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  1. flagstaffHTC

    flagstaffHTC New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok I'm new to this droid thing. I have a Palm Pre Plus and love the phone and free tethering. But the apps suck and the phone is made more for business people. I see that Sprint up their price for 4g data plans. Verizon Wireless would do the same when 4g phones come out. I just ordered the HTC Incredible from Verizon this past weekend. I like having a one year contract so the phone cost me $220. So my question is, would you wait a few weeks or 1stQ 2011 for the new HTC HD with the 4g and plan more for data or open the box to my just order in the mail HTC Incredible? Would the HTC HD be sooooooo much better then the HTC Incredible. Or shut up and get your HTC Incredible for a year and see what happens down the road.
     

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  2. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

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    Android is like heroin. Once you get a taste, you want more and more! Why wait? Get the Incredible now and enjoy it. ooooh yeah
     
  3. ACD168

    ACD168 Well-Known Member

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    I can attest to this. lol.
     
  4. dragonsamus

    dragonsamus Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to say since the Incredible HD isn't here and we have no idea how it is really. But if I were you I would probably order the Incredible and use it. Then order the HD when it comes out. :)
     
  5. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    Verizon's 4g plans seem a little shady to me, there is a 5gb limit, and with LTE 4g you can download at about 20Mbps, you are going to reach that cap real quick if you stream movies/you tube(which is the whole reason behind 4g, you aren't going to notice web pages load that much quicker on 4g vs 3g). I personally would stick with the Incredible and wait for Verizon to iron out their 4g data plans better.
     
  6. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    We don't know for sure that there will be a 5 gb cap on phone data. They haven't released much about the PHONE data rates for LTE (only the modem rates). There has been talk of a cap, or throttling, or some combination thereof.
     
  7. BetaMan

    BetaMan Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they will figure out SOME way of screwing us, their loyal customers for 18 years and counting (me, anyway...)

    I too am ready for the Incredible HD, but the data plan is my hold up (that and the fact that the phone isn't even out yet!)
     
  8. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    They did release their caps, it's $50 a month for 5GB
     
  9. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 99.99999% sure you're referring to the Data plans for LTE MODEMS (which they did realease). If you have a link that shows the PHONE rates (which is what we care about), please share.
     
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    WBMc36 Well-Known Member

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    and there was a site that said with those modems you can run through 5 gb in 32 minutes, which seems like bull to me. I had a 5gb limit/week on my university's connection last year and had to pull hardcore downloads and streaming to reach that. a normal days use of internet won't come close to 5gb in 32 mins or even in a week but i could easily hit it a month. Definitly use the incredible and be glad you are paying whatever you are paying for data whether its 15 or 30 now i dont know. wait till the 4g plans are ironed out like someone above said because they are just rumor/speculation/hogwash right now and i dont even think verizon knows how much data people will use or the cost until they phones are actually out.
     
  11. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    It is and it isn't. They is how fast the connection from the phone to the tower is, for some ideal towers on good days, with a tailwind. The average user will be less than that, but it really depends on your specific tower. If you live across the street from one of those ideal towers, you certainly can blow throw your cap in 32 minutes IF you find a site that hosts that fast. You're real life experience will again be longer than that, but you seriously CAN blow through that much data in an hour (or a few). Go to you're favorite Linux distrobutions website (Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, etc) and download a dvd iso. Many of there servers will get it to you in under an hour.

    I personally am NOT convinced there is ANY major correlation because how much data I use and what it costs Verizon to provide me the service. It certainly costs money to build more towers to extend their footprint, and in congested areas they'll need to put up more towers to meet local capacity (for # of subscribers, not amount of bandwidth). But I just don't see data usage in and of itself being a major cost driver.

    If that's the case, I find this kind of cap to be really annoying (granted, the same exact thing can probably be said for voice pricing). Just a way from the phone company to gouge us.
     
  12. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

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    ...and another one gets derailed
     
  13. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    um...yeah. Sorry. That's partially my bad.

    To the OP, if you're paying that much (and don't NEED a new phone now) I'd have probably waited. But the incredible is an awesome phone, and either way you can't really go wrong.
     
  14. Mr. Boom

    Mr. Boom Well-Known Member

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    Can't argue with that!
     

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