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AT&T -> Motorola Droid

by coobot / December 12, 2009 1:35 PM PST

So I've heard that you can buy a Motorola Droid (or millennium) off of sites likes Ebay and have it work on services like AT&T

Now I have a few questions on this if anyone could answer
If I'm switching from the Apple iPhone 3G, will I still be charged those $30 extra a month (which I hate)?

Will Motorola charge me extra a month like Apple does?

Will 3G and wireless still work on the droid?

Thanks for reading and double thanks if you post Wink

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by coobot / December 12, 2009 2:27 PM PST
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I'm sorry I meant milestone not millennium

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Milestone
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 12, 2009 10:00 PM PST
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Remember that the Motorola Milestone lacks the proper 3G data frequencies used in the US.

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Droid requires a data plan, and doesn't work w/ ATT
by Pepe7 / December 13, 2009 8:44 AM PST
In reply to: AT&T -> Motorola Droid

There's no way to circumvent the mandatory data plan for smartphones w/ Verizon post-paid service. Verizon will not activate the Droid unless the data plan is also added. ATT & Verizon are neck and neck in a competition (I swear!) to see which one can extract the most money from their customers <vbg>. I like free mobile to mobile calling to my family, as well as GSM/UMTS, which is what keeps me paying the bills.

The Droid is CDMA/EVDO, so it won't work with ATT, which uses GSM/UMTS and SIM cards. The only question is, would a pre-paid service such as Page Plus cellular, activate the Droid for you if you grabbed one from fleabay. I know they do not have mandatory data plans although they do offer Verizon based cellular service. Worth looking into maybe if you want the phone that badly. It's a bit of small step down from the iPhone if you ask me though.

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Jeff09
by jeffanderson264 / December 16, 2009 3:25 AM PST

No problem with this. Its a good one and nice option also for you.


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