I've had an LG VX8300 from Verizon Wireless for the last six years. Before that I had a phone that did nothing but make and receive calls. My husband and I are grandfathered into a VW plan that gives us basic access with 500 shared minutes a month for $60 a month. I want a smartphone. I was *this close* to reluctantly ordering an upgrade through Verizon with a new 2-year contract (We've been month-to-month for nearly four years). I was going to get an iPhone 4 ("free" with 2 year contract) for each of us at a service cost of about $140 a month.
I took one final look around, spotted information about Ting on Howard Forums and decided it was too good to be true. I looked for more information, and kept finding more positive reviews and information, so last night I used a referral link and ordered an LG Optimus S for $3 (a bit over $7 with taxes).
What I want to know is what I should be expecting. How long will it take the phone to arrive? How difficult is it to activate the phone? What happens if there is something wrong with the phone? How hard is it to learn Android? Will I be able to choose my own phone number for the new phone? How the heck do you make a phone call on a phone that doesn't have a keypad? Can I make my own ringtones? Is there an alarm function? Will I ever be able to move my old phone over to Ting? Is the coverage any good out here for Sprint/Ting? What's the difference between CDMA and GSM? Is there a newbie guide to Android somewhere that someone can recommend? Is this going to work out? Should I be already planning on getting a phone for my husband and cancelling our Verizon service, or will I regret this? Reassure me, please.