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Verizon About to Offer HTC Thunderbolt for FREE in New Promo?

If you’ve been following us on Twitter or saw this new DROID3 360 degree post today, then you know we’ve been poking around on Verizon’s website, discovering goodies.  This next one though, could be something pretty big if it actual happens in the next week or so.  How does an HTC Thunderbolt for free sound?

Verizon’s website is about to undergo a series of changes and part of the kick to those changes might mean a new set of deals which could include the Thunderbolt for free and others like the *cough* i*hone 4 for $150.  There is no telling when this could go off, but with the current $50 gift card promo for the Tbolt ending on July 4, we’re thinking it could happen shortly after.  

Anyone interested in a free Thunderbolt?  It may not be dual-core, but it’s unlockable, 4G LTE, and has an amazing dev community already.

Cheers 0mie!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    after all the issues and battery comments I’ve read, and with some the phones about to come.. who cares about the Tbolt.. even if free I’ll pass

  • Anonymous

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  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    Free already? Well I only paid $150 for it so its not to bad, but I thought they usually wait a year or so before they start with the free promos and bogo’s. A free thunderbolt isn’t a bad deal, defiantly the best 4G LTE to choose from.. I just wanna know what happened to the Motorola Bionic?

  • Lmrojas

    Why is everyone feeding the troll? How about we ignore him til he goes night night?

    • Custom Colonel

      So you ignore me, by bringing me up?  Awesome concept.

      • Anonymous

        Hahaha…he admits it! What a putz…

        • Custom Colonel

          Revelations from a sheep.

  • Anonymous

    I get my TB overclock to 2.0 if i want. I can play any HD Games I can play any tegra game.I can do it ALL
    And for battery life. if you know what your doing i get about 15hrs of heavy USE……………………..

  • Cpaulfuchs

    Whatever Custom Colonel Sanders, your not a sheep your a retarded chicken!

  • User

    Let me guess…the price drop will occur on 7/7 or right after…

  • Anonymous

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  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com/ max

    still waiting for icecream sandwich

  • Anonymous

    This is very intriguing. If this rumor is true, it might change my future upgrade plans. Could this be a way to unload some phones prior to the release of the Droid 3 and eventually the Bionic?

  • Anonymous

    The real lesson here is to not be an early adopter… dammit if I didn’t have to have the TBolt on luanch day.

  • Palmyra

     I have a $30.00 loyalty discount starting in a few days, does that mean Verizon will not only give me a free Tbollt but will give me 30 bucks to “boot” :) 

    • Custom Colonel

      they might have to to get ppl to buy this crappy phone

    • Anonymous

      Your asterisk on you discount explicitly states it cannot lower the price below zero.

    • Anonymous

      Your asterisk on you discount explicitly states it cannot lower the price below zero.

  • yayIwon

    yay this phone is halfway out the door

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  • Custom Colonel

    You people are such sheep.  If the iPhone was randomly rebooting, you fools would be talking about how crappy a product it is.  But with the TB, “just root and ROM.  done.” 

    Android users are the biggest sheep on the planet.

    • Inkster09

      Your just stupid. Simple and plain.

      • Custom Colonel

        sure…you people are suggesting that you can fix a broken product yourself and acting as if that’s so awesome…but i’m stupid…right.

        • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

          Yes, actually.

          • Custom Colonel

            Keep being a sheep.  It’s funny.  That’s why companies love people like you.  Mindless idiots who try to justify a failed device by saying that you can fix it yourself.  Takes the onus of the manufacturer and believe me they’re not complaining about that!

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.VandenBerg Ben V.

            You keep coming back with every comment with “you’re all sheep” sarcasm.  You’re a sheep as well, just of a different kind, perhaps a bit delusional if you believe that your comments are going to persuade anybody else from picking up a free phone.  Or, better yet, ego-maniacal if you have no interest at all in persuading people and rather find joy in reading your own posts.
            Let people be happy for the free crappy phone if they choose to, you’re not going to be changing anyone’s mind by calling them a sheep.
            “wow, that Colonel guy is so witty.  I better take a better look at a free phone before I make an investment.”

