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Verizon Inviting DROID Owners to Online “Android Smartphone workshop” November 8th

Verizon is inviting Droid owners to attend the first ever online “Android Smartphone workshop” on November 8th which just so happens to be the day of the Samsung event.  Is it a coincidence?  Probably, but we thought we’d at least throw it out there for the conspiracy theorists in the building.  Topics that will surely be covered include:  why you should root your phone to void your warranty,  how to use Google Voice to avoid text message overages, and tricks to increase chances of a warranty upgrade replacement.

Anyone planning to attend?  Anyone else receive this text from Big Red?

Cheers Picolas, and everyone else who sent this in!

  • Fallen_rival

    Round battery meter is from droid pirate. Have to be rooted user to use it.

  • nblufire12

    I didn't get it but I WANT TO ATTEND!

  • Cory

    Two things…task killers, you don't need them with android, its built in,same with anti-virus software on android(anti-virus software may be relevant down the road, but for now I say no) all they really r is a battery killer….second,verizon also is probably going to tell customers about the verizon market, that they should use it because its better than the android market,…but we all know that's bull$hit…all of this IMHO

    This message was done on my OG Droid

  • Cory

    Two things…task killers, you don't need them with android, its built in,same with anti-virus software on android(anti-virus software may be relevant down the road, but for now I say no) all they really r is a battery killer….second,verizon also is probably going to tell customers about the verizon market, that they should use it because its better than the android market,…but we all know that's bull$hit…all of this IMHO

    This message was done on my OG Droid

  • Phil

    How did you get that battery indicator?

  • Michael_NM

    First ever online workshop for Droid owners? Ha! There's been one going on for nearly a year at Droid-Life.com.

  • Stephen D

    I should go with my brother. He took my Droid when I got the Fascinate and doesn't know too much. I'd probably know more than anyone there though.

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  • Chrisfletcher13

    What ROM is this???

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  • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

    I got this message as well. What gets me about it is, I bought my phone on launch day (D1). What can they tell me about the phone that I haven't figured out in the last year, especially with Google being literally a few keystrokes away?

    • NorCalGuy

      Its for people who don't know the answers are so close, it's for people to get some potential out of their phone instead of giving up on it. Could you imagine being someone who knows nothing about android and getting a vinilla android phone like us (D1), they probably have not even learned how to move or add Widgets or

      • Higher_Ground

        I'd say a lot of the blame for people not knowing about those aspects comes directly from VZ/Moto for not including a full manual with the phone. I know it's possible to find one online, but that's beyond the abilities of people who can't google their problems to begin with.

        Every phone I've bought before this had a manual with it. Sure, none of them could do 1/100th of the things Droid Does… but at the same time I think the readers here could have put together a 20 page manual to get most people up to speed.

  • TheTerrorWrist

    They just want to use us as a free focus group so that they can conduct market research for their upcoming app store.

  • Chris Nimon

    Bear Grylls : I didnt get the invite, BUT I did stay at Holiday Inn last night :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000723233001 Michael Welborn

    I didn't get a message, but I wouldn't be interested anyway. I'm sure I'm more learned in the ways of Android than any Verizon “expert”.
    :-p

  • Lakerzz

    Dang it… I could probably take advantage of this…now if I only knew how to check my text messages… :(

    • Chris Nimon

      lol, While I have learned a thing or 2 from these I have a feeling the plank owners of Droid-Life could show them far more things about their phones

    • Heathersell33

      How the hell & where do u register?… see nothing about this on Vz website…???? :-/ hmmm….?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

    never got the text….but could that be bc i'm using the D1? or are they including all users?

  • http://twitter.com/hijackerjack Rohil Thopu

    if theyre gonna give me a free phone, then count me in!

    someone should go and troll in it haha.

  • Hp

    No text from big red here doesn't help that my X is averaging 7GB of data use per month. Is there such a thing as unlimited. I trying to test it……lol

  • The350zWolf

    I never get any of these invites…I wonder why???? Could it be because I run my OG droid with BBv05 and have wireless tether?

