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Ready to Buy a Prepaid DROID, DROID 2 or DROID X?

Big time prepaid smartphones are headed to Verizon.  According to reports, September 2nd is the day you’ll be able to walk into a VZW store and straight up buy a Droid, Droid 2 or Droid X “pay-as-you-go” phone.  And why would you do that?  To have “control” over your plan…or if you have crappy credit.

Oh, it looks like the Droid Incredible is on there as well.  It’s a family affair!

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Source:  Android Does

  • daisy

    can i use other prepaid providers except verizon for an unlocked Droid X2?

  • Carol

    My god daughter wants to switch to a a Droid by cancelling our family plan. She wants a prepaid plan is is being led to believe that it will be much cheaper. Is that true? I hope so for her sake, but don’t know how she can get it of the contract without paying substantial early withdrawal penalities. Anyone have any ideas about that?
    Carol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_57O63TWBGZ6TBJKAAHO4O46N6A Erik

    but can i use ite while im mexico?

  • Pc-security

    Yes, its about time! I have been a prepaid phone user for years. Why? because BOOST offers unlimited everything for $50.00 bucks. Smart phones are $60.00. That’s unlimited talk to all phones not just mobile or land line phones, unlimited texts, unlimited data. All you people who thing pre-paid is for the people who can’t pass a credit check have paid on average $360.00 more a year. One more thing about Boost there shrinkage plan can bring down your monthly payment to $35.00 a month. I will hate to give this up, but right now Boost best smart phone can’t compare to the Droids.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Carol_DiRaimo_1139835.html Carol DiRaimo

    The only thing the month to month contracts are good for is the cheap phones that are only about a hundred bucks so the less money per month will out weigh..thanks

  • Tnail

    i like the droid 2 but its to pricey

  • http://www.lead411.com/Lynn_Brandstater_1257569.html Lynn Brandstater

    the Droid X making its way to the launch pad, it seems the Droid 2 is staying in the shadows. That is until BGR got their hands on Verizon's summer catalog. Nice post!!!!

  • ManiacAttack Is A Fact

    So the minnimum is $45 and a REQUIRED $30 data plan….Thats $75!!

    Huh, With my TRUE pay-as-you-go phone boost motorola i1 i litterally pay $20 every two months on average, i'd really like a Droid HTC but i aint paying over $30 a month.

  • ManiacAttack Is A Fact

    So the minnimum is $45 and a REQUIRED $30 data plan….Thats $75!!

    Huh, With my TRUE pay-as-you-go phone boost motorola i1 i litterally pay $20 every two months on average, i'd really like a Droid HTC but i aint paying over $30 a month.

  • Arf24

    ok quick question here but i thought the droid was being phased out. what happen to end of life for the droid?

    • Neo1738

      I was just going to comment on that. Seems they are saving the Droid 1 for pre-pay or something?

  • http://YourWebsite Anthony

    I’m already using a Droid on PagePlusCellular’s prepaid service. People really ought to check it out.

  • El El Kool J

    Verizon has data only plans, but only available to select customers with select “disabilities.” (ie, deaf, or mute) why you can't change to this online. You would have to change your plan in a retail store only.

  • Jmiranda3983

    so you would pay full price? or you would be able to pay the 199 price?

    • Gardner24

      you know i was just wondering the same thing because the plan per month is more than with a contract so I would think that you would be able to get it for 199 still but have to pay more per month

      Not for sure though

  • Mrpicolas

    Only benefit I see is being able to switch carriers when you want to but why would you want a crappier network

    • El El Kool J

      so you could get more dropped calls ofcourse.. :P

    • Br_d

      I don't have 4G in my area but if Sprint got here before VZW, and I had the option of switching, I'd switch.

  • Duncantuna

    Or, instead, you could do this right now on PagePlus, which uses Verizon’s network and you’d have no need to buy Verizon’s overpriced data package, and could just do pay as you go, using wifi for most of your data needs.

    • El El Kool J

      no that is a different data package on page plus.. is not compatable with smart phones. only multimedia phones.

  • SP

    I think it is worth to think about when you are done with the current contract and you still have nice working phone. May be a good way to save some $$$

  • Rob

    What r the benefits for fro22d?

    • EC8CH

      With fro22d you can download flash from the market.

  • http://syntakk.blogspot.com syntakk

    More options is always a good thing.

  • Rob

    I am rooted and want to know if I should unroot for the new 2.2?

    • onDroid

      Wow, just a little off topic. There is no good reason to ever unroot except for warranty replacement.

      • Rob

        New to the game just rooted for the first time last night thanks for the
        advice.

      • El El Kool J

        my phones been rooted for so long now, and has been loaded with so many different ROMS that it will probably crash if i tried to unroot in now… lol..

        • lakerzz

          Hahaha…that's f'n funny!! Probably true though…

  • antrison

    My wife and I both have smartphones. The monthly bill is just over $180. Anyone know of a way to knock that down. (other than not having a smartphone of course). Anyway that this would be a viable option?

