We never made it to the Verizon store yesterday. I had a few questions I needed answered, so I called Verizon. I found out that Al can give his "new every two" credits to another line on the plan. This way, he can keep his old phone and number that he wanted and we can put the Droid phone on my line. All we have have to do is call them and have it activated on my line :)
We went ahead and ordered the phone online. It was $199. If I had picked it up at the local Verizon store, I would have to pay $299 and then send for a $100 rebate. It's ordered, free shipping and two day Fed-Ex delivery! The monthly fee is $29.99, but I have a 22% discount so that will help a little.
Frequently when we're going somewhere, we wish we had internet, and this will give us that. It's small enough that I'll be able to carry it, and the screen is big enough so that I can see it (I think). When we're traveling I can tether it to my laptop and I think there is a way to tether 2 laptops without any additional fees for Verizon.
I've been doing some reading on the Droid. I will need to install a program called Pda-net to allow free tethering. The phone comes with unlimited data. I hear this may be changing soon, so that's another reason I wanted to go ahead and get it. Hopefully my unlimited data will be grandfathered in. There is another fix I have been reading about that would allow the phone to be a "hotspot". It's called rooting. Rooting basically unlocks all the features of the phone and gives you administrative control on the phone. It's not something for the faint of heart though, because if you mess up, you can ruin the phone. Maybe I don't need to do that!
I can't wait to get it!
Nothing much planned today. We kind of thought of taking a day trip somewhere, but there is really no place close to home and we're not really in the mood to drive too far. I think we may just stay here and get more things ready to go to the garage sale this week-end. We're hoping for a big day because it's the first of the month, and the weather should be really nice. We may even sit on the front porch, read, and watch the birds!