[olug] [OT] anDroid recommendations HP Palm WebOS?

Benjamin Watson bwatson1979 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 23:38:54 UTC 2010

I have the original Moto Droid and it is pretty easy to gain root
access these days.  Once you get root, you can download WifiTether
which allows you to tether for free (e.g. act as a mobile Wifi
hotspot).  Sssssh. Just don't tell VZ your doing it and I don't see
how they could actually catch you.  My wife has has some issues with
pre-owned Droids though, so you may opt for a brand new Droid2.


On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:
> phone died.  Looking to get an android for Verizon/Alltel.  Have a
> great plan from Alltel for tethering.
> ME:       Want to do everything that i do with my existing phones.
> Verizon: Yep, you can do that with no changes to your plan.
> ME:       Everything!:))) Really, no changes!  :))))
> Verizon: Everything:)
> ME:       Well, i notice that some of these Droid's have mobile
> wireless hotspot.  i don't need to create a hotspot, i just need to
> tether.
> Verizon:  You can't tether, you have to pay an additional
> $20.00/month/phone for tethering  ~~~ $215.00/month.  (We pay too much
> already - mostly for tethering.)
> ME:        :((( i tether with my existing phone.  You said my plan
> does not change, so do you have a android that tethers without
> creating a hotspot.
> Verizon:  No. You have to have mobile wifi hotspot added to your account.
> ME:        :(( ;(  But we had tethering added to both phones years ago.
> The $0.00  Linux based HP Palm WebOS could be ok as well, but i don't
> know know much about it.  Anybody really like it?
> So there is a $250 price difference and since this would be two
> phones, upto $500.00 we really do not have.  Anybody have some strong
> feelings about the following.  i would like to write some java apps.
> Syncing Calendar, ToDo List, and AddressBook is a must have which we
> pretty much do already with our shared gmail account.
> The LG Ally (reconditioned) is "free" with two year contract, but seen
> some nasty reviews.  Verizon rep says it is stuck at the 2.1 version
> of the OS.
> Price with 2 year committment:
> $0.00      Palm® Pixi™ Plus  (Palm WebOS, NOT android.  All others anDroid.)
> $0.00      LG Ally Droid reconditioned
> $49.99    LG Ally Droid (new)
> $99.99    DROID by Motorola (Certified Pre-Owned)
> $99.99    DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC (Certified Pre-Owned)
> $149.99  DROID 2 by MOTOROLA
> $149.99  DROID X by MOTOROLA (Certified Pre-Owned)
> $179.99  Motorola Droid PRO  (when available -maybe now, maybe not now)
> $199.99  DROID X by MOTOROLA
> $199.99 DROID 2 Global by MOTOROLA
> $199.99 Samsung Fascinate™ a Galaxy S™ phone
> $249.99 DROID R2D2 by MOTOROLA
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