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  1. tapgamer

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    Hi everyone, how are you today?

    Today Verizon sent my mom an e-Mail saying were available for an upgrade, and that being said were thinking about getting two Erises for the $99.99 but is it worth it?

    Is it slow, can 2.1 be put on it, can it be used (unlike blackberry storm, which i have now).

    Also I'm really into apps and if we get it i will probably have lots of them, are their any good apps that are available? Okay those are my main questions and if you find anything else useful that i might need to know please post it here.
     

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    There are a ton of apps available. The Eris should come with 2.1, if it doesn't then it can be updated. The thing about the Eris is that there are much faster/better phones out right now. The HTC Incredible for one and the Motorola Droid X. In November there will most likely be a slew of more Android devices being released for the holidays.
     
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    At this point I wouldn't, not that its a bad phone but you have much better options right not like the DroidX, Incredible, Original Droid, or even the Ally.
     
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    How are you getting two Erises for $100? I didn't think they even sold them any more. Certainly aren't on VZW's website.

    I wouldn't do it. I'm over the phone after a year, I would hate to be stuck for another 2 years.
     
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    I'm going to vote on the other side.
    Get it, root it, enjoy it.

    No matter what phone you get there will ALWAYS be a better phone available (if not today, then a month from now).
     
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    He shouldn't have to root a brand new phone when he can go ahead and get a better more future proof phone from the get-go.
     
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    You're absolutely right he shouldn't have to, and he doesn't. There are plenty of folks around who have problem free Eris' - myself included. But it's just more fun to have it rooted and play with the new roms.
     
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    If it's 2 for $100, I'd say it's worth it. But I'm cheap, seriously! I payed $29.00 for mine, and I feel like I've definately got my money's worth.

    Is Eris plural Erises? I don't even know why I asked, but it looks funny to me. :eek:
     
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    I will do you one better: Welcome to our Wireless World

    Free Droid, even if you're an existing customer renewing a contract.

    A contract from these guys is no different than one from Amazon which is no different than the one you get from VZW. Same warranty and everything. There is no reason to take two POSs for $100 when you get two Droids for free.

    The DInc isn't a bad choice either. Go check the prices on those as well.
     
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    Dang good find!
     
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    I wouldn't go the Eris route, this phone is now old technology, get the Inc or X or even the OG Droid
     
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    Every time someone comes here to ask if they should get an Eris, most of the replies say no, that they should get an Incredible or Droid X because the Eris is old tech. I agree with this, for the most part. Each of those phones would be much better stock for stock over an Eris.

    However, and this is a big however, most people write these answers like money is no option. The OP is looking to get TWO phones, and may not have the $398 it would cost to get 2 top-end Android phones. Also, the overall speed may not be as important to the OP, comparatively speaking.

    So my answer is pretty simple: If money is a deciding factor, and you want to get 2 smartphones for under $100, the Eris is probably your best bet on Verizon. It might just be your only bet. The only other option I think you could get would be 2 original Droids for $150. But that's a big if, and I do believe there's less Droid stock than Eris at this point.

    Edit: Smacky's link is very compelling. Though I would wonder if both he and his mother are eligible for upgrades, or if it's just one of them that can get BOGO from a local Verizon store. If that's the case, they probably can't get 2 free Droids.
     
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    That's why I went with the droid eris because we are in hard times right now and I just can't drop $200-$300 on a phone. My eris cost me $60 bucks problem free so I'm happy! :)
     
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    Why not the Ally, I don't know a lot about it but it is newer and slotted into the Eris' spot anyways, if money is a factor aren't they $50 a piece?
     
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    Get it i had no problems with mine, great phone.
     
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    Since the last update I have liked my Eris way better than before. If you would have asked me a couple of weeks ago I would have told you to sit on a hot poker before getting an Eris, as that would be a more enjoyable experience. But now, it seems, that last update worked wonders on this little phone and I don't hate it anymore. Other phones are better equipped to more smoothly handle apps, but the Eris does an acceptable job of most things. Its just not as lightning quick as the newer phones.
     
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    Yeah, my wife and I chose to get a BOGO Eris deal when they were $60. She was on an LG Dare and I was on a BB Storm. For $60 we both got Android phones. Mine's rooted and OC'd, and it's faster than a stock Droid in most cases. She could care less about speed. We're completely satisfied.
     
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    the eris is old, in fact there is a droid 2 coming already. i would say stay as far away you can from the eris. a droid is good cause it still gets support. they are getting froyo next week
     
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    i wouldn't do it.

    2 phones I'd stay away from an Eris and a Devour

    I recommend an ally if you are trying to cut costs and get a decent android phone

    JUST NO ERIS AND NO DEVOUR...AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOOD IF THEY OFFER YOU ONE DO NOT TAKE A KIN!
     
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    Id say Droid Inc.
     
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    i dont agree the july updates made my eris piss me off to no end i rooted it and now im putting some cash together for a droid x. what got me so angry was the FB people app 0 contacts glitch/error/bug i dunno really tried every fix on every forum under the sun, rooted flashed plainjane that has the july updates still has the problem. ready to punt this phone into the sunset take a good long crap on the sense UI and never look back.

    its not even that im big about fb i just like my features to work like they're supposed to.
     
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    Why would u ever consider buying a phone that has been EOL after less than a year, AND consider buying two.
    That's making the same mistake twice!!

    I went through 3 Eris' before Verizon upgraded me for free to the DInc.
    learn from others mistakes,
    just say no!
     
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    I got one for my gf, she loves it... She doesn't need the power of the incredible (even the droid 1 that I have) all she does is, makes phone alls, uses pandora, texts/emails, google maps, and ONCE in a while might use the internet. For her, it's the perfect phone because it can do all those basic things in an android enviroment, and is small for her small hands, and doesn't have a keyboard that she is not interested in to begin with anyways...

    if you are looking to do more, you might be better off with the inc or the X
     
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    You just get two different contracts, don't you? When you do BOGO, is it put as a family account? If it is, why not get the phone and then switch it to the family account?

    I'm not familiar with sharing accounts so I don't know.


    List of phones EOLed

    Droid, Eris, Nexus One. I would take two of them.

    I thought she was having call lag? That seems to be most people's complaints on this forum so I'm assuming it's a big deal.
     
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    not call lag, it's more like, it's going to vmail from the time the phone rings to vmail in 12 seconds. I'm starting to believe it's a verizon problem and not the phone, the phone doesn't decide how long it rings to send it to vmail afaik...
     

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