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Can you use eris as just old fashion cell?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jusdebbie, May 31, 2010.

  1. jusdebbie

    jusdebbie Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I now have the Incredible and was thinking of letting my son use my old Eris. Is there a way to have just a plan for phone and texting but no email or data package?

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  2. sorry, I was curious for this myself, but typical Verizon, can't use the phone unless you have the 3G data package as well.
  3. x531x

    x531x Member

    Nope! The answer is easy as that. Its a smartphone dude your required to have the additional services that come with smartphones.
  4. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Why not give him your old LG and send the Eris to me?
  5. formerflyboy

    formerflyboy Newbie

    Now Verizon has changed to a three tiered phone type. Level 1 phones are basic phones that don't have the ability to access the net. Level 2 phones are those that have the ability to access the net and require a $9.95/month data fee on top of your regular plan and it's not unlimited. They won't allow Level 2 phones to not have a data plan. Level 3 are smart phones and, of course, require the "unlimited" data plans.

    Wonder how many folks will jump ship with this new pricing...

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  6. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert

    Agreed. I work at a vzw store, and people get pissed when I tell them ANY touch screen requires a data plan of some sort. Some people don't want the net and they shouldn't be charged for something they will never use. Verizon needs to cut the bullshit and let people get the plan that fits their individual usage needs.
  7. Hypo Luxa

    Hypo Luxa Android Enthusiast

    yeah, they wouldn't even let me sign up without the unlimited data plan. Not that I wanted to, they just made that point more than once when I was talking to them about my package options.
  8. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    It's a scam to rape the public for every last cent they have... BS you need a data plan for this phone to operate. Verizon knows damn well that the phone is fully functional without the plan, and the data portion of it could be used solely in conjunction with WiFi, but then they couldn't tack on $30 per month (which doesn't include the additional $10 for texting, of course) onto your already ridiculous $59 per month (plus $15+ in "other charges"/fees).

    These companies have been fighting Google because they want to WiFi the world and move towards WiFi enabled phones that make calls for lower cost to "free." I'd be against this idea if the cell phone companies weren't such greedy little fools with our plans.

    Sorry about the rant, but I think cell phone providers and cable companies need to be knocked down a few pegs (I already disconnected cable). :D
  9. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert

    I agree, corporate bullshit

HTC Droid Eris Forum

The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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