one when I'm due as I'm loving my wife's Inc2 and how smooth and snappy it is. Plus, by then, the Rezound will be much cheaper perhaps even free.
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But you'll want quad core when you're running Ubuntu for Android.
Only if the screen resolutions are higher. Why do I need to run Ubuntu? to run pure linux programs, sure that might be nice. But its a pocket device.

Unless plugged into a lap dock - and I already have a linux/win7 laptop.

and quad core, so far all I see is major battery hog + major battery = more weight.

again, for a pocket device. Seems a bit much to me.

but I will wait a bit longer and see. course quads come out, and Razr Maxx goes down in cost.
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Still holding out here. My DX is hands down the best phone I have ever owned. Still running like a champ. The MAXX is tempting but $299 is ridiculous. Holding out hope for the Fighter, Samsung SIII, or maybe even the iphone 5 at this point.
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Still holding out here. My DX is hands down the best phone I have ever owned. Still running like a champ. The MAXX is tempting but $299 is ridiculous. Holding out hope for the Fighter, Samsung SIII, or maybe even the iphone 5 at this point.
Agreed. Mine is on the way out sort of, dropped it the other day and now there is a small pattern of dead pixels but it works fine. Since I got my new battery for $5, it's now back to its most-of-the-day battery life running CM7. Built like a tank and does everything I need it to do.

Been checking out some new phones, but there is always something wrong with each phone. The biggest phone I could accept is 4.3", but I'd really prefer to go for 4". Those phones don't have great specs, and while I'm looking at the Incredible 4G, not sure if that's a great idea. Plus I'd like to at least see what's going on with the next iPhone before entering another 2-year contract. My Droid X will most likely last that long, so it isn't a big deal.
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I'm still getting the most out of my X (rooted Gummy 1.2 ICS 4.04) and am probably going to order an extended battery this week-end. I'm starting to pay attention to the new Verizon releases but am not going to be paying $300 + $30. I'm still on my stock battery from my release day X.

edit: Just ordered a Motorola OEM Droid X/MB810 Extended Battery BH6X and cover
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My DX is stock as well, not even rooted I get 30+ hours of use out of it.
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Still hanging on. I just breathed some new life into my Droid X by flashing AOKP ICS (I did Gummy ICS first and then switched, but both are fine). It's like a completely new phone. Speed difference is night and day. Sure, camcorder is iffy (and low res), no flash, no youtube HQ, but I can live without that stuff for now.

My Droid X has performed admirably for over 2 years now. Very impressed.

Still, as soon as something worth the upgrade (Galaxy S3 maybe though I'm not at all of fan of Samsung with their slow/no updates or Fighter/Razr HD) comes out.

AOKP has definitely extended my tolerance of the DX for at least a couple of months though.
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My Droid X has performed admirably for over 2 years now. Very impressed.

Still, as soon as something worth the upgrade (Galaxy S3 maybe though I'm not at all of fan of Samsung with their slow/no updates or Fighter/Razr HD) comes out.
Same here! I am currently really considering the S3 because I have never owned a Samsung phone. I'm starting to worry that the Fighter/RAZR HD will just be a MAXX with a better screen. But who am i kidding...it will probably be the first one of those to come out
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Was thinking I would have to choose between the GS3 and HTC One X, but since Verizon isn't getting a One variant at all, it would seem, that makes the choice much easier! Im in no hurry though, so maybe I'll see if the Fighter or HD Razr join the group. But for now, I think I'm going to finally root and try that BoostedICS ROM, and see just how long I can keep using my DX, it's been a great phone!
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My droid X is starting to show its age. A few apps have become laggy, but the phone is still awesome. First phone I have not wanted to replace after 12 months.