          • Custom Colonel

            No one is trying to change anyone’s mind…I’m just speaking my opinion.  You guys sit here patting each other on the back and making excuses for buying a crappy phone, and then turn around and bash iPhone users for “holding their phone wrong”.  Be fair, because when you’re not fair, that’s when you look like a sheep.  And you look like a sheep.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.VandenBerg Ben V.

            3 to one, you’re a sheep too.  Don’t associate me with “these people” unless you’re willing to associate yourself with “these people.  After all, we all have the same thing in common.  “Be fair,” -your words.

          • Custom Colonel

            No, I’m not a sheep actually.  I call it how I see it.  I don’t get on my knees and worship any phone and lie about how good a phone is to justify a purchase.  The TB sucks, everyone knows it sucks, and the sheep continue to insist its a great phone with “no problems ever!!!!!”..gimme a break.  VZW and HTC both have acknowledged the rebooting issue and people are really trying to say they have no problems ever?  That’s sheepishness at its finest (or worst depending on how you look at it).

            If a phone sucks, I say it sucks, iPhone, android, Palm or RIM.  I don’t pretend I love a phone or ignore blatant problems by saying “it’s ok, I fix it myself’

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.VandenBerg Ben V.

            Just because you have an opinion doesn’t mean you should speak it.  I could understand if you wanted to make a positive contribution to this discussion, but you’re nothing more than a nag.  It’s a beautiful holiday, bottle up your crap negativity and go buy a beer.  Drink away your hatred for sheep the way any good American should, and spare the positive readers/contributors your harping cry to “call it like you see it.”

          • Custom Colonel

            You’re upset because my opinion differs from yours.  That’s all it is, buddy.  And that’s understandable.  You’re on this “I won’t let anyone talk ill of Android” line of thinking, and it upsets you when someone does.  Take your own advice and enjoy the holiday, instead of trying to tell me i “shouldn’t speak” my opinion.  Talk about irony on Independence Day…

          • Aegis1701

            Its like my dad use to tell me, “Son, opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and they all stink” 

          • Anonymous

            Iphone sucks. Android sucks. Blackberry sucks. Windows phone sucks. They all suck. That’s what I think anway. You are just mad because god gave you a little penis. I say buy a big truck and make do with what you got. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.VandenBerg Ben V.

            I’m not upset at all.  I have five beers roasting a cheeseburger, no problems here.  I could care two shits about android phones vs iphones or any other phone for that matter.  I’m here to represent the positive-minded folks who come for good news about the lineup. 
            And, yes, I am here to tell you that you shouldn’t speak your opinion ( if it’s to bitch and gripe then STFU).  I agree with Aegis1701, just because you have the American freedom to express your opinions doesn’t mean that you should spout them.  There’s enough negativity abound without your calling large groups of people “sheep” because they enjoy their phone even though you don’t want to buy it.
            Don’t buy the phone…or get it for free, or do, I don’t care, but don’t fill these pages with your negative crap and attach it to the name of Colonel. 
            The least you could do, out of respect to the readers, or the military it you’re willing to go further, is change your name to something melloncholi like “crybaby” or “androidanus” or “bitchatit” or “Willie Fisterbottom”.  Okay, the last name was a bit of a stretch, but I heard at the party and I thought I’d share.
            Cheers,

          • Custom Colonel

            Again, no one is bitching and griping.  I’m stating an opinion (formed around a FACT verified by both the carrier and the manufacturer) and you’re upset because it goes against what you think.  You’re in denial, and that’s fine.  Don’t tell me to stop posting because you have an issue coming to terms with your fail of a phone.  How about you stop reading?

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.VandenBerg Ben V.

