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Month to month question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by heddhunter, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. heddhunter

    heddhunter New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 27, 2010
    I've got a potential gig developing an Android app, and I would obviously need an actual Android device to test on while working on it. I am not interested in a long term contract as I will only be doing this for a few months, tops, and I've already got an iPhone 4 for use as my real day-to-day phone.

    My question is: If I pay full retail for the Droid X and get month to month service, what happens when the service runs out? Does the Droid still work at all? Obviously it won't make calls or do SMS, but hopefully it will still run apps, play music, work on wi-fi internet... That's the way the iPhone works, so I'm hoping it's true of Android as well. It would suck to have it turn into a paperweight! I guess I could always try to sell it, but I wouldn't mind having an Android device without phone service.

    I'm definitely not interested in a subsidized/contract deal. Too expensive. I wouldn't be able to make enough money from the development contract to cover it.


  2. 310toLeft

    310toLeft Active Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    Without service, the Droid X, or any other Android powered phone on Verizon, would pretty much function as a MID. Along with running games and apps. So yes, it would work exactly like your iPhone.

    Pretty much an Android 'Touch'.
  3. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2009
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    But what is going to happen in reality is you are going to fall in love with android and keep your X and ditch the iphone, then what?

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