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HTC ThunderBolt price on Amazon slashed to $179

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HTC ThunderBolt price on Amazon slashed to $179

After a couple of delays and a lengthy wait for the first 4G handset on Verizon's speedy LTE network, it is finally here. The HTC ThunderBolt supports blazing fast speeds, but its $249 price tag might be a bitter pill to swallow as most high-end phones sell for $199 or less with a 2-year contract. But how about $179? Amazon slashed the price for the ThunderBolt to that exact amount, even less than the $199 deal at online retailer Wirefly.

Should you get it then? Not before you get informed about just how good it is, so check-out our first look at the device, as well as all the rigorous testing we threw its way to see the ThunderBolt strike speed tests with the whopping more than 6Mpbs on the downlink. Now that's more like 4G, right?

Thanks, Luca and Nadege!

Prices for the HTC ThunderBolt on Amazon and Wirefly
Prices for the HTC ThunderBolt on Amazon and Wirefly

Prices for the HTC ThunderBolt on Amazon and Wirefly

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posted on 17 Mar 2011, 03:51

1. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

It's $199.99 on Verizon's website for 2 year and $229.99 for 1 year...

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 04:05

2. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

Verizon's usually so high priced, they must be worried about this phone selling...

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 07:47

3. jim1969 (unregistered)

Just check verizon's website. $319 on the 1 year.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 09:12

4. Doug25 (unregistered)

I have a Verizon business account. I've been planning to get the Thunderbolt through Amazon or Wirefly at their lower price once it finally launched. Reps at Amazon and Wirefly now tell me that Verizon does not let them sell phones to busines customers!!! F-off Verizon! Anyone know of any possible workarounds? At this point, I'm too pissed at Verizon to justify paying them $250 for a phone that other customers can pick up for $180.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 10:04

5. Nunez20v (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)

They are back ordered on Amazon; 8-10 day delay.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 15:44

6. thunderdeadallready (unregistered)

i too got the thunderbolt for 230 on a one year contract for verizon. I think that you were logged on to your corperate account as i was mine for UPS. All phones are discounted through certain corperations i am happy that i paid 30 less than people being grinded for 2 years.

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 20:54

7. danny00 (unregistered)

I've just chatted with a vzn rep. I asked if wirefly can sell it for 199 can vzn give me the same price? She said sorry they have set prices.
They more than likely pay commission for the business for the 3rd party sites and yet they refuse the same amount from the customer, first hand....
Doesn't make much sens to me....

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 05:25

8. Libz (unregistered)

I am in Botswana,Africa. could i be able to order an HTC Thunderbolt: if so how much will it cost and how long would it take to arrive.

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