            Stop reading, that’s ridiculous and juvenile. That’s like me suggesting that you stop thinking or breathing.  There’s no problem with reading, the problem is your negativity.  If your opinion was productive, actually had merit and a goal to make a positive change, then that would have justification.  You’re using this page to pick your scabs and scratch your ass. 
            FYI, I have a Droid X, and it works just fine, turd.  In this accusation of sheep, I am not one.  I’m just the collective voice of DL readers that want you to take your sorry sack of complaints over to  another site.  You’re bad energy is not wanted here.

          • Jvrcb17

            Okay, so from what i have been reading on this section, Sheep guy is an iPhone user. This brings up just one question. Why the hel l is he on this site? He mush be hating his iShit so much right now that’s he’s looking for an awesome deal on a free Thunderbolt.

          • Swillie

            I have never posted on this board, but my Thunderbolt works like a charm. It is completeley stock, non rooted and has the latest update. It has never rebooted, and with the widgets that came with it I turn off the 3g/4g radio when not using it and the battery life is better than my Droid OG was.

          • Custom Colonel

            that’s great.  HTC and VZW have both verified there’s an issue.

          • Nastiidom

             lol to “sheepishness”….nice man

          • Anonymous

            Mr2 update fixed the reboots. I have the TB and admit it has alot of issues.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.VandenBerg Ben V.

            3 to one, you’re a sheep too.  Don’t associate me with “these people” unless you’re willing to associate yourself with “these people.  After all, we all have the same thing in common.  “Be fair,” -your words.

          • Inkster09

            You should work for FOX NEWS. They need more ppl like u.

          • AndroidUserbyChoice

            no because as you are an iPhone user you are brain washed in to Steve Jobs crap… AKA…  YOURE A SHEEP

          • Anonymous

            You are on a DROID forum moron… Oh, and bbaaaahhhhhh…

        • Sleepin

          We can and have. The only sane explanation is that….yes….you are a fu*kin idiot.

          • Custom Colonel

            I’m sure you can and have.  the problem is you’re ok with that.  think about what you’re saying.  “My phone sucks, and I spent $299 on it.  But it’s ok, I’ll just fix it myself and live in denial”…sheeposity at its finest

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T5LEHWHT2F5L4SYUNVG6BF2WLU EJ

            Whatever you say Colonel Sheep

    • Chile Quinones

      Sooooooo, why are you here again, I really lost the point of your first point.  Care to refresh us?

      • Custom Colonel

        i think its pretty obvious what i’m saying…if you need your hand held while you read, i can’t help you with that.

    • Earleepa

      Sounds to me like you’ve stump broke a sheep or two in your day colonel da

    • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

      exactly what do you mean by “you people”????

    • Dpry3580

      Stuck with a *phone for 2 years, and you’re kickin your self for the VERY VERY BAD decision aren’t you? We live and learn. Better luck (and research hopefully) next time.

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  • Tim242

    I hope it’s true! I want one! For all of you Bionic fans…Moto software sucks. The Droid X Gingerbread is awful.

    • Lakerzz

      “Mototurd” is really not that bad.

    • Anonymous

      Keep telling yourself that to justify having a outdated phone

      • Tim242

        Outdated? It’s processor out performs the dual cores. The screen is not Pentile. It is not cheap plastic. Tell yourself what you need to. Verizon cancelled the Gingerbread updates on the Droids 2 and Pro because Moto botched it so bad on the X. Moto sucks.

        • Anonymous

          ha keep telling yyourself that. They held off the updates because of droid 3. Look at the leaked sheet with droid 3 specs. And what dual cores does it out perform? And moto doesn’t use plastic?

          • Tim242

            I guess you missed all the articles on the f’d up bug-infested gingerbread update on the X. The Atrix and Bionic are both all plastic. Stick to what you know. The Bionic is so great, they had to rebuild it from scratch. It MIGHT come out 8 months after it was announced.

          • Anonymous

            The new bionic isn’t plastic look at the pics and documents before you say stuff.

          • Tim242

            Regardless of what it is built of, it will still be moto. You will run back to that Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt outperforms the Atrix. What makes you think the Bionic will be any better? Calling the Thunderbolt outdated is nonsense.

