Best Buy sets $249.99 contract price for HTC Thunderbolt; displays pop up at Verizon stores
posted by Alan F. / Feb 11, 2011, 4:09 PM
A leak of a Best Buy advertisement shows that the HTC Thunderbolt will be sold for $249.99 at the big box retailer with a signed 2 year contract. Off contract, the price will be a hefty $749.99.
source: Droid-Life, AndroidCentral
[img left [[37484,37485]]:"In-store display at Verizon (L) for the HTC Thunderbolt could mean a launch is imminent, Best Buy plans to offer the device (R) for $249.99 with a signed 2-year pact" /]
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hahahahaaaaa 250 on contract?! Crazy ish
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 4:38 PM 4
Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010
i dont get it atts Inspire is the same thing except 99 dollars
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 6:07 PM 2
Any word on the 4g data plan pricing?
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 4:58 PM 0
I asked a Verizon rep yesterday and she said that, to start, 4g plans will be the same price.
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 5:57 PM 2
$250 for the number 1 phone on the market is reasonable. If you're not interested in paying that much, feel free to stick with a less capable model. This phone will be the phone to have.
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 5:24 PM 3
Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010
Number 1 phone on the market?!? Are you kidding me? Have you seen the phones that are planned to launch on other carriers? Lol thanks I needed a laugh tonight... And the price is ridiculous... A 32gb card is not worth an extra $100...
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 6:50 PM 3
Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009
actually, yes it is worth a 100$ ....Thanks I needed a laugh - What other carrier is launching a better phone? AT&T - Moto apex(?) a signal losing 4G wannabe? Fail Sprint - Evo Shift? Evo is old - Wimax Blows (so does sprint) TMobile ( maybe the only contender w/ Google Phone) Still has fake 4G and with a mild portfolio. Verizon? WEll lets see- iPhone 4, Droid bionic, LG Evolution, Samsung LTE, HTC Vivo 3G, Blackberry madness and XOOM. So im curious what you meant by "phones planned to launch" how thats a valid argument 1. because this phone will launch befire your "said phones" 2. "on the market" refers to whats launching now, now whats planned. So lets hear it ass hole.
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 9:17 PM 4
That so called #1 phone will be old news in a few months when Verizon starts selling the Bionic. $250 is too much for a repackaged EVO, 12 months late. Verizon is just testing the pricing waters. Hopefully, people don't bite at this price point.
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 6:03 PM 4
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Yea this phone is the EVO just on Verizon's network. It just depends on what better service you have in your area. Sprint and Verizon get great service where I live and the EVO is just much cheaper but basically the same phone. It comes down to your location. HOWEVER I will say this. I bought my Epic for $99 on Amazon when it was still $250 from Sprint directly. If you want this phone so bad, I would suggest to wait until Amazon offers it and knocks the price down.
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 7:54 PM 0
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iPhone 4 (3g 16gb no expansion) - 199.99 w/ 2 year Agreement iPhone 4 (3g 32gb no expansio) - 299.99 w/ 2 year Agreement HTC Thunderbolt 4G (4G 32gb preinstall w/ 8gb internal +expansion) - 249.99 w/2yr Hmmm, doesnt seem to add up, and when you spec the phones the iPhone is still behind. NOT to mention Ive seen this phone in person and photo's dont do it justice, the screen is glass with a nice built sturdy and heavy design metal and glass, similar to the build on iPhone, I would pay 299.99 w/ out rebate gladly and still have room to justify the cost. Oh and the 1ghz snap draggy part 2 is super slick and quick.
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 9:10 PM 1
17. jay unregistered
I don't get why people are complaining about this phone, the specs are amazing, the bionic will not be that much better if at all although it has "better" specs. And it's less then the 32gb iphone and it comes with its own 32gb sd card.
posted on Feb 11, 2011, 10:57 PM 0
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WHAT IS EVERYBODY BITCHING ABOUT A $249.99 PRICE TAG FOR? The Droid X was 299.99 for the longest time and so was the Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global when they came out. This phone has 4g capabilities and has a front facing camera. Plus it its ten times better than the iphone 4!!
posted on Feb 12, 2011, 10:03 AM 0
24. mr. droid
Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010
oh god, its $50! so freakin what!? big deal. yes, the droids, mainly the droid x were $299 with $100 main in rebate, but technically speaking it was not "as much phone" as the bionic or thunderbolt. larger memory card, front facing cameras, i am guessing global capabilities and the like. in the grand scheme of things, you are going to have this phone for about 2 years give or take a little bit, and its $50!! get over it! if its that big of a deal, wait a little bit and you will be able to get it other places for a bit cheaper.
posted on Feb 12, 2011, 5:49 PM 0
I find it funny how all these people are complaining about it being single core when there isn't even a real dual core phone released yet. Froyo doesn't even support Dual Core processors so all a dual core processor is going to do is kill your battery even faster. Sure, I'd love a tegra2 in every phone, but I'd want the platform to fully support it first.
posted on Feb 13, 2011, 9:59 PM 0
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