My plan is to wait for the S3. If there is no new news about the Razr HD (Fighter?) I will go with the S3. If the Razr HD is announced before then and has a better screen, updated processor and better battery (than the razr) I may go with that.
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Dito to the last couple posts. I would also consider that in fringe areas the Samsung data signals are very weak compared to Motorola. Secondly, Sammy usually design rounded back side which does not hold real well in the car or other unstable environments. Our X is a good example as it rests on the corners and doesn't slide around so easy. Next body material. Our X seems so secure in the hand. Samsung,at least the Nexus was so slippery you would be forced to get a cover. I used my upgrade in January's to get the Nexus all of the above issues forced me to return it and gladly payed the $30 fee to learn that lesson.
Razr HD seems like the best option coming. Until then I've enjoyed new life in my X via root & Beanstown's Galnet MIUI ics.
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With the end of grandfathered unlimited data plans coming (source) seems like upgrading BEFORE this happens could have an advantage. Basically another 2-years of unlimited. But will there be a phone worth upgrading to? (Razr HD? SGIII?)
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With the end of grandfathered unlimited data plans coming (source) seems like upgrading BEFORE this happens could have an advantage. Basically another 2-years of unlimited. But will there be a phone worth upgrading to? (Razr HD? SGIII?)

That's what I'm worried about now, I want to upgrade while I can keep unlimited data, but there isn't anything out right now that I'm dying to get. The GNex isn't bad, but I'm hoping the GS3 or HD Razr or something epic drops before I'm forced to upgrade to something I don't really want just to keep my unlimited data.
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Ditto to the above. I am still loving my X just fine, and I was planning on keeping it until Jelly Bean was released. Then I heard about VZW eliminating the unlimited data plans for grandfathered users. So, now I'm torn. I think the choices come down to SG3, Razr HD, or waiting until Jelly Bean to see if one of the potentially multiple Nexus phones comes to VZW and pay full price.
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I'm going to take a wait and see approach to this unlimited data news. Latest is you will be able to keep unlimited if you buy an unsubsidized phone: Verizon: You can have unlimited data... just no device subsidies | Mobile - CNET News. This might be good, or they might price the tiered data plans to make them look better than unlimited.

My DX is running very smoothly on CM9 so I'm in no hurry to make a move. 4G is available where I work, but spotty at home where I would use it the most so no need for a 4G device yet, and I share the sentiment that there isn't that 1 gotta have phone on VZ right now that makes me want to retire the DX.
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With the end of grandfathered unlimited data plans coming (source) seems like upgrading BEFORE this happens could have an advantage. Basically another 2-years of unlimited. But will there be a phone worth upgrading to? (Razr HD? SGIII?)
Similar situation here but my DX had an ever increasing black spot in the display from being dropped onto a carpeted floor where it apparently hit just wrong. I've held off replacing it under insurance as I was due for an upgrade soon and saw no logic in paying $100 for a replacement that I would then replace a month or two later. I was hoping to hold out for the Fighter/Razr HD or something like that, but with the potential of unlimited data and even the current double data offers ending soon, it looks like I may have to make a move before then.

You almost have to wonder if that situation may be intentional. Devices with larger, true HD resolution displays would seem to encourage the use of apps like Netflix that in turn relate to heavy data usage. I can see VZW wanting to avoid many with unlimited data plans purchasing such devices and potentially greatly increasing their data usage while also using those same new devices to help justify people without unlimited data plans purchasing larger capacity data plans.
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I was hoping to hold out for the Fighter/Razr HD or something like that, but with the potential of unlimited data and even the current double data offers ending soon, it looks like I may have to make a move before then.
Take a look in the Verizon forum ... latest report was that Verizon said they would not be ending grandfathered unlimited data.

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Take a look in the Verizon forum ... latest report was that Verizon said they would not be ending grandfathered unlimited data.
I have been following that discussion and although the comment came from a reputable source, after such a clear and quite public announcement regarding eliminating the grandfathered unlimited data plans, it will take more confirmation than a single report of a conversation with a VZW Customer Loyalty rep for me to believe that Verizon changed their minds and will not be eliminating grandfathered unlimited data plans, confirmation I would like to see but have so far been unable to find. And even if Verizon does renege on the earlier statements by their CFO, that does not mean they won't then try to find a different approach to obtain the same net result. So I guess that for us it comes down to:

A. Get my Droid X replaced under insurance and keep our current plan with unlimited data.

B. Keep using the DX with a bad display while we wait for newer phones whose details and release dates are unknown at this time and hope the report is right and that unlimited data plans are still possible when the phones are available.