    • StewInAShoe

      Nope, I do the same and I got the invite

    • Pandemic187

      Haha, I was thinking the same thing for why we didn't get invites. But Stew proved us wrong.

  • TheDrizzle

    Haven't got the message yet, now how will I know how to set my notification ringtone!?! Maybe I'll just get an iPhone, I hear those are fun.

  • Xeneize480

    how to use Google Voice to avoid text message overages? I don't get that =/ Google voice is only for international calls right from our phones??

    • Muddy B00ts

      you can also text using your google voice number right here in the U.S. of A. and people can text you too. No charge for you.

  • Alkilani917

    how do i get the wicked battery meter?

    • Stanger

      anyone?

      • NorCalGuy

        Really kellex how could you get a new batt meter and not tell us how to get it or atleast what its called!!

        • Josh

          That battery meter has been around for months! It’s in a bunch of ROMS and themes. Go to droidforums or droidxforums and look for themes, I bet you can find it in 30 seconds.

      • Mth2134

        A certain website will help u achieve that thru metamorph. I wont mention the site but google metamorph and battery icons will give u what u desire.

  • DroidSeller

    Hate to burst anyone's bubble here but it's not nearly as entertaining as you'd hope. I used to work in the retail store (which we hosted these) and these are basically Android 101 (and other smartphones) classes. Really effective but anyone who's on this site would end up teaching 30 other people there and most likely not get anything out of it. Now if your mom got a Droid then yes this would be perfect for her.

    • XMom

      I'm a mom, and I've had my Droid X for about 2 months. I have already given tech support, as well as Verizon salespeople, more information about fixes than they've given me. Never underestimate a mom.

      • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

        On the other hand, the thought of teaching either of my parents to use a smartphone is enough to send chills down my spine and give me nightmares.

        I'm glad not everyone is like them, but I do think they're in the majority. (At least where I live, especially now that it's snowbird season!)

  • DaveIsAwesome

    “Topics that will surely be covered include: why you should root your phone to void your warranty, how to use Google Voice to avoid text message overages, and tricks to increase chances of a warranty upgrade replacement.”

    WIN!

    • jason6g

      i actually do touch on all of those. without saying too much, there are about 1000 more rooted droids floating around due to my lil netbook :D

      The few stores near me cover the basics as you'd expect, but there are about 3 of us that go into sharing the wonderful world of root and go about as far as application basics and rom themeing

  • Rob Bagley

    First thing to do with your driod… Is install android task killer. That's what they well say

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

      yeah tried that app…sucks completely. all if did was keep closing the apps i didn't want it to…even when i excluded them…and after i uninstalled it…my battery lasted longer

      • Sp4rxx

        Granted it’s off-topic, but 2 cents to throw in on a task killer – use Advanced Task Killer (icon is the green 3d android with a blue ‘x’ on his chest). It is free and is AMAZING. And it does not kill the battery.

  • appdaddy

    I didn't get it. (YES!!!) But I did get offered a chance to win tix to either SB XLV or the Pro Bowl!!! Aw Snap!!!

  • Muddy B00ts

    Sponsored by Verizon? I'd be interested if it were from Google or almost anybody else.

    10 bucks says all they do is get unsuspecting users to download vz navigator and buy exclusively from vcast.

  • Myblueskiez

    Yes I got it too. Have the original Droid

  • Coheirnt

    Got it too.had the same thought as well

  • aczm1988

    I got this message today. I laughed and said i probably know more then they do lol!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=576382143 Matt Barry

    My wife and I both got this text today. Didn't think much of it, really. Don't plan on attending unless it gets me an early upgrade somehow. :)

    • aczm1988

      Early upgrade for 60 minutes of my time? Freaking sweet that would be. Hello new droid :)

    • TheDrizzle

      Haha if they offered an early upgrade for attendance the place would be jam packed. I'd definitely attend.

  • Skywise

    Wow sounds like fun