          • Anonymous

            Well the bionic has a better processor, gb out of the box. Not to mention moto is better than htc with battery life. I’ve had plenty of htc and moto phones.

          • Tim242

            The processor is not better. Who cares if it’s Gingerbread out of the box?
            There is nothing special about Gingerbread. No Lte phone is going to have
            good battery life…get used to it.

          • Anonymous

            Yes the omap is better. But clearly you are one of those fanboys who only sees what they want to see. We will see in a few weeks if the thunderbolt is truly better and out performs the bionic.

          • Tim242

            Fanboy? I had a Droid X, my bf has a Droid X. HTC is just better. Perfect?
            No. But, better. Regardless if the OMAPs are better, or not…the
            Thunderbolt’s processor is outperforming everything else right now…far
            from outdated. You can have your preference, without talking nonsense.

          • Anonymous

            Out performing everything? Maybe on Verizon but not everything like you say there are lots of phonea that out perform the thunderbolt. And you thinking htc is better is your opinion and how you feel just cuz you and ur bf had a Droid x means nothing. Not to mention droid x isn’t dual core anyway and also doesnt have the new blur that is on the Droid 3 and bionic.

          • Tim242

            The droid x is on Gingerbread, and does have the new blur. The Atrix is
            supposed to be the best phone out and it is full of bugs and is slower than
            the thunderbolt. There is not a phone out that is better than the
            thunderbolt….unless the the Evo 3’s dual core is faster. That, I don’t
            know. But, there is not and will not be a moto phone that will.

          • Anonymous

            No Droid x doesn’t have the 3d blur like on Droid 3 and bionic. Also the g2x outperforms the thunderbolt and so does the sensation. It just seems like you hate moto and the atrix was never the best phone.

          • Tim242

            The atrix was never the best phone, yet you think the bionic will be? The
            Sensation is not released in the US, as of yet. If you look at the
            sensation, the g2x, and the thunderbolt…the differences are miniscule. You
            are nit-picking. Besides, you have to pick a phone on your carrier. No phone
            you listed is coming to Verizon. I find it hillarious that you are defending
            a phone that was announced 7 months ago, scrapped and rebuilt from scratch,
            and still no definite release date….yet you talk shit about the
            thunderbolt. Seriously, get a life.

          • Anonymous

            The sensation is out on T-Mobile been for a little while. And when did I say the bionic would be the best phone? Never exactly maybe if you could read. Go back to your boyfriend Tim. And I have the TB so I can talk as much shit as you say. But because I talk about the issues you get all defensive. And im the one who needs a life. Smh also the atrix isn’t on Verizon so why compare it?

          • Tim242

            All phones have issues. All LTE phones have less than great battery life.
            You are picking fights with people that like and want the Thunderbolt. You
            started this. If that is all you have to do…yes, you need to get a life.

          • Anonymous

            Nobody is picking a fight. Its a phone hop off and relax. If you are getting that worked up over a phone YOU need a life. Maybe get your bf to relax you. And the battery life is awful which is much below less than great. The charge has good battery life so don’t say its all lte phones. No need to debate phones the reviews and what not speak for themselves.

          • Tim242

            Really? The reviews laugh at the charge’s name, since you have to charge it
            so much : ) I hope the bionic is what you want it to be, but the thunderbolt
            is what I want. Now, let’s relax and have a drink : )

  • Mike

    I don’t know why there are so many negative comments on DL about the Bolt. I’ve had mine 60 days and have none of the issues of “random re-boots and bad battery life.” There is nothing on the market today that can even compare to the performance that I get out of my Tbolt.

    • Anonymous

      I agree mostly… I do love my Tbolt. However, I am looking forward to an update for it, hopefully soon! I have none of the GPS problems that many people talk about… I can usually get locked on in a matter of seconds. I have had the random reboot thing happen, but only a few times, and oddly enough, only while I was out of town and in relatively rural area of Washington state where I only had 3G. My battery life isn’t great, but it is a smartphone after all. So, I work with that. Hopefully it’ll improve with the update as well.

