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    The √erizon navigation plan is 9,99 a month for unlimited access, its 1.99 or 2.99 (?) for 24 hours of use, and its very good. i used it once to get to a friends house in a new development, he couldn't believe i had it on my GPS, his street didn't show up his (ADD ON) car GPS.

    In Case anyone is wondering about the data plan...

    The DROID has a mandatory data plan ($30) which allows unlimited access, it limited to 5GB only if you TETHER... surfing the web, listen to music, watch You Tube, or emails will not effect your unlimited plan.

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    DATA PLANS AND FEATURES

    Data Plans and Features (such as NationalAccess, BroadbandAccess, GlobalAccess, Push to Talk, and certain VZEmail services) may ONLY be used with wireless devices for the following purposes: (i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access (including access to corporate intranets, email, and individual productivity applications like customer relationship management, sales force, and field service automation).

    The Data Plans and Features MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (ii) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing; or (iii) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections. This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses, continuously for one hour, could typically use 100 to 200 MBs, or, if engaged in prohibited uses for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, could use more than 5 GBs in a month.

    For individual use only and not for resale. We reserve the right to protect our network from harm, which may impact legitimate data flows. We reserve the right to limit throughput or amount of data transferred, and to deny or terminate service, without notice, to anyone we believe is using an Data Plan or Feature in any manner prohibited above or whose usage adversely impacts our network or service levels. Anyone using more than 5 GB per line in a given month is presumed to be using the service in a manner prohibited above, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate the service of any such person without notice. We also reserve the right to terminate service upon expiration of Customer Agreement term.

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    PDA/smartphone and BlackBerry® Plans: These VZEmail plans cannot be used: (1) for access to the Internet, intranets, or other data networks except as the device’s native applications and capabilities permit, unless you subscribe to BroadbandAccess Connect; or (2) for any applications that tether your device to laptops or personal computers other than for use of the Wireless Sync or the BlackBerry solution, unless you subscribe to BroadbandAccess Connect.


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    Very true! BUT...the 5GB cap is ONLY related to tethering. If you tether (the data plan is like 44.99 or 44.95?) and you're limited to 5GB while tethering...but don't fret, you can still browse the internet on your phone as much as you'd like with no limits.

    The cap doesn't effect you using internet on your cell phone specifically...EVER!


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    In Case anyone is wondering about the data plan...

    The DROID has a mandatory data plan ($30) which allows unlimited access, it limited to 5GB only if you TETHER... surfing the web, listen to music, watch You Tube, or emails will not effect your unlimited plan.
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    The DROID home screen gives you two optional screens you can swipe and view, left or right. On each of the screen you can create a folder and consolidate your (example) contacts

    Press and hold… remember the press and hold; many things on the DROID are activated by that procedure.

    A option menu will appear, press FOLDER, another menu will appear, press NEW FOLDER… it will then appear on your screen, press the FOLDER icon… it will open, PRESS and HOLD the bar on top (folder and X bar), and you can rename your FOLDER by touching the FOLDER NAME allowing the keyboard to appear.


    When you type using the touch screen, press and hold the ARROW (bottom left) that will lock CAPS, press and hold again to release.

    The downside to folders, if it is one, it creates an extra move/step to text/call/activated an application.

    Upside is, It can give you access to many Apps right from your home screen instead of the limited amount.

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    Protect Your DROID


    Your screen is glass and if you drop it, there’s a pretty good chance your screen will crack. The phone may still work... but it won’t be pretty, so beware of having BUTTERFINGERS.

    DO NOT let anyone use your DROID to take a photo/video, if it slips out of their hands they’ll be two SICK people, you and the person it slip out of the hands of, and you’ll be the sicker one… because someone else did this your phone.

    Screen protector for preventing scratches, I’m still deciding, not that I don’t care about protecting the screen, the jury is out about the plastic interfering with the sensitivity of your touch, I’m still looking into that. Sometimes with new gadgets you have to let things play itself out first. I’m not rough with my phone so I have that advantage, but I’ll still get the screen protector once I decide it doesn’t effect the touch.

