Lutz, Florida (high 88, low 71)
I stayed home yesterday while Al made a return trip to the beach house. We are starting to realize there is something wrong with his phone. Apparently messages and texts don’t always show up right away, but will pop up days later. That little glitch caused him to have to make an extra 92 mile round trip.
I got some bad news yesterday from Verizon. Sometime this summer they are going to stop grandfathering in the unlimited data plans for people who upgrade their phones. I depend on my Droid phone for everything, and I do not want to have to worry about going over my data limit, like we have to do with the Mifi.
I use my Droid X all the time, and it’s always with me. I use it to check the weather, monitor my emails, and blogs, navigation, maps and in fact anything my laptop does, my Droid does, just on a little smaller scale. The screen is large enough that it works just fine as a browser when I am not near my laptop. It’s especially good for travel when you’re in an unfamiliar place.
I have been thinking about upgrading it because of the short battery life, which has always been extremely short. It’s getting worse and worse.
They have been advertising a new Motorola Razr Maxx that is supposed to have a long lasting battery. The only problem is, it’s $199, plus tax and a $30 upgrade fee.
The upgrade fee is just another of Verizon’s new money making tricks. Anytime you change phones, they tack on the additional $30 for the privilege. Unfortunately, I think I am going to have to bite the bullet. We prefer Verizon due to the good coverage. I prefer the Android operating system and I love the big beautiful large screen of the my Droid X. The Razr Maxx has the same big screen.
So…..do I keep my old Droid X and hope nothing goes wrong with it? I could get a new battery, but that phone is such a battery hog, it won’t make that big of a difference. Do I bite the bullet and pay $230 to upgrade to the phone I really want? They also have a Razr (not Maxx) for $99, but it doesn’t have the long life battery. If I don’t upgrade before they change the unlimited data, I’ll be paying for data on a tiered plan. (read…more money)
Anybody know where I can go other than Verizon to get that phone cheaper?
I found the phone on Amazon Wireless for $169. I am a bit leery of getting it through them though, because I’ll need to do some finagling to switch one eligible phone to my phone. Also, I don’t even see where the phone is a new phone…although I assume it is.
More research, I guess……
Al is on his way to Georgia. Hopefully he can clean out the storage shed and this will be his last trip. I wish I could have gone with him, but I didn’t want to leave the kitties to fend for themselves. God knows how much trouble Baxter would have gotten into!