      All in all though, I love my Tbolt. I’m glad you don’t have any of those problems, and I agree… no need for the hatred on this site. For those of you who don’t like it, get another phone! Doesn’t mean you need to hate on the Bolt!!

      • Anonymous

        Cyanogenmod just got updated for the bolt a couple days ago. Its so nice. GPS instantly locks. 4g is locking nicely too. I flashed it onto my little brothers bolt too and he was happier than a retard at Chuck E Cheese. Its like getting a brand new phone.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Any problems that I had I fixed easily…

      I did have two random reboots within an hour of purchasing the device. Solution: I was rooted and rom’d in 90 minutes. I’ve had the sleep of death a few times. Solution: Bumped up the minimum processor speed when screen-off. Battery life? I’ve never had a problem, and while I would only classify myself as a moderate user, I routinely get 12+ hours of battery life without trying.

      I think some people aren’t smart enough for a smart phone, tbh… :P

      • Custom Colonel

        yeah…they sell me a defective device, i just fix it myself!  i’m not a sheep though…

        /sarcasm

    • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

      Because every phone is different, every immature, attention starved troll needs to prove that their phone is the best and that yours is garbage. It’s the fatal flaw of the Android community. It’s why I rarely comment and just look at the news posts here.

      Granted, it’s one thing if you’re having legitimate issues. That’s fine, and I can understand your frustration. But all these people calling us sheep *ahem* and what not who have NEVER OWNED a Thunderbolt are just looking for a reaction. The lowest of the low.

      • Custom Colonel

        You are sheep *ahem* if you try to suggest that a phone that has KNOWN and ADMITTED problems “works with no problems ever!” or try to suggest that the solution to a broken device is to just “root and rom. done.” 

        VZW and HTC love people like you and others who say those stupid things.  You’re letting them sell you broken devices, and trying to justify that by saying you can just root and rom to fix it.  That’s the lowest of the low.

        • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

          And you would know precisely what those problems are and that everyone gets them because you read about it on a blog once. Right?

          My Bolt has problems. It has connectivity issues and it used to have random reboots before I installed the MR2 update. I like it, I’m happy with it. Who cares? It’s no reason to attack people because they didn’t buy an iPhone. And if you think we’re all sheep, why are you here?

          Oh, that’s right. You’re here because you’re a lifeless troll who only exists to annoy and harass everyone.

          • Custom Colonel

            No one is talking about iPhone except when I said if the iPhone had these problems, you wouldn’t be saying “just jailbreak it and done.”  Youd be “whining” about how Apple is a cult and some other Android sheeplike things.  Gimme a break.  Android users are the same idiots who say things like “At least I can hold my phone when I make a call”, yet they excuse the fact that they’re friggin phone reboots while on a call. 

            Secondly, of course I read it on a blog.  Are you know further suggesting that those who post on these blogs are lying??  That when there is a problem with the TB it’s a lie, and when there’s not it’s the truth?  And you’re not a sheep, right? 

          • LionStone

            “No one is talking about iPhone except when I…”

            Yea dude, go cry somewhere else…

          • Custom Colonel

            I think you’re a little too confident in your ability to make me stop posting.  B+ for effort though.

          • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

            I see this guy has taken the torch and is carrying it well. Haha

    • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

      Droid Charge says “Hi”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1097190148 Brandon Girod

      Because your one phone accounts for all of them, right?

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  • Mr.Joe

    I’d rather have a locked down phone (Droid Charge) then a crappy phone (Thunderbolt)

    • Berne23

      The Droid charged is not locked down.

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    Only one month left before I can early upgrade. August 5th for this please.

  • Barbelina

    do you think it will be offered before Verizon changes their pricing for data pkg?

    • Anonymous

      Of course not. This is to entice people after the new plans come online. In particular, featurphone upgrades.

  • TheAndroid1

    Now you can save the money to buy spare batteries and the charging dock.

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t seem real. Thunderbolt is 50% off to free? Droid X is listed twice, iPhone on sale?! iPhone is RARELY on sale. 

