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  1. JLevin

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    Got the Eris about a year ago (11/21) and I'm so bored with it. The phone is so slow and I just wish I could upgrade at this point (on a 2 year contract). My brother just got the DroidX and I'm very jealous.

    Just felt like venting.

    Any ideas as to how I can get a new phone without paying full price?
     

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    you had the phone a year you should have a upgrade no? i did, and got a DX

    nevertheless, i liked my eris a lot, and never thought it was too slow either...it was rooted and oc'd to about 768mhz.
     
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    There are some pretty good deals here:

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  4. JLevin

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    Were you on a 2 year deal or 1 year deal? How did you go about getting out of your contract early?
     
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    i guess i was on a 1 year deal.
     
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    I got my Eris in EARLY Jan this year. I can't get a new phone until 9/2011. Since my Eris has been rooted, I love it. Not to say that I'm not jealous of all of those peeps who have the latest, greatest.. but I figure that by the time I can get a new phone, LTE will be out. Phones with better processors will be available. And hopefully, if Google stand by it's "1 a year" Android OS schedule, I'll get a phone with the latest OS. Until then, my Eris does everything I need it to do.

    If you find you just CAN'T live w/o a new phone, try buying certified used online. There are several sites and the savings are substantial.
     
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    I LOVED my Eris and was perfectly happy and content with it. Then Best Buy rolled out the Inc on their last "Free Phone Friday." I have 3 phones (including mine) on my family share and all 3 were eligible for an upgrade so I decided to let Best Buy give me an Inc for free. If the Inc wasn't free and I had to use my main line upgrade (NE2 from VZW) I wouldn't have upgraded because a rooted Eris is a damn fine phone, IMO.
     
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    You should root your phone. The process is very simple and only takes <20 minutes.
    After rooting you can try our different ROMs (Post #4 of ErisApps and ROMS)
    I use xtrROM. If you would like to have Android v2.2 running on your Eris try KaosFroyo.
     
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    You are eligible for a discounted phone after 10 months. It's not as much of a discount as the two year upgrade, but it's better than full price.

    I was eligible for an upgrade in July but waited until the Droid Incredible came down in price. I researched phones for two days straight and went to the store and tried them all out. The conclusion I came to was that the Droid Incredible is, in my opinion, still the best Android Phone. I got Droid Incredible yesterday and my rooted Eris is going to my brother who has never had a smartphone.
     
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    Are you eligible for an upgrade after 10 months whether you're on a 1 or 2 year contract?
     
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    Lots of ways to get a phone early: use another family member's upgrade date, buy it used, switch with a family member(doubt that will happen lol), next go around with phones switch to a 1 year contract(thats what I do and it works well), or just pay full price. Yes, 600 bucks is a tall order, but think about it: it is a technological device you use more than all your other personal posessions COMBINED(at least for me) so don't buy a new ipod and those two xbox games you want and you have enough money for a new phone. Plus it makes you love your phone a whole lot more.
     
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    I upgraded two weeks ago after 11 months on a 24 month contract. You pay the same discounted price for the phone as a new customer would. In my case $149 for an Incredible.

    I also looked at all the phones in the store and liked the Inc the best as the others were either too big for my tastes or too cheap looking.

    I did the upgrade by calling customer service and asking about doing an early upgrade as my 3rd Eris had trackball and usb port issues. They waived the $20 early upgrade fee.
     
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    I felt the same way and was about to go buy a new one. A few things stopped me. First, Verizon is supposed to, yeah i know just a rumor right now, be getting an Apple based phone in the first quarter of 2011. That is something I am willing to wait for. Second, I rooted my phone. It is at least twice as fast as it was out of the box and so much nicer now. It now runs the way I had imagined it would before I bought it.
     
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    Why would you ever downgrade from Android to Apple? :D
     
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    I bought my Eris the day it came out by renewing a 2-year contract. About a week ago I got a flyer in the mail from Verizon stating that I was eligible for an upgrade at the 2-year price. It wasn't until a couple days ago that this reflected on MyVerizon and let my browse the phones as though I was going to upgrade. I'm personally waiting for the Incredible HD that will be LTE compatable <drools>. If rumor proves to be true it could be here as early as late December/early January.
     
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    Got tired of my eris too and android in general as well. I decided to get something that just works out of the box but limits me so that I can't spend hours changing crap up and whatnot. I also got burned out on touch screen.

    SO, my upgrade rolled around and I upgraded to a Blackberry Bold 9650 on the 4th of November and have been thoroughly pleased with it.
     
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    Damn fine.

    Rooting and Froyo has basically gave me a new phone. It's amazing how a ROM developed by a third party can be better than the actual developers ROM. Before my phone was laggy, buggy, and unstable. Now it's smooth as hell.

    You will not regret rooting.
     
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    (I know this is an OLD thread, but I can't help responding. Might be others out there with Eris thinking of doing an early upgrade...:) )

    Good call, knitpurlgurl. I'm in the same boat as you. Using my four Droid Eris units until spring 2012. Rooted, ROMed and tweaked, the Eris has been a diamond in the coal mine.

    Comparing the product to phones with other OS's (that rhyme with "flimsyian") the Eris with Android 2.1 is killer. Gonna run the wheels off it. May miss out on phones like the Incredible or X, but I'll probably forget all about 'em when whatever comes later hits the market...if the Eris works well enough, at least get back your investment and avoid the cost of a premature phone upgrade....
     
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    I agree. After rooting and installing a Froyo based ROM, it's a new phone. The apps and widgets that continually come out help the overall experience as well.

    I will be looking for a larger phone when my contract is up, however. I've seen a few Android phones from 3.7" screens up to the DX 4.3" and must say that it really helps the overall enjoyment of the device.

    Any issues I had on stock 2.1 HTC have been resolved by rooting. XTRSense, XTRRom and Workshed's Froyo ROM plus using Launcher Pro Plus. The overclocks, underclocks, etc help speed it up and stretch the battery life.
     
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    My phone never has been the same since 2.1 (I've had 2 Erises). Laggy dialer, keyboard not working and GPS being laggy. Rooting worked OK for a while, then just starting getting the same symptons. I could live with everything but the dialer lagging.

    I called customer support and now there's a Droid 2 on the way. I'm excited. I will miss sense.
     
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    Was your contract up? Are you paying an early upgrade fee?
     
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    I'm 8 months into my 2 year contract. I wasn't even eligible for an upgrade. I'm also not paying an early upgrade free. I didn't pay anything.

    Long story short was that the guy's supervisor I was talking to use to have the Eris and had the same problems. I was on my second Eris. I guess I got lucky from what I've read here in the forums.
     
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    I am lucky to have a family member as a verizon manager, plus with five lines I pretty much get anything I want (seriously not bragging). I only say this because I really don't want anything but my eris. Wife has the DX, and it is just too big. The only thing I would want out of my eris is a flash for the camera, but I don't take many pics anyways. Thought about the Inc but again my main thing is size. After rooting, using xtrROM, and launcher pro, my phone is awesome. I don't understand, but "we" on these forums truly are a small minority in the big picture. I am by far no where near as versed in rooting, cooking, or programming as most on here, but seem to be a guru to the general public and friends I come in contact with about cell phones. I am sure a rooted Inc is superior to the eris, but after going through so many phones I am just finally very satisfied with my eris.
     
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    I just sold it and bought a D1 for the same price. Living in CM6.1 land now and it feels great :)
     

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