C. Wait until both new phones and the shared data plans come out and hope we can still either keep unlimited data or save money with one of the shared data plans.

D. Get current 4G devices now knowing we can get either unlimited data or one of the current double data plan offerings.

Not being a big risk taker, I'm leaning toward the latter option unless I see some confirmation soon that VZW is not going to eliminate the grandfathered unlimited data plans as they had previously stated.
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So I guess that for us it comes down to:

A. Get my Droid X replaced under insurance and keep our current plan with unlimited data.

B. Keep using the DX with a bad display while we wait for newer phones whose details and release dates are unknown at this time and hope the report is right and that unlimited data plans are still possible when the phones are available.

C. Wait until both new phones and the shared data plans come out and hope we can still either keep unlimited data or save money with one of the shared data plans.

D. Get current 4G devices now knowing we can get either unlimited data or one of the current double data plan offerings.

Not being a big risk taker, I'm leaning toward the latter option unless I see some confirmation soon that VZW is not going to eliminate the grandfathered unlimited data plans as they had previously stated.
Pretty sure, I've seen in several articles that Verizon has stated they would give people heads up to elimination of unlimited data plans for grandfathered users so they can make their decisions with how to deal with it. So, I'm waiting until they announce its implementation date. Then I'll start worrying about which 4G device that is out now I want to jump to. If they decide not to ditch unlimited, then all the better and I'll keep rocking the X. If they renege and don't give heads up, then I'll start considering that other evil empire.
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I was waiting for a new phone, since both my contract and upgrade are due in September. But since Verizon decided to cancel unlimited data when you upgrade to a new device, I'm going to switch over to AT&T instead.

Here's my logic:
1. I'm in the DC area(99.99%) of the time. I already have an ATT iPhone from work and it works better than Verizon does.
2. Most phone deals, especially the Nexus devices in the market, are for GSM based services.
3. Screw you Verizon. First the pay to pay scheme, now the unlimited data being yanked out? Too big to fail sounds familiar, congrats on being the new Circuit City. I hate Verizon with a passion.
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I was waiting for a new phone, since both my contract and upgrade are due in September. But since Verizon decided to cancel unlimited data when you upgrade to a new device, I'm going to switch over to AT&T instead.

Here's my logic:
1. I'm in the DC area(99.99%) of the time. I already have an ATT iPhone from work and it works better than Verizon does.
2. Most phone deals, especially the Nexus devices in the market, are for GSM based services.
3. Screw you Verizon. First the pay to pay scheme, now the unlimited data being yanked out? Too big to fail sounds familiar, congrats on being the new Circuit City. I hate Verizon with a passion.
Let's see if I understand this...

On Item 2 Verizon offers the Galaxy Nexus as a subsidized phone and it is currently a $199.99 upgrade, thus your upgrading to a Nexus in September would probably be $199.99 plus a tiered data plan. Since you apparently would be starting a new contract with AT&T then for AT&T it would seem to be $399.99 from Google plus a tiered data plan. So the same Nexus phone available with both Verizon and AT&T, but apparently $200 more with AT&T.

On Item 3 you are mad at Verizon and going to leave because they are eliminating unlimited data plans for those with subsidized new phones or upgrades. And you are going to switch to a provider that already implemented the same concept and that also throttles anyone with an existing unlimited data plan that exceeds the amount of data supported by the tiered plans.

