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Htc Thunderbolt
Renee123
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Does any one know if the Earthquake in Japan will effect the kickoff of the thunderbolt??

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Ann154
Expert
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Don't know.

The question certainly could have been asked in one of the other Thunderbolt threads already started in this community though. :smileysad:

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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gerio
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HTCs are manufactured in Taiwan, I thought...so it shouldn't affect the release. 

 

And all the geekboy sites (yes, the ones that I frequent) are showing solid evidence of a March 17th release.

 

As they say on the observation deck..."we shall see..."

 

Geri O

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PJNC284
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Just for those who don't already know

 

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/03/15/htc-thunderbolt-finally-announced-by-verizon-available-317-for-...

 

 


 

THE THUNDERBOLT™ BY HTC, THE FIRST 4G LTE SMARTPHONE FOR VERIZON WIRELESS ARRIVES MARCH 17

ThunderBolt™ by HTC Available Beginning March 17

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced that the ThunderBolt™ by HTC, exclusively from Verizon Wireless, is available on March 17 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $249.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

 

With the ThunderBolt by HTC, customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access and an unlimited 4G LTE data plan is $29.99 monthly access.

 

Mobile Hotspot allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the nation’s fastest wireless network via an application available on the ThunderBolt by HTC.  Mobile Hotspot will be included through May 15 for no additional charge.  After May 15, customers may choose to activate Mobile Hotspot for $20 for 2 GB of data per month.  Customers can track their data usage by downloading the My Verizon app available in Android Market or by logging on to their My Verizon accounts online 

 



 

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droidsw
Sr. Member
I've been curious about this phone because HTC interests me and this is the flagship 4G Verizon phone.

This article makes some good points for those not familiar with the Thunderbolt, along with the negatives.

The key negative points: Thunderbolt STILL on 2.2, $20 hotspot fee with a 2GB LIMIT? Really? A little costly $250 with a plan.

Work a look, but waiting to compare it to the Bionic.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/222164/htc_thunderbolt_hot_and_not.html

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droidsw
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PJNC284
Sr. Member

The hotspot isn't free on any of the other phones (well besides the pre plus and pixi) so there was no reason to think it'd be free.  And normal phone prices are $199 so $250 isn't really much of a jump for a product running on the LTE network.  Also the $29.99 unlimited LTE plan most likely isn't going to stick around long as Verizon plans to go tiered so it may be more costly to wait out the other phones.

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AZSALUKI
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Yeah....you would have to pay for hotspot on your X and it still goes for $200 so I think $250 is about right for a device with LTE. It also has impressive specs compared to any of our devices. 728 RAM, 8 gigs internal with a preloaded 32 gig sd card. You get some bang for your buck. I'm still impressed that we won't have to pay more for data on LTE.
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TBhouston
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I wonder if the data plans will be grandfathered or if when i buy the device they will tell me it is subject to change...either way i'm excited to get out of this boringberry !!

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droidsw
Sr. Member
No expectation or implication was made that the hotspot would be free. With 4G, watch how fast you burn through 2GB.

Everything is going to be more expensive as technology improves. The devices cost more to make and the upgraded 4G signal has to be paid for by someone.....us.

They are making each new phone purchase a real difficult decision. Keeping my eye on this one, but I think my Droid X will tie me over for now. Enjoy, if you choose this one.
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