    • Yada__Yada

      Check with your employer and see if they offer a discount. I work for a hospital and we save 22 percent off our bill. I have three phones. Two of them smart phones and only pay 170.

      • antrison

        Done. 15% off. Thanks. I guess I didn't think of that because we got married this summer and haven't had “our” phone plan that long. Thanksfor the tip.

    • El El Kool J

      well there's always divorce court.. lol.. j/k

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.turnley Jeremy Turnley

    No, the pre-pays require voice plans *and* data plans. There's no advantage to doing this if you can afford a commitment; the only real advantage over just buying the phone off-contract is that your number stays the same if you decide to skip a month.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.turnley Jeremy Turnley

    Hmmm, no pricing on the phones themselves. Gotta assume that it's the same as a normal non-contract purchase; too bad, might be a good way to upgrade when on a plan if they offered a discount.

  • Haneygregory

    Okay. Question here. I only use about 4 minutes of my 450 minutes of talk time per month. Suffice to say, about $45 of my monthly cell plan is just being wasted. For all my needs I just use data. I also don't pay for Verizon texting because I have Google Voice.

    So will this plan actually benefit me? Will I be able to pay the $45 minutes option maybe once per year, and then pay $30 a month for the data?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.turnley Jeremy Turnley

      No, the pre-pays require voice plans *and* data plans. There's no advantage to doing this if you can afford a commitment; the only real advantage over just buying the phone off-contract is that your number stays the same if you decide to skip a month.

      • Haneygregory

        My whole point is that I really don't need or even WANT and talking plan. I want a cell phone plan that is “Data Only” because that would fill all my needs. When I want to (rarely) call someone directly, Gmail has VoIP now, and I am betting Google Voice for Android will get that soon enough as well.

        I pay $65 per month for my Droid, and $45 of that is for 450 minutes per month which I NEVER use. (Seriously, I just checked and I used a total of 2 minutes for August)

        • El El Kool J

          Verizon has data only plans, but only available to select customers with select “disabilities.” (ie, deaf, or mute) why you can't change to this online. You would have to change your plan in a retail store only.

        • Mannyeng

          Maybe you can get a Mifi and use your phone for data only via wifi. The Cons is that you have to carry two devices… Virgin mobile has a pre paid plan for a Mifi unlimited for $40 (great deal) http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/08/24/virgin-mobile-shifts-up-their-mifi-plan-40-unlimited-pre-paid-glorious/ But if this is an option, you should check the prices in all the carriers specially the ones that give you corporate discount…

    • Gardner24

      Yes and no, it would make your plan cheaper per month(only by like $5/month) but you would either have to cancel your contract which is $350 and then switch to the month to month or upgrade to a new phone at full retail price which is $500-$700 so it would really just cost you more money. The only thing the month to month contracts are good for is the cheap phones that are only about a hundred bucks so the less money per month will out weigh it. But for what your talking about, I would assume you would have some sort of a Droid(Because your on this site) The price it would take for you to get to the month to month contract would outweigh that of keeping your same plan.

      I was snooping around Verizon's website the other day and I saw a texting only plan and you could switch into that plan if you wanted to. It said you needed to go to a Verizon store to activate it though(meaning they wouldn't do it online) and it had an option for the unlimited data for smartphones so you could get that and save you some money.

      Hope I helped

      • Haneygregory

        Not quite understanding how my plan would only be cheaper by $5.

        I currently pay $65 per month for 450 minutes, and unlimited data, no texting. $45 of that goes to the 450 minutes. I don't want those minutes, I don't use them. I would be fine having a 10 minute per month plan and unlimited data.

        • Gardner24

          You cannot have *just* a data plan, the link below will show where you can get just a messaging plan and data which is $55/month

          http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/messa

          This would be a per minute plan you use with unlimited data and messaging.

          And I don't understand how your plan is only $65/month as the 450 minute plan is $40 and the data package is $30/month which would be a grand total of $70/month. You say your voice is $45 and your total is only $65/month which would mean your data is only $20/month it just doesn't add up. you adde something wrong or you got a good deal on data and a bad deal on voice.

          • Haneygregory

            I get a corporate discount off my plan of 20% or something. My data is only $19.99 per month.

          • Haneygregory

            Also, that messaging/data plan is for deaf people only. I'm not deaf, just anti-social, so I don't qualify.

          • Gardner24

            You don't use your minutes anyway so it may just be for you

          • Haneygregory

            The small print says medical documentation is required for verification of deaf or hard of hearing.

            I think that's pretty clear there that not anyone can get it.

  • tbaybe

    wow… thats crazy

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    I wouldnt miiind :-P

  • EC8CH

    My niece's crappy boost mobile phone…

    • B-Do

      Man, you totally should have called “First!!!”