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Yeah the double data offer is only for 4G LTE phones. At least with the iPhone I can use it with my iHome and charge it when at home.

if you are really worried about the iHome, I got one of these so i can use my Thunderbolt with a Bose dock i have, it charges and plays audio though it:
http://www.amazon.com/CableJive-dockBoss-Smart-Adapter-iPhone/dp/B0065JUZT6/ref=pd_sim_e_2
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Yeah, I still like iOS. I don't see many downsides of an iPhone. I don't know much about speeds coming form a basic phone. As long as I can use the internet better than my home network (5Mb/s down) I'm good.
Just unsure about the size of the Rezound, sort of want a slimmer profile for my pocket.

You most certainly will NEVER see over 5Mb/s with 3G. maybe 3Mb/s on a good day with the stars aligned.

1st is 3G
2nd is 4G
then 3rd is my home wifi

700

As for the pocket thing, I don't really find the 4.3" screen on my TB to be to much for jeans pockets. Mind you the TB is much thicker than pretty much every phone. Try them at the store, if the Rezound doesn't fit well, then I guess the choice is made.
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On Verizon's 3G network you'll likely see 1-1.5Mbps average and on their 4G network you will see well over 10Mbps.
yea, see above
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Is the Droid Charge any good?
Currently considering the Bionic, RAZR, and 4S. Maybe Droid Incredible 2

No.

What you really should be looking at for Verizon if you don't want the Nexus is the Rezound or 4S. Yes, the Razr is a good phone but has a low resolution screen. I went from the Razr to the Nexus to the Rezound. The Droid 4 is very similar to the Razr but I could justify getting it because it has a keyboard.

Don't get the Charge, it's old now and only has a single core processor. The same goes for the Incredible 2, not that they aren't good phones but it really would make no sense to get them this far into 2012.

The Bionic is very similar to the Razr but with worse batter life and it's fatter. The Razr is almost just a much skinnier version of the Bionic but where the Razr really falls behind is in the screen resolution department. Like I said, I had the Razr and the screen is very virbant but just can't stack up the the 1280x720 resolution displays of the Rezound or Galaxy Nexus. The 4S screen looks so good because it's so small.

Whatever you do DEFINITELY get a dual core phone at the very least.

Personally, I have the Rezound now and I really like it. I'm running a great Ice Cream Sandwich rom and the reason I switched from the Galaxy Nexus is that for 1)4G wouldn't work at my house, the 4G radio must be weak because I had 4G with my Razr, then got 2 different Rezounds and never has 4G at home, the Rezound solved this. 2) The Rezound can do 3G + voice at the same time, the only other phone on Verizon that can do that is the Thunderbolt because HTC uses SVDO modems in their phones.
The LG Spectrum can simutanous voice and data at the same time too.

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Wow those are terrible speeds.
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You won't ever see 3Mbps with Verizon's 3G. AT&T, maybe. The maximum of EVDO is 3.2Mbps, you you'll be lucky to ever see 2. Maybe with the best conditions right beside the cell phone tower in an isolated area with no body around for 100 miles, you might see 3Mbps, but on a regular day, it's nearly impossible.
    
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I just saw this on Engadget. If you buy a Galaxy Nexus Samsung will throw it a free extended battery.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/02/samsung-direct-verizon-galaxy-nexus-free-extended-battery-promotion/
    
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So how does the global ability work on the Rezound? I don't want some screwup on the bill for like $200 because of some mixed up XDA stuff.
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So how does the global ability work on the Rezound? I don't want some screwup on the bill for like $200 because of some mixed up XDA stuff.

From the XDA article, it doesn't look like the person who found out it would work on global networks didn't really have to do anything. All they did was find an option called global mode which is explained on his post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1421341

The only thing he says isn't working globally is data.
    
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From the XDA article, it doesn't look like the person who found out it would work on global networks didn't really have to do anything. All they did was find an option called global mode which is explained on his post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1421341
The only thing he says isn't working globally is data.

I see, so I just can't send texts...

Do I have to install custom stuff on it?
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if you want something to last over 2 years, go with something that has the best specs. processor, ram, gpu.
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if you want something to last over 2 years, go with something that has the best specs. processor, ram, gpu.

Sort of applies to rigs, not sure about phones....

Just really unsure about this custom ROM stuff with Android just to get some features. Tough decision, iPhone is speaking to me but the specs of the Rezound are glorious.
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