    GET INSURANCE… the cost is around 5-6 dollars a month with √erizon; check to see if your homeowner Insurance covers it, or the cost to cover under the policy. If your phone breaks, gets lost, gets wet, or stolen, its big bucks to replace, well... you decide.

    Get a case and use it, if you keep the phone in a case and it falls, your DROID will have some protection. I keep mine in a case all the time when i'm home, YOU NEVER KNOW. What I don’t like about commercial case is the clip that secures to your belt, its to easy for it to come off your belt. I use a police/fire nylon case with a strong metal clip that has a inside lip on it so if the case is lifted, it can't come off your belt. It also has Velcro to keep the flap close, no magnets.

    You have a great phone which cost you good money you worked hard for, protect yourself and your phone.


    Here are the two cases i use, the nylon case (large metal clip) is my prime case, the √erizon case i use at home.



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    Asurion (Through Verizon) Advanced Total Equipment Coverage is $7.99 and regular is $7.

    It's more than with a basic phone simply because retail value is much higher with PDA/Smartphones.

    Also, the deductible is at least $70 (as opposed to $50) for the droid with insurance.

    Still cheaper than $560.


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    GET INSURANCE… the cost is around 5-6 dollars a month with √erizon; check to see if your homeowner Insurance covers it, or the cost to cover under the policy. If your phone breaks, gets lost, gets wet, or stolen, its big bucks to replace, well... you decide.

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    Battery

    When i purchased the DROID last week i was told that an extended battery would be available soon but no word on a date, and as of Friday night when I talked to a √erizon store manager, there’s still no word on when an EXTENDED BATTERY will be available.

    I went ahead and order an extra battery from the√erizon website because the stores had none in stock at the time i purchased my DROID, what i did then was looked and found an individual battery charger on the Internet at..... Motorola Droid A855 Accessories Store - Batteries, Bluetooth Car Kits, Cases, Chargers, Cradles, Headphones, Stylus, Vehicle Mounts, WiFi Networking- Fommy.com

    I was looking for a separate battery charger because I didn’t want to depend on having to charge a battery in the phone only, switching batteries is much more convenient. Charging a second (dead) battery while the DROID is fully operational not needing to be attached to an outlet is convenient also. Just Lock n Load Man.

    The photos below show the battery charging using the DROID’S USB cable that connects to the charger, the red light indicating charging and turning green when the battery is fully charged. The other side is for a different size battery, which I’m not familiar with, but I do know it’s not for an iPhone battery… lol





    After searching the Internet I found FOMMY.COM... they had the CHARGER, so i ordered it (14.95) and had pleasant chat… LIVE on line (at website) with customer service that was very courteous.
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    Screen Protectors & UPDATES

    ****To update the battery charger post above, it took approximately one and half hours to fully charge a NEW BATTERY out of the package, I don’t know how DRAIN the battery was when I started the charge***

    As my search goes on about scratch protectors, not about which one is the best, are they needed, and will they affect the performance of the touch screen.

    The video link below is a scratch test done by someone who posted it on You Tube. The test does a pretty good job showing the DROID’S screen not being affected by trying to scratch it with a key. Will the screen resist DIRT/SAND type of scratches if you happen to place the DROID down on it’s screen, that would be a good test (video)

    I’m not trying to convince you one way or another about applying a screen protector, that’s your choice, right now; I’m not using one until I’m convince it doesn’t interfere with the sensitivity of the screen.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh2g7AIHdc8&feature=related]YouTube - Motorola Droid Scratch Test[/VIDEO]

    Navigation On The DROID


    What is a pretty cool is the App for CAR HOME SCREEN, if you don’t have a car dock (accessory), which would automatically send the DROID into car mode, you can force it into CAR MODE by touching the CAR HOME ICON in the Apps menu.

    The video below gives you a visual on what the NAVIGATION OFFERS.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7WzO6cUFOw&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Motorola Droid: Google Maps with Voice Navigation, Android 2.0[/VIDEO]

    I would like to say something about the QWERTY on the DROID, but I don’t use it and never have. If I were to use it, it would not be comfortable, and I would never use it long enough to give it a fair review or compare it to any other QWERT board. So I’ll leave it alone with pleasure.

    When go to your favorite web site… Cell Phone Forums - Your Cell Phone Source hit the STAR on the top right side, and you will have the option to mark it as a bookmark favorite, I found this pretty useful.