  • Hoosiercub

    Would jump on this in a heartbeat.. haters gonna hate.. then when the SGSII drops or our HTC Pyramid, ill get that on an upgrade lined up for early next year.

  • Hoosiercub

    Would jump on this in a heartbeat.. haters gonna hate.. then when the SGSII drops or our HTC Pyramid, ill get that on an upgrade lined up for early next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Rose/100000483772011 Aaron Rose

    Poor D1 just died. Was debating what to get, but this may end the debate. Decent enough hardware (though I really would’ve like dual core, but otherwise good) and unlocked.

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  • Psn636

    You people with reboots.. Root it and put cm7 on it.. Problem solved

    • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

      Or just install MR2. But, you know, whiners gonna whine.

      • Custom Colonel

        How do you not comprehend how stupid you sound?  Do you really think that even 2% of smartphone owners know what rooting and rom-ing is?  This is why Android users are complete morons.  In their attempt to justify using a crappy phone, they also imply that every android user is smart enough to do these things, but also that they SHOULD do these things and stop “whining”.  Seriously?  What a moron you are.

        • Inkster09

          You really haven’t read anything we say on here did u? Its the skins and all the bullshit thy put on these as u say crappy phones. That makes it crappy. Android is and will be ALWAYS better than iPhone. ALWAYS.

          • Inkster09

            Stock android will stomp out iPhone very soon.

          • Custom Colonel

            why are you android sheep so quick to assume that i am some iphone supporter? i’m not.  a phone is a phone.  if it sucks it sucks.  you sheep are the ones who pretend your phones are perfect when they’re clearly not and such has been admitted by both the carrier and the manufacturer.  iphone sheep are no better then you android sheep.  both sides are filled with idiots who think their phone choice is indicative of their life.  you people are sad.

          • Anonymous

            What phone do you have then?

          • Custom Colonel

            a D1…a good phone.  not a TB, a shitty phone

  • Anonymous

    The DX2 is already 99.99 at Costco for new lines, so not a bad deal, I bet the iP4 would be too, if they carried them haha… still not sure how 50% = 100% lol… as bad as sprint employees who can’t add.

  • Anonymous

    The DX2 is already 99.99 at Costco for new lines, so not a bad deal, I bet the iP4 would be too, if they carried them haha… still not sure how 50% = 100% lol… as bad as sprint employees who can’t add.

  • Anonymous

    When is the free charge gonna be available? And to all you losers that actually paid cash money for this POS, all I can say is, you got robbed.

    • http://twitter.com/Prance_E_Tron Adam Ismail

      And all I can say is thanks for your opinion, troll! You’ve clearly used the device for long enough to know without question that it sucks. 

      This is why the Android community kills me. Because there are so many different devices out there, everyone has to prove his is the best. It’s an effin’ phone, get a life!

      • Custom Colonel

        youre in denial.  its a known problem with the TB, yet you’re saying it doesn’t exist.  you need to get a life and admit that you bought a phone that sucks…it’s ok.

  • daniel

    Y does it show the thunderbolt and the droid x in two different spots?

  • jimbob

    I paid $300+ for it 3 months ago.  What a bunch of crap.

    • Anonymous

      :) Don’t feel bad… I paid $600.00 then a couple weeks later I got $50 back when the price came down.

      For those that don’t understand … That is full price since I don’t have patience to wait out my contracts. I’d still be with my D1 for crying out loud… Then I would have missed out on my D2, and DX.

      I’ll probably buy the new Samsung if it makes its way to Verizon.

      • jimbob

        Yeah, I was really sick of my phone (enV Touch) so I just went and got one.  My only regret is the damn battery.

  • Custom Colonel

    Clearly a “this phone sucks so we need to unload them” moment.

    • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

      But how is that possible? I thought this phone was outselling the iPhone…el oh el

      • Custom Colonel

        Yes also some people “have never had any issue with it ever!”…you and i both know that’s just silly sheep speak lol

        • Inkster09

          A sheep calling android users sheep. Just the irony in ur statements .

