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Thunderbolt ICS upgrade..phone upgrade question
PapoJim
Member

The Thunderbolt was scheduled for an upgrade to ICS in August of 2012...     The upgrade has not been rolled out, and if the upgrade to ICS is not forth coming...Will  Verizon break our contract time period and allow us to upgrade to an ICS phone that you do sell.

In other words will Verizon make Thunderbolt owners phone upgrade eligible right now....

Thnks

PS  any news on the ICS update would be better than no news at all...whether from Verizon or HTC

Thnks

PapoJim

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Re: Thunderbolt ICS upgrade..phone upgrade question
Ann154
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PapoJim wrote:

The Thunderbolt was scheduled for an upgrade to ICS in August of 2012...     The upgrade has not been rolled out, and if the upgrade to ICS is not forth coming...HTC claims it was delayed, but it is still coming. Will  Verizon break our contract time period and allow us to upgrade to an ICS phone that you do sell.

In other words will Verizon make Thunderbolt owners phone upgrade eligible right now....Never going to happen.

Thnks

PS  any news on the ICS update would be better than no news at all...whether from Verizon or HTC

Thnks

PapoJim

You can purchase a phone at the full retail price at any time. The next phone might have a similar delay in getting Jelly Bean or whatever the next version of Android OS is going to be. Then you will be back in this same position.

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

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Re: Thunderbolt ICS upgrade..phone upgrade question
PapoJim
Member

I thought ICS was the integrated platform Verizon wanted to for stability fairly long term ..Less than 5% of the distributed phone base is running ICS right now.

I understand I can buy a phone at full retail ....  I can do that with any phone vendor and any mobile phone company.. I would like to stay with Verizon.

When you say I can always buy a new phone for full retail price....What I am hearing is that if I bought a car from Verizon and a electronic module was out of date or non software compliant...  I could always just buy a new one from them at full retail price.

I like the Thunderbolt in general size. style ..etc...I was hoping with ICS on board I could get more than 18 months out of my phone/digital assistant.

Thnks for the fast response ... Why doesn't HTC or Verizon have an equally fast response... Just issue an official statement concerning the status of ICS upgrade?

Cheers

PapoJim

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Re: Thunderbolt ICS upgrade..phone upgrade question
Ann154
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HTC told users of delay a week ago.

http://www.droid-life.com/2012/08/31/htc-were-aware-we-missed-the-deadline-for-ics-on-the-thunderbolt/

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

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Re: Thunderbolt ICS upgrade..phone upgrade question
jlgh
Member

It really doesn't matter what we think.  Even if VZ were to come out and say that they will do something, they can and will back out of it WHEN (not if) they decide it won't be profitable for them.

Example:  When VZ came out and removed the 'unlimited' data plans, they announced at that same time that existing unlimited customers would be grandfathered in for 'renew-upgrades' and be able to keep their unlimited data plans.

Fast forward less than one year later, and they now state that we can keep our 'unlimited' data plans, but we must now purchase upgrades at full retail, not make any changes to our plans (add or remove a line) or anything else, or we will be forced into their new 'Share Everything' plan, which based on 2GB usage per phone would cost almost $100 per month more than the existing plan today.  No matter what you do, VZ (or any of the other larger carriers) will find a way to screw you.  It's a great model for retaining long-term customers...

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Re: Thunderbolt ICS upgrade..phone upgrade question
TBoltOwner
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Here's what this boils down to - as a Community Leader, please correct me if I'm wrong Ann154 - we bought the phone so we only have ourselves to blame.  Angry about the upgrade delays, too bad.  Can't get 4G anymore and have to force your phone into 3G, so what.  Battery life not what you expected, then don't use your phone so much.  Have to buy an unsubsidized, full-price phone so you can keep unlimited data, who cares.  Too many bugs with the phone even when an upgrade is released, get over it.  Let's face it Thunderbolt owners, we are the ones who purchased this phone and nobody held a gun to our heads.  Sure, Verizon/HTC made promises but we all know that promises are made to be broken.  Works in politics so why can't it work in corporate America?  Why would Verizon make a concession to those (myself included) who were foolish enough to believe the hype and expect to have a phone that works as was promised?  So, what do we do?  Open up the wallets and pocketbooks and buy ourselves out of the situation we got ourselves into.

That was so much fun to type --------

Re: Thunderbolt ICS upgrade..phone upgrade question
commonsense101
Sr. Member

first generation 4g phone. first generation.

first.

Yah,.. its a little sluggish. but the problems with the 4g and 3g would happen on any device, it has more to do with the area you are in.

ICS is basically a theme. its just an overlay, moves some of the file structure but honestly most people cant tell the difference.. its not a miracle pill, its not going to fix all the "issues" you have with your PHONE.'

As far as I know all the bugs have been fixed. My buddy is a supervisor in a call center and they all have thunderbolts as their work phones, seems to work for ALL of them...

Most issues people claim to have are minor issues that you would have with any phone, or major issues with signal in the area they aqre using their phones.. not very often is it a problem with the device itself

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