    I’m using (made) FOLDERS on the two alternate home screens, they’re very useful as space savers to store contacts/apps. You can create a FOLDER (example) name business, and store your most called/needed businesses contacts, i.e. your plumber, electrician, your favorite delivery restaurants, or name a FOLDER relatives, and store your family members, create a FOLDER WORK, and store work associates, and so on.

    My main home screens that are viewed upon waking up and unlocking my DROID, are my most used Apps & contacts, the other two screens have secondary go to FOLDERS and APPS.

    The DROID does a lot, and offers a lot, you need to use this phone for a while before giving it a fair review.


    STAY TUNE…

    The more you use your DROID… the more it comes to life.
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    The pre-suggest word *****ing during texting, if you use a word and the DROID *****s it out, and it appears RED, press and hold the word (in Red) and it will be saved in pre-suggesting *****ing.

    Killing Apps with App Killer program (TITLED: Advance Task killer Free)… You DO NOT have to constantly kill apps in order to save the BATTERY. The App killer program is a great program to have; you can run it from the home screen (shortcut needed) to see what programs/Apps are running/open, and how much MEMORY is AVAILABLE ON YOUR PHONE, this is displayed on the title bar.

    The important thing to remember here is… if your going to open a program/App that requires memory, you want to have as much memory as possible so the program/app runs smoothly. Did you ever try and run a GAME on your computer with NOT ENOUGH MEMORY, or with little memory to spare, it can run sluggish. So you may want to KILL APPS if your going to run a memory eater APP.

    For Battery protection, when not in use… always kill Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and Phone display (keep to minimum) and don’t forget to kill... the KILLER APP after you use it, do not keep that running either.

    You may have notice that the DROID does not have AUDIO reminders to indicate… you have a message pending/unviewed. The indicator on the DROID is a green blinking light on the top right corner of the screen, which is fine for me, it saves the battery, especially if your away from your phone for hours, the constant vibrate/beep will kill or weaken battery life. Here is a App if you feel you really need a AUDIO reminder, as for myself, I have change my PHONE habits and visual check my phone just as if I was away from my phone for awhile (hours).
    Missed Call v0.8.9 Application for Android | Tools


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    Droid Battery Charging...

    Some people are worrying about charging their battery in the DROID pertaining to, cycling, draining it, holding charges, over charging, under charging, and battery care. See the link below on the info on the battery your phone uses, then you decide.

    DROID BATTERY.. Lithium Ion Polymer Battery, If possible, do not discharge lithium-based batteries too deeply, Instead... recharge more often.


    Advantages...

    Very low profile - batteries resembling the profile of a credit card are feasible.

    Flexible form factor - manufacturers are not bound by standard cell formats. With high volume, any reasonable size can be produced economically.

    Lightweight - gelled electrolytes enable simplified packaging by eliminating the metal shell.

    Improved safety - more resistant to overcharge; less chance for electrolyte leakage.

    ************

    Limitations...

    Lower energy density and decreased cycle count compared to lithium-ion.

    Expensive to manufacture.

    No standard sizes. Most cells are produced for high volume consumer markets.

    Higher cost-to-energy ratio than lithium-ion



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    A COVERT OPERATION.... Motorola Droid camera autofocus fixed.



    Motorola Droid camera autofocus fixed in secrecy?



    While we were busy looking into external speaker problems on the Droid, it would seem Moto was itself hard at work remedying a separate issue with the device. A number of users on support forums have complained of the Droid's camera failing to focus and giving them "red corners" when attempting to take pictures, but now -- suddenly and without warning -- their ailment has gone away as if touched by the hand of an omnipotent being (or, alternatively, a silent firmware update).

    This particular autofocus issue was mentioned in Verizon's 5-page treatise on known issues with the Droid, though the planned resolution was an official update by December 11. The fix seems to have been delivered early, as green corners are sprouting up all around, but this silent update conduit sounds a bit nefarious, no?

    Update: Sure enough, we can confirm from testing one of our own Droids that the issue has been resolved. The endless quest for the green focus box is over, and you can now finally begin scanning all your discount cards into Key Ring.


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