I'm having trouble seeing the logic other than that you're mad at Verizon.
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Not to mention that VZ hasn't officially said when it is going to do something with unlimited data... It's all speculation at this point.
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QUOTE "On Item 2 Verizon offers the Galaxy Nexus as a subsidized phone and it is currently a $199.99 upgrade, thus your upgrading to a Nexus in September would probably be $199.99 plus a tiered data plan. Since you apparently would be starting a new contract with AT&T then for AT&T it would seem to be $399.99 from Google plus a tiered data plan. So the same Nexus phone available with both Verizon and AT&T, but apparently $200 more with AT&T." END QUOTE

If he buys the Nexus from Google, he does NOT need a contract. He just brings his own equipment and would be on a monthly no contract plan. His phone and no strings attached. Nexus would not be subsidized phone.
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If he buys the Nexus from Google, he does NOT need a contract. He just brings his own equipment and would be on a monthly no contract plan. His phone and no strings attached. Nexus would not be subsidized phone.
But what would that "no contract" plan cost vs a Verizon contract plan?
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If he buys the Nexus from Google, he does NOT need a contract. He just brings his own equipment and would be on a monthly no contract plan. His phone and no strings attached. Nexus would not be subsidized phone.
You are correct, I should have said that it would be "new service" rather than "a new contract", but it would still involve the same voice and tiered data plans with AT&T, they just wouldn't be committed to them beyond a month-to-month basis.

The Motorola Mobility merger with Google and the relationship of Motorola with Verizon does make it seem likely that there will be Nexus devices on Verizon in the future.
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i'm still happy with the DX. i think i'll hit two years in November.
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i'm still happy with the DX. i think i'll hit two years in November.
Still using mine as a daily wi-fi device...keeps chugging-along (had mine since launch day).

Although this morning I noticed that I had a totally drained battery--I usually power it down after work until the next morning. Just plugged it in, recharged it a few minutes, rebooted and it was fine.

It just works .
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Even though you buy the device and do a month to month with AT&T, you still pay the same for service as if you were under contract.
For what it is worth, i have ended my contract with VZW. The way new phones come out and my addiction for them, it just made no sense to cripple myself with 2 years with one device!
I now own a new AT&T HTC One X. AT&T is much stronger in my area than VZW. I have no 4G with either carrier.
I walked into a AT&T store and bought the phone. I had ordered a sim card from Straight Talk. Installed it and am on AT&T towers with only $45 per month, no contract. Data use is NOT an issue for me so roughly 2gb (Straight Talks unknown limit......fair usage policies) is fine. I get download speeds of over 5 Mbps versus VZW of only 800 Kbps !!
$45 vs. $120 per month...............that alone will pay for the phone in 7 months!

NOT for everyone but in my case it just works

BTW...........am still doing what Scary says............using my DX on wifi and it works fine
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I'm going to take a wait and see approach to this unlimited data news. Latest is you will be able to keep unlimited if you buy an unsubsidized phone: Verizon: You can have unlimited data... just no device subsidies | Mobile - CNET News. This might be good, or they might price the tiered data plans to make them look better than unlimited.
now that is a smart business move by VZW. do I agree with it? it's a toss-up, but I've been wanting to get newer phones more often than the every 2 years, so this might be the push I need to just buy the phone I want and not wait on VZW to toss me some money to make me feel better.
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Even though you buy the device and do a month to month with AT&T, you still pay the same for service as if you were under contract.
For what it is worth, i have ended my contract with VZW. The way new phones come out and my addiction for them, it just made no sense to cripple myself with 2 years with one device!
I now own a new AT&T HTC One X. AT&T is much stronger in my area than VZW. I have no 4G with either carrier.
I walked into a AT&T store and bought the phone. I had ordered a sim card from Straight Talk. Installed it and am on AT&T towers with only $45 per month, no contract. Data use is NOT an issue for me so roughly 2gb (Straight Talks unknown limit......fair usage policies) is fine. I get download speeds of over 5 Mbps versus VZW of only 800 Kbps !!
$45 vs. $120 per month...............that alone will pay for the phone in 7 months!

NOT for everyone but in my case it just works

BTW...........am still doing what Scary says............using my DX on wifi and it works fine

WOW, 800kb is fast! I have to admit that VZW's 3G sucks. I get around 250-450. I can't wait till the SIII and my first 4G phone.
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I caved - on the Razr Maxx now.
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Since I'm at the point of caving too, I'd figured I'd ask here. If I had an upgrade and decided to just buy Gnex or Maxx from Verizon, would that ruin my upgrade for say GS3 or Fighter/MaxxHd?
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If you buy it at full price, then you can save your upgrade for one of the upcoming phones.. If you upgrade at the discounted price now, you're locked in for another 2 years.
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It's my understanding that even if you buy a phone at full price now and switch to 4G, when you then use your upgrade later for the Fighter you'll be forced into one of the tiered data plans.

I'm in the same boat. My contract isn't up until October but Verizon has offered me an early upgrade. I'm hoping the Fighter comes out before they force me into a tiered data plan. I've also thought of buying a used 4G phone now and then buy the Fighter at full price when it's released. Until more information comes I'm just sitting in a holding pattern.
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Iread an article where Amazon is offering the Gnex for 1 cent to new customers for Verizon but to be fare to existing they would sell for $50. I'll try and check into more tomorrow.
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It's my understanding that even if you buy a phone at full price now and switch to 4G, when you then use your upgrade later for the Fighter you'll be forced into one of the tiered data plans.
Only if the Fighter is released after the tiered plans take affect. There is still no official word on when either is going to take place.

I ended up caving and placed my pre-order for the S3. Just didn't want to take the chance of losing unlimited.
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Me too.
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Well, hope Samsung do not disappoint meh. After the original Omnia, I said never again.. The wife's GS2 seems to keep her happy other than the outgoing volume issue but she won't allow me to open it to try and fix. So, the GS3 was ordered yesterday. Hopefully Verizon/Motorola will pull a sneak move before or during my 14days and i'll still have a shot @ a newer Droid device.
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Doh!! Just seen the leaked pics of Razr HD on Droidlife. But I know I can't stand to wait a few more months, 1 more is already too long.
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Doh!! Just seen the leaked pics of Razr HD on Droidlife. But I know I can't stand to wait a few more months, 1 more is already too long.
Same for me, really wanted the fighter/HD but was tired of waiting plus I wanted to keep my unlimited data so I pre-ordered a Pebble Blue S3. However, I really like the looks in those leaked Razr HD pictures from today - damn it Moto!

I'm keeping my X as a backup, maybe my kids will use it as a IPod touch kind of device. I'll still lurk in this forum, but I'd still like to thank the Droid X community here for being basically awesome.
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Pre-ordered the 32Gb Pebble Blue GS3 the other day. My DX battery is short on life. I've been getting less and less life out of it, and now I'm starting to notice "the bulge". I've got a couple of cheepy aftermarket batteries, but one shows 100% till it dies in 8 hours and the other shows an X over the battery for about 8 hours till it dies. I've never used these batteries, I just bought them for "just in case" which the DX has NEVER given me a reason to switch batteries in the middle of the day. I still love my DX, but I can't wait till my GS3 gets here!
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Only if the Fighter is released after the tiered plans take affect. There is still no official word on when either is going to take place.

I ended up caving and placed my pre-order for the S3. Just didn't want to take the chance of losing unlimited.
Same here, I really wanted to wait for a quad core phone but I didn't want to lose my unlimited data....About a month ago my DX quit working so they replaced it with a DX2 which I actually like, but the Galaxy S3 caught my eye....plus I got the 32GB for $169...at checkout I got an $80 discount which was unexpected! I also read where some people got a $100 discount....
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I think it's funny how our X's are starting to go haywire right around Upgrade and New phone releases. I swear I had no real issues with my X rockin the Vortex RC1 rom for months now. As of a couple of weeks ago it's been freezing and battery has been jumping from 74 to 49.....
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