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Well I've decided on the Thunderbolt and just a few remaining questions
dervin3
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 In 8 days I'm eligible for my upgrade and like stated I'm going with the Thunderbolt. I weary of the battery life but I figure I have 14 days for a good trial run to see how well it holds up. Anyways for one, if I do end up having to return it and I go with a cheaper phone how does that process work? Do I receive an instant credit and use that to get a cheaper phone such as the Droid X and I get a verizon gift card for the remaining balance? Second, now this one may be tricky...My wife is eligible for an annual upgrade right now which is obviously no new every 2 or anything and when I choose the upgrade now option the Thunderbolt comes up at 209.99. Why is that? I would love to be able to get it for the same price or ever better, I would like to apply my $30 new every 2 to than for a price of 179.99. That sounds incredible to me but I'm unsure as why it's listed at 209.99 for her...

 

   We do work at the same place and have the same employer discount. Only difference is at the moment I have the Nationwide Talk 450 plan with the 500 texts and unlimited verizon-verizon for the additional $10 and she has the Nationwide Talk&Text 450 plan...thats the only difference. What all did some of you pay when you ordered online or in-store?

 

Edit: Forgot one silly question. To my knowledge new customers pay an activation fee but upgrading customers do not pay activation fees correct? Whether you upgrade online or in-store, it's still free activation correct?

 

And thanks for you folks answering in advance, this is highly appreciated!!

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Re: Well I've decided on the Thunderbolt and just a few remaining questions
AZSALUKI
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my price was $249.99 and then i recieved my NE2 $50 discount so it was $199.99. i ordered over the phone. i'm almost positive that i didn't have an activation fee because my total on my bill was only $218 more than it normally is (i figure that's the $199 plus tax). not sure why hers is showing up for $209? 

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Re: Well I've decided on the Thunderbolt and just a few remaining questions
dervin3
Novice

 Yeah I was wondering about the activation fees. Purchases made on verizonwireless.com vs. buying the phone in store. I have heard online purchases waive the activation fee as does also over the phone but in store I am unsure. Anyone enlighten me on that one? 

 

    I usually would upgrade online but in this particular case with the Thunderbolt not having any rebates the prices are the same online and in-store. Can anyone also confirm that for me? Such as the actual store matching the online price of what you would have paid on the phone if purchased online at verizonwireless.com?(that is if it's listed cheaper as in my wifes case of getting the Thunderbolt for 209.99)

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Re: Well I've decided on the Thunderbolt and just a few remaining questions
TedKord
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Don't forget the $35 restock fee if your return the T-Bolt. And, it's the only return you get in this contract cycle.

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Re: Well I've decided on the Thunderbolt and just a few remaining questions
dervin3
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 Since I have less than a week until I get it and I'm fairly new to this forum could anyone put together a list of all known issues with the Thunderbolt? And whether or not there have been any fixes to these?

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Re: Well I've decided on the Thunderbolt and just a few remaining questions
AZSALUKI
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If you scroll through this forum you will find all the issues. Most of them are location related (poor network coverage areas, etc) . Some aren't happy with the way the voice dial works. Some had problems pairing Bluetooth devices. Many aren't happy with the battery life and many apps haven't been updated yet to work with (or as well) the tbolt. The apps will eventually be updated to work better. I've had no problems with it at all....at least nothing I couldn't solve.
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