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Finally, the HTC ThunderBolt reaches that familiar $0.01 on-contract pricing with Amazon

0. phoneArena 26 Aug 2011, 10:26 posted on

In what seems to be an eternity in the making, we are finally seeing the HTC ThunderBolt getting down and dirty with that almost free on-contract pricing courtesy of Amazon. In the past, we’ve seen the handset’s price being dropped...

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posted on 26 Aug 2011, 10:47

1. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


Well that pisses me off! I purchased the incredible 2 on Amazon just because it was one cent and now they make the Thunderbolt one cent a week later. Sucks!

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:19 3

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Even though it's not saying much, the Incredible is much better than the T-Bolt considering the T-Bolt has so many problems along with the typical Android problems.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:20 1

11. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


I agree, Amazon saved you a FAT headache. LOL! The Thunderbolt is a POS to say it lightly.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:28

13. ecml490 (unregistered)


Well that's good to hear then. Lol. I wasn't aware of the numerous issues the Thunderbolt had ...

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 11:08

2. kazzy (unregistered)


Buyers remorse? You should have at least 2 weeks to return it.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 11:39 1

3. nate dogg (unregistered)


well i was happy until i saw the renewal of contract :( price

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 11:41 1

4. lookingforaphone (unregistered)


Not surprised at All....Shame on you HTC for the first LTE failure phone on VW....1400mah battery, skipped gingerbread release, reboots--All the marketing that came before this phone and the under par performance. Should be called Bolt..

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 11:43 1

5. lookingforaphone (unregistered)


This is what kills Android devices---They are released at $249.00 and barely 5 months later--free or one cents.....You don't Apple phones depreciated like this.....iphone4 has been out how long---and still carrying it's original price tag....

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:22

12. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


I would like to think it's because there's only one iPhone, and hundreds of models of Android. Just a thought thou.. :p

An just to add, I really think Apple buyers are brain washed.

Apple Rep: get this old new phone for just 199.99 and it comes with a new technology called "Notifications". LOL

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 11:47 1

6. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


That's about right for an obsolete phone.....

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:02 1

7. tbolthasissues (unregistered)


Seriously lol... I've got the Charge and I'm so glad I went with it over the Thunderbolt. That thing has some ISSUES.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:19 1

9. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


All Android phones have issues lol.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:20

10. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


What issues does it have after the last update? Seriously, this thing works flawlessly. It freezes up every now and then if you don't restart it occasionally, but you people are just hating for no reason... The Charge is slower then the Thunderbolt, and the Revolutions UI alone should make you run, and they all have the best 4G available.... So why the hate again?

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:38 2

14. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


The Thunderbolt can be on the same boat as the HP Touchpad....Released two months ago for $499.00, a month later $399.00, and the following month $99.00...The same goes for the Thunderbolt-supposed to have been the Flagship phone of the year...delayed release, horrible battery life, skipped Gingerbread update, numerous OTA's--$249 price back in March, now only five months later 0.01 cent. Thanks HTC!!! and you wonder now why Apple products lead the way--no matter how many isheep followers they have.....

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:44 2

15. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Wait until Microsoft get's their act together....Android and Apple will all be playing catchup---Reason's being----Android--way, way, way too much fragmentation--and I have an Android---none of the updates are consistent--Eclair-Froyo-Gingerbread-IceCream and whatever name they come up with next...How many times has the Gingerbread ota been pulled from the air--How many devices is the current Gingerbread system running on--- For Apple---they are way behind..same ui since inception,,same look, same feel, same design, no flash, ui is basic, features are inferior to Android--come on just getting notification--face time has to run on wi-fi...watch out for WP7 in the future.....

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 14:45

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I will not bash on the T-bolt this time... but for some people looking for a decent phone the t-bolt is the answer... is a win for consumers.... some though..

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 15:44

17. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


after the update a few weeks ago the phone chance alot, its very reliable now..i use to hate this phone because it use to reboot at least 3 times a week(most of the time on youtube), since the update never again

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 20:16

19. downbeat4 (Posts: 71; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)


Perfect since update...perfect. Now where's that Vigor??

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 16:02

20. lubbalots (unregistered)


Android phone devalue as fast as they come. The minute you buy one off the shelf, a new model shows up.

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