HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE delayed until July 5th?
0. phoneArena posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:07
June 21st has come and gone with not one HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE unit sold by Verizon which makes sense considering that the latest speculation is that the phone has been delayed until next month with July 5th expected to be the new launch date...
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8. Femto posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:33 0 2
Ditto. Great network, but I'm sick of VZ's laggy, 7-month old, bezeltacular line-up. Pathetic selection vs. the other big 3; especially AT&T. Bored with my tiny, 3G iPhone. Having android withdrawal. Impatiently awaiting the delayed (especially on Verizon) GS3.
2. 14545 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:14 2 3
Explain to me why it is that verizon is the only one with such huge delays? First it was the thunderbolt, then the Gnex, then this, then the GS3. WTF VZW? Stop doing so much useless testing and just release the phones. It's not like you catch anything with your stupid testing anyway.
3. Joshing4fun posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:21 1 3
At least with this phone a bunch of people won't be upset with this delay. This phone can't have much of a "fan base" behind it unlike the SIII.
4. deviantirish79 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:26 7 0
Conveniently places the launch after the new Data plans Launch to get those pesky customers off the unlimited data plans with the new upgrade clause.
5. tbacba posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:03 2 1
Yeah, I was hoping to take a look at this phone to see how it compared with my original DINC, but now that won't happen. I need to upgrade before the 28th to keep unlimited, so my decision process just got easier. Galaxy S III it is!
10. KingKurogiii posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:43 1 1
yeah, i'm gonna have to get an SIII too. oh well HTC.
14. androiddownsouth posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:13 1 0
Wish they had released it in time. The INC4G really is a great phone. Major fail it will be in immediate competition with the SGSIII......
16. Malique001 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:22 1 3
Lol, good choice but i recently spoke to a Verizon rep and by the time u activate ur GSIII, ur unlimited data is gone. Consider paying full retail to keep ur unlimited or get another phone.
17. androiddownsouth posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:32 2 1
I'm pretty sure that if you preorder it and your contract effective date is before June 28th, you should keep your data. The key will be when your effective contract date is.
King says he has it in writing he will keep his data if he preorders it, so if he has that, I don't see how he won't keep it. We had that little conversation the other day.
20. tedkord posted on 22 Jun 2012, 14:06 1 0
I have two separate emails from two different Verizon reps stating that if I preorder prior to June 28th, I will keep my unlimited data plan.
26. KingKurogiii posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:01 1 1
yeah, i confirmed with a rep today. i'll be pre-ordering a GSIII sometime this evening. o:
21. enemyisyou posted on 22 Jun 2012, 14:43 1 0
Same here - I had it confirmed that if I pre-ordered prior to 6/28, then I get to keep my unlimited data, regardless of when my contract ends. If they try to rescind, I will return the phone and switch to another network. Not because of having my unlimited data taken away (because I know I'll have to give it up someday), but because they would have lied to me.
22. cfprelude posted on 22 Jun 2012, 15:01 0 0
incorrect - well documented that this is NOT the case for preorders through VZW directly.
30. DigitalBoy05 posted on 23 Jun 2012, 12:15 0 0
that was sadly a tactic to get you to switch. i work for verizon and the internal training doc discussing the new plans says in giant bold letters that if you preorder your galaxy 3 you are gaurenteed to keep your unlimited data. just have to preorder before the 28th
6. Roofer11 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:22 3 1
Man...yet another release date! Really? Come-on Verizon, enough already. Like to get this phone mainly because of the 4" screen, that's the ideal size. Do like the SIII but man, don't want to handle a mini-tablet in the hand...got to reach the entire screen with just one hand not double fisted!! Oops, did I just say that!
7. Mr_Carter2 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:27 1 1
The lg lucid has nearly the same specs, but is priced at half the droid incredible lte. The only thing this phone has over the lg lucid is the fact that it ships with ice cream sandwich. I have a feeling this phone won't sell well as its still priced to closely to the galaxy s III.
11. androiddownsouth posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:55 1 1
That is so wrong to say it only illustrates just how little you know about the phone. I've had my hands on it and sell these phones for a living, and there is zero comparison between these two phones. the Lucid isn't in the same galaxy as the INC4G.
9. CupZ83 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:42 0 1
They are delaying it for economic reasons to FORCE you into the new plans...they couldve had the SGSIII out by yesterday I heard but that wouldn't work out for their new 'shared plan' system that supposed to save oh so much moolah...pshh what a joke I am some what regretting leaving sprint for them to wait for the SGSIII
12. Femto posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:04 1 0
I hear where you're coming from; and I'm frustrated as heck with Verizon's delays, too. BUT, you did the right thing leaving Sprint for VZ. Voice, 3G, and LTE coverage are all objectively superior on Verizon; not to mention the customer service. We just need to be patient for a few more weeks for the payday. Hang in there.
13. androiddownsouth posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:11 0 0
The new plans will not be right for everyone, that is true. That said, there are some customers these plans will actually save some money. Some will, some won't. Much like the wide selection of phones, not 1 phone is right for all people.
Losing unlimited data does suck to be sure, but I would be shocked if other carriers don't follow suit soon. We know how it goes, it usually just takes one carrier to do something, then the rest follow right behind when it comes to things like this.
18. CupZ83 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:12 0 1
I dunno if i can swallow paying 50 for 1GB of data tho (being that it wont come out til after the 28th and I will be a new customer then) :/...yeah well there's no way sprint can afford to do so or they will get bought out and Tmo may not be able to do so either....AT&T has the base to do so...until we the consumer take a stand we will continually get f****d and they dare us to go prepaid but eventually and starting soon prepaid will end up with great phones if not right away eventually they we can f**k them back :D...
19. androiddownsouth posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:19 1 0
If you are going 1 line, then for the phone and data, it will be $80 for unlimited talk/text and 1GB of data, $90 for same but 2GB of data, and $100 for same and 4GB of data, in 2GB for $10 increments.
Sure it's more than some carriers, but in my area, for instance, Verizon by far has the most comprehensive coverage of all carriers, and there will never be a prepaid service that offers the quality of coverage that a contract phone/service will.
Cricket and other prepaid providers may have the iPhone 4 etc, but their service is garbage comparitively speaking.
As much as it sucks, prices for everything seem to be going up, and cellular service is no exception.
The average user of data will likely see value in the new Verizon plans, but heavy data users will pay more if they don't want to buy a phone at retail.
28. CupZ83 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:28 0 0
not to be an a** but, 50(1GB data)+40(smart phone fee)=90/mo and 60(2GB data)+ 40= 100 yeah its 10 dollars but that before taxes and without insurance so it does add up...and yes unfortunately for my area that too is the only provider that has any coverage and data relevance above abysmal in my area :/
15. rmblack1 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:16 0 0
Is that a typo regarding the front facing shooter? It's only .3 MP? Or is it 2.3 MP?
24. gallitoking posted on 22 Jun 2012, 15:55 1 0
wow the incredible has become.. not incredible anymore...
25. androiddownsouth posted on 22 Jun 2012, 16:30 1 1
Far more incredible than your iPhone dude.....
27. gallitoking posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:26 1 1
really?? and how would you know that if it hasnt been released?... I have my phone in my hand where is your Droid Incredible 4G LTE?... to compare. ahhh you dont have it..
31. androiddownsouth posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:04 0 0
I have had this device in my hands on two different occaisions. One was my company's sales rally in April. The other was a small gathering at the HTC box at Autozone park in Memphis at a Memphis Redbirds game.
Why the phone hasn't been released before now is not my department.
Some people know more than I do on many things, but I DEFINITELY know more than you BY FAR about this phone and how your iPhone isn't in the same league as the INC4G.
Hope you enjoy chewing on that nasty foot you currently have in your mouth. Based on many of your posts on other topics, you seem to like it a lot.....
29. bubbadoes posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:54 1 0
Bad time yet again for HTC. will be hard to compete with GSIII