Google I/O Gift Droid still has 3G Service


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  1. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The Motorola Droid that I got from Google I/O came with 30 days of free service. That was supposed to end on May 24th, but I'm still getting 3G service and ability to call/receive calls.

    Anyone other Google I/O attendees wanna check their phone and see if they have service too? I'm not sure if they're charging me for the usage or not. I would've thought the phone would just not pick up any 3G signals after the 24th.
     

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  2. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Well-Known Member

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    For an event on the 19th, why would thirty days of service end five days later? I would think you had until June 19th?
     
  3. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This year, Google shipped the Droid to everyone about a month before the conference!
     
  4. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    I dont see a problem here... just keep using it and keep your lips zipped :)
     
  5. asdasd

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    just a quick question, but how much did the conference cost?
     
  6. dmodert66

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    I believe it was $400...But that got you a Droid and an Evo plus the conference, party, etc...
     
  7. Legacystar

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    ?Did thbey bgive you an evo or just make them available to purchace
     
  8. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, when I watched it on Youtube they said they were just "making the EVO available to all conference-goers". I mean, the Droid already is worth more than the $400 that the conference is worth. Throwing in an EVO would be ridiculous!
     
  9. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I totally would if I could get some kind of confirmation that they wouldn't charge me a boatload!

    $500 general admission, $100 academia. I'm a student so I got in cheap :)

    Gave it out for free.

    Haha I know when I heard it I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be really happy since he didn't say off the bat that it would be free.
     
  10. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's excellent! How much is Google losing on each person!? I'm a student too, so I'd be eligible. I'd love to sign up to go next year, but I'm not a developer and I would feel selfish taking the seat at I/O and all those goodies from the actual devs. Supposedly it's very limited seating, right?
     
  11. n0really

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    ^ Ha! Google can't be losing anything. That is, if you think about the conference's long term effects. I don't plan on developing popular apps, but I'm still going next year. $100 is a great price for being a student. I'd still be happy even if they don't give out a phone next time.
     
  12. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea attracting a bunch of young, eager developers to your platform is well worth more than a few phones
     
  13. shadowdude777

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    That's definitely true. I didn't consider how great of an investment it is and that frankly, the phones are probably chump change for a huge company like Google. :cool:
     

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