          • Inkster09

            You must be talking about vzw ppl. Ill agree to a certain extent there.

          • Inkster09

            And yes with my nexus s 4g. I had/have no issues with it.

    • Anonymous

      Or a get feature phone people to step up and buy a tiered data plan moment.

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    • Anonymous

      How about it is $600

      2 yr contract = 50% off $300

      Sale additional 50% off = free

      • Basic Math Fail

        your math sucks.  what you’re looking for is:

        How about it is $600
        2 yr contract =50% off $300
        Sale additional 100% off = free

        • Anonymous

          So… “additional” 100% off “LIST” price (or ANOTHER $600 off after they gave you $300 off means they giving $900 off a $600 phone). “Basic” math and accounting (or marketing) math are notalways in such clear agreement.

          I agree it is a lousy way to describe it, but does that ran you need to be an anonymous jackals about it?

    • Jvrcb17

      I know, total fail… unless this was a BS photoshop job someone made up to get us all excited

      • cJ

        Just sure but VZW website has been revamped and looks exactly like the ad now!

  • Jeffconrad17

    I just wish the T Bolt that I have worked properly!

  • Anonymous

    It also days free activation. Wow, so free phone with a free activation with a $50 gift card? Doesn’t sound like Verizon. There must be a hidden agenda.

    • Anonymous

      You don’t get the gift card. That is a different promotion that ends july 4. The free TB gets no giftcard

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable. I got mine 3 weeks ago to the day… think they’ll refund me? Heck, I’d be overjoyed if they’d even meet me halfway. Wanted to get it for $200 from Amazon, but had to pay the full $250 at Verizon plus tax because it was an early upgrade they offered our primary line. Bah!

  • Buckgrad

    No thanks. Waiting for the Galaxy S2.

  • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

    Must be a different version of the TBolt.  I don’t see anything about the auto-rebooting feature listed in the specs ;)

    • Anonymous

      Hah comment of the weekend.

    • http://twitter.com/LetsTalkTablets Darryl

       I’m sure some upgrade option would be available for that lol

      • tjhrulz

        Yeah I read on a side page somewhere you could upgrade to the auto reboot feature for $29.99, what a deal right?

        • Arlington Albertson

          That was $29.99/month on a tiering plan. If you’d like it to just randomly shut off, then that’s $29.99, if you’d like a hard crash with a fancy error message, that will be $49.99. Pricing increases along those lines based on requested options and features. Some include “Soft reboot”, a soft reboot is just the gui crashing and restarting, “Hard reboot”, completely crashes and reboots, then there is the top end option which we loving call the FMDroid option. This is a piece of work this one. It starts out as a minor corruption causing you to randomly lose data or applications, it then starts working it’s way into the system level itself. Eventually it goes to the point of completely “F*ing” your droid causing complete system failure and corruption

          • tjhrulz

            Only $50, what a steal I will have to upgrade to it for sure!

  • )v(urphy

    …..and reboots on command… Oh wait…

  • Anonymous

    Ill take the Charge for $150.  U can keep ur VPhone…

  • Mandorawk

    Sounds great maybe trying to unload some of for the bionic.this would be perfect for my girl who’s eligible for an upgrade

    • Anonymous

      Lets hope the bionic gets announced soon.

      • Anonymous

        I just got a TB. I hope they cancel the Bionic so I can feel better about my choice.

        • Anonymous

          Too bad it just went thru FCC so definitely not cancelled

          • Anonymous

            Well I hope it sucks so I can feel better about my choice. ;p

  • Immolate

    Hello… This may change my plans. I was going to get a D3 this week and give the Tbolt to my daughter, but $200 is a powerful price incentive. We may have matching phones if this works out.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MaxMoulton MaxMoulton

    this doesn’t make sense to me. the original price is $249.99, not $299.99 originally, right? how what’s this “save 50%” when you’re actually getting it free? seems confusing to me.

