Originally Posted by jaysen2To Clarify;
Yes you can purchase a Droid from Anywhere; Amazon, ebay, craigslist, etc... Only requirement is that the ESN is clean and not blacklisted on Verizon's network - this means if someone did an upgrade, esn change, and then sold you the phone before activating that persons account must be in good standing (easier and less risky to purchase new)
second; You activate the droid just like any other phone for PagePlus. I too, ported two numbers from AT&T into page plus. Both times I telephoned Customer Service and within 15 minutes (most of the time was waiting) I was off the phone and my ESN/MEID added to their system - no questions asked.
Once the ESN/MEID is added, you turn your droid on and go through the "Activation" screen - Select Option 1, wait a few seconds while it programs, and viola phone is unlocked and passed activation. My second phone took a little longer to get into Verizon's system then the first, so be patient, allow the full 3 hrs like stated by the Rep (however, it only took less than 15 minutes for mine to complete).
Data, MMS, SMS, and Voice will work with the droid out of box. No additional programming required other than what I've stated above - However, be mindful of how much data you're using to avoid additional charges. To specifically answer your question regarding the calendar and other features... All features on the droid will work. Period. However, applications such as email/calendar etc... that require Data to stay Sync'd and updated will not necessarily "stay updated" unless you have some type of connection (wifi or 3G) -
For instance; I have 3 email accounts set up , one being an exchange, and the other imap... I can compose, edit, read emails (that were previously downloaded) however if I wanna delete an email, I can, but my outlook or gmail wont reflect the changes until I sync. I purposely turned off the Automatic Sync and "Background" data feature off so I am not charged for data. If I am in desperate need of updated info, I will use the 3G to connect and not worry about overages (hopefully)....
does this help?
this is the most interesting post ive read in a very very long time...thx you very much for clearing this up...!!