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Thread: Palm Pre on Verizon? Who here is gonna be the guinea pig?

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    Palm Pre on Verizon? Who here is gonna be the guinea pig?

    So who here is gonna try & get this beautiful phone activated on Verizon when it comes out? I am planning on it. Just seeing who else is gonna try...
    Last edited by Hurricane350; 01-21-2009 at 02:32 PM. Reason: title change

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    So do you mean buy it from Sprint and try to activated on VZW?

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    ;^) I have thoughts about hijacking one to Cricket....

    :^/ -But I have to get a job, first. Dang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miles4n4
    So do you mean buy it from Sprint and try to activated on VZW?

    Exactly. Hopefully, I won't be alone in my quest.

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    dude, I will be there at the doors of sprint waiting for one......



    .........then running to verizon =)


    it just sucks that you have to mail it to them so they can "test" it. By the time you get it back...you cant return it. So if it doesnt work..you have to manually sell it and blah blah. But I def want it, I am excited.

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    Why not just save yourself hundreds a year and get it with Sprint?
    ...this has all been wonderful, but now I'm on my way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnutty
    Why not just save yourself hundreds a year and get it with Sprint?
    :^/ Last year, my Tréo 755p (Sprint) retailed at either $200.00 with Sprint service, or $580.00 without. A $380.00 difference paid by Sprint.

    However, Sprint service would have cost $100.00 per month for the same features that Cricket offer for $50.00 per month. So, I paid the extra $380.00 and went with Cricket instead.

    After eight months, the $50.00 monthly savings more than paid back that difference, and after a further four months, the savings has paid back the original $200.00, too.

    ;^) Soooo, one could say that Cricket bought my whole Tréo 755p for me. Heh. And I continue to save every month. In time, that difference may pay for my next phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carzaddict
    it just sucks that you have to mail it to them so they can "test" it. By the time you get it back...you cant return it. So if it doesnt work..you have to manually sell it and blah blah. But I def want it, I am excited.
    What do you mean by this? Are you referring to if it breaks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane350
    What do you mean by this? Are you referring to if it breaks?
    not if it breaks...but if it cant be ported over. From what I read somewhere...you have to mail in your phone to verizon...and it can take anywhere up to 6 weeks for verizon to test and see if the phone will work. By the time you get it back...if it returns as a fail...it'll be too late to easily return it. You'd have to go through the process of manually selling it.

    that is...if verizon even accepts the phone for mail-in....as of now I have not heard anyone doing such

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnutty
    Why not just save yourself hundreds a year and get it with Sprint?
    probably because he likes to have cell service in more areas than just the city or interstates.
    The only thing necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.

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    hahahaha yeah true...i like the fact i can go anywhere i want ant not worry about no signal

    its the same thing i tell my iPhone buddies....and its the same reason 50% of them have switched back to verizon

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    The way Sprint is going lately, lets hope its only exclusive with them for 3 months.

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    I don't think anyone should be worrying about what network to use the Pre on. Instead, wondering if they will even GET a Pre is a better question. Apple said they are going to defend their IP by all means, and the entire Pre phone is just stolen technology.

    Multitouch, gesture based events, heuristic input interpretation, and even the gesture area at the bottom of the bottom of the phone is all in a patent awarded to Apple. Seeing as how the Pre is only based on these things, by the time Apple gets done with them, they will have nothing more than a big block of plastic.

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    I dont think apples suit will get very far.....i think we still have a very good shot at getting the Pre

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    Quote Originally Posted by carzaddict
    I dont think apples suit will get very far.....i think we still have a very good shot at getting the Pre
    Isn't that what everyone said about RIM's patent infringement too (not to Apple but NTP). The only reason they are still in business is because they came up with a workaround. Palm can't come up with another solution that does multitouch, without it being multitouch. Also, RIM v NTP still cost RIM almost $400 million. Palm certainly doesn't have that kind of money.

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