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the droid eris vs. the nexus one

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by manooga, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. manooga

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    Hi, my name is justin and I just purchased the droid eris but have recently been hearing about the nexus one soon to be released. I have not sent in my mail in rebate yet and was wondering if I would be able to switch to the N1 when it comes out? Would I have to just keep getting my phone replaced within the 30 day warranty until the N1 comes out? ha and not sure if it matters but I also have insurance on the phone?
     

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    The 30 days is from the start of your contract and you can exchange once only. If you exchange, the second phone does not restart the 30 days. You are on the original 30 day clock. Unsure of the exact release date of the Nexus One, but the date March 23rd has been tossed around. That would be two days into Spring. Bottom line is that you probably won't see anything in the next 30 days so you'll have to decide if you want to return the phone and wait at some point in the next 30 days, or just be content with keeping the Eris for the duration of your contract. Sorry.
     
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    Yes this is correct
    There is no telling when the nexus is coming out
     
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    If you simply return the phone or return the phone and reactivate an older VZW phone, it does indeed reset the clock to where you were before you purchased the Eris, Droid or whatever else.

    I had the Eris for almost a month before I returned it. I returned it and reactivated my old LG flip. I did not have to pay the $35 fee and the new contract was canceled.

    When I went to a VZW store to get a Droid a week later, the sales guy looked at the computer and noticed that I was eligible for an upgrade.
     
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    I did the exact same thing. Bought an Eris in early December. Had it for a week and returned it. Went back to my LG EnV, waiting for Passion to come out. Got impatient so a month and a half later went back in to get the Droid... reset on the 30 day trial/contract.
     
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    yeah, I like the eris but the nexus one looks pretty awesome. Im just not too sure about the service fee every month of 80 bucks I've heard. I think though I'm just going to keep getting my eris replaced in its 30 days until the nexus comes out and decide then wether to exchange it ha
     
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    explain this $80 service fee. not heard of this. someone's pulling your leg
     
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    I think he's referring to the mandatory voice/text/data plan with T-Mobile that comes to $80/month. There's no option for other plans or adding the phone to a family plan. It must have this one stand-alone plan. I'm going out on a limb and assuming the subsidy sharing model with Google probably resulted in this set-up for T-Mobile to ensure they maximize their revenue on a two year contract. The hope is that Verizon has more flexibility with the service plans for the Nexus One. I'll say that it's definitely a no-go for me if I can't have it on my family plan.
     
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    Same here. Which is why I'm hoping the Incredible comes out at the same time as the N1. Otherwise I'll have to get a Droid if the Incredible is too far off from the N1 launch. Then I'll be pissed because I could have gotten a Droid when it launched on a 1 year contract and would have been half way through the contract at the time of the N1 launch.
     
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    To clarify: if you buy a subsidized phone, this is the plan your new contract falls under at time of purchase. You can then call TMo and change to a different plan; it's just not available online.
     
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    But can you change it to an existing family plan? I think thats the bigger complaint.
     
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    Sorry, that one I don't know the answer to. I've just about exhausted my knowledge of TMo plans with my previous post.
     

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