    • Anonymous

      Who knows lol

      • http://www.twitter.com/MaxMoulton MaxMoulton

        that’s not my point. they have a promo where the phone is $249 (the price it always has been) and you get a $50 gift card with that.  then in this “new deal” where it’s supposedly “free”, it’s listed as it originally being $299.99.

    • Anonymous

      Well since the unsubsidized price IA higher, that could be the initial 50 percent and with this offer you save the other half. Agree it is confusing, but that would be my guess behind the “logic” of it.

      • http://www.twitter.com/MaxMoulton MaxMoulton

        great theory! never would’ve though of that myself

  • Anonymous

    Ha trying to rid inventory since it had so many issues. And I have the thunderbolt and it could have been a great phone if they fixed it and shipped with gb.

    • Immolate

      Just root the daggum thing and get what you want.

      • Anonymous

        I shouldn’t have to root for it to work how it should have out of the box. Luckily I got an upgrade ill be using to grab a bionic once it releases.

        • Immolate

          I think the Bionic is a great choice, and I’ve got another upgrade later this month that I’ll save for that, but you’re looking at it wrong. Rooting isn’t what you have to do to make your phone work properly. It is what you’re able to do to make your phone the best it can be. How many other well-engineered phones can you get on Verizon for free with 4G? Tbolt is a great instrument, and has a fantastic development community. There are a variety of well-crafted ROMs out there that make it easily better than anything else Verizon has out today. The Bionic will change that, hopefully, and if you have one only one upgrade, I’d hold out for that. But if you have options and can upgrade again in a month or two, the Tbolt is a good choice.

          • Anonymous

            I had the TB. Bionic is more future proof and looks to be a better overall phone. Also I rooted before and I’m one who runs Roms and that just. I know rooting would make it better just dont like how they issued an update wwhich made the phone worse lol.

    • Midniteryder74

      So many issues?  Only issue I’ve had is the rebooting after the update.  What phone did you get???

      • Immolate

        I saw some reboots on the earlier dasBAMF ROMs but nothing recently. The most I’ve seen lately is a single roboot within minutes of upgrading the radio that amounts to the software “settling in”

      • Anonymous

        I am on my 5th TB. Between random reboots, screen being raised and being able to see into the phone, sunken power button so I couldn’t push it in. Check any forums you will see. Not to mention the absolutely abysmal battery life. And yes I have the TB. But once the bionic is released I’m using my upgrade on it.

        • Supersporttahoe

          Have fun with your locked down bionic. Better hope it doesn’t have problems bc devs won’t be able to fix them!

          • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

            haha, pretty sad when you must rely on amateur java devs to fix a phone that you paid over 200 dollars for. 

          • Jermsy

            I completely agree with you. The phone shouldn’t have any of those problems, and you ppl shouldn’t rely on developers to fix them. However, I think I might buy a used one until the Galaxy S II drops on Verizon.
            I really wanna try Sense 3.0 and 4g LTE.

          • Custom Colonel

            LOL.  Yeah they have to wait for a basement dev to “fix” their phone that they spent $300 on, and they’re cool with this…haha….

          • Anonymous

            Hahah I guess you don’t check out any other sites it has unlockable bootloader. But even if it didn’t I mean devs didn’t get roms on the x or Droid 2 with its locked bootloader. Ha

        • Tom

          You’re lying!!! This phone is perfect!!! I’ve never had a problem with it ever!!1 I know both HTC and VZW have acknowledged the problem, but they’re lying!!! It’s a corporate conspiracy!!!!!!!111!!!

          …yeah sounds pretty dumb TB users.  Feel sorry for you guys.

  • Anonymous

    I got my Tbolt 2 weeks ago, they better honor it and give me my money back

    • http://www.twitter.com/MaxMoulton MaxMoulton

      if the deal is real and actually happens, you should call and/or go to your local store. I’ve done this before and they’ve honored it for me every time.

      • Anonymous

        Oh trust me I will lol, thank you

        • Stevaroo01

          Got mine two weeks ago today. I’ll be paying a visit as well if this happens!

        • Anonymous

          why should i trust you after you did what you did?