My 82 yo mother is already on my Verizon plan with a feature phone, voice only, $10/month. Can't add texting to her phone because that would force us into a limited data plan. (I have 3 users with grandfathered, unlimited data using over 20G/month on 4G.)
My Mom is almost deaf but desperately wants to communicate with her only grandchild at college. She can't understand his voice calls.
Adding a text only, Ting plan seems to be the perfect, low cost solution. And, a QWERTY keyboard (physical or screen) would be the easiest for her to understand (not a feature phone).
After upgrades this year, I now have two, unused Droid X phones. Doesn't make sense to buy her another phone when I have two.
I've searched the forums and Q&A but can't find an answer to my unusual needs. Do I first have to purchase a Ting phone to get a new cell number and then hack one of the Droids to work under that new number? Is hacking a Verizon Droid X to be Ting compatible even possible?
I'm confused. Any advice or other ideas would be greatly appreciated!