HTC ThunderBolt to be offered for free from Verizon?
0. phoneArena 04 Jul 2011, 22:27 posted on
With a current promotion on the HTC ThunderBolt set to end on July 4th, rumor is that a new, bigger and more shocking promotion is coming from Big Red; How big? How shocking? Does a discounted Apple iPhone 4 at $150 do it for you? Well then, how about the HTC ThunderBolt for free?...
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2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
damn! that's good news! this could be the solution to anyone trying to grandfather themselves. o:
3. krauser1 (unregistered)
Don't buy into this bull s***. The thunderbolt was rumored to have gingerbread on June 30th and that screenshot was a bunch of crap.
4. John (unregistered)
FAKE!!! THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.. FAKE..
1) THATS NOT WHAT VZW WEBSITE..
2) HOW COME THERE IS 2 THUNDERBOLT AND DROID Xs??
3) TBOLT WAS NEVER $299.. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN $249
4) IF THE TBOLT IS FREE FROM $299 HOW COME SAVINGS ARE ONLY 50%?? SHOULD IT BE 100% SAVINGS??
5) THE CITRUS HAS BEEN FREE FOR MONTHS..
6) BOLD IS NOT $199 IT'S $149.99 MINUS $50MIR
I CAN KEEP GOING BUT I WON'T.. WHAT A FAKE.. IF U WANT PEOPLE TO BELIEVE YOU SHOULD DO A LIL MORE RESEARCH.. GOSH
15. CJ (unregistered)
I said the same thing when it first posted but look at VZW website today.
5. John (unregistered)
OH I FORGOT ONE MORE.. iPhone PRICES ARE UNTOUCHABLE..
WELL BESIDES THAT 25% OFF OF 199.99 IS $50.. SO PRICE SHOULD BE 149.99.. WHERE'S THE EXTRA DOLLAR COMING FROM?? THEN IT'S 24.??% NOT 25%..
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2839; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Will you please stop yelling or leaving the CAPS lock on?
9. JC (unregistered)
SALE AT VERIZON WIRELESS! EVERYTHING MUST GO!
*inflatable arm flailing thing*
7. Tom (unregistered)
I must learn this newly invented word - tell us what it means, Phone Arena!!! It sounds so futuristicky.
10. Better Not! (unregistered)
I just purchased the T-Bolt yesterday (the 4th) ... if they drop it to free within the next 15 days ... I am sending it back ... cancelling ... and signing back up... or demanding a $200 credit (corporate discount of 20%).
11. Scribed3d (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Aug 2010)
@ John... Man, please, fix your keyboard's Caps Lock key. Since both of your posts were that way, I am assuming that your keyboard is defective... instead of you being defective.
@Better Not... Verizon does a price match/adjustment thing as long as it is within 14 days of purchase. So does Best Buy and Amazon. I am not sure about Wirefly and other retailers though.
12. stealthd (Posts: 818; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Makes sense. Free phone so they can reel in the cash on their new tiered data.
13. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
With the problems the phone has. Why not OFFER it for free
No gingerbread on 30 June
Last OTA has put my phone in a constant reboot (10 times per day and that's when I'm looking at it---could be more)
4 hour battery life
Hot spot does not stay connected
No purpose for front facing camera---No Skype Video
MY Verizon App does not work
GPS takes over 5 minutes to load---says searching for GPS.....
So why not offer it for free vice charging $249.00 for a phone that doesn't work!
14. rich (unregistered)
im not sure wat u r doing with ur TB.... skype leaked... so u DO have skype video... mine reboots rarely... GPS is normal to search for minutes.... and u have to check ur apps for battery life. get ridda QiK if u have it, or sign out. same with skype. improves battery 100% right there. i take mine off charger 8am. normal use and at 10pm i still have 30%. its about management.