blackjack68 wrote:Ok, so here's my problem...dropped my 2-year old DROIDX. Now I have several black spots of bad pixels. Phone works fine and is still on unlimited data plan.
So, do I have someone replace the led screen on it or try and get one online for about $150. Would Verizon transfer all my data and activate my number on that new phone without changing my plan?
I had that phone and the exact same thing happened to me. The dots started out as several parallel lines, maybe 1-2 pixels high each, running the width of the screen. After about a month, they became solid black dots that obscured the top 1/3 of my screen. Thought I could power through it, but after about four months it just became too much of an annoyance. Wife and I upgraded to 4G LTE Galaxy S3s last weekend (8 gig data plan).
I don't think VZN will reactivate a new phone on an unlimited plan; their goal is to get everyone of their customers on the shared data 4G plans. Then again, if it's just a 3G phone, maybe they don't care?
Personally, I'd just upgrade to a new 4G phone. It's a little bit silly how fast the new device is, and when I speed test my 4G connection I get speeds that are better than anything other than fiber optic land lines, and the up/down rates are almost equal. (I tested my new S3 in the parking lot of the VZN store last weekend and got 23 down and 20 up. That's a little badonkers.)
I stream podcasts, iHeartRadio and Sirius/XM during my 2 hours of daily commuting, so that's about 40 hours a month of data usage. We averaged around 3.4 gigs a month over the last six months, about 98% of which was probably me. We went with the 8 gig shared data plan for 4G, and it is actually a tiny bit less than what we had been paying for 3G unlimited. I'm cool with that.