Eris or Nexus One?General


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  1. haveadaytoday

    haveadaytoday Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    First off let me say, I've been roaming around this forum since I got my Eris a little more than 2 weeks ago, all the advice you guys have given throughout the threads has been unbelievably helpful.

    I consider myself to be pretty good with computers and smartphones. (I'm also one of the few holding out for the OTA). But something interesting happened to me tonight.

    I won a contest and will be receiving a brand new Nexus One in the mail in the next few days. With just buying the ERIS I signed a brand new 2 year contract with Verizon. The rumor is Verizon will be working with the Nexus One (officially released, whatever you want to call it) by the end of March.

    Even though the Nexus One is "unlocked", I won't be able to use it with Verizon until they make it official right? And when that happens, I should make the move, work the with Nexus One, and do whatever I please with the Eris?

    I'm looking to the people who helped me get started with the Eris for advice on this one. I trust your suggestions, will be anxious to hear what you guys and girls have to say. :cool:
     

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  2. zenman

    zenman Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, I betcha it's only compatible with sprint and att. The current N1's won't work on Verizon from what I heard.

    On a side note, I'm looking forward to the Incredible more than the N1 now because it has the the hard send/end buttons.
     
  3. haveadaytoday

    haveadaytoday Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Really? That surprises AND disappoints me! I was hoping I would have to choose between my Eris and Nexus One. I guess I just don't understand why Google would make different versions of the phone for different carriers.
     
  4. graphitedv

    graphitedv Well-Known Member

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    Different technologies. AT&T, T-Mobile are GSM and Verizon, Sprint are CDMA. The hardware is totally different.
     
  5. Pitamakan

    Pitamakan Well-Known Member

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    Well, different carriers have systems built on different technologies. T-Mobile and AT&T use something called GSM, while Sprint and Verizon use CDMA. The vast majority of phones only have chipsets to support one of the two systems.

    The version of the Nexus 1 that is currently available has the GSM chipset, so it will work on T-mobile and AT&T only. The CDMA version of the Nexus hasn't yet been released.
     
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    gruss Well-Known Member

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    yep your current n1 is useless on vzw.
     
  7. MongolStomp

    MongolStomp Well-Known Member

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    ohhh, so are you gonnna be looking to get rid of the free one n1? hah I love the Eris but can't help but drool a little over the nexus.
     
  8. haveadaytoday

    haveadaytoday Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I guess I'm going to have to sell it then right? If its useless, I can pop it on eBay and see what happens I guess, disappointing, but I still love my Eris!
     
  9. smacky

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    This phone is coming to you "unlocked", correct? Not for just T-Mobile? You can sell it for a lot more unlocked, where you will be able to use it on any GSM network. Of course, some of the features may be missing, but...you won't be on T-Mobile's EDGE.

    The Eris is great, but if you want a Nexus One, T-Mobile is great. You've got the phone, so you don't have to pay for it with or without a contract. You won't a contract. You buy one of those "non-commitment" plans, where you can leave at any time, and just use it until something comes along that you like. Sell the N1. Pretty sure it'll be a hot commodity even this Christmas, when VZW has had it for a while and people that haven't heard of it now will have heard of it then and be anxious to get one.
     
  10. haveadaytoday

    haveadaytoday Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thus the progression goes: excitement of winning a prize, happiness over newest phone, confusion over the Verizon issue, disappointment of not being able to use it, and finally acceptance and settling for turning a profit. ;)

    What a rollercoaster of emotion!
     
  11. karib

    karib Well-Known Member

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    I would sell it on ebay, keep the cash for when it becomes available by vzw, buy the N1 with the cash and then sell the eris on ebay! Are you familiar with selling on ebay? I just sold my old LG Dare (with accessories) on ebay for $132.50! That is your best bet IMO.
     
  12. haveadaytoday

    haveadaytoday Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    That is exactly what im going to do! Thanks for all the info and advice everyone!
     
  13. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Well-Known Member

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    how about i buy that N1 off you?
    I might be getting a free At&t line from work and instead of taking the Blackberry that i'll never use, i'd much rather have a fun N1 to mess around with
     
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    If I were you, use it and keep it in immaculate condition. When the N1 is out for VZW, sell the sucker for some astronomical price, and use it to buy the equally ridiculously priced N1 off contract from VZW, and use that. Sell your Eris to make even more cash. When you want a new phone, simply sell the VZW N1 for a moderate amount, and buy another phone with that. It seems like an easy, simple choice for me.

    Aren't no-contract plans actually cheaper than ones with contract? It doesn't make sense, I know, but I think I did